1979 Pontiac Bonneville Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1979 Pontiac Bonneville Landau 400 ram air III from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 400 ram air III Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Comfortable yet sporty cruiser

Faults:

My master cylinder went out at around 140,00 miles.

My fuel pump went out and I converted to an electric pump.

My gas gauge does not work properly.

The head liner has started to sag.

General Comments:

This car has plenty of power and handles better then most new Honda Accords etc.

The space on the inside is enormous. I have plenty of room to fit a six foot five inch person in the back with the seat all the way moved back.

The seats are very comfortable yet do not recline at all. There is not very many power options available for the car either, just standard air conditioning.

The styling of the two door Landau looks great and even comes with fender skirts. The wheel wells are large enough to fit ten inch wide rims underneath too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2004

18th Apr 2006, 18:36

I own a Pontiac Bonneville and I think that it would be a great car to pimp. It is for sale. It is a very good traveling car. lots of room and I have one with a sun roof very cool. call 701-667-8742.

27th Mar 2009, 18:15

I have a 1979 Pontiac Bonneville and my seats are both power and go 6 ways. And it's been the best car. I'm trying to buy another one LOL, and mine is stock.

1979 Pontiac Bonneville 4.9L V8 (301 cu. in.) from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.9L V8 (301 cu. in.) Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance158085 miles

Summary:

A great American auto

Faults:

New Carburetor, plugs and wires, PCV valve, and fuel filter at 150,000 miles.

New fuel line the whole length at 140,000 miles.

Had to have the car repainted after hitting a deer at 130,000 miles.

Other than those problems mentioned above there has just been the regular routine maintenance.

General Comments:

This car was used by the dealer for the first year and was then purchased by my great grandfather in 1980.

It isn't one of those old cars that sits in the garage and only comes out on a nice sunny day it is a tough daily driver. I can't say enough about it.

It has a decent engine for its size and has more than enough room for six and the trunk has enough room for almost anything, that is with a full size spare in there also.

This is my first car and hopefully it will be my last. I love my Bonneville. If you ever find one I suggest you buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2004

19th Dec 2007, 09:17

They are good cars my mom and Dad had one in the mid nineties ,but it hit a deer and totaled it. Then we bought our 1991 lincoln which is mine now.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews