life of a Bonneville
Posted in the Pontiac Bonneville Forum
#1 Jun 26, 2008
My 2002 has 104,000 miles on it and little has gone wrong with it...should I trade it before it does or is the vehicle known for lasting 200+?
#2 Jul 22, 2008
Hey ya know. I believe that your bonneville should be in good running order well into 150 thousand miles and beyond. just keep up ur general maitenence like oil changes on time and it wont take any oil. I myself drive a 1994 bonneville with 131000 miles on it and its still running strong. I expect it to run for many years to come. and my mom drives a 1998 bonneville that has a 3800 series 2 engine and its got 150000 miles on it and is runnin strong yet. However one thing that both of them have had go out is one of the engine cradle bolts (engine mounts) seems to rust out because somhow the airconditioner channels water directly into the bolt. this shouldnt be a problem until much later but if the car is ever in the shop for general maitnence tell the mechanic to check the condition of all the cradle bolts if they use that design in that new of a model. it is much cheaper for them to change it before they break going down the road like i had happen.
Well i hope this post gave you some information that helps you make your decision.
#3 Jul 22, 2008
I know no one person who has had a bad experience with a bonneville and i know a few that do have them with over 200k miles i just told you all i know and what i have experienced with ours.
#4 Apr 5, 2009
I Have a 1999 with 140,000 miles that is still going strong.
#5 Apr 28, 2009
I have a 1995 with 225,000 and is still running great
#6 Feb 7, 2010
I have a 1995 Bonneville that has 222,000 miles on it and has very few problems. The suspension is rough but I think it is normal in winter. Otherwise, I love Bonnevilles. It's a shame that Pontiac went out of business...I have only ever bought a Pontiac!:(
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