2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8
Rough around the edges, but virtually bulletproof
A/C compressor locked up the engine and had to be replaced.
Clock doesn't always work.
Water leaks into the trunk.
The body rusts like crazy.
The headliner has started to sag.
Leaks a little oil.
This is a fantastic car. It definitely is not the best looking or nicest car anymore, but it has been reliable and fun over the years. The engine is smooth and powerful enough to lug around this big sedan with no problems.
Cosmetically, it's a mess. It's rusting away everywhere and water gets into the trunk whenever it rains.
Mechanically, it has been near perfect. The only time it hasn't started was when the A/C compressor locked up the engine. After it was replaced it ran as good as ever.
The interior has stood up well over time. The leather seats have minimal cracking and the dashboard has no cracks at all. All the gauges still work, and save for the clock, all the electronics are in good working order. The headliner, however, is a different story. It's started to sag towards the rear and is currently being held up with velcro.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with this car and I love it to death.
Used examples are dirt cheap and if they're taken care of, will run forever. I'll definitely be buying another Bonneville when this one becomes too expensive to maintain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2017