1984 Pontiac Parisienne Standard 305 5.0 with 4 barrel from North America
Unstoppable, and a fairly nice car
The A/C is temperamental, leaks.
Voltage regulator is dying.
Brake pads need replacing.
Transmission fluid replaced.
Headliner sags BADLY.
Radio is terrible.
A great first car, though it IS an antique.
Took it on a couple 120 mile round trips, after adding 2700 miles; still won't die.
Seats are VERY comfortable.
Cheap to work on.
No leaks of essential fluids, built like a tank.
I plan to own it for at least 6 years.
LOTS of torque for anything 80s.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2012
11th Oct 2012, 09:10
These are super cars. I never owned a Parisienne, but had many Chevy Caprices and Olds Delta 88s - the same car essentially. These are probably the best cars ever made for the working man - so cheap to operate and repair, and they hardly ever break. They're also as comfortable and safe as anything on the road, and you can carry a huge amount of people and stuff in them if need be. Running well and driving like you have an egg under your foot, they aren't even all that bad on gas.
Please, just change the oil at least every 5,000 miles on your old machine, keep a close eye on the transmission fluid and other fluids, and you'll easily have the use of it a few more years. I miss these cars terribly (now living in Thailand, where big cars are unheard of).
11th Oct 2012, 16:57
These cars are tanks, built like a full size truck, yet rides like a Cadillac. They are extremely comfortable, especially the Brougham edition with the pillowtop velour seats. I used to own one, and it was the most comfortable car I ever owned. Hang onto it, the value of these is rising, and their reliability is second to none.