1984 Pontiac 1000 Dealership Promo Will Give You The Nostalgia Feels: Video23
The Chevrolet Chevette was produced between 1975 and 1987. During that time, General Motors introduced several spin-off models to capitalize on the Chevette’s success, including the Pontiac 1000, also known as the Pontiac T1000. Like the Chevette, the Pontiac 1000 was offered with efficient four-cylinder motivation, small proportions, and a RWD drivetrain, making for simple, cheap transportation. Now, we’re highlighting the following Pontiac 1000 dealer promo video, which is replete with old-school nostalgia feel.
According to the description, this video was provided to dealers as a laser disc (remember laser discs?) for training and promotion purposes.
“The 1984 Pontiac 1000 is more than just good, dependable, economic transportation,” says the voiceover narration as a fraternity brother strides towards his vehicle. “It’s a fun-to-drive small Pontiac with a remarkable combination of practicality and excitement.”
The video emphasizes the vehicle’s overall efficiency, detailing the 1.6L OHC I4 engine and taking a look at things like the swirl head port design, the stage two-barrel carburetor, and the Computer Command Control ECU.
The standard transmission on the 1984 Pontiac 1000 was a four-speed manual, while an available five-speed manual with overdrive transmission was also offered for even greater fuel efficiency. A three-speed automatic could be had for greater ease-of-use. The video also takes a look at things like the wheel-and-tire combos, the self-adjusting front disc brakes, the hydraulic split brake system, and the suspension system.
The Pontiac 1000 Sport Package was offered for a little more fun behind the wheel, equipping black sport sideview mirrors, unique front and rear shock valving, a larger front stabilizer bar, an added rear stabilizer bar, cast aluminum wheels, a black rear spoiler, and sport stripes down the flanks.
Not too many examples of the Pontiac 1000 are left on the road these days, especially when compared to the more popular Chevrolet Chevette. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there, as evidenced by this surprisingly clean Pontiac 1000 for sale in Houston that we profiled previously.
What are your thoughts on the Pontiac 1000? Did this promo video take you back? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Pontiac news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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First sold in Canada as the Pontiac Acadian.
Nothing Pontiac about this. Chevy Shi*vette with different grill and different steering wheel cover. What a total complete engineering P.O.S. And I mean complete! They should launch all these cars from a canon into the ocean.
I would not be too proud about this excuse for a car. The build quality and Engineering were pathetic this is what put general motors in a deep hole
I wouldn’t be too proud talking about this car these are the times when general motors just wanted to black hole and had a hard time coming out
Had a friend that had a Chevette. She called it her Vette. Everybody was impressed because they thought she had a Corvette.
Thank you for the great ‘nostalgic’ look back at one of GM’s great small cars. In my opinion, and this comes from a life long GM customer, we could certainly use a car just like the Pontiac 1000 again today without all the ‘hi teck’ electronics jammed into todays automobiles. I know that if a company like GM could dedicate just one of its many assembly lines to build a much more simple, easy to drive, very safe/and economical, and ABSENT of all the electronic computer driver DISTRACTIONS built into todays modern cars and trucks, they would create a demand the likes of which they have not seen in a long, long time! Example: In 1972 I purchased my first half ton pickup. It was a GMC, FULLY EQUIPPED WITH A 307 V-8, BLACK ACCENT STRIPE DOWN THE SIDE, AND POWER STERING. That’s all. I kid when I say ‘fully equipped” of course. The price of that truck was $2400.00 and change. However, I drove that truck well over 100,000 miles and sold it to a hunting buddy of mine. Today, I looked at a new GMC half ton AND the first thing I was confronted with was the fact that I could not even get a truck brochure so that I could go home and try and make a selection of what I wanted. Needless to say when I finally returned to the dealership, and was given the price, I quickly got out of the mood. I did not pay much more than that for the house I am living in today. Thank you again for the wonderful trip into the past.
Have you ever heard of the Internet. Paper is so 20th Centyry
Michael Novak-You’re joking, right?
I owned 2 Chevette’s in my lifetime and they were both awesome cars. Easy to maintain and absolutely bulletproof in terms of reliability. I actually miss the simplicity of those days. Say what you want to about the Chevette and Pontiac 1000 but I loved them.
You have really low standards. There’s a used Yugo out there calling your name.
I owned a Chevette… I swear that car filled like an aquarium when it rained even a little … Rotting it apart in not too many years.
I too owned both a Chevette and a 1000. The Chevette was a four speed, got great mpg and had a real nice interior. Wife was involved in two accidents with it. She rear-ended someone and later was rear-ended. It survived like a tank both times with no injuries. I never fixed the body damage but the local dealership wanted it back for the engine and offered top dollar for trade-in. A couple years later I bought a used 1000, daughter drove it back and forth to college. When she was finished, I sold it for what I paid for it. Fond memories. Wish I still had one. I also liked the simplicity of them. Anyone remember Biscaynes?
Yes, especially in Bisquick trim. Those were good hot rod starts and fast police pursuit cars.
Phillip, why don’t you try a Honda Civic?
I had a 1976 Chevette with an indoor pool when it rained. There were big waves when you went around a corner. Bonus, it had an ice rink in the winter
Stop your complaining! BMW charged extra for that in the one I had!
My girlfriend at the time maybe 1980 I think bought a brand new one. Oh why pile on. Thing fell apart in a year. Trash people. Hello look at what Toyota was serving up back then A new Selica for maybe a grand more and was 100 times better than this. So you all know how this went down for GM.
Firstly, it’s spelled “Celica” and $1000 back then is the equivalent to spending an extra $3200 in today’s money. That’s quite a bit of “extra” money to spend on a new car if you’re on a limited budget. I also find it very hard to believe that it “fell apart” in a year. I’ve bought new cars that had to go back to the dealer to have some issues repaired under warranty. I’d never categorize that as “falling apart”. By the way…..I’ll bet you’re a real hoot at parties.
1) his ladyfriend likely didn’t own one at all
2) he wrote his comment on his smartphone will waiting in the service department of some [insert import brand here]. Again.
I guess you are a true connoisseur of real quality. Where do you live Canada.
David, the Chevette was a complete and utter disaster garbage can on wheels. There is nothing to reminisce other than use it as a joke for a good laugh.
I own the Australian version by Holden. It’s a 1979 Gemini and it’s still going today. No computer, fancy lights or bells just basic reliable transport. For a car that only weighs 800 kilograms it a good little zippy car. If I put a turbo in it I could easily take on the high performance V8’s.
I get it. You owned the Australian version of a complete P.O.S.