Pros: durability, fuel efficiency
Cons: none of the typical "used car blues"
I bought this vehicle several years ago after my wife had totaled our Cutlass. At the time, it had 45,000 miles on it and my wife was concerned that we wouldn't get that many miles (thinking 100,000 is close to the lifetime of an automobile) before we had to purchase another one. The car has 172,000+ miles today, is driven every day and I wouldn't trade for hardly anything. The transmission is beginning to slip a little, but I'm sure a rebuild at the local shop will give me at least 100,000 more on the tranny. The engine seems as tight and peppy as the day I bought it. This vehicle still gets 24+ mpg on the interstate and 17+ in town, not bad for a "full sized" family car. After the transmission is repaired, I wouldn't hestitate taking it on the road for almost any distance.
This car will surprise you with it's manueverability and acceleration. Cruising on the interstate at 100 mph would not be inconceivable if there wasn't such a risk of a traffic ticket. The car is solid, stable and sound. If you're thinking of an everyday driver for almost any commute, consider a used Bonneville. If I wasn't so tight-fisted, I would look at a newer model, but as long as I'm driving this one this cheap, I'll continue to fix it up and keep drivin', Pontiac style.