1999 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8 litre V6 from North America
Sporty and reliable, but not a good fit for someone tall
Other than normal wear, tear and maintenance:
2005 - Throttle plate had a lot of carbon, which I thought was odd, because 90 percent of the miles on the car are highway.
2003 - Transmission wasn't firing on all cylinders. Expensive fix. Luckily I had an extended warranty.
This car has been reliable and has a fair amount of power when needed.
However, the seats for me (I have a bad back and sacro-illiac joint) are very uncomfortable. No position seems to help.
Not a car for someone taller than 5 foot, 10 inches tall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th July, 2005
25th Jul 2005, 01:12
Transmission wasn't firing on all cylinders? You mean the motor.. you're not a car guy are you.
4th Aug 2005, 13:20
Purchased this car with 30,000 miles. Was at the dealership for the next 9 months for repairs. First, something on the shift lever broke, so would not lock in park, therefore, key would not come out. Was in for faulty windshield wiper motor 3 times before the right problem was fixed. Transmission had to be replaced. There was one other problem; right now, I can't remember what it was. NOW, after extended warranty expired on June 28, the rear main seal has be to replaced-leaking oil all the time. About a $1 gasket, for an estimate from dealer of $567 to replace because motor has to come out. Also, I have never sat in such uncomfortable seats. I am 5'7", size 12, and there is not a good position for these seats. Also they are about 4 inches too short. Will never buy another one.
20th Dec 2005, 15:44
Your crazy I'm 6'3" and I have one and I fit fine try lowering the seat!!! I even took mine to the track, try to find another extremely large car with only a v6 that you can run in the 15's without doing anything to! V6 is powerful natural and that's why they continue the same engine in all GM applications.
1st Jan 2006, 03:27
I am 6'2 and I fit perfectly in my SSE Bonneville, the car was originally my dads who is 6'3. I don't know where you got the idea that this car is not good for tall people, I love my bonneville it is comfortable for 4 tall men. I would definitely reccomend it to anybody!