1993 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8 pushrod V6 from North America
Indistructable, reliable, comfortable, FAST
Changed the alternator a few times during the life of the car.
Toward the end of it's long life, it would stall sporadically, and sometimes the computer would go nuts; The seat-belt chime would keep beeping and the interior lights would flash on and off repeatedly. This was infrequent, but could have been the result of the 4 fairly damaging collisions it had endured at different points.
This car may have been built by God him/her self. In the course of 8 years, I put 250k miles on this car, giving it oil changes maybe every 25-30k miles or so after 160k. Never a tran flush. Never burned a drop of oil. Never leaked. Accelerated like a rocket. Averaged 20mpg urban, 30mpg highway, even driving it like a wild-man. The seats were comfortable for front and rear passengers.
It was wrecked 4 times, 3 times it hit deer, once it TOTALED a Honda civic. Just broke my headlight and bumper cover. That's all. Still got another 100K out of it after the last wreck
Drove it to Miami and back in the course of 24 hours straight. 2 days later, Pittsburgh and back in 15 hours. (I live in Raleigh, North Carolina) Never gave me any trouble. I was convinced that car could have competed in and possibly won the 24 hours of Le Mans. I now worship on the alter of the G.M. 3800 push-rod V-6.
When the Bonneville hit 300K I sold it for $500 and bought a Cadillac Deville. Biggest mistake of my life...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th June, 2008