Pontiac Phoenix Reviews

1980 Pontiac Phoenix 2.5L 4 cylinder. from North America

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership1988
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4 cylinder. Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98

Summary:

Excellent vehicle, would buy again

Faults:

Blown head gasket at 125,000 miles.

General Comments:

Despite publicized problems with the X Body cars, this Pontiac Phoenix was an excellent family car. With the 4 speed manual transmission, we consistently got 30 miles per gallon overall on regular grade gasoline. That kind of fuel mileage for a roomy car is still hard to find 28 years later.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2009

1979 Pontiac Phoenix 5.0 from North America

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles

Summary:

A reliable, peppy car on the cheap

Faults:

The electrical system. It always gave me a problem with blown fuses or burned out wiring.

General Comments:

This car was peppy and handled OK. Not much body roll, although if pushed hard into the corners it plowed.

Although the trunk was huge and the cabin was fairly roomy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2008

1980 Pontiac Phoenix 2.5 liter L4 from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership1983
Engine and transmission 2.5 liter L4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles

Summary:

One Word: Superior!

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

This car is also one of the GM X-Cars Chevrolet Citation, Pontiac Phoenix, Buick Skylark, and the Oldsmobile Omega.

This car was a two door with no hatchback. It was waxed every year and was a very good car, but it got into an accident with a slippery road and was smashed up. Pity... It was a good car.

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

Review Date: 31st January, 2003

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews