The Pontiac 6000 is just one among the many infamous cars manufactured by General Motors in the 1980's. And just like the other cars of similar design, the Pontiac 6000 had many problems. Surprisingly, this same car is often credited for changing the image of Pontiac from the "just another GM offering" image of yesteryears to the sporty image the car brand has at present.
The Pontiac 6000 was a midsize family sedan manufactured by General Motors' Pontiac division from 1982 to 1991. The car was based on the GM A-Body platform that was also used by other GM cars like the Buick Century, Chevrolet Celebrity, and Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. The Pontiac 6000 stands somewhere in the middle of the three other cars in terms of price, but neither was it more equipped than the cheaper Chevrolet Celebrity nor was it nearly as luxurious as its Buick and Oldsmobile twins. These, plus an identity problem common to Pontiac cars during the period, caused only moderate sale on its debut year.
The Pontiac 6000 was really just another 4-door A-body sedan just like its GM stable mates, but this changed when the STE (Special Touring Edition) package was introduced in 1983. With the STE, the Pontiac 6000 became more competitive and its image shifted from a conservative family sedan to a sporty vehicle. While the base Pontiac 6000 was equipped only with a 2.5-liter I4 engine, the STE package came with a selection of V6 engines. This package was available for the Pontiac 6000 until 1989. From 1990 until the car was dropped after the 1991 model year, the top trim was designated as the S/E trim, with most of the components offered for the STE intact with it.
But no matter how competitive the STE package was, the Pontiac STE's sales just remained in the moderate level. This may be caused by the problems and poor reliability image affixed not only on the Pontiac 6000 but also on all the GM A-Body cars.
The A-Body cars were prone to many mechanical problems due to poor design. Common problems include automatic transmission failure, power steering loss, premature rear tire wear, peeling paint and a lot of others.
So if you are an owner of a Pontiac 6000 or have just bought a used Pontiac 6000, the first thing you must do is to check for its trouble areas and replace these troublesome parts with new, high quality and high performance Pontiac 6000 parts. Here at Parts Train, we provide you with the entire Pontiac 6000 repair, replacement and restoration parts you need. Every Pontiac 6000 part you can find here on our easy to navigate website are guaranteed to be of premium quality and would perform best for your car.