1988 Plymouth Horizon America 2.2L from North America
One word, rust
Rust, lots of it. First it was the driver side door. Then slowly all the doors on the car began to acquire a large amount of rust.
Rear breaks and E break needed extensive repair.
Needed new starter motor.
I have owned both an Omni and a Horizon. They are exactly the same car, except for the name plates. Very good cars. But all, but a few have major rust problems. A very good first car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th May, 2005
29th May 2005, 21:29
I have a 1986 Plymouth Horizon, which is nestled in my back yard where it has been for years now, not a speck of rust anywhere on it however the carb is pure crap. I loved the little cracker box until the carb went nuts on me-
31st May 2005, 14:28
Yeah in response to an earlier comment. Those cars did rust a great deal, especially in northern climates where road salt is the main cause. This guy says his has been sitting in the back yard, well the water penetrates from underneath the doors. If the car is not driven then it will not rust. Simple as that. I would like to know how many miles are on the commenters car. My grandmother had an Omni which I currently own. The car had only 21,342 miles on it when I purchased it. It was clean and NO RUST. But I began to drive it, more than she had. The thing suddenly had a spree of rust. Now I'm about to junk the car with only 44,784 miles on it.
16th Feb 2006, 22:49
I have a 1988 Plymouth Horizon that I have owned since 1994. It currently has about 255,000 miles on it (an estimate since the odometer stopped working at 250k). It still runs pretty well, and only uses a little bit of oil. It needs some attention, but the engine runs very good. I have found the body integrity of this car to be very good, as long as you touch up the paint periodically as the factory paint does not stick to the car well. Mine only has some minor surface rust where the paint has peeled off. Also, mine is a manual and it is a good idea to keep your eye on the manual transmission fluid level since the transmission tends to leak with age. It's a pain in the neck to check the level too. My most pressing problem currently is an electrical gremlin that I need to get sorted... the taillights, horn, and dash lights aren't working, and it's an issue with the wiring/fuse.