1982 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

1982 Pontiac Grand Prix 5.0 V8 from North America

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance400000 kilometres


This car is very reliable


The original 3.8 v6 blew a connecting rod after 18 years of relatively trouble free driving, it had 360000km on it at the time.

Replaced the 3.8 with a 5.0 v8 and a 3 speed automatic transmission out of an old omega.

The headliner fell from the backing and made a foamy mess at 365000km.

The alternator went at 368000km, only cost $50 for a refurbished one.

The original tie rod ends got a little loose and were replaced at 382000km.

Other than the basic maintenance this car has been amazing.

General Comments:

The only thing I don't really like about this car is that it has a column shifter instead of the floor shifter.

The interior is a decent size and the gas mileage is respectable for the size of engine and weight of the car.

I definitely recommend people to acquire one of these classics, they make great restore projects.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review