1982 Pontiac LeMans Review from North America

1982 Pontiac LeMans Wagon 3.8 V6

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Most recent distance167000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Solid

Faults:

The radiator leaked when I bought the car.

The exhaust was rusted through.

General Comments:

For a 1982 mid size station wagon, it handles very well. With the V6, it is fairly good on gas, for the year anyway. But still has plenty of power.

It has been reliable for me, and apart from oil changes and belts, and such, I have not done much work on it.

Did I mention I paid $300 for it?

It has a strange knock in the motor, but it's an old car, so it makes old car noises.

The trans shifts smoothly, but the lockup torque converter locks in second gear sometimes.

All in all, a good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2011

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review