2000 Pontiac Bonneville
1-10 of 14 reviews
Test drive review

Great Car

by from Chicago, IL on October 31, 2009

I bought a 2000 Bonneville SSEi a about 6 years ago. It has been the best car I've ever owned. When I bought it the miles were already at 90,000 miles and now it has 183,00 miles. I have never had any...
I bought a 2000 Bonneville SSEi a about 6 years ago. It has been the best car I've ever owned. When I bought it the miles were already at 90,000 miles and now it has 183,00 miles. I have never had any problems with it. The performance is great, the interior makes me feel like im in a fighter jet with the heads up display red guages and things like that, and the exterior is sporty and looks awesome. The air ride suspention makes it feel like your in a Cadillac with how smooth it's ride is. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants an overall great car.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Loved it and used it

by from Ashland, Oh on June 22, 2010

Bought our Bonney new in May 2000, still have it in June 2010. Great size, sporty, fast and nice family car. Heck the battery is still original, its under the back seat by the way. My wife never liked...
Bought our Bonney new in May 2000, still have it in June 2010. Great size, sporty, fast and nice family car. Heck the battery is still original, its under the back seat by the way. My wife never liked the front seats, not comfortable for long trips with naps and the head rest is akward for her. This car is great in snow and long highway trips not to mention the road handling and I came out of 3 camaro's. The repair issues were long and expensive: uneven drum wear tie rods steering column anti freeze in the engine wheel bearings struts rear window motor air cond. bearings rust on the bottom and back of all doors rust at back wheel wells rain water thru the drivers wheather strip into the back floor well fuel tank neck rust gas cap needed replaced brake line rust brake system pump spark plug wires replaced x2 cat. converter blew out(that's a whole exhaust replacement) fuel line rusted out service engine soon light malfunctions tire pressure warning light comes on in heavy snow or high water We have looked many times to replace this car but have never found the right replacement. The size and space is great for 2 adults and 2 kids under 7.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Pontiac's Best Car Model

by from Ames, Iowa on February 2, 2015

The 2000 Bonneville SLE is by far Pontiac's best car. As soon as you sit in one, you'll be sure to fall in love. The Bonneville SLE's beefy, heated leather seats, dual climate control, sun roof, and s...
The 2000 Bonneville SLE is by far Pontiac's best car. As soon as you sit in one, you'll be sure to fall in love. The Bonneville SLE's beefy, heated leather seats, dual climate control, sun roof, and stylish chrome wheels are all anyone could ever need to make their daily commute a fun and comfortable one, and the fact that it gets nearly 30 miles per gallon highway makes it all the better. The Pontiac Bonneville SLE houses GM?s 3.8L V6 engine, which is one of the most reliable engines on the market today. Not only does it have a reliable engine, but it?s also got a powerful one with 205-horse power. The car?s sleek and stylish design coupled with the fast engine makes the car much sportier than you might assume it is at a first glance. Weighing in at approximately 3,800 pounds, and coming equipped with a traction control system and anti-lock brake system, you will be pleased with its ability to track through the snow like an SUV. The Bonneville also boasts a very spacious cabin making it a dream to drive or ride in if you?re like me, and you?re six foot tall or taller. The Bonenville has all the quality and comfort of a BMW, without the large price tag of one. I wish Pontiac would return just to make more Bonnevilles. If you?re in the market for an older car, but are looking for performance, comfort, and reliability I encourage you to consider purchasing a Pontiac Bonneville SLE. You will not be disappointed.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

bonneville

by from winter springs florida on June 7, 2006

this car has many features added grey leather,am fm c/d player,steering wheel radio controls,power windows and doors,tinted windows,great a/c,very low milage,
this car has many features added grey leather,am fm c/d player,steering wheel radio controls,power windows and doors,tinted windows,great a/c,very low milage,
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Have driven it 7 years longer than intended

by from Southern Minesota on April 29, 2012

Bought used in 2002, only major expense since was a rebuilt tranny in 2010 for less than $ 1400. Major paint problem on front of hood, seems to be common to this model. Still fun to drive after all th...
Bought used in 2002, only major expense since was a rebuilt tranny in 2010 for less than $ 1400. Major paint problem on front of hood, seems to be common to this model. Still fun to drive after all these years and 163,00 miles.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

2000 Pontiac Bonneville SLE

by from Locust Grove, Ga on February 21, 2016

I have owned this car since 2001. It had 21K on it when I got it. It averages more MPG than listed. I get 20 around town and 32-33 MPG on the interstate. I maintain this car and mostly have replaced b...
I have owned this car since 2001. It had 21K on it when I got it. It averages more MPG than listed. I get 20 around town and 32-33 MPG on the interstate. I maintain this car and mostly have replaced brake pads over the years. I now have 165K Only major repair was the AC compressor replacement. The car has been a great one and I would not hesitate to buy another one. Wish Pontiac was still around.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Love/hate relationship

by from New England on March 31, 2011

I bought this car in 2008, with 96,000 miles on it for around $7k. the first year it cost me $1,300 in repairs, second yr $750, this year $4000 in repairs. I do love how it runs, very, very fast, I li...
I bought this car in 2008, with 96,000 miles on it for around $7k. the first year it cost me $1,300 in repairs, second yr $750, this year $4000 in repairs. I do love how it runs, very, very fast, I like the power it has and it is a smooth comfortable ride. I particularly like the radio controls on the steering wheel and the automatic lights. It runs great now but it should after over $6k in repairs in three years!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Love it buuuuut

by from Maryland on January 19, 2011

This was one of the nicest, most fun cars I have owned, but I had to replace the transmission @98K with a Goodwrench unit at a cost of 4K+. One PW failed. Everytime there was any serious rain, the ins...
This was one of the nicest, most fun cars I have owned, but I had to replace the transmission @98K with a Goodwrench unit at a cost of 4K+. One PW failed. Everytime there was any serious rain, the inside got wet. Loved the car, but hated the issues that accompanied an SLE "top of the line" car.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

**Buyer Beware-Leaky and WET INSIDE***

by from MN on October 19, 2006

Yes it is a nice car. Lots of cool buttons and features. Not to mention it lights up like an airplane inside at night. BUT with all of those buttons and features, there is a big downside. I have h...
Yes it is a nice car. Lots of cool buttons and features. Not to mention it lights up like an airplane inside at night. BUT with all of those buttons and features, there is a big downside. I have had nothing but trouble with my electronics. Both auto windows have failed and it is BIG bucks to fix. The biggest trouble besides the lights failing and the window falling down is the water problems. The trunk leaks and gets everyting wet. The whole entire floor on the drivers side front and back INSIDE get dreanched from underneath and SOAK the carpet and mats. Then you get that musty, wet smell. Real nice....I will never buy another one and don't recommend it to anyone....BEWARE and check the spare tire compartment for water when you buy. If it is wet or even damp--Don't buy it!!!!!!!You will be sorry!!!!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

2000 SLE

by from Castle Hayne, NC on August 11, 2014

I bought this 2000 SLE in 2003 with 35K on it and loved it. The handling was more like a sports car than a large American family car. Everything felt just right when I first sat in it. It has had many...
I bought this 2000 SLE in 2003 with 35K on it and loved it. The handling was more like a sports car than a large American family car. Everything felt just right when I first sat in it. It has had many problems with the front end- tie rods, bearings, struts, etc. I could never go 6 months without something cropping up. Other than that plus leaking from rain. I got 285,000 miles out of it as I traded it in on a Mazda a few months ago. I drove it hard too. Oil changes every 15,000-20,000 miles with no engine problems ever. If it was more reliable, I would say it was one of the best cars made.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
See Model Details
Our Expert Review: 2000 Pontiac Bonneville