1987 Plymouth Horizon Hatchback 2.2 Natural Aspiration from North America
It's not eh Suburban I once owned, but just as fun
The back doors don't open from the outside.
The hatch doesn't stay open by itself.
The radio works on one speaker and a tape is jammed in the player, the radio comes on instead of the tape though.
Engine speed hunts occasionally at red lights.
Choke doesn't always come on when it's cold unless you hold the gas pedal for a few seconds.
There are other problems with this car on a list that I made, but seriously for a free car, it's quite the bargain. It belongs to my roommate however so I don't always drive it, but when I can it's quite the pleasure, even for a Horizon. Ugly cars turn my crank.
Has more get up and go for a 2.2 Dodge engine than ones I've driven before and actually passes other cars if you have to. 5 speed transmission is chunky and loud, but its character. Doesn't even burn oil... yet. ;-)
Once I'm out of school and into work, I'd buy one because it's reliable, cheap to run and fun to fix.
Note to young people owning these cars, for the respect of all mankind, DO NOT rice these cars up. They're all American.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2003
27th Dec 2003, 20:03
I had a 1986 Horizon it ran forever, the only thing that really gave any problems was the carb which was a piece of junk. It got close to 200,000 miles on it and I blew the head-gasket-
13th May 2004, 10:31
This one has a rebuilt 2 barrel Holley with a vacuum secondaries. We were told that it was garbage and needed replacing again. Instead of that jazz, I spent a couple hours with a can of carb cleaner and some patience and it's like new. No more speed hunting and it idles almost smooth. About as smooth as a 2.2 will ever get. Blows the doors off 6 cylinder Maxima's, no sweat.
16th Jan 2006, 20:16
Uh, if your 2.2 blows the doors off 6-cylinder Maximas...I'm Mary Poppins.
4th Feb 2007, 17:50
I have yet to see a Horizon that was "riced out"..I'm tempted to find me a GLH and try it! :-P.