1989 Pontiac Firefly Review from North America

1989 Pontiac Firefly

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres

Summary:

All in all, a decent little no-frills car

Faults:

The car was fine for the first few years. After that, anything that could go wrong with it mechanically, did.

The engine was rebuilt twice.

In the first year, a button on the dash fell off.

Passenger side door lock began to get stiff, and eventually would not lock.

Very large ignition/door key broke inside both door locks.

Interior cloth and vinyl wore badly.

In later years of ownership, the engine would not turn after wet weather.

General Comments:

Engine power isn't all that great. Forget about trying to pass anyone while going uphill.

Cabin is loud, and window fogging can be quite bothersome.

Excellent fuel economy.

A decent car if you're only concerned with getting from point A to point B.

If well maintained, this car will last for years. I logged plenty of miles on mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th June, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review