1978 Pontiac Parisienne Review from North America

1978 Pontiac Parisienne broughnam 350cu 4b

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 350cu 4b Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired347000 kilometres
Most recent distance414000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac LeMans


Living room on wheels


Brake lines, starter after 26 years, Differential.

General Comments:

It's the most reliable car that I ever owned.

It's roomy and comfortable.

Fully loaded; electric windows, electric seat, power door lock, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, both mirror are adjustable, bilt in light in passenger sun visor mirror.

I just hope it will last me for another 25 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2004

16th Feb 2006, 12:08

As far as the brake lines needing replaced, I hope I do not have the same problem. My Parisienne is an 81 model that has always been garaged and rustproofed. Thanks for the heads up for possible problems.

18th Mar 2010, 17:11

Pontiac Parisienne

Canadian Pontiacs, which yours is, were built in Oshawa Ontario.

With correct maintenance, she will easily do another 25k.

My '65 runs just great, a few decades later, with routine fluid changes and a rebuilt Powerglide.

Just keep her out of the salt.


Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review