Pontiac Trans Sport Review from Switzerland

1993 Pontiac Trans Sport GT 3.8 liter benzine

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 liter benzine Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance82500 kilometres
Previous carCitroen CX

Summary:

The worst vehicle I have ever had the extreme misfortune to own bar none!

Faults:

The automatic transmission had to be replaced 1200 kilometers after purchase.

The new automatic transmission only lasted 5000 kilometers.

The air-conditioning never worked properly even after numerous services.

The handling was always very poor.

The engine used a great deal of oil and fuel.

For such a huge engine this vehicle had no performance at all.

Leather seats are terribly uncomfortable and did not wear well.

General Comments:

This is the worst vehicle I have ever owned.

I was warned about American vehicles, I should have listened!

Extremely poor quality workmanship compared to the superior French Citroen.

Extremely poor service.

Extremely expensive parts.

Terrible handling even for a minivan!

Never again will I purchase an American vehicle!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st March, 2003

15th May 2003, 09:22

I would have to agree. My vehicle has had the transmission replaced, tie rods (twice),Master Cylinder, brakes are atrocious (multiple replacements of many parts) and all this while under the 7-70 warranty. The only thing that hasn't been replaced at least once is the exhaust.Now it has such a history I don't think I could sell it if I had to.

Looking for a new car now (2003) and am getting serious about Chrylser vehicles-- I'd never own another Pontiac.

Poor workmanship- poor engineering--

The seats are nice, though.

Average review marks: 0.6 / 10, based on 1 review