On one hand, Pontiac's newly sleek front-drive flagship can finally hold its head up in the executive garage or at the country club's snooty valet parking squad. Inside door handle 18 in. Rear suspension support to body front 141 ft. It has been a joy to drive. Is the all-new a luxury sport sedan or a sporty luxury sedan? Exhaust manifold heat shield nut 15 ft.
Manual applications of the brake pedal were also impressive. Control arm nuts 78 ft. Still, urban cruising netted only about 19 mpg. Stabilizer bar clamp bolt 24 ft. Inner tie rod to steering gear 74 ft.
It definitely is not the best looking or nicest car anymore, but it has been reliable and fun over the years. Yes Review Date: 14th February, 2017 Faults: As much as I like this car, it's had its share of issues. Tightening sequence upper intake manifold. Digital clock display light out. Some drivers loved them, but others found the ghostly numbers floating beyond the bumper distracting. Tie rod jam nut 55 ft. Mechanically, it has been near perfect.
And the overall profile is more mature while still wickedly wedgy. The foundation system has 12-inch vented discs up front and 11-inch solid rear rotors modulated by an anti-lock system. Exhaust manifold pipe stud 53 in. Stabilizer bar bracket 35 ft. Oil pan drain plug 22 ft. Valve cover bolt 89 in. Yes Review Date: 9th September, 2010.
Intake manifold gasket has been changed 2 times, still leaking. Model year 2000 Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2010 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 3. The interior has stood up well over time. Hub to knuckle 70 ft. Outside door handle 62 in. Rear body mount bolts 38 ft. Exterior, interior, structure, and the suspension system have been significantly upgraded.
On the other hand, despite comfort and convenience features and a luxurious measure of interior and trunk space, the Bonneville remains an entertainingly responsive large sedan. The body rusts like crazy. Water leaks into the trunk. Other years may be similar. Lower intake manifold bolts 11 ft. Model year 2000 Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2017 Engine and transmission 3.
Stabilizer bar link nut 13 ft. Outer tie rod end to knuckle 35 - 52 ft. Leg, shoulder, and hiproom in the rear seat is exceptionally generous. My dad was running Mobil 1 oil; it was burning oil like crazy. Model year 2000 Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2016 Engine and transmission 3.
Used examples are dirt cheap and if they're taken care of, will run forever. Our testing showed tire-spooling torque, powerful four-wheel discs, and firmish spring, damping, and bushing rates that make it safe to step down and blur the scenery. I have owned 4 Bonneville's 2 1994 both had reached over 170000 miles with only regular maintenance needed. Most problems seem very common with other similar models, and after replacing these with aftermarket parts, have had no more problems. Yes Review Date: 10th December, 2016 Faults: Front wheel bearing went out. I got it in 2013 from them. Intermediate shaft pinch bolt 33 ft.