1995 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L from North America
Good performance and looks; poor reliability
Blown engine at 76,000 miles., (despite detailed scheduled maintenance)
Complete brake job, including Master Cylinder @ 82,000. (prematurely)
Rack & Pinion Assembly wearing prematurely (TWICE)
Front Wheel Bearings wearing prematurely (2nd time)
I bought a lemon! I bought this car originally for the performance, looks, and reliability. I've received many complements for the looks and I am reasonably satisfied by the performance, but the lack of reliability has disappointed me greatly. I am now leaning toward a Lexus or Infinity.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th November, 2002
25th Apr 2003, 00:53
At 65,000 miles my 1995 Bonneville SSE had the pulley bearing on the air conditioner compressor fail causing the seal to leak and vent the refrigerant and ruining the compressor.
At 83,000 miles the transmission failed.
At 95,000 a speed sensor failed in the ABS causing the brakes to lock up, had to have it towed on a flat bed from the grocery store parking lot.
At 108,000 the front bearing hubs both bad.
Purchased car at 54,000 miles and have been making two payments regularly for four years, one for the loan and one for parts and service.