2004 Pontiac Bonneville consumer reviews

$27,185 starting MSRP
side view of 2004 Bonneville Pontiac
77% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 3.8
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 3.8
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2.9

Over heating issue for the 4.6 northstar GXP

The car is beautiful for sure, But the over heating issue that plagues the northstar v8 is horrible! It even blew the head gasket. Mine has 261000 KMs on it. The ignition switch does not work at times, Leaving me trying to turn the key dozens of times before it connects. The trunk has a mysterious leak seemingly coming from the spoiler. Just going to drive it with the blown head gasket until it dies and scrap it.

5.0

Great car!

This is the car we were looking for.A Bonneville is a good reliable car.This is the third Bonneville we have owned.Would definitely recommend this vehicle.

5.0

Great Heavy Duty Car

This is the 3rd Pontiac Bonneville we have purchased. We go out of our way to find Pontiac or Buick vehicles that offer the 3800 engine. This engine is "bomb proof". You will literally wear the car out before the engines goes. This car "floats" down the road and there is nothing better to drive in the winter!

4.1

Excellent first car for teenager

We just purchased this a metallic grey Bonneville for our teenage son for his first car. As parents, we love he reliability Pontiac brings, as parents of a teen boy, we love that it is a safe and stylish car for our son. We found this near pristine Bonneville for our 16 year old son. It was owned and maintained by and ASE certified mechanic for the last 10 years and has low mileage, less than 80,000. The leather is pristine, and the body and paint near perfect. Our son LOVES the Pontiac lines, and the beefy engine sound, even without X pipes or other modifications. With some upgrades rims and tinted windows, he is now a marked man in the high school parking lots. Overall, we know this car will last him probably though college. Even though I miss Pontiac as a staple brand, I enjoy knowing the any pontiac, when in good condition, is now a classic.

4.0

Great for my first used car.

I bought it for $1,500 from a dealer and made repairs worth $3,500 over a year and a half. All of the repairs for regular wear-and-tear. The dealer was horrible in maintaining the car and stripped it of some of the interior cosmetic features. However, the car has a very smooth to drive and I loved using it infrequently or for cross-state trips once a month.

5.0

The best car I've owned so far

I can't believe I own this car everytime I see it. I'm glad I use cars.com as search engine to shop for a vehicle. Worth every dollar great performance and reliable

4.1

grew on me...!

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!!

1.0

Not interested salesman

Was really interested in a gxp they have on there lot. Saleman not very interested in selling car, really vague on condition of car. When I would question him on carfax he would dance around question. Then just doesnt return call like he said.

5.0

The best car ever!!

I love my Bonneville!! I'm very happy with it's performance!! Inside and out I love it, especially the V8!!

4.0

Excellent Car - Know What You Are Getting Into

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.