1991 Pontiac 6000 Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1991 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.5 Liter EFI L4 Tech IV from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 Liter EFI L4 Tech IV Automatic
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7907 miles
Most recent distance197600 miles
Previous carVolvo 122

Summary:

Runs great wish I could wash it

Faults:

The air compressor locked up this was easily fixed by Changing the serpentine.

I have had to have most of the sensors replaced in order to comply with emission laws.

It seems to Stall out in car washes or large puddles, I am not sure why yet. I replaced the starter coil pack and ran a couple of basic checks... anyone?

General Comments:

This has been a nice car and I have taken it on many a long trip.

It still runs well save in heavy rain it is wise to pull off (due to stalling?).

The inside is very bright and my model came with a sliding floor pack thing for change and drinks (i guess that is rare).

It is front wheel drive and you can tell.

The body has no rust, but I just moved to Chicago so I'm sure that'll Change.

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

Review Date: 9th October, 2004

21st Feb 2005, 18:59

Hi,

I had a problem with my 6000LE (2.8L v6) stalling as well, but in random conditions. The cause of my stalling was the Crankshaft Sensor. With my car, oil was leaking into the chamber where the Crankshaft Sensor is located and getting soaked in oil. Eventually, the sensor wasn't able to function due to the oil and it cut the engine.

If your car is leaking oil, you may have the same problem. If so, the Crankshaft Sensor is located between the firewall and the engine (in the 2.8L v6). You need to get under the car (you won't be able to access from the top/through the hood), reach up between the firewall, unclip the wiring, unscrew the crank sensor and replace. I think it's a 10mm or 15mm wrench and it's a very tight space so be patient. I replaced with a Bosch sensor and it has not stalled since. Hope it helps.

Does anyone know how to get more power out of the 2.8L engine?

20th Mar 2005, 22:11

My car did the same thing.turned out to be the wiring harness for the gas tank. look for rotten wires at the connector.

25th Jun 2008, 14:28

Hey, my 1991 Pontiac had the same oil leak problem. Now I need a new sensor as well, but also my hood latch wire snapped and now I can't get my hood open. Any ideas on how I might open it?

19th Oct 2010, 10:24

I had a station wagon and loved that people hauler!! Mine leaked oil for years, not much, just always needed topping up between oil changes. Finally got some info off the web, and discovered the old dist hole has a seal worth 25 cents, and after 150.000 miles, they need to be changed. It also drives the oil pump!! I got a manual and changed it myself (sat mechanic); stopped leaking, never had to top up again!!

1991 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance111597 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

A good car that has stayed well

Faults:

Headliner fell.

Rear window leaked.

Muffler burned out.

General Comments:

I havent had it very long, but so far it has shown itself to be a good cheap beater that takes me where I want to go in a good time with a reasonable amount of fuel usage. It has a few problems that don't appear to be unusual for a car of its age and mileage. Paint is missing in a few areas, slight rust in the usual spots, and the power windows are slower than a snail, but they still work at least. Compared to my Crown victoria this car is a lot smaller and lighter yet still is as comfortable and powerful. I certainly like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2004

1991 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1 V6 engine from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 engine Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

With minimal upkeep, this car is a charm

Faults:

Most parts replaced due to the previous owner's minimal use of the car (it spent lots of time on a driveway).

Battery, brakes, shocks, struts, windshield wipers, four tires, all replaced before I took ownership.

General Comments:

For a 13-year-old car, I was expecting a sluggish, rough ride. However, after replacing many of the minor parts because the previous owner left it in her driveway for years and years, this car runs like a charm.

The all-burgundy car interior looks smooth, with an almost showroom appearance.

Almost tempted to trick it out with racing flames or Xenon lights, but I decided against it - the car looks like a classic and is a dependable ride.

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

Review Date: 30th April, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 20 reviews