1970 Pontiac LeMans Review from North America

1970 Pontiac LeMans 350

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1977
Most recent year of ownership1987
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark


Built like a tank.


Had to replace starter motor every few years.

Replaced the timing gears and chain at 128,000 miles. Normally, these would fail at around 60,000 miles on these engines.

Park broke on the transmission at around 140,000 miles, but was still functional.

Valves burned at 171,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car was good looking, and performed well.

It was very good on gas, getting up to 21 miles per gallon.

It was a very sturdy car. It was hit on several occasions, and was still drivable. If anyone has seen the car chase scene in "THE FRENCH CONNECTION", you will know what I mean.

This car was very reliable until the engine's exhaust valves burned at 171,000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review