1985 Pontiac Parisienne 5.0 V8 from North America
Pretty darn dependable, great gas mileage, and cheap transportation
Dash has Cracked.
Paint is Faded.
Rust has come Thru.
Nothing has gone WRONG with the car, except some minor replacing of parts. Broke down once, found out it was a clogged fuel filter. Great gas mileage, my friend just bought a new ford focus, and I get better gas mileage than he does!
The car has some minor cosmetic damage. Paint has faded on hood, and there is rust on the car. The original top has no tears in it, or scratches.
Had to recently had to do a carb overhaul, new tires, and new exhaust.
Interior is extremely roomy, and comfortable, I am 6'5 and 230lbs, and there isn't too many cars I fit comfortably in.
Anyways, the car is a good old car, Its built well, even after 20yrs of abuse. Don't plan on selling it anytime soon. I would like to finish restoring the car as much as I can.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th November, 2004
30th May 2008, 20:44
John: I have a stationwagon that just goes and goes and goes. After twenty two years it's becoming a conversation piece whenever I pull into a gas station. It is great on gas. The overdrive transmission with lockup torque converter has to be one of GM's great mechanical innovations. As soon as the speed reaches 70 clicks, the overdrive kicks in and the engine rpm drops dramatically. Shortly after that the lock up torque converter clicks in to and the gas gauge hardly moves.
I rarely open up the second set of barrels on the carb, because I only accelerate hard when it shifts to second gear.
The only headache is finding the right tire widths anymore. 225 is rare now.