2004 Pontiac Bonneville Consumer Reviews

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2004 Pontiac Bonneville
4.0
Average based on 12 reviews
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Love em

by from Muskegon Mi on February 25, 2011

The ex wife got the first 04 in the divorce ..I liked it so much found another just like it with less miles on it . Can't beat that Bonneville !!!!! P.S. Great in the snow. The MPG is good also very h...
The ex wife got the first 04 in the divorce ..I liked it so much found another just like it with less miles on it . Can't beat that Bonneville !!!!! P.S. Great in the snow. The MPG is good also very happy with that. The actual is 23 city and 27 hwy in winter and is better in summer.
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Excellent Car - Know What You Are Getting Into

by from Minneapolis, MN on February 1, 2012

I have an '04 Pontiac Bonneville GXP and overall, I love the car. It has a very smooth ride, sporty styling especially for a 4-door sedan, and has plenty of power with the Northstar V8 (@275hp). Plus ...
I have an '04 Pontiac Bonneville GXP and overall, I love the car. It has a very smooth ride, sporty styling especially for a 4-door sedan, and has plenty of power with the Northstar V8 (@275hp). Plus its FWD with traction control so it handles snow, rain quite well. Even with the V8, I've been getting 15-17 mpg city and 22-25 mpg hwy. Although I really enjoy this car, the quality can be a little suspect at times. I've had to fix/replace parts that I've never had issues with on other cars, but then again, they all have been fairly cheap repairs (~$30). Also, with the Northstar engine, you have to know how to drive it to properly maintain it. This isn't your average sedan motor; it was built as a performance engine and that's how GM tested it. Owners need to realize when they purchase this car that it is meant to be driven hard at times (WOT). By driving it at WOT, the piston rings create a better seal and carbon build up is removed. Moreover, some oil consumption is NORMAL in this vehicle. It was designed to push more oil towards the rings to keep everything lubricated hence the 7.5 qt in the crank case. There is plenty of information on the net on this topic if you need to do more research. Once I came to understand how to maintain this car, it has been a very fun and reliable car for me. I am glad I own it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a performance sedan on a budget.
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GXP - luxury and performance

by from MD on January 16, 2012

This car rides like a dream and handles the corners like it's on rails. The car has been very reliable with decent mileage considering the power available. Averages about 20 mpg. Many features found o...
This car rides like a dream and handles the corners like it's on rails. The car has been very reliable with decent mileage considering the power available. Averages about 20 mpg. Many features found on pricey Bimmer and Benz and more like the HUD, memory driver features (seats & mirror, plus radio. Mine is white with tan interior; it's a real head turner. The car is garage kept and has very low mileage. sounds great, pulls a quick 1/4 mile, cruises effortlessly at 80+, handles the corners like a jet fighter and nice to drive.
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Head Turner

by from St Louis, MO on December 8, 2010

I owned a Buick Regal for over 10 years. The car was in great shape and was nearing the 130,000 mark. The Buick was unfortunately totaled because some lady on a drunken rampage decided to flee the pol...
I owned a Buick Regal for over 10 years. The car was in great shape and was nearing the 130,000 mark. The Buick was unfortunately totaled because some lady on a drunken rampage decided to flee the police and smash into my parked car. So I began to look for a similar car, something maybe a bit bigger and sporty. We of course looked at several Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300's, but they were priced in an uncomfortable range for me. I continued to shop and found the 2004 Bonneville GXP. Now this wasn't the Bonneville my Mother used to drive! My wife and I loved the styling of the 04 Bonneville and the North Star V8 under the hood. The car has plenty of power and the dual exhaust produces a very nice "rumble". The interior is just as beautiful, but the driver may get a little overwhelmed with all the gadgets. There are plenty of buttons to push, so watch the kids closely. The only complaint I have about the car would be SPACE. I thought since it was a Bonneville I would have plenty of room. I am 6' 5" tall and it is a tight squeeze for me as a driver or front seat passenger. However, the primary driver of our car is my wife and she has plenty of room. This car is a "Head Turner" and people have on more than one occasion asked me direct questions about the car. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase!
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Best performance car i've owned

by from Moscow Mills, MO on March 15, 2010

The car handles well in the bad weather. It has a lot of pick up when getting on the highway. The sound of the roaring engine is amazing. This car is outstanding for the money!!!
The car handles well in the bad weather. It has a lot of pick up when getting on the highway. The sound of the roaring engine is amazing. This car is outstanding for the money!!!
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The best car ever!!

by from on September 15, 2012

I love my Bonneville!! I'm very happy with it's performance!! Inside and out I love it, especially the V8!!
I love my Bonneville!! I'm very happy with it's performance!! Inside and out I love it, especially the V8!!
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Most comfortable car i have ever driven

by from Oregon on November 30, 2007

YAY this car is the fastest cars and the most appealing car i have ever owned so i gave it grest ratings because it is the car that i will keep for the rest of my life but i will just get a newer vers...
YAY this car is the fastest cars and the most appealing car i have ever owned so i gave it grest ratings because it is the car that i will keep for the rest of my life but i will just get a newer version
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Smooth ride

by from Lansing, MI on September 8, 2009

Great car, smooth ride with North star V8 engine. Plenty of power to get you where you want to go. love the throaty power sound of this car. This is the 4th and best Bonneville I've owned. Too bad GM ...
Great car, smooth ride with North star V8 engine. Plenty of power to get you where you want to go. love the throaty power sound of this car. This is the 4th and best Bonneville I've owned. Too bad GM dropped this beautiful car.
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grew on me...!

by from Corbin, KY on July 24, 2015

I didn't know that the Bonneville GXP existed until I found the one that I have now on a car lot. At first I thought I had made a huge mistake but after driving it for several months I literally love ...
I didn't know that the Bonneville GXP existed until I found the one that I have now on a car lot. At first I thought I had made a huge mistake but after driving it for several months I literally love this car! The engine sounds great like to pull out at red lights and goose it a little to get people to look. Handles tight turns like it's on a rail. Smooth ride and ample power too. Lots of nice interior gadgets to play with. Overall, a fun car that looks great! Love the Northstar V8!!
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Lemon

by from desmoines, Iowa on May 24, 2011

Want a car to put alot of money into and one that crashes easily this would be the one. bought this car to make it through the college years, butnow a year and ahalf later and new intake gasket and lo...
Want a car to put alot of money into and one that crashes easily this would be the one. bought this car to make it through the college years, butnow a year and ahalf later and new intake gasket and lots of electric work I am glad to get rid of IT! Should be painted yellow!!!!
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Does not recommend this car

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