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#283 of 346 Purchased a (lease turn-in) 2000 SLE
Feb 14, 2003 (6:41 pm)
Greetings to Everyone, Although this is my first post, I've been reading about Bonnevilles here since my purchase day around Thanksgiving 2002. My Bonneville is a Light Bronzemist(looks tannish-gold to me). I will take some pics and have them available soon. Anyway, you've all been more than just a help to me and I thank you. My new prize did develope a coolant leak around the intake mainfold around 33 days after the original warranty expired. This all happened in January. I read your postings and dealt directly with Pontiac in Texas and things worked out okay. I had to put out about $200 however, they (Faulkerner here in PA) did replace the gasket and the warped manifold.
When we get a break from this snowy weather I'll clean it up and take some photos to share. Thanks again and I'll be here reading the posts.
Feb 15, 2003 (6:30 am)
I hope you enjoy your 2000 as much as I did. I'll be trading in (most likely to an Envoy) very soon.
#285 of 346 Welcome to Mr711
Feb 26, 2003 (9:30 am)
Glad to see you're enjoying your 00 SLE.
My 00 SE is still running great (turned 70K today) and I love it.
#286 of 346 Welcome to all recent Bonnie owners
Mar 06, 2003 (7:55 pm)
Hope you enjoy your car as much as I have. This coming July will my cars second anniversary (Maple Red 2001 SE). Wishing you all the best and stay in touch....sxb
#287 of 346 Three Years
Mar 07, 2003 (10:47 am)
Last Friday was three years since delivery on my 2000 Midnight Blue SSEi (actually it was March 1, but I signed the papers the day before I got the car to take advantage of an expiring rebate). Warranty no more. Still love it, and although I'm constantly evaluating the competition nothing impresses me as much as the Bonneville does as an overall package. I still have a vibration problem which I think may be the tires, but I'm debating spending money on the car now in case I decide to order a GXP this fall (or whenever they start taking orders).
#288 of 346 I didn't make three years
Mar 08, 2003 (7:33 am)
My 2000 Midnight Blue SSSEi would have been with me three years on May 10th. I did love it while I had it but couldn't resist the current deal to get out of my lease early. After 5 Bonnevilles it really was time for a change and I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with an Envoy XL. The lease costs me approximately $25.00 more per month. I took a 48 month vs. the 36 month that I had to keep the payment that close. The Envoy is more expensive than the comparable Bonneville although now I have a sun roof. My Bonneville lease included a 3 year/100,000 mile warrantee. With the Envoy I purchased a separate 4 year/ 100,000 mile warrantee from GE for $1,800.00. I definitely have to to state one thing: I DO NOT MISS THE RIDICULOUSLY DESIGNED GLOVE COMPARTMENT!
Apr 28, 2003 (1:09 pm)
I am new to Edmunds but I own 4 pontiacs and I'm trying to decide whether to get a SLE or an SSEI 2000 or newer. My question to anybody that has an SSEI is Do you have to use premium fuel or is it just suggested? I would like the SSEI but I drive a sales territory and would find premium a disadvantage.The SLE on the other hand would be practical as it uses the 3800 run on regular and is very dependable.But the SSEI is more fun. Thank you and I enjoy your conversations.
#290 of 346 No to premium
Apr 28, 2003 (4:05 pm)
I drove my 2000 SSEi for 80,000 miles on regular gas. It is not necessary to use premium.
#291 of 346 Buying a 2001 SE...maybe
Sep 20, 2003 (6:11 pm)
Hi, I'm John and I'm considering a 2001 Bonneville SE with 31,000 miles on it. It looks and rides great, I like the way it handles. I know the 3800 V6 is a great engine and should last.. but I'm concerned about this vibration problem that I'm reading about. This happened to me once before with a Camry and was annoying to the point that I got rid of the car. Is this a problem with just some of the Bonnevilles in certain years? Does anyone know if the 2001 SE is affected? I test drove it but didn't detect it, but then I didn't get it out on the highway either. Thanks for any info, John
Sep 29, 2003 (8:46 am)
I have a 2001 SE and have never had any vibration problem at all. I have taken the car out to Dayton, Ohio from Phila., PA and the car was one smooth cruiser traveling at 65 mph plus. As long as the car was taken car of, I would think you would be good to go. Good luck with the car search.