An ok first car
By 96 Grand Prix on
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2dr Coupe
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.