1987 Pontiac 6000 Reviews - Page 5 of 6

1987 Pontiac 6000 2.5 4 Tech from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 4 Tech Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145035 miles
Most recent distance267021 miles

Summary:

"Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name.."

Faults:

Things on the car that have gone wrong had to be the really hard ones to fix. For example: the control module died. the crank shaft sensor broke, and the transmission needs to be replaced.

Other minor problems are the seats in the front have really worn badly and it looks like someone took a bite out of the dashboard. I had to replace the steering coluumn after someone tried to steal my car, destroying the other one.

But what has to be the most annoying problems I have is the fact that rust is beginning to take over, (Rust problem will be fixed this summer, 2002) and the red Pontiac emblem on the front has mysteriously vanished.

General Comments:

I love this car! :) I don't know what more to say! It has been extremely reliable and I don't have any guff with the parts that failed or broke, because this car has over 260K miles on it and it is still mostly factory! I paid $50 for the car, and have probably another $150 to $200 tied into it at this point.

It's not as quick as it was when it rolled out of the factory, but I can get that car to go if I need to.

And to sum it up, I have officially named the car Sargent Pepper. And the theme song for it is Sympathy for the Devil by Guns N' Roses.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2002

1987 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8 Fuel Injected from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 Fuel Injected Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired160173 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

The best car in the universe

Faults:

When I first got the car it had a bad fuel pump. So we changed it. It needs new interior, a new paint job, and I need to get the transmission and A/C checked out. The transmission jumps some times. The air conditioner doesn't work. Oh and I need to get the trunk lock fixed. I had to get a front end alighnment. I had new shocks put in the front and the rear.

General Comments:

The car is a quick accelerator for a family car. This car has not broke down on me, accept when the oil sending unit went out. I just put a Compact Disc Player in my car. I need to get some 6x9's so that the speakers will fit the back speaker wholes. This car is extremely roomy. I Love this car. It is the best 1000 dollars I ever spent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2002

1987 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 miles
Most recent distance187200 miles
Previous carVolvo 242

Faults:

The engine spun a main bearing at the 240,000 mileage mark... just died.

The interior was flawless, the exterior became severely rusted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2002

1987 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance148000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Wish they made them like this today, maybe then I would buy a GM product

Faults:

Fuel pump is going out now.

Tilt wheel is very loose, kind of scarey.

Hubcaps flew off.

General Comments:

I cannot believe this car is still going.

My grandparents bought this thing in 1990 looking new.

My sister got it in 97, and proceeded to thrash it.

She has hit 3 deer, and had two auto collisions. I keep putting on a new grille and headlights, she kept breaking them.

I finally got the car from her and gave it some TLC. The oil was black as tar, and the same consistency. The filter was seized to the block. One of the tires was the original full size spare, very cracked, came apart on the freeway when I picked up the car.

Other than the steering column being very loose, this car drives like a new Lumina, peppy and strong, no smoke and handles fine.

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

Review Date: 24th January, 2002

28th Jan 2006, 00:28

Enjoyed the review. Comments about the condition of the car after your sister had it were hilarious. It's too bad some people don't even bother to keep up with simple maintenance like changing the oil regularly. Buying a used car from someone you don't know can be a scary transaction nowadays because some people treat their cars like a piece of a trash.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 21 reviews