Pontiac Ventura Review

1976 Pontiac Ventura Buick 350 from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Buick 350 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark


It's a cheap, classic, muscle car


Nothing has gone wrong. The car just needed general maintenance, which has been taken care of.

General Comments:

This is a little tire burner. Looks like an old lady car. This is a base model Pontiac Ventura, with the only options being a Buick 350 and an am/FM 8-track player. This car is a sleeper. Gets reasonable gas mileage and is easy to work on. It's a cheap car to run, and a nice classic to have. I got the car in August. It had been sitting in a barn since 1984. Cosmetically in excellent shape, and runs smooth. I get compliments everywhere I go in it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2010

27th Dec 2010, 08:55

"and is easy to work on"

- One of my cars is a 1976 Olds Omega 350, so I've known that for a while!

27th Dec 2010, 17:05

Ah, the Pontiac Nova. They're good cars, and their looks have aged well. Too bad you can't find a decent one anywhere, they're all chopped race cars or beaters. You've got my respect for having a Disco era car that isn't all a T/A or Camaro.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review