Barely made it home and then to the mechanics on the 2002 Bonneville's bad transmission. And it was bad!
Only 110k miles, but it looks like a bearing failed inside, and shredded EVERY transaxle, gear, planar, and burnt up all the clutches. Everything was hammered.
The fluid was black like motor oil, with piles of metal shavings and chunks.
Hmmm. At least we weren't stranded. We definitely got our money's worth out if it. Can't say the same about this Pontiac...