1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6 from North America
The motto "we build excitement" still applies
I recently purchased this car in order to refurbish and perhaps customize it, so I don't know much about its mechanical history, but here are some of the faulty items:
The passenger side door lock will lock automatically, but will only unlock manually from the inside of the passenger door.
The front center armrest latch is broken and is difficult to open, and the flip out cup-holder is broken.
The dash-illumination control is very touchy, making it difficult to set.
My 'on-the-wheel' radio controls won't work, but the button lights are on. I haven't checked it out yet, so it may be a simple problem.
The headliner has sagged in places (which isn't abnormal on an older vehicle with a sunroof) and needs replaced.
I was devastated when a deer smashed into my '99 Concorde and totalled it out, but as luck would have it, I found a project car with little in the way of defects.
I have been a Bonneville fan since I owned an SSE, and when I saw this one on a sales lot, it screamed "Buy me! Fix me up! You won't regret it!" I couldn't resist.
For a 12 year old car, the Bonneville still performs well, and for only 170 ponies, it'll move.
Stock interior parts (i.e; center console compartment latch, cup-holder, etc.) are so hard to find.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2006