2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEI from North America
My motor went out at 186,212. Just got it fixed. Before that, I had all of the same problems that everybody else is having.
Now it seem like something is wrong with the trans; whenever it's real cold outside, it seems like it doesn't wanna shift out of 2nd until the car warms up. Does anybody know what the problem might be??
I hate this car. I should have kept my Lumina; it was the best car I have ever had, why did GM stop making them?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th January, 2010
30th Jan 2010, 14:53
I also hate it when you get close to 200,000 miles out of a car.
31st Jan 2010, 16:48
Lumina? Ha ha ha. It's a good thing they stopped making them. Mine was dead at a whopping 43,000 miles.
8th Feb 2010, 18:24
Dude, you got the SSEI model.. That was your problem. Those cars are junk. My friend got one and it was problem after problem.. however I bought the SLE model and I love it to death.. it has a few little minor problems, but nothing I can't fix.. I have owned it for a year and I love it..
I wanted the SSEI model, but not after seeing my friend go through hell..
Also 180,000 miles is a lot on an engine, but the supercharger is what fails the most.. the 3.8 is one of the best motors out there, and it all depends on how you treat them...
And to the guy that has the tranny problems when it is cold... you probably just need to let it warm up for about 10 to 15 minutes before you drive it, driving it when it is cold is hard on a vehicle..
I love my Bonneville, and I hope it lasts me to well over 300,000.