I bought this car last year in may of '07. It was my first car and I paid 2900 for it with 105,000 miles on it. I love it and Its really fun to drive. The interior is great. I get about 20 miles per gallon give or take. I've only had minor problems and repairs with it. Since I've bought it a year ago I've only maybe thrown out 400 dollars in repairs that were necessary. But Overall I wouldn't trade my Bonneville for anything. I"m gonna drive her till she dies,
I purchased this car used in August of 1991 with 32k on the odometer. I still own the Bonneville with a current odometer reading of 196,000. I have had no complaints since I purchased this car. I have had to replace the A/C blower, A/C components (complete overhaul), gauge cluster, alternator, harmonic balancer, right front wheel bearing, and the transmission. The costly repair was the transmission at an average $750 around 106k miles. I wish the still made the Series 1 3800 V-6.
I bought this car for $1800 cash in a hurry because I needed something quick at the time. Never dreamed it would still be running. The car saved my life once in a highway situation where many cars would've gone out of control---it held the road. Never had a breakdown or ever had to call AAA. Most reliable car. Got 24 mpg burning 100% gasoline. Normal maintenance is all I ever spent on it. Great car! Taking off from a red light was always out front without even trying. Solid, holds the road. A champion.