Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mississauga-Toronto, Ontario
Maintenance Free so far.
80,xxx km for an 02 3.5L HO, no issues at all. Never towed, never left me stranded or without a car. Very versatile for its size, just cant fit large items like audio stuff due to trunk opening, but it fits in the back seat. Ive even carried a motorcycle engine in the rear bench area (removed bench) and placed the 200lbs motor on the body metal.
So far mechanically i just spent money on synthetic oil changes and fuel. Had a slight issue with cheap rotors getting warped but i think its solved now. Nothing mechanical has broken down that i would consider major. My previous 96 Bonneville SSEI went through an alternator, accessory belts, struts, list was endless + body rust :(
One little issue it had was when i flooded it once by accident and it wouldnt start for like 5min. It doesnt deal very well with cold starts, it needs time to warm up in the winter.
So far i would say its by far very reliable despite what others say. Keep in mind im 22 and ive had the car since new, so throughout its lifetime its seen redlines, higher than rated posted speed limits, towing my toys, etc..
Im glad its reliable so i can put repair money into mods LOL.
Last edited by linuxglobal; 12-21-2008 at 05:39 PM.