1976 Pontiac LeMans Reviews from North America

1976 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe 5.7L 350 CI. 2bbl Orange Block

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7L 350 CI. 2bbl Orange Block Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carNone None

Summary:

Overall, I believe this car to be the next collectors dream

Faults:

I have had to buy a new alternator, power steering pump and hoses, and a new fuel filter so far within 2.5 years of owning the car. I have gone through two power steering pumps; however, I believe that the fault of these were in the hands of the installer. It is developing a trunk leak which I cannot find the source of (if anyone has information as to where it could be coming from please let me know at sean@myfatwallet.biz).

General Comments:

This car is unbelievable. I would not sell it for $1,000,000.00, solely for the fact that I know this car will be a crowd pleaser in the years to come. Of course you see the '67 Chevelles and Corvettes all over the place, but how many people can say that they own a good condition 1976 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe, the last muscle car? Although the power could be better, due to the lack of weight loss, you get your satisfaction knowing what could happen if the car was lighter. The steering is unbelievable as well. You can drive this car with your pinkie and still have complete control over it. However, I am not too pleased about the fuel consumption, mainly due to the fact that you don't get as much power as you would like for the amount of fuel burned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2006

15th Jun 2010, 18:01

I have had hundreds of cars in my day, but the 1976 LeMans sport coupe was the best overall car I have owned, I stupidly let it slip out of my hands & have been looking for one in similar good condition. It is one of those cars that you don't understand how good they are until you own one!! To this day I almost break my neck when I see one going!!

1976 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe 350

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership1991
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired83462 miles
Most recent distance123000 miles

Summary:

The last muscle car

Faults:

When I bought it the rear bumper was very rusty. Bought a new one.

Also had to change the exhaust. Did a cheap flex-tube/cherry bomb fix.

General Comments:

This style of the 1973-1977 GM A Bodys are my favorite type of car all because of this one. The first time I drove it the rear was fish-tailing all over because of the little extra gas I gave it. This is a true performance car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2001

6th Jun 2001, 06:25

Hey. I got a 1976 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe and I'm looking for quarter panel for it, can you help me? brianblackjack@aol.com

9th Aug 2001, 14:49

I have a 1976 LeMans with a 260 V8 in it. I don't like it and the engine is probably why. It's only putting out 110 horsepower, equal to the new Hondas, and a laugh when people wanna race.

I love the body style and the interior is pretty cool too, now that I've had new carpet and seats put in and painted some of the interior black to match the carpet, and to get some of the red out. I was seeing red everytime I got out of it.

It's definitely a great car and I'm glad it was my first car ever.

Jerry

vanilla_squirrel@yahoo.com

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews