1993 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8 from North America
Empty radiator, no brake fluid, low on transmission fluid, i was never late for a class.
The main belt went at 180000. The car is a beast and I drove another twenty miles.
The water pump broke, the car never overheated even though I drove it a thousand miles that way. I don't know how a car could take having no cooling fluid running threw it on my long drives to college and back, but it survived. cost was $300.
The previous owner somehow drained half the transmission fluid and never re filed it. It lasted 20000 miles that way before it needed replacement. cost was 900.
Stater went, replaced it personally. Pontiac placed the starter in an tight spot and was a pain without a engine lift. it was cheap, but took me an hour.
Power booster went taking out the master cylinder. I wasn't going fast so I was OK. I should of realized it was going to break because it leaked break fluid. cost $400.
My glove compartment broke so it is always open. it would bang against my passengers knees.
There are so many shorts in the interior lighting I had to pull the fuse so my battery wouldent die.
Its one fast car up to 80mph. it smokes my Lincoln with a 460 cubic inch in it up to 80 then its restricter kicks in. At 105mph it tops out, but in overdrive that's only three thousand rpms.
It can take a corner like no other car I have ever drove. For some reason my car's anti-lock brakes kick in if I get it going sideways. But just on the rear tires. It is like slamming on the E-brake without the tire damage, very fun.
The interior is nice, it is very roomy.
Although it is a nice car it does not make me gleam with pride that my 1978 Lincoln Continental does when I walk out to get in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2003