• (3.5) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,190–$5,538
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-24
  • Engine: 205-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2000 Pontiac Bonneville

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Vehicle Overview
Bonneville has a new design for 2000 that Pontiac says combines luxury with attitude in a full-size sedan.

The Bonneville is built from the same front-drive platform as the Buick LeSabre but has sportier styling, a performance image and a mission to attract younger buyers than its more conservative cousin.

Key rivals include the Dodge Intrepid and Chrysler Concorde, Chevrolet Impala and midsize models such as the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon.

Exterior
Maintaining Pontiac's reputation for bold styling, the new Bonneville has a wedge profile, aggressive-looking twin-port grille, cat's-eye headlamps and body-side ribbing.

Bonneville's wheelbase grows 1.4 inches to 112.2 and overall length grows 2 inches to 202.6, slightly shorter than the Intrepid. SE models come with standard 16-inch wheels and tires, and SLE and SSEi models roll on 17-inchers. The SLE and SSEi also have a standard rear spoiler.

Interior
SE models are available with front bucket seats or a three-place split bench seat, but 80 percent of Bonnevilles are sold with the buckets, according to Pontiac. The front seats are the "catcher's mitt" type, the head restraints of which move up and forward in the event of a rear-end collision to reduce the chance of whiplash injury.

The roomy 18-cubic-foot trunk has a wide, long floor. There is a small pass-through opening from the trunk to the interior for carrying long items, but a folding rear seatback isn't available.

Under the Hood
SE and SLE models come with General Motors' 205-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6, used in several other large GM cars. The SSEi model comes with a supercharged 3.8-liter engine that generates 240 horsepower. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard with both.

Safety
Side-impact airbags for the front seats and anti-lock brakes are standard on all three models. Traction control is standard on the SSEi and optional on the others, and Stabilitrak, GM's skid-preventing technology, also is standard on the SSEi.

Performance
Bonneville separates itself from GM's other large cars with its sporty demeanor and aggressive looks, which may not appeal to all buyers. Besides attitude, the Bonneville offers a functional, roomy sedan with good acceleration and handling.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

3.5

Average based on 14 reviews

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First and best car I've ever had

by Magis2011 from Mountain home ar on August 29, 2017

I've had this car almost 6 years for it being 17 years old it's probably the most reliable car I've ever seen

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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