Cons: Nothing to mentionDriven 161,200 miles ~ 60% on highway. Overall mileage average - 26.4 MPG Original front tires - 66,000 miles Original rear tires - 123,652 miles Two sets of brakes The only required repair was a broken hose clamp - $8.00 at Pep Boys Still has original plugs, wires.
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!
A fine ride
Pros: style and size
Cons: wheel air leak issuesIt has been a good and relyable car with good gas mileage and limited repairs. It had a few expansive parts such as tune up costs and wheel issues.
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!
Pros: Interior is outstanding
Cons: Traction control just makes the car slower
Advice: Get the supercharger!!!When I first drove this car I thought it would be faster...until I turned off the traction control. This is probably the most comfortable car I have ever driven, and the options and driver information center come in handy. I also love the appearance. It's good to see that GM kept some of the styling from the Bonneville of the '90s while adding more of a sporty look. I love the 17' chrome wheels and the new front facia looks pretty mean.
Pros: pop up display, but there are a whole lot of other things that I truly enjoy
Cons: gas mileage 17-18. Hard to do mauch better unless all highway then over 21
Advice: Don't carried away with all the hype of the Chrysler 300. You'll be more unique in a GXPThis GXP drives great. It has much more than adequate acceleration & power. They really did a great job with the car's handling as well. The 18' wheels look and feel awesome. The interior makes me feel like I'm piloting an aircraft. The leather and other features such as XM Radio, pop-up display, steering wheel controls, heated seats, dual auto climate controls and Monsoon speakers all help make my ride comfortable, enjoyable and most exhilarating!
Advice: shop aroundIt handles beautifuly, more aerodinamic, holds the road better. We traded in our 1994 Bonneville that we loved except on windy conditions, it would take the vehicle all over the road. I was amazed when your driving the car it's like driving a sports car (Camero,Firebird), but with a lot of room. You tend to forget it is a big car.