Pontiac Bonneville Reviews from Switzerland

1990 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Volare


One of GM's greatest cars ever


Alternator and water pump blew at 180000 km

ABS hydraulic pump blew at 190000 km.

None major problems in the past 17 years.

General Comments:

My dad bought the Bonneville in 1990 as new car.

The car performs excellent, Driving comfort is superb.

The space on the backseat is great, comfort on second row could be better.

Average mileage is 23 mpg, not bad for a 17 year old car.

All electrical options as power seats or mirrors are still operating fine.

The Bonneville's styling is exciting, compared to its european competitors (BMW 5, Mercedes E) of the same age.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2007

1979 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham 5.7 V8

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro


A great car and a good investment


Wiper switch had to be changed 2 weeks ago. The wipers wouldn't stop whatever the position of the switch was.

Automatic Climate Control mode selector melted 3 weeks ago. The A/C still works, but only on low fan speed... I'm still looking for the part.

A/C fan needs to be changed. It makes noises, but works.

My head gasket are dead at 110000.

General Comments:

This is one of the best car I've ever owned even if I don't own it for a long time I know all the previous owners.

The car never had any troubles. It drives smoothly, the steering is so soft and the car moves so easily and is so comfortable.

It can go almost anywhere and has a good mileage for its size and the topography here in Switzerland.

I love this car and it just need a new paint job to be perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews