1987 Plymouth Horizon Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1987 Plymouth Horizon from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance340000 kilometres

Summary:

Milfy gets me from point A to point B, and I love her for that!

Faults:

The gears are kinda weird... reverse is actually where first gear should be... so I had an orange light installed to let me know when I am in reverse :)

The carburetor was extremely dirty when I got the car, which caused a few minor problems with the car... nothing my mechanically inclined friends couldn't handle though :)

The seats are starting to wear out.

The muffler fell off of the car while driving down the freeway one night... that was pretty loud...lol.

General Comments:

My car's nickname is the MILF Mobile (or Milfy for short)

Despite the problems I have had with this car, I would say it was a pretty good choice for my first car.

This car is extremely good on gas, and I like the fact that it only costs me about $15 to fill up the tank :)

This car is pretty much indestructable... it has survived several mishaps that most cars maybe would not have...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2005

7th Feb 2005, 06:33

You must be unaware of another, rather obscene meaning of the term "milf"...

2nd Mar 2005, 17:09

And what might that be?

1987 Plymouth Horizon from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Horizon

Summary:

My favorite car yet..

Faults:

Had to replace the radiator.

One taillight is out.

Fixing to have to replace the fuel pump.

Sat for 10 years and old gas mixed with the new gas causing the fuel pump to mess up.

When turning left, have to hold down the signal because it is broken, but turning right it isn't.

Horn is rigged to be right beside where you turn on lights.

Have to turn on fan manually inside car instead of inside the hood doing it.

General Comments:

I love this car.

It gets 39 almost 40 miles a gallon.

It gets up and goes.

Brakes are great.

Car has been checked up by previous owner before me, every two months since bought new.

Very roomy inside for a little car.

Back folds into bed-like.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2004

1987 Plymouth Horizon 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles

Summary:

Extremely cheap and reliable

Faults:

Head Gasket blew shortly after letting a friend drive it, who probably wringed the crap out of the poor engine.

Window is hard to roll up. I don't mind.

Loose shifter linkage, fixed with some tie wire.

Most doors are hard to open. Especially the driver's door from the inside, I have to punch it to open.

Carburetor gets gunked up easily, but it's probably my fault for never changing the fuel filter.

Bad gas mileage for what it is.

Doesn't like potholes.

General Comments:

This car is a tank. Since the head gasket, I have put about 20 dollars into the car and it's been running like a top. I make it a point to not invest any money into this car, and it just keeps running.

Left me stranded once. Turns out there was dirt in the carb. All I did was take the carb apart and blow compressed air through all the passages and threw it back together, the car has ran like new ever since.

Not very comfortable, especially for long rides.

Carburetor is finicky at times, I wish I bought an injected version.

Does not leak an ounce of oil.

Handles nicely actually, but doesn't handle large imperfections in the road well. Sounds like a shotgun when the car hits a pothole.

Absolute best money spent by a college student who doesn't care what kind of car he/she is seen in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2004

20th Jan 2004, 13:54

I am the proud owner of a 1987 Plymouth Horizon. Besides the lack of power this is one cheap ride. I paid $30 for mine 2 years ago. I have since done 45,000 miles. Although I did break down once due to a broken Alternator Belt. It sure is no looker, the bodywork has gaping rust holes. As such it does get me stopped by the Police Often, particularly when they view the duck tape holding the Tailgate and Passenger door closed. However I do not care as not having a car payment leaves me with lots more Beer Money. Great transportation.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 15 reviews