I also own a 1990 Pontiac 6000 LE and if you can tell me where or how to get performance part I would really appreciate it. my email is email@example.com thanks.
But it's true. You really can blow by "rice-burners." This car has an amazing amount of pick-up for being so old. Don't knock it until you try it.
I love my 6000! I'd take it over an ugly NEW Honda any day.
<And the comment about leavein ppl at lights, I have done it on many occasions>
My P600 cured me of road rage. You can lane jump in front of me, sneer at me 1/4 mile before a stop light in your new little ugly silver tin sardine can, do whatever. A mile up the road, I'm smiling calmly while my old 2.8 l, V6 car leaps over yours. And I'm not even flooring it.
I just got my first car last week - a 1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 4 door sedan. I LOVE MY CAR!!! With disregard to my obvious excitement in regards to having my first car, its fun to drive and I feel really safe behind the wheel. It drives as smooth like my grandpa's new Cadillac, it's great on gas and it's a bit roomy too. I love my grandpa for picking this car out for me; I was a bit disappointed to learn that I wouldn't be getting a Honda Civic as I thought, but I honestly couldn't be happier with the car I have. It's awesome!!
To add power to the 6000, there is a company called Extrude Hone. Ford SVT used their process on their SVT Contour. They tak intake and under pressure, squeeze a gelatinous substance, like honey, through and it polishes all of the surfaces like a diamond. It should be good for 25 hp, and if you decide to do a three or five angle valve grind, the hp increase should be 45 to 50. Plus there are sway bars, shocks, bushings that should make your 6000 handle and drive very well. Take a look at e-Bay for some of the items. By the way, I own two 85 6000 STE's.