1993 Pontiac Trans Sport Reviews

1993 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles

Summary:

Is really awesome car and the engine is really good

Faults:

Fuel filler cap doesn't open from inside the car - have to manually do it from outside.

Driver side window does roll down, but cannot be rolled up and has to be done manually.

Rear door doesn't open from inside - can be fixed easily, but am too lazy to do it!

General Comments:

For an engine that old - is very reliable there is no sign of any leaks and does well on long drives. I recently completed a 14 hr (non-stop) drive to Pennsylvania, without any incident.

The drivers seat is quite uncomfortable, but the passenger ride quality is awesome and is a joy to go on long drives.

The engine of late has been a bit sluggish and probably the transmission needs to be checked.

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

Review Date: 27th April, 2005

1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired34 miles
Most recent distance178000 miles
Previous carPontiac Trans Sport

Summary:

Great car; I would buy another

Faults:

The ABS light was on from the start. This was fixed at the dealer under warranty.

The front window switches did not work, this was fixed at the dealer also.

The gas gage went bad at about 140,000 miles. This was a whopping $400 to fix, I let that one go.

The cruse control went out recently (at 172000 miles). I haven't fixed that either.

The back gate lock on the right side broke, it was almost $100 for that (just the part, I replaced it myself).

The handle on the lift gate lock broke of just now.

The lift gate lifters were well wore out too, and I replaced those as well.

The alternator went at 90,000 miles.

General Comments:

A very reliable car. The bucket seats are a bit of a pain on long trips, but it was because of the seats that I bought it, as they were removable and much better on my back than the old Plymouth bench seat. As you can see from the length of miles on the car, most of the original components have lasted very well indeed. The engine has been a very good one, nicely powered, and few problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2004

1993 Pontiac Trans Sport GT 3.8 liter benzine from Switzerland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 liter benzine Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance82500 kilometres
Previous carCitroen CX

Summary:

The worst vehicle I have ever had the extreme misfortune to own bar none!

Faults:

The automatic transmission had to be replaced 1200 kilometers after purchase.

The new automatic transmission only lasted 5000 kilometers.

The air-conditioning never worked properly even after numerous services.

The handling was always very poor.

The engine used a great deal of oil and fuel.

For such a huge engine this vehicle had no performance at all.

Leather seats are terribly uncomfortable and did not wear well.

General Comments:

This is the worst vehicle I have ever owned.

I was warned about American vehicles, I should have listened!

Extremely poor quality workmanship compared to the superior French Citroen.

Extremely poor service.

Extremely expensive parts.

Terrible handling even for a minivan!

Never again will I purchase an American vehicle!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st March, 2003

15th May 2003, 09:22

I would have to agree. My vehicle has had the transmission replaced, tie rods (twice),Master Cylinder, brakes are atrocious (multiple replacements of many parts) and all this while under the 7-70 warranty. The only thing that hasn't been replaced at least once is the exhaust.Now it has such a history I don't think I could sell it if I had to.

Looking for a new car now (2003) and am getting serious about Chrylser vehicles-- I'd never own another Pontiac.

Poor workmanship- poor engineering--

The seats are nice, though.

1993 Pontiac Trans Sport GT 3.8L from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Nothing wants to break down

Faults:

When the weather is cold, transmission engages only after a minute or two of idling.

Rear hatch does not lock.

General Comments:

Quite comfortable seating front.

Pleasant "floating" ride.

Baa-ad acceleration for a minivan.

Quite unusual looks.

Great interior lights and a compass...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th October, 2002

1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8 from Germany

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carFord Capri

Summary:

OK

Faults:

Air conditioning lines at 100000.

Rear suspension struts at 118000.

General Comments:

Reliable, but the prices for Pontiac parts are extremely high in Germany i.e. I paid for a seal DM8.50 at an American price of $0.89.

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

Review Date: 2nd October, 2001

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 7 reviews