1983 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8L V6 from North America


Underrated GM Classic


Gas tank needed replacement.

Exhaust needed replacement.

Headliner drooped.


Power lock and rear defrost switches needed replacement.

Vinyl top is just starting to crack.

General Comments:

Great car, another underrated old GM automobile!

Almost as comfortable as my Caprice, rides nearly as smooth and seats are as comfortable.

V6 has surprisingly good acceleration, but has a tough time on hills.

Nice styling, proportions are just right.

It's like a better appointed version of the 78-83 Chevrolet Malibu.

Handles good.

Analog tuning on stock AM/FM stereo is just as precise as a digital radio; I can receive stations right next to one another without interference.

Sound system is very good too.

Just a nice little car, a good car if you like to do repairs yourself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2005

9th Sep 2006, 20:29

August 2006- Still have the car and have been using it daily. Only problems seem to be with the brakes, I have had to have several of the lines replaced (which was surprising since the car hardly has any rust) and the rear wheel cylinders. This is the only problem I have had with it, it runs like a top otherwise. I plan on having the system completely redone and then I'm sure it'll be just as reliable as my Caprice. These cars are built to last, with timeless classy styling and smart engineering.

1983 Pontiac Bonneville Station Wagon 5.0 V8 from North America


A sweet wagon!


I bought this car from my brother for $120.00 There are a few things that are wrong with the car, but you have to take the good with the bad.

My radiator is bad.

I had to replace the upper radiator hose to figure out that the radiator was cracked.

It needs front brakes, rotors, pads, hoses.

The windshield needs replaced.

The lifters need to be tightened as with many other GM V-8.

It needs a headliner.

General Comments:

I bought the car dirt cheap so things are going to be wrong.

I own a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE and love it. I'm praying that the older one will hold up just as well if not better. So far so good!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2004

1983 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8 L V-6 from North America


Nothing compares


Radiator blew.

Fuel pump went.

General Comments:

This absolutely is the most dependable car I have ever driven. Even with no suspension, a warped flex wheel, and one engine mount it still drove great and started every day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2001

18th Jan 2006, 15:12

I completely agree, wait I wrote that. I miss you Bonny, if I could find you I would pay absurds amounts of money. But alas no one seems to be selling loveable 1983 Pontiac Bonnevilles.

1st Nov 2016, 17:52

I have an 85 Bonneville that is trashed from being stolen a month ago, but I LOVE the car. My mom is trying to force me out of it, but I can't let her go. Been on some crazy adventures in that car...

2nd Nov 2016, 01:25

My 90 was the most reliable I ever had. Kept it a long time and was more reliable than my wife's Acuras. Very well optioned for the area. Lots of instrumentation and handled great for its size. Now it looks dated, but the options sold me at the time. Especially in a supercharged version.

2nd Nov 2016, 20:18

New the supercharged were mid 30k. They handled great and had almost too many instruments!