1988 Plymouth Horizon Reviews

1988 Plymouth Horizon Limited Edition 2.2 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance368000 miles

Summary:

This car is bullet-proof

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

My Father bought this car new for the purpose of commuting back and forth to work (about 90 miles per day round trip).

After about a year, he did not need it anymore, and sold it to me, being I had just got my drivers license in 1989. I was 16 years old. I had this car for 15 years!!!... I used it to commute for almost 10 years back and forth to work (100 miles per day). I never had a problem with it.

I took very good care of this car... regular oil changes and car washes, and that's all it needed.

I did have to replace the clutch after 215,000 miles. It cost me about 400 dollars, but I got another 150,000 miles out of the car.

During the time I owned it, I still had other cars. My Horizon was just a commuter.

After I bought my house, I had a 2 car garage, and that's where the car stayed for quite some time.

Near the end of its time, it was used as a work horse for things I needed dumped, and to throw things in to transport, because I did not want to ruin my Caddy. My nephew asked me if he could have it after he passed his road test. I did not have the heart to give it to him. I really did not want him to get laughed at by all his high school buddies... so I donated it to charity and gave him 2000 dollars towards a used vehicle. In the end, the old Horizon never ever let me down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2010

1988 Plymouth Horizon America 2.2 liter gasoline from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Great fuel mileage 33-36mph/hwy and 26mph town, and I would like to have a new car like this car

Faults:

Replaced defective distributor cap 36,050.

20 years ownership, two used and two new outside driver door handles at various miles.

Replaced the power steering pump at 65,000 miles.

Replaced broken timing belt, broke at 70,000 miles.

Replaced four re-manufactured alternators, various mileages, one within 2,000 miles, last alternator replacement was 140,000 miles.

Replaced AC compressor twice with two re-manufactured AC compressors (one replacement due to AC clutch failure) at 60,000 miles and 130,000 miles.

Replaced radio at 80,000 miles with DVD player and upgraded speakers (old radio and clock failed).

Replaced glove box door twice at 125,000 and 130,000 miles, both doors were used.

Replaced both hatchback lifts supports at 80,000 and 145,000 miles.

Replaced the passenger side CV joints at 110,000 miles.

Replaced the driver side CV joints at 120,000 miles.

Replaced the four shock absorbers and dampening rubbers at 135,000.

Due to fading and roof rusting, paid Earl Scheib repaint the car for $299.00 -153,000 (greatly improved the appearance).

Replaced the front motor mount at 155,000 miles.

General Comments:

Everything on this car is functional including the rear windshield defogger and rear washer and wiper.

This car is seriously quick.

This car is very reliable.

This car has great cargo carrying capacity.

However the drivers and passenger side windows are difficult to raise if the window is completely lowered, as the result of the front doors worn regulators.

The upholstery great and has no rips or tears.

However the driver's side carpet is worn.

Within the past 3000 miles, when the car is in gear and idling at a complete stop, there is a pronounced vibration that shakes the entire car and rattles the windows, but otherwise smooth when accelerating or running in traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2009

1988 Plymouth Horizon from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carPlymouth Horizon

Summary:

It is a great car to have in this day and time

Faults:

It has had just a little rust problems, but other than that it has been a reliable car.

General Comments:

This car is very good on gas mileage. It feels like I can fill up the tank and just drive forever.

Also, this is a very compact car, which makes it very easy to handle. It turns quick and handles well.

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

Review Date: 25th July, 2008

26th Jul 2008, 16:03

I had a 1986 Horizon and it was a piece of junk. It left me stranded every other day for some reason or another. I was glad to see it go since no one could fix the hellish carb problems that it had.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 10 reviews