1995 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews
1995 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews and Owner Comments
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Purchased 95 Bonne in 2006 w/106m miles, supercharged SE w/ auto climate controls, leather w/black exterior and love this car. Replaced the supercharger and manifold gaskets and have not had any issues since. Now have 164m as I avoid driving this car on bad weather days, trying to keep it from rusting prematurely in this MN salt environment. I have had several early to mid 90's Bonnes and several 2000+ Bonnes and have found the older Bonnes to be much more reliable than the 2000's.
1995 Pontiac Bonneville - bought new - now has about 150,000 miles on it. I REALLY like this car. Mine is green with gray leather; spoiler on the back, and still in very good shape. Before I bought this car, I saw it parked next to what I think was a Lexus. It had much nicer lines and looked like somethng I just had to have. Even though there's been a few problems, I have no regrets. I now get about over 20 mpg city with a 200hp 6 cylinder engine. It rides nice, quiet, comfortable, and has great power even at 13 years old. I don't have the fancy HUD or steering controls but it's still a great car. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much of any resale value which is good if you want to buy one. There still a few out there will low mileage, fully loaded, but only around $2000. Many have had the usual car problems found with this model and have been fixed by the time you get it. I just got into a very minor 5 mph accident with a 2008 Nissan Maxima. My pasenger side front bumper met her driver side from bumper. Only damage to my car was the $40 marker light was broken. Damage to her car was a 2 foot round indent, bumper pulled from the body, and broken fog lights. My point, it's a very solid and safe car. So now for the bad news. The rear brakes are drum type and if the car sits in a humid area, they squeel bad for about 1 minute until the moisture gets out. The car might stall on you and then start up again after about 5 minutes. This is due to bad coils which is about $200 to replace. I've gone through 2 transmissions but that was mostly because I was manually shifting everytime I got on the freeway. The 1995 Bonneville is mostly a winter car and the sun can heat up the car a lot in the summer. You must have a working air conditioner. I really really like this car and almost bought another one even though it's an older model. I don't see the same style in newer vehicles. They all start to look the same after a while. I bet if you took 5 of the same type of car and put them next to each other without the names plates, you wouldn't know who was what. Not so with the Bonneville. With the 2008 economy the way it is, you might consider not purchasing a new or newer vehicle but go with one of these. Their resale value is not that good but once you feel the comfort and value of this car, I think you'll agree it's a great car.