Pontiac 6000 Model Overview
Pontiac 6000 Cars
Trouble Getting Car To Start
Replaced: Crank sensor, fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plugs, wires, coils, alternator, battery, EGR valve, IAC valve, MAP sensor. Cleaned throttle body, intake manifold ports top and bottom, gas tan...
Start Then Immediately Stalls
89 pontiac 6000le starts then stalls immediately, been sitting for about a year or more replaced plugs and new battery. was told by previous owner it has electrical problems? look like it has new star...
Where Is The Ac Charger Located On The Engine For A 1985 Pontiac 6000 Ste?
The AC needs to be recharged on my 1985 Pontiac 6000 STE? I'm not sure where the port is located.
How Do You Know When You Need A New Engine Control Module?
The car runs good most of the time but will randomly refuse to idle, run really rough and blow black smoke.
How Do You Route The Belt After Replacing The Water Pump On A 1984 Pontiac ...
About the Pontiac 6000
A good illustration of "don't judge a book by its cover" might be the Pontiac 6000. First appearing in 1982 to take over from the Grand Am in the mid-size sedan market, the 6000 was not flashy by any stretch of the imagination. Squared off and bland, it looked like a respectable family car or the car your grandmother only drove once a week to the grocery store.
Once inside the 6000, however, reluctant owners were pleasantly surprised and grew into loyal fans. The 6000 made Car and Driver's Ten Best list for three years and always rated highly among customers. Starting out as a sedan and coupe, it added a wagon later, and all models were known for their roomy interiors and large trunks. The engine performance was sturdy and reliable, rarely letting drivers down, and with the V6, the 6000 had incredible pickup and enjoyable cruising speed on the highway.
Realizing its potential, Pontiac released a sportier model, the STE, which had a high-output version of the regular engine and sports-tuned suspension and performance attributes. This, along with the car's affordability, low repair record, good fuel economy, and inexpensive aftermarket parts, made it a great package for first time buyers wanting both practicality, economy, and performance. Though most drivers bemoaned its ugly exterior, they gave high praises to the driving experience.
A brief all-wheel drive version was offered towards the end of the 6000's life, as was a 3.1 V6 which supposedly was the first of these in a production vehicle. The Pontiac 6000 lived for 11 years, being replaced in 1992 by the Grand Prix, but most original owners say their cars are still going strong.