2005 Pontiac Bonneville Ratings

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Pontiac Bonneville 2005
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    2005 Pontiac Bonneville

    Bonneville- Sports Car or Luxury Car?

    Pros: Power Sunroof

    Cons: Oddly-placed trunk botton.

    Actually, you will find that the Bonneville is both a sports car AND luxury car. Set to compete with the Lexus ES and BMW M5, it pulls out high on top. My Bonneville has a 4.2 V8. It goes 0-60 in 5.4 seconds when we took it to the track by our house. The exhaust is very loud and sounds like an Audi R8 in a way. The interior was added on with real-wood trim and leather upholstery. I added the wood aftermarket. I have been in 3 bumper-to-bumpers and there is still no marks or damage. The features are amazing. The power sunroof and OnStar hands-free are very useful. One odd thing is the trunk button in the glove-box. After time, you quickly get used to it being there. Inside while you are cruising, its very quiet and little wind noise. When you accelerate quickly, its like your in a fast Ferrari! The audio system is a BOSE 8 speaker system with 2 subs. The car's appearance is very sporty and aggressive, and not to mention, aerodynamic. The spoiler actually helps the aerodynamics of the car. Fuel economy is great. I get avg. 29 Highway, and 20 City. Handling is great with little body roll. This car should still exist. It would be very successful! That concludes my review of my 2005 Pontiac Bonneville! Hope you all enjoy!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2005 Pontiac Bonneville - SLE

    Pros: Pontiac stying and performance!

    Cons: The rear seat can be tight if the driver and front passenger seat are all the way back.

    Advice: Its not for everyone but overall its a great and good performing car. Its a Pontiac afterall! Its no Avalon nor is it suppose to be!

    I looked at other sedans in its class slighty used, that was budget I was working with. I found the Bonneville to be the best balance of room, powre and style. The Bonneville had a balance of sport and comfort the 300, TL and Avalon couldn't match. The 3800 is a real torque monster and with the performance axle it may not have been as fast as the others but I sure still drove plenty fast and handled with the best of them. The chrome wheels (N89) suductive GXP styling cues and a full dual Bosal exhuast system also were other things factoring in to my purchase of this vehicle. Not to metion my long time love afair with Pontiac's and Bonneville's. I owned a 1977 Bonneville Sedan and always dreamed of owning another one. I couldn't have been more happy with it and after 6500 worry free miles I have enjoyed the SLE. Its a great car and a great alternative to an Avalon!