The problem with this car is that so many things break. The transmission. Some of the belts. Sound system. Inside ceiling fabric falling down. Door panels coming loose. All 4 windows broke. The back 2 broke 2-3 times each (Went down and stayed down). Some of the wiring is off. But in all, the car handles pretty well. And since I am a new driver, it was an easy car because we've had the car for over 11 years, and I am used to the feel of how it rides. But try to avoid pot holes because they can shut the car off.
This is a pretty great car, although i have had for a short time only. I bought it in Nov/2013 with 95,000km (57,000mi) it was completely rust free and fit the price, It needed new air ride shocks in the back, but other then that it was practically new. In the 2 months i have owned it, it has performed well, although the passenger rear door lock has stopped working, otherwise though nothing has broken. it does have it's issues, sure, what car doesn't. however, i think it is a great machine for a great price these days and i really am thrilled with my purchase and i encourage anyone looking for a fun, reliable cool looking car to not pass up the 2000-2005 Bonneville's, they're great :)
I have had plenty of cars. By far this is the best one. I have a black one with tan leather seats and she rides like a dream. Great on gas but only thing is I've had problems with the back rear left side window. The gas hand floats real bad. Other than that she is perfect. I highly suggest anyone buy one.
Obviously make sure nothing is wrong with it before you buy it .I knew better or atleast I thought .I was in too big of a hurry .paid 950 for it I overpaid the last few owners didn't take care of nothing .And these guys are saying it worth well over a thousand in the worst condition.even though it barely gets up to any speed now .cant be too good to be true.im gonna have to check elsewhere. . Do some more diggin.
As a previous owner of a 1995 SEL, I really like the improvements in the 2000 model. I've had a few issues: replaced heater fan, water gathered under the spoiler and would spill into the trunk when I opened it, an A/C hose failed last year. But what really pissed me off, was both of the rear power window motors had to be replaced within two weeks of each other. This happend at just under 40,000 miles and the dealer nor GM would cover it under warranty. I had to go through a lenghty process to get 50% back from GM.