2004 Pontiac Bonneville
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Excellent first car for teenager

by from salina, ks on September 10, 2017

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 sty...
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.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great for my first used car.

by from New Haven, CT on June 27, 2017

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 ...
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.
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Does recommend this car!!

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The best car I've owned so far

by from Milwaukee, wi on June 4, 2017

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
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
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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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Does recommend this car!!

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Not interested salesman

by from Polson Mt. on November 16, 2012

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....
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.
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Does not recommend this car

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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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Does recommend this car!!

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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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Does recommend this car!!

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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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Does recommend this car!!

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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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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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Does recommend this car!!

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