1989 Pontiac 6000 LE V6 2.8L from North America

Summary:

Great First or Winter Car

Faults:

When I bought this car there were a few things that needed fixing up before I could get it on the road.

1. Front brakes had to be replaced.

2. Front axle had to be fixed.

3. There was a hole in the exhaust pipe so it had to be replaced.

Just recently the catalytic converter has started to rattle and the shocks are starting to get soft.

The original owner said he never had anything done to the car besides change the tires so I guess its not bad.

General Comments:

This car is great it always starts and never gets stuck.

I have even taken it off road to a bush party and some how it made it.

The bench seat is great because you can easily cram six of your friends in the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2004

1989 Pontiac 6000 STE AWD (Special Touring Editi 3.1 MPFI from North America

Summary:

The unexpected sports car at a reasonable price

Faults:

Rear struts were bad at purchase.

Alternator went bad at 88,000 miles.

Tires went bad because the struts were bad.

General Comments:

The car drives extremely well. It doesn not have the soft suspension as the other 6000 models. The reason for this is the independent rear suspension, which gives it a rock solid feel, which lets the driver feel very confident in taking corners.

Comfort is beyond anything I would have expected. The 12-way power seat is something almost unheard of by even todays standards. With three different lumbar adjustments, made by a push of a button which activates a small air compressor, to inflate the three separate areas. The same air compressor also controls the air adjustable headrest. The rest of the seat is controlled like a standard power seat.

The motor is very reliable. Although I have only owned this vehicle partially a year, I have owned other vehicles with the same motor. I also own another Pontiac 6000 LE that has just turned 160,xxx miles. It's powerful, and I feel very confident getting out on the highway and accelerating with no problems.

The transmission I cannot speak very much about. Although this transmission is almost the same as you would find in a standard front wheel drive, it is still substantially different. If it holds up just like the one in my front wheel drive 6000, which has needed no repairs, I will be very happy.

I do have a few complaints about the vehicle. First, there are no cup holders. Which to some is not that big of a deal, but to me it is. Secondly, parts are nearly impossible to find in regards to the all wheel drive system. Third, and lastly. The factory-sized tire is no longer available. Which means you have to play around with tire sizes, and hope you find the right combination, without having the tire rub on the fender well, or drastically altering the correct speed on the speedometer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2003

1989 Pontiac 6000 LE V.6 2.8Ltr from North America

Summary:

A high performance bargain

Faults:

There has been no problems with my car since I have bought it.I own a 1989 Pontiac 6000 LE 4DR Sdn and I bought it with only 77,000 miles on it a couple of months ago in May for only $500.00 and my car runs great especially for the alignment is perfectly straight like when I let go of the steering wheel going 65 and press on the brake ,it doesn't pull to the right or left ,it keeps going straight and plus the engine sounds great . My engine is an V6 and the gauge says it goes up to 115 so thats cool. So I pretty much drive it everywhere .Now it has about 80,300 miles on it . So I am happy with my Pontiac .

General Comments:

This car runs like a deer! Smooth and straight.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2003