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Old 02-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #11
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Ya, wish I knew which it will be
My salesman is going to the GMAC Lease Auction........don't cringe, he'* a friend of the family, and wouldn't buy me a red-light car or accident repair. I asked him for an 01, 02, or 03 Bonneville SLE or SSEi, in black white or silver.
I should find out tomorrow which he got me, if any even went through. I hope so, i want it now!
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:17 AM   #12
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rear window regulators
intermediate shaft
trunk water leaks

the 2000+ owners should chime in soon
I 2nd that. window regulator, I had 3 replaced. intermediate shaft, &
trunk water leaks I think they fixed for the 03 models. Not sure.
But nothing major & I just hit 80K.
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My 00 SSEi just turned five years old, 65,000 miles without a single problem (other than a Suburban backed into it in a parking lot... so it has a 2001 back bumper). I get about 24 mpg on the highway, about 18 around town. Tow boats, so it is well cared for, but not a garage queen. Great car.
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:36 AM   #14
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My 00 SSEi just turned five years old, 65,000 miles without a single problem (other than a Suburban backed into it in a parking lot... so it has a 2001 back bumper). I get about 24 mpg on the highway, about 18 around town. Tow boats, so it is well cared for, but not a garage queen. Great car.
If I were you, I'd offer to resell the car to GM as a one of a kind. Truly rare that nothing has gone wrong with your car. I think I'm completely cured of ever buying a first year of a redesign, given all of the things that have happened with mine.
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Mine seems to be a rare problem. My 2004 w/ 3800 Series II engine uses lots of oil. 1 qt. per 1000 miles - and that'* AFTER the dealership tried to repair it.
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If I were you, I'd offer to resell the car to GM as a one of a kind. Truly rare that nothing has gone wrong with your car. I think I'm completely cured of ever buying a first year of a redesign, given all of the things that have happened with mine.
My '98 Vette made up for the lack of problems with the '00 Bonnie, but I bought another first year redesign anyway... just too darn much fun
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Mine: 2002 SE w/79000Miles

Intermediate Shaft Lubed Once ($50 under extended warranty)
New Intermediate Shaft on order
Coolant leak recall work performed ($0)
Heater actuator motor replaced. ($50 under extended warranty)

My $.02:
Get an extended warranty regardless of which year and trim you end up with. If you end up with an SSEI make sure the warranty covers superchargers.
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:39 PM   #18
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Mine seems to be a rare problem. My 2004 w/ 3800 Series II engine uses lots of oil. 1 qt. per 1000 miles - and that'* AFTER the dealership tried to repair it.
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i heard about certain bonnies that use oil, whats up with that? wheres it going? a quart after 1000 miles and they tried to fix it, if that was my car ide make them fix it for sure, or at least tell me where its going, i know for the 2003 model year theres a tsb for that very problem, tsb# is 01-06-01-011A, came out in july 03
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It appears that the oil is being burned along with the gasoline in at least two cylinders. The dealerships attempt was to replace the valve stem seals and springs, PCV valve, and of course replace the spark plugs. That is one way that oil is thought to be getting in there. The PCV sticks, the crankcase pressures increase, and oil is pushed into the combustion chamber.
Since the new valve stem seals didn't help, it is my opinion that there is a problem with the sizing or installation of the piston rings. I've been putting up with this problem for 12,000 miles now, on a brand new car, while waiting on all the "oil consumption tests" to take place. According to my dealership, GM thinks 1 quart every 1,000 miles is "reasonable oil consumption".
I still love my Pontiacs, but it just goes to show that you can get a dud every now and then.
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clogged fuel injectors and fuel filter (happen to my mom'* 2000 se)
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