Pontiac Bonneville 1996 1997 1998 1999 Workshop Service Repair Manual

Pontiac Bonneville 1996 1997 1998 1999 Workshop Service Repair Manual The Bonneville, Pontiac luxury sports sedan, has existed in its present form since the early 1990s. With short product cycles common in contemporary automobile design, would be that age seem to qualify the 1999 Bonneville as geriatric relic. Do not be fooled. The Bonneville is aging quite gracefully, and can more than hold its own against any of its competitors. Pontiac Bonneville 1996 1997 1998 1999 Workshop Service Repair Manual

Of course, the Bonneville has hardly changed since the debut of the latest version. Evolutionary improvements in the engine and chassis, regular minor styling freshenings and increasing standard equipment have helped to carry it too well. Changes to the Bonneville are minimal for 1999, limited to new color schemes. Still holding the base package up just fine. Conservative design has in fact better stamina than flashy fashion.

Pontiac Bonneville 1996 1997 1998 1999 Workshop Service Repair Manual

And the Bonneville to the type of driver for the value and performance are more important than flash based. Pontiac Executive Express comes in two basic trim levels. The SE is a very well equipped American luxury car, the SSE has a sportier suspension tuning and almost every comfort, convenience and luxury feature in the Pontiac arsenal standard. If that’s not enough, a luxury package and SLE SSEi supercharged performance package.

A recent week in a Bonneville SSEi certainly was not a journey to the past. The supercharged Bonneville has a combination of economic performance, space and comfort that is hard to beat.

APPEARANCE: Conservative originality in design contributes to the Bonneville longevity. It has no styling “gimmicks”, only long-term Pontiac styling cues with a monochrome finish, a twin-port grille, large fog lights in the lower bumper fascia, and plenty of bottom panel. This creation of a brand image. The gently rounded contours of the hood and fenders, and a long, low headlights are also definite Pontiac. The Bonneville age just shows in a side view with the long bonnet, relatively upright windshield, and pseudo-wind wing on the front side windows.

COMFORT: Only in small details of the ’99 Bonneville has inside show the car’s age. And these details are primarily a matter of style, not. The video-game era of automotive interior systems in the nine buttons on the optional seat controls and the graphical compass and Driver Information Center (DIC) displays on the instrument panel recalls. Fortunately, the seat controls are logically grouped and all shapes and sizes of driver and front passenger can be accommodated comfortably.

Pontiac Bonneville 1996 1997 1998 1999 Workshop Service Repair Manual

 

The compass and DIC are useful. A hood, well thought out instrument panel presents important lessons and checks legibly, with auxiliary controls angled toward the center of the car and towards the driver. A “heads-up” display the vehicle speed is convenient, as well as the steering wheel-mounted controls for the high-quality Bose AM / FM / CD audio system. The comfort is enhanced by the automatic climate control. Climate control vents for rear passengers are mounted on the back of the front panel. A spacious rear seats with a ski pass-through, large trunk and give the Bonneville true five-passenger capacity.

SAFETY: Standard safety equipment 1999 Pontiac Bonneville a robust safety cage chassis with front and rear crumple zones and door beams, Dual less powerful “Next Generation” airbags, ABS brakes, Rear door child safety locks, and rear-seat child harness comfort guides.

Driving: The Bonneville SSEi the ride and handling are totally contemporary, especially with the optional “computer command ride”. In “Touring” mode, there is a soft but well-controlled luxury ride. Has “performance” mode stiffer damper valve system for a firmer ride with less body roll when cornering. Either way, the Bonneville is very comfortable for long distance travel and has good handling characteristics for a large luxury sedan. Good rigidity of the chassis provides a stable platform for the fully independent suspension and contributes to the low noise level.

PERFORMANCE: The tried and true 3800 Series II V6 powers all Bonneville models. Standard equipment is the naturally aspirated version with 205 hp and 230 lb-ft of torque. The SSEi package contains the supercharged version with 240 hp and 280 pounds-health-ft of torque. A coupling on the loader 3800, the drive shaft engages the fan only, when additional energy is required, such as under hard acceleration. The result: V8 power when needed, V6 fuel economy differently. The 4-speed electronically controlled automatic two shift programs. “Normal” mode shifts smoothly and quietly, “performance” mode keeps intermediate gears and downshift more aggressively for improved performance.

Pontiac Bonneville 1996 1997 1998 1999 Workshop Service Repair Manual
Pontiac Bonneville 1996 1997 1998 1999 Workshop Service Repair Manual
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