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2004 Pontiac Bonneville

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2004 Pontiac Bonneville Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 425 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

I absolutely love my Bonneville.

By on Sunday, February 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great in the snow! Reliable."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This Bonneville is the best car that I have owned. It has never left me and my kids stranded. WONDERFUL in the snow! I am very disappointed that Pontiac has been discontinued. My car was actually totalled today, head-on accident, no injuries to my family. It is going to be hard to replace."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

2nd Pontiac - best one yet

By on Saturday, January 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,556

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great car for the money"

Cons: "Small cup holders."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought this car used with approx. 30k miles on it as a replacement for another 2000 Bonneville we had just totaled. This car is so well build we believe it saved our lives. Although a lot of miles on the odometer, most have been on road trips and we have had very little garage maintenance performed. We have run synthetic oil since purchased and still does not burn any oil. Also have gotten 30 mpg on trips and runs about 22 around town and short trips. Everything works and would drive it anywhere in the US today if needed."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

2004 Bonneville GXP 4.6L

By on Friday, January 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fast, Sporty, Gorgeous, Surprisng MPG's"

Cons: "None Whatsoever!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I ordered this car brand new from the factory in black with tan leather/suede. It is my pride and joy! The engine was/is professionally tuned to 375HP and I put GM's HiPer struts on it to get rid of the torque steer (it wasn't noticeable until I got it tuned). I put Borla exhaust on it (which sounds great). The combination of 375HP and the luxury amenities from a modern-day Cadillac results in an ultimate package! The ride is very sporty, not too stiff. No under-steer is noticeable. I get 18/26 which is pretty good for a V8 with nearly 400HP! The new 2014 SS has 415HP and only gets 14/21! The exterior is by far the best GM has ever done! The interior is great too. It has every single option I could imagine and more! It sits in my garage until summer comes. I cannot really say anything about reliability due to the fact that it doesn't even have 30K miles on it yet, but it has been good to me so far. I will keep it to the day I die! I really hope GM brings back Pontiac so I can have the joy of buying a new Bonneville GXP again. . ."

Excellent, enjoyable car

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fast, fun driving; comfortable ride; space; sound"

Cons: "leather, rims, fuel req."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"During my short ownership of my Bonneville, I was (usually) extremely pleased with it. It rides smoothly and quietly and, thanks to the supercharger and 3.8L engine, it is very fast. Drive it right, and it'll sit you back in your seat with quite a bit of force. The amount of space under the hood makes it easy for a shade-tree mechanic to tinker with whatever may need help. The sound system (BOSE, y'all!) is AWESOME. Plenty of space in the back seat and trunk make for a nice trip with friends. The leather seats were comfortable; not too soft and not too firm, and easily adjustable. HOWEVER...... The rims on this vehicle are chrome...a soft metal that bends easily. On my particular car, they weren't bent enough to cause serious problems year round, but in the winter I need to check tire pressure nearly every day due to leakage from the tires contracting in the cold. The steering wheel has that typical Bonneville *clunk* when cornering, nothing serious but slightly annoying and not really fixable as it comes right back when repaired. The leather seats are HOT HOT HOT in the summer and cold enough to make you reconsider walking to your destination in the winter, especially when the seat heaters conk out. Pet claws, dogs in particular, are very unkind to the leather as evidenced by the damage left by the previous owner's great dane. The sterotypical Bonneville 'rust under the gas flap' also reared its ugly head not too long ago to accompany the rust on the front edge of the hood. Neither has broken through the paint yet, but they're well on their way. It requires premium fuel. 'Nuff said. Most of it's other fluids are fairly expensive as they have to be synthetic. Finally, the right rear compressor will, without fail, noisily start up for about a minute when the car is first started. Otherwise, it has only a few age-related problems. Have had to replace the alternator and battery, change the transmission fluid twice in 5000 miles (after discovering that it hadn't been changed since the car was new!!!!), replace the mass airflow sensor, and now the transmission is slipping."

Like the looks, long lasting engine very reliable

By on Monday, November 18, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great gas milage, lots of power, good looks"

Cons: "transmission solenoid, and weatherstrip problems"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

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"I have had this car for three years and currently own two of them, it has been reliable and I like the looks of it nice body style. The interior I also think is designed nicely, the engine is historically reliable with common intake problem, but I am expecting another easy 100,000 miles out of it. It makes 33mpg on the highway and is very peppy for a big car. The car just has some problems with the body and suspension... The doors leak water in to floor (weather striping) which causes goofy electrical problems and the shocks on the rear wear quickly and are expensive to replace (no aftermarket air ride available). The transmission also about every 100,000miles has to have pressure control solenoid replaced because of harsh shifts. Once you get past the problems that GM incorporated into this reliable good looking car you WILL be satisfied!"

side view all i had

its a good running car im the second owner

By on Sunday, November 10, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,300

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "i look good in it its very sporty looking"

Cons: "front bumper has a 5 in. hole in it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"it has a 5inch hole in front drivers side bumper and cracked on bottom of passenger side of bumper it is a dark green color sometimes it looks almost black it runs like a champ its never broke down on me im just lookin to trade for a jeep"

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