Pontiac GTA Reviews from UK and Ireland

1989 Pontiac GTA 5.7 litre

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance37000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

This car is the best performer I have had and this includes better than my Porsche 911 and 944 LUX

Faults:

The only problem with this car was the starter motor as it kept sticking.

General Comments:

This car follows on the heels of an 84 Trans Am & it is so much more quicker with the added desirable road holding & comfort factor with it's full leather interior, over here in England it really turns the heads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2005

1989 Pontiac GTA 350cc

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 350cc Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired126500 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

The GTA (89) is a grade A tourer

Faults:

The car has been really good except for an after market alarm that kept draining the battery, but this alarm has now been re-installed properly.

The seat belt restraint is uncomfortable as it feels like it is strangling me, but I feel I may have to look at the tensioner.

General Comments:

This car is my second Firebird, the first being a 1984 5 speed manual Trans Am & it is like driving a different car in the fact the handling is more pleasurable.

The interior is the leather option which is very nice & comfortable.

The general cockpit styling is more refined & unless you have a leather upholstered Recaro 84 option the seats in the GTA are a world apart from the 84 Trans Am.

The GTA is super super fast & has that V8 rumble you always want to hear without being too obtrusive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2005

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews