Pontiac Acadian Reviews

1984 Pontiac Acadian 1.8 diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 kilometres
Most recent distance394000 kilometres

Summary:

Will probably never put more miles on any other vehicle!

Faults:

Starter motor vibrating loose; an ongoing problem. Very hard to get at the top bolt. Eventually hoisted the engine/tranny (turbo 200 GM) out and drilled through for nut bolt lockwasher combo. No more problem after that.

General Comments:

It was like a truck in a way. The things I was able to move in that car was amazing. Phenomenal heat in winter.

Not a quick car at all, but never hesitated or stalled.

I wanted to rebuild the engine near the end of my ownership, but Isuzu sort of abandoned that little engine. Parts were not available.

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

Review Date: 2nd January, 2009

3rd Jan 2009, 16:56

Yep, that's what the car companies do.

Whatever is any good, they get rid of it so that you cannot have it anymore.

Guess we gotta start learning from the Cubans! :)

1979 Pontiac Acadian from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres

Summary:

Great Little Car!

Faults:

Radiator went at 120000. Easy fix.

Alternator went at 120000. Easy fix.

Rear brakes went due to a leak in a brake line at 130000.

General Comments:

Great car. My mom bought it in 1989 for $600. It had only 7000km on it! She drove it until 1998 when it had 88000km. It's the car of my childhood!

I had it from 2000-2003. I rolled it over to 130000. Now my sister has the car and it runs like a dream!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2004

26th Nov 2004, 10:18

Same here... it's a Pontiac t-1000 '81... belonged to my grandfather then to my mother, she gave it to me when I got my licence five years ago and drove it hard ever since. Recently gave it to my sister when I purchased my Gmc Sierra 15 1980 previously owned by the Canadian army.

With 413,000 km it doesn't want to die!! I'm attached to it and don't know what to do with it. I've heard a lot of people say to put a big block in it, but why? it still runs...WELL...guess I'll have to keep it for my kid...

Joe.

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews