2005 Pontiac Bonneville
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very good fast fun car

by from Linicolnton NC on July 21, 2017

requires a smidge more maintenance but is well worth it in the long run. The engine is powerful and gets decent gas mileage. extra roomy interior, i mean come on its a bonneville.
requires a smidge more maintenance but is well worth it in the long run. The engine is powerful and gets decent gas mileage. extra roomy interior, i mean come on its a bonneville.
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A hidden gem that is expensive to repair

by from Fargo, ND on June 27, 2017

I have owned a 2005 Bonneville GXP since 2012 (its currently 2017) and have thoroughly enjoyed driving it on a daily basis. The Northstar V8 has a lot of power and makes interstate driving smooth and ...
I have owned a 2005 Bonneville GXP since 2012 (its currently 2017) and have thoroughly enjoyed driving it on a daily basis. The Northstar V8 has a lot of power and makes interstate driving smooth and enjoyable. The heavy duty sport suspension makes it handle well without being to stiff. The styling is fantastic and looks even better with tinted windows. The biggest problem is that, due to all of the GM Performance parts, repairs tend to be expensive and parts can be hard to find.
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Classic American style and comfort.

by from on June 11, 2017

In my opinion one to the best looking sedans GM ever made. Twelve years of trouble free reliable service. Very comfortable. Good traction and driving mannerisms. Excellent interstate cruiser. The SE c...
In my opinion one to the best looking sedans GM ever made. Twelve years of trouble free reliable service. Very comfortable. Good traction and driving mannerisms. Excellent interstate cruiser. The SE could have a little more power for my taste but is more than adequate.
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Grand marquis

by from Southfield michigan on May 1, 2017

It was a great experience of going to the dealership. I was treated with respect and they tried to make sure I lifted satisfied.
It was a great experience of going to the dealership. I was treated with respect and they tried to make sure I lifted satisfied.
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Most reliable car EVER

by from ND on June 9, 2016

I owned a 89 Bonneville. At 400+K miles, it started having transition problems. Only work during the 400+K miles was brakes. Now have the 2005. No problems or work yet with 176K miles. I had gone...
I owned a 89 Bonneville. At 400+K miles, it started having transition problems. Only work during the 400+K miles was brakes. Now have the 2005. No problems or work yet with 176K miles. I had gone to a dealership in 2000 to look for a used Bonneville. They had a lot of Cadillacs and Chevys, but no Pontiacs. I asked why. The dealer said that few people trade them in as they are such a reliable car, they keep them for a second vehicle. Wish they still made the Pontiac. I think the reason they quit making them was that they were so reliable that people didn't need to buy as often. Two other dealers at different locations said it was the best engine ever built. Smoothest ride ever and easy to handle.
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Very reliable. Great style.

by from NM on June 23, 2015

Has given me 10 years of reliable, trouble free service. Comfortable, great for long highway cruises plus 29-30 mpg to boot. For me, nothing today comes close style wise.
Has given me 10 years of reliable, trouble free service. Comfortable, great for long highway cruises plus 29-30 mpg to boot. For me, nothing today comes close style wise.
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It's a Shame GM Put Pontiac and the Bonneville to

by from Houston, TX on March 4, 2015

Purchased a 2005 SE used Aug 2013. I thought I got a great deal knowing all the ills the car had. Had all issues addressed before put into service (LIM gaskets, plenum, flush all fluids and a tune-up)...
Purchased a 2005 SE used Aug 2013. I thought I got a great deal knowing all the ills the car had. Had all issues addressed before put into service (LIM gaskets, plenum, flush all fluids and a tune-up). We've put 25,000 miles on the car without any problems. For me it rides better and quieter than wife's 2013 CTS bought new for her. Bought a 1992 SSE new 11/91, put 305,000 miles on it. Wife likes it best of all the cars. "Mechanic" at "repair shop" didn't tighten all the nuts causing the engine to fail. Drive train is original. Most dependable car we've ever owned. Expect to get more out of the 2005 Bonneville SE.
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last forever

by from columbus ohio on August 13, 2014

i owned a 2003 for 310,000 miles and i hit a deer.... i found a 2005 with low miles and im loving it
i owned a 2003 for 310,000 miles and i hit a deer.... i found a 2005 with low miles and im loving it
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Bring back the Bonneville

by from Dixon, Il on May 27, 2014

Owned my 05 since 07. Had 2 others before this one. Will not drive anything else. Enjoy this car so much I'm looking any distance to find a low mileage one before they are all gone. Car is comfortable...
Owned my 05 since 07. Had 2 others before this one. Will not drive anything else. Enjoy this car so much I'm looking any distance to find a low mileage one before they are all gone. Car is comfortable & I've had zero problems with it for 7 years.
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05 Pont. Bonn. GXPelectrical, guages, blower motor

by from missouri on April 1, 2014

Possessed? Does the bonne need an excorsism? Having weird electrical experiences? Check the grounding wires, esp. At the grounding boards. They tend to loosen and corrode/oxidize. Bottom line = poor c...
Possessed? Does the bonne need an excorsism? Having weird electrical experiences? Check the grounding wires, esp. At the grounding boards. They tend to loosen and corrode/oxidize. Bottom line = poor connection. The blower motor ground goes to a block/board under the pass. Side dash behind panels. The guages and such go to ones under the drivers side. As for the crankshaft positioning sensor recurring code, check the engine wiring harness. It may have gotten too hot at one time and burnt a wire.
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