20th May 2004, 12:09
I purchased my 1995 Pontiac Bonneville on the county auction 2 years ago, and at that time it had already 114000 miles on it. But I purchased it anyway because I liked the look and its general impression; it's a man's car, with the engine sound and the power and all the luxury. Anyway, it still runs great and smooth, although it leaks a lot, and has some phantom electrical problems. It started with the false readings of my instrument panel, the battery gauge, the oil gauge, and the fuel gauge. So I brought it to the shop, where they replaced the alternator and stabilizer bar, only the problem is still there and its gradually getting worse, my brand new battery died in less than a year, and I have problem re-starting the car on hot engine. The other shop checked the electrical system via computer and didn't find anything wrong with it, now I'm confused.
Has anybody else have similar problem? I honestly don't know what to do, I like the car a lot, but I'm afraid that one day I'll have to tow it to a junk yard or just donate it.
24th Apr 2006, 18:59
Well, I just bought a 1995 Pontiac Bonneville, and well it has been in my hands for exactly two days, and already has shut itself down. But by this I did find out why it is hard to start when it is hot. My intake, which is plastic, now who would use plastic? Steel and plastic do not blend well. But anyways, look at that, and get it checked. It is leaking into your head and burning off in the engine - not a big leak, but enough. After driving it, you will find out it is costly, as I have 800 dollars later Canadian that is to fix it, and it should be all like new again.
Well I guess that is the problem with buying an old car with 220,000 on it, but it runs so smooth and well other than that. Well I hope this helps you with your experience.