1983 Pontiac Parisienne Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1983 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham 305 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 305 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

A great all around car

Faults:

The car had a small leak in the rad, but it didn't cost much to fix.

General Comments:

The car rides like it is on clouds. Smooth as silk.

The car is very roomy even for myself and I'm over 6ft tall.

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

Review Date: 23rd February, 2003

1983 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham chevy 305 ci. 4bbl from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission chevy 305 ci. 4bbl Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired227628 miles
Most recent distance227986 miles

Summary:

My first car, hope it will be one of my last cars

Faults:

Needs #700.00 to fix the transmission.

Needed a new rear wheel cylinder.

Oil sender unit had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Car always runs great, with plenty of power from the chevy 305.

Body doesn't rust at all.

Simple luxury that lasts!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2002

1983 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham 305 4bbl LG4 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 305 4bbl LG4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired98500 miles
Most recent distance201000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Fury

Summary:

Inexpensive, reliable transportation with surprising capabilities

Faults:

Replaced the R-4 AC compressor at 105k along with the lines. No more problems with the AC for the next 95k miles.

Rocker cover gaskets leaked and caused oil leakage, that resulted in smoking and oil usage (very difficult to replace).

Poor starter design. Starter was rebuilt twice and was difficult to access.

Vehicle frame rusted through between the back bumper and the rear wheels causing the vehicle to be junked (Very SAD day!).

General Comments:

By far the nicest car I have owned in 30 years of driving.

Best combination of room, acceleration, handling, ride and gas mileage of any vehicle that I've owned.

Extremely comfortable seats (loose pillow velour optional seating) allowed drives of 1200+ miles per day to be easily accomplished.

Great winter traction for a RWD car (limited slip axle). Regularly came out of unplowed parking lots past stuck FWD vehicles.

Decent gas mileage for a 3900# car. From 15mpg local up to 24mpg trip.

Car was raced in SCCA Solo2 (handling courses) against Camaros and Mustangs with AMAZING success locally (F41 handling option).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2001

13th Sep 2006, 09:34

My family had an 83 Pontiac. She was our baby. and you know with the back frame rusting, it could be repaired. We have had it done numerous times. now the old girl died prematurely. my great aunt parked it within a field.. and she rusted all to hell. A Very sad day.. The car I learned to drive in... if you can drive a big cream puff like that.. you can drive anything...haha.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews