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Don't Buy It
By Mike on 01/02/08 10:47 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan SE 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought this car with 97,000 miles for $3000. I only drive 14 miles a day to and from work. In the seven months I've owned the car, I've had to replace two power window motors ($350 each) and the car is now leaking antifreeze into the engine through a faulty manifold. This will cost an additional $600 to fix. In addition, the thermostat is continually sticking making for some very cold commutes. Don't be tempted to buy this car. Spend an extra few thousand and get Toyota or Honda.
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GTP Rating
By dr560 on 11/04/07 01:16 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan

Review

This car is fun to drive, but it has been a nightmare to maintain. We have kept up the maintnance, but it is just a break-down looking for a place to happen. We don't beat it. Security system died. Alternator left us stranded. Front headlamps fell out (X2) Rattles and squeaks (dealership could not fix). Valve cover gaskets (X3) Sunroof died at 6 years ($1,500+ to repair) Window actuator died Spider-web hood paint Shifter wore out at 6 years The car only has 85,000 on it and most of these items took place in the 55,000 range. The car is truly fun to drive, but it just has not been of the quality we expected, nor does it compare to other vehicles we've owned.
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Excellent Car!
By Wolfman on 09/16/07 17:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan

Review

This was quite a find at only 68,000 miles. The car handles great and performs even better!
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Looks nice, but needs improvement
By Gary on 07/28/07 19:34 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan

Review

My dad is a GM mechanic, and he recommended me to buy this car. It has been very reliable except for the intake manifold (design problem). Also, the car makes enough HP that it does very well on long trips. The long trip highway mileage is very good.At times I get close to 30 mpg. This car is very spacious. I like it. However, the interior plastic is kinda chessy. I bought this car with 107k miles, and now it has 123k. I drove for 14 hours non-stop from Idaho to Arizona without any problems. Overall, I love this car. I would strongly suggest anybody who wants to buy a GP to make sure the previous owner had taken excellent care before you buy the car.
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Got a good one
By Terry on 06/27/07 17:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought this car new in November of 1997 and for the most part has been a very good car. I have 104K and all of the electronics, HUD, windows etc. are still working as new. Leather seats are in good shape. Still has decent power and comfortable to drive. When I test drove this vehicle I punched it down the length of the on-ramp of the freeway, bought it then and there! Repairs to date have been a new water pump and AC compressor (I live in Phoenix) and valve cover gaskets. I have a slight oil leak from the oil pan gasket but will probably just let it be. I like others love the HUD and controls on the steering wheel. I would gladly pay extra for these features on any car.
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A Good Car for the Money
By G. Chan on 06/23/07 10:51 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought this car from the original owner when it had 107,xxx miles. The previous owner had taken an excellent care of it. When I bought it, it came with the complete maintenace history of the car. I drive from Pocatello, Idaho to Phoenix, Arizona about 3 times a year, and it gives me no problem. At times, I would just drive 14 hours straight, no problems at all. Until one day, the intake manifold was leaking. My dad, a GM mechanic, told me that the car needed a new re-designed intake. It was very expensive to replace even tho my dad bought me the parts. but overall, the car has been great for the money.
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Well
By Mike on 03/24/07 19:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan SE 4dr Sedan

Review

A month after I bought the car, the both power windows went out. GM wants $315 per motor. You can find them online for $50 - $80. I bought a power motor online, and it wasn't an exact fit. Sent it back, and requested another one. Hopefully it will work. The car hesitates when pushing on the gas when it isn't warmed up. I'm sure guy I bought it from warmed it up before I came since it didn't do that when I test drove it. Long story short, I wished I hadn't bought it.
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Nice value, good performace.
By Rob> on 03/04/07 09:38 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan

Review

I purchased this car used with 87,000 miles on it. I currently have 133,000. In that time I have replaced the driver's window motor and the AC, heater blower. Total cost of repairs for both items $600. Not too bad. Great acceleration and handling especially for a largish size car like this.Loaded with a lot of electronic goodies that I could live without but are nice to have. The heads up digital windshield display is really neat. Can't really complain about much. I find this car to be very comfortable when driving. Some people don't like the firm seats. Frankly, I do. To each his own.
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Grossly UNDERRATED vehicle
By Rmac on 02/25/07 12:14 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan

Review

I purchased this car with 87,000 original miles on it. As of Feb. 2007 the car now has 132,000 miles. The only repair expense I've had except wear parts such as brakes, rotors, tires, etc. was the need to have the drivers window regulator replaced. The GT model comes more than well equipped. Gizmos a plenty and to date - none have broken.I find the performance of the V6 3.8 L engine extremely satisfying. Great acceleration and the trans is geared in such a way that it almost anticipates your request for more passing power. Frankly, I was impressed from the start. Handling for a car this size is quite good. And it remains a pleasure to drive.No complaints.
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It was a good investment
By SedanMan on 09/04/06 12:21 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan

Review

I just passed the 8 year mark of my Grand Prix GT sedan purchase and am a few hundred miles away from 110k. It's been a fun car to drive over the years. I've had my share of issues, but nothing too major. The alternator failed around 90,000 miles. The power drivers window quit working around 100k. The A/C needed recharged earlier this summer ($180) The LED display on the radio quit working between 90-100k. The car still gets around 19-20mpg in day-to-day city driving but I often get over 30 mpg on road trips - and that's with a family of 5 and a full trunk. I just test drove a Sienna but really don't know if I want to give up the power/handling of the Grand Prix.
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