A flawed classic Australian muscle car
The list goes on, but here are a few...
The radiator overheated as I drove the Valiant home on the day that I bought it!!!
The floor wells rusted out to the point where you could clearly see the road!!!
The car's bodywork was mostly rusted out.
The front end was replaced.
The starter motor was replaced.
Kept blowing head gaskets.
Miserable fuel economy (17mpg) on any given day.
Was missing the dicky little VDO strip tachometer that was mounted on the dashboard.
Was missing its original set of mag wheels.
This was my first ever car.
The car was very quick in a straight line and could blow away just about any V8-engined Australian car from the traffic lights.
It took awhile to get used to the floor-mounted three speed gearbox, but once one got the hang of it, the gearbox was a delight to use.
The cabin was very roomy and the "tombstone" front bucket seats extremely comfortable, but the seats could conceal a thundering Kenworth approaching on the car's offside!!!
When the car was written off in a serious accident in 1991, the other car involved was un-driveable, but the tow truck driver was able to start the Valiant and drive it onto the tow truck!!!
This is one car I will never forget as the VF Pacer is now very rarely seen on Australian roads anymore, if at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th June, 2002