1990 Pontiac Tempest 4 cylinder.


Good, reliable vehicle


Some paint loss on hood, roof and trunk.

General Comments:

A really good car, ran great. I should not have sold it. Good gas mileage too, with the 4 cylinder engine. Two months later the new owner rolled it. Totaling the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th September, 2004

1991 Pontiac Tempest 3.1 F1 V6


A comfortable, powerful car with some chronic problems


2 alternators and battery.

Many brakes (I have to remove the ABS because of that)

Water enter under driver's side floor.

One muffler at 130,000km.

The gas cover is going alone of is position (in the garbage)

I think the front shocks will need a replacement in a short time.

General Comments:

This car is amazing!!! I receive it from my grand-father in gift and, from this time, I have nothing to do out of changing tire.

The V6 is powerful and cheap on gas, a really rare thing. Not like the 4-cylinder, but it's good. 30mpg, I think it's great. I pull my wood with and never the transmission slip.

The rear seat is comfortable, but you have to find place for your leg. With that, 2 big person (not tall) can take place comfortably on this seat.

Only bad things of this car is:

-The handling is really poor because of the bad steering and the smooth suspension.

-Alternator was strong as a baby who try to walk for the first time.

-The wings start to have hole, but it's cheap to repair.

Out of that, the Pontiac Tempest is a great solution for who, like me, want a cheap and reliable car to go to college, to work or like a winter car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th January, 2004

28th Jan 2004, 08:35

Is the Tempest the Canadian equivalent of the Grand Am? The Tempest name has not been used in the US since about 1970.

This is the first review I have read that compares an alternator to a baby lol.

4th Mar 2004, 09:45

Tempest is same thing than the Chevrolet Corsica, but, like other Pontiac car, with more fashion thing outside and inside. And, in the same time, I will said that that I love this car, not dislike!

22nd Feb 2006, 19:14

For the leak of water in the driver side, remove the plastic grille under the windows at outside, where the wiper take place. seal the joint, we have a technical bulletin at general motor and when the customer come, that rule the problem. try it, it easy to do, just seal with silicone the joint.

Patrick Jr.

4th Jun 2008, 12:30

I just bought a 91 TEMPEST with 90.000km. It belong to a old guy that drove it to the store once every two days. I really like it, very nice ride and the ac works great "bonus". I can't say just yet what it's like on gas. It's a small V6. No rust what so ever and only paid 800.00 bucks. It still smells new on the inside. The good thing about this car is that it has a timing chain so you don't have to do your timing at 100 clicks or so which I think is great. Over all what I have seen on people's comments about this car is that it's a great car. My email is galleyb@hotmail.com if anyone has any questions. Great car so far.

7th Jul 2008, 20:20

I bought that car today. It's a 3.1 l with 6 cylinder and it has 268 000 km but the mechanic seems pretty young. The battery is new, the alternator too. I got it for 600 bucks with 4 summer tires and 4 winter tires. Very good deal! I hope I could ride with it for at least one year.

Your comments convinced me to buy it. Thanks.

1991 Pontiac Tempest 4 cylinder


Nice little family car


The A/C went causing the car to stall every time it was turned on. Doesn't like to start in the winter, even if it's been plugged in.

General Comments:

I've used this car as a means of transportation, it runs well, not that high of k/ms considering the year of it.

It's cheap on gas.

The speakers are good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2003