2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 from North America
A family sports car
ABS brake warning light started going on intermittently after first week of ownership. It took 18 months and 8 trips to 3 different dealers to finally fix the problem.
Recently, the rear load leveler went berserk, couldn't turn the thing off. My back end was jacked up so high that I could barely see out my rear window. I brought the car in to the dealer 4 months earlier because the load leveler wasn't working at all (while still warrantied). They fixed it then, but now the opposite problem is happening and they're telling me that it's out of warranty. Shame on them! I had my neighborhood mechanic pull the plug on the unit and bleed the air out of the system, ... at least I can see out my back window again.
Paint pitting and peeling off of bottom of rear doors and rocker panel, rusting already.
Rear rotors needed replacing at 65,000 km or 40,000 miles.
I love the look, sound, and passing power of this car. Depreciation is high though. Some days I'd like to trade it in on a V6 Accord, but then I wash it and see it shine in the driveway and fall in love all over again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd May, 2004
19th May 2005, 06:34
I feel the same way about my 2000 Pontiac SSEi. It's a money pit, but I love it. I have had similar problems with my ABS and Traction control. It took me 4 trips to the dealership to get it fixed. I also have the same problem with the load leveler. I might disconnect it also. Now I only have heat on the passenger side, cold air on the driver side. New tires are going to cost 1,400. Cnd. I've noticed the windows on the passenger side are moving rather slowly, so I will probably be having problems with them next according to other comments I've read. But I forget it all when I'm behind the wheel with the stereo cranked!!