1982 Pontiac Grand Prix 5.0 V8 from North America


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