1990 Pontiac 6000 Reviews from North America

1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1 V6

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired206000 miles
Most recent distance221500 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Fun and reliable

Faults:

Well when I got this car is was in some lady's yard and needed a battery. It had sat for a year, first turn of the key with a new battery it jumped to life and ran great! I tuned it up, and its been great!

The radiator was rotting out when I got it, so I decided to get a new one, a whopping $90 delivered to my door, LOL.

The heater core soon followed after, but only was 30$ for a new one.

Nothing was every wrong with this car until she hit 220k and I was flooring it up a hill and it blew a headgasket. I did the new gaskets myself, which they were in bad shape, apparently the cooling system had been severely neglected over the years. Car runs beautifully now and hasn't giving me a problem since.

General Comments:

Well it cost me 450 bucks, and when cleaned up it looked pretty decent and it drove nice! Very comfy and smooth. It's pretty damn powerful for what it is, and the A/C blew ice freakin cold in the dead of the summer. I wish I had an STE model tho...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2008

1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.5L Iron Duke 4 cylinder

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5L Iron Duke 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Good value and economy, not so good performance

Faults:

Garbage '80s GM paint is chipped and faded.

Exhaust manifold is cracked all the way around near the #1 collector. As such I'm getting a false code 32 if I idle in traffic for too long.

EGR valve actually did die last year.

Alternator is going out, and the starter seems like it's gonna give it up soon too.

General Comments:

Sometimes I wish I had the 3.1 V6, others I don't. I'd certainly love the power of the 3.1, but wouldn't have liked paying over $200 for the EGR valve.

The 2.5 gets less fuel economy than it should (22 mpg overall) and is seriously underpowered for a car of its size (98 hp, 135 tq, curb weight 2800 lbs.).

Can be uncomfortable on longer trips.

Using the air conditioning and trying to accelerate is like putting your foot in a bowl of pudding.

An overdrive gear would be awesome, but it's only got a 3 speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2007

1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L V6

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles

Summary:

Cheap, Reliable, Powerful, Indestructible!

Faults:

Heater core blew out around 145,000.

Some paint chipping and minor body rust.

Intake manifold oil leak.

Transmission fluid leak (stop leak product fixed it though)

Cruise control stopped working.

General Comments:

This thing is a tank! It cannot die! Ours was hit, bumped, and stolen, but was still a great, smooth ride!

The engine leaked a good amount of oil, but it had a lot of power for its size.

Great A/C with the old R12, cooled very quickly.

Reliable, never left me stranded.

All accessories worked, even after seventeen years.

It's body may not have looked great, but it could be trusted, it handled well, was fun to drive, and I wish we had not had to sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2007

1990 Pontiac 6000 Le 3.1 V6

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired174000 miles
Most recent distance182300 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

Nice car not too big or small with a lot of power in the 3.1

Faults:

Windshield Wipers wore out a few months ago

Muffler fell off, but was replaced a month after buying it

Other than that nothing else.

General Comments:

The car is very quick and handles very good

Its real good on gas like 20-25 in the city and 25-30 highway

I bought the car just for the winter so I could put up my 86 Lincoln Towncar and only paid $500 bucks

The paint is kinda faded on the top hood and trunk and has very little rust, but when you wash it the paint that's not faded shines like brand new

Its pretty comfortable except theres not a lot of room in the trunk or backseat, but I own a Lincoln and 91 Park Ave so I'm used to bigger cars

Its excellent in the snow.

The 3.1 is one of the best ever made and will sh!t and get with ya.

It rides real smooth down the highway even at 110 m.p.h.

It has 182,000 miles and shifts and runs excellent, and is very low maintenance I haven't put anything on it except windshield wipers and a muffler.

If you want a good reliable car for a cheap price that's good on gas buy a 6000.

One thing I don't like is the headliner is falling down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2006

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 17 reviews