1982 Plymouth Horizon Review

1982 Plymouth Horizon Four Door 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership1989
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance615000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Wish all cars were as reliable

Faults:

The car was almost bulletproof, replaced the Struts at about 250000km and the clutch at 325000km, and had to tighten the tappet cover bolts at just about every oil change.

It was a victim of a train wreck style freeway accident otherwise I'd have kept on driving it.

General Comments:

It wasn't a flashy car, but reliable transportation, if you can find one that's been well maintained it would be worth it.

Handling was excellent, it was a fun car to throw into the curves on a mountain road.

For the level of car, the interior was remarkably well appointed, cloth panels on the doors, comfortable seats.

The deceptively small looking trunk held an enormous amount of cargo.

There was actually decent headroom in the front seats, in the back taller individuals became well acquainted with the head liner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2002

17th Aug 2009, 15:45

I had a 1981 2.2L. It out accelerated V-8 engined cars to 75 mph and got 40 mpg.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review