Great car. Dealers are a crap shoot
Door seal water leaks. Interior electrical short.
I purchased my Bonneville, SLE, in February 2004 Loved the car color, interior, performance and handling. It did have a small, but annoying vibration between 6- and 70 mph. The dealer indicated that it was tire balance and it would be taken care of before I picked up the car. When I brought the car back a week later for the same thing, they had it for ½ day and said that the car was grossly out of alignment. This did not fix the problem either. This went on for months with two new front tires put on the car, which did not help.
I took the vehicle to another dealer after the left rear tire had worn through to the cord with 19,000 miles. This dealer has a reputation for having one of the best front-end specialists in the area. The obvious assumption on the part of the dealer was customer abuse, but after having the car all day, they determined that the first dealer had made an erroneous diagnosis and had realigned the vehicle unnecessarily. The culprit was out of round tires from the factory. GM put on four new tires and properly re-aligned the vehicle. The result has been no more tire issues. I will not buy another vehicle from the first dealer again. The new dealer gets all my business.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th May, 2006