The car looks nice. It has a cool sporty look to it. The 3.1 V6 engine has a few problems, the biggest being the valve cover gaskets will leak after 75,000 miles and it will hurt your engine severely. The car could get better gas mileage if it wasnt so heavy. The weight gives you good traction in the summer but in winter its hard to get up hills from a stop. Acceleration could be better. The stock radio sounds nice until turned up, speakers are nice. Transmission could be better, it tends to shift into 4th before the rpm's get high enough, making it sluggigh accelerating over 70. The honeycomb rims are impossible to keep clean and the paint chips off causing the the actual wheel to corrode.
Body styling, inside and out
more sturdy front bumper, lighter weight, manual to save gas, rear wheel drive to keep the drivetrain simpler. Better looking rims.
Well this was my first car. when i got it it ad over 160k on it, and it's being parked at my fathers warehouse (for my younger brother to eventually drive). it's a good car and got me from a to b. sometimes the computer would be anoying with gearchanges, but only if you were trying to punch the gas at 40mph. at about 165k we found coolant in the engine=very expensive to replace. also not uncommon for this car to have the oxygen sensor go out (most grand prix's do) the only big problem (with me being 18 and loving rock music) the sound system is VERY weak, and the steering wheel controls are negated once a 3rd party stereo is installed. i liked my Grand Prix enough to buy another one this week
still can squeel the wheels if you want, not that many "great features" just the plain car
dashboard broke, fan covers broke, not a fan of the exterior styling
I bought this car used from an individual mainly because I liked the looks of it. I have never regretted buying it. I drive a lot of miles (80 mile commute daily) & even now it's solid as a rock. I've never had to put anything other than the usual maintenence type things (battery, brakes, headlamps, etc.) into it. It's been well worth the $$$ & it'd be a great first car for a kid. Don't hesitate to rely on it.
Overall style & feel. It has a sporty feel in a midsize body.
The plastic mouldings chip too easily and I'd have preferred a higher grade leather, but it's definitely worth what I paid.
Bought the car brand new. No mechanical problems to date thankfully. The paint started to fade out after two years of ownership and the dash top has faded. Since the car was two years old and had 56,000 miles on it Pontiac would not pay to have repainted but they did pay half of it. The outside has been repainted and looks nice. Good gas mileage. and after ten years of service still looking great.
Exterior design. esp. the front end and the aero performance package.
better materials for interior and fade resistant paint.
this white 3.4 special edition white
grand prix has provided reasonable,
reliable service the last 10 years of
my ownership. i bought it brand new.
there have been maintenance &
electrical repairs which have been
expensive, but the dealership is only
source of precise mechanic work. you
do have to put GM parts for
replacement to keep this 2dr coupe
running smoothly. i am still proud of
its handling & i drive it everyday on
the highway 50 miles round-trip to
work. it remains a fun car to drive.
wide body side moldings, pillar
mounted door handles, heads-up
display, trip computer outside
thermometer, magna-steer powering
steering, hidden wipers, dual-dual
exhaust, leather seats, moon-roof,
security chip on ignition key, keyless
entry, light under hood
additional cooling fan run
continuously with a/c on, bigger
rotors for braking, wider tires to
17", wipers moving in same direction,
battery position placement not being
underneath washer fluid container,
quiter interior, scratch-resistant
textured interior plastic pieces