Hi all! My name is Dawnn and I am seventeen. I just recently purchased a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi with 139,000 miles on it. I used to have a 1995 Toyota Camry LE and so the Bonneville is definitely an upgrade. I have had it since Monday the 19th and I absolutely LOVE it. It is extremely fun to drive and rides very smoothly compared to the Camry.
The car runs beautifully and the previous owner took excellent care of the interior, exterior, and the all stock motor. It has a few minor issues, and after surfing this site I have pretty much all of my questions about them answered as they seem to be common problems. The drivers heated seat doesn't work, not sure if it'* the heating element itself or a wiring issue of some sort, it needs a new sunroof (according to my boyfriend both brackets are broken??), had to replace the tie rod ends, and the fuel gauge has a mind of it'* own. But thanks to this site that seems like an easy fix!!
I personally don't know a whole lot about cars, but my boyfriend has grown up around them as both him and his grandpa raced at one time. Also my uncle has a very nice garage with a lift and both him and my step dad know a lot about cars as well. So if I ever need anything fixed I don't have to pay for labor, which is nice!!
Oh and also, the other night I was driving home going up a hill at 55-60 mph (not sure if that is relevant or not) and the rpm gauge stopped working, it just went down to zero and wouldn't move. I got home, turned the car off and restarted it and it works fine. Any reason why it would do this? And is it something I should worry about?
Thanks to anyone who could help!! This site makes owning my first Bonneville so much easier! Thank you!!!!!