FWD midsize sedan. A GM A-body made by Pontiac which was discontinued in 1991 (see Buick Century, Chevy Celebrity, Oldsmobile Ciera). They are very reliable cars. Even the old models, which go back to 1982, are very roomy, legally seating up to six with the bench seat in front. For some reason, they were offered with a 2.5L 4-cylinder; apparently they thought having a 4-cyl = better gas mileage. The car is so damn heavy it didn't get much better mileage than the V6 model. Early models, such as the '84, came with a 2.8L V6 and a 3-speed auto. Later ones upgraded to the 3.1 with a 4-speed overdrive.
I bought a 6000 LE for $20. It looked like total shit, but could leave any ricer sitting at the light. Didn't have a muffler either. Upon hearing the engine rev, it was mistaken for an old Mustang. Ownzer.
by Daniel Richards March 18, 2004