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Got a good one
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By Terry
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Supercharged power, comfortable, HUD, controls on steering wheel, roomy, cool orange instrumentation at night


Worst Features

Don't use cheap plastic interior parts with cheap fit and finish. Provide quality engine gaskets


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A Good Car for the Money
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By G. Chan
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

The roomy interior, the 3800 engine


Worst Features

GM should have recalled the intake manifold problem...and better in city mileage as well..


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By Mike
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

I'm tall, and this is the first car ever that I fit comfortably in.


Worst Features

The answers to GM's woes are all answered in a book called: TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM


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Nice value, good performace.
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By Rob>
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Heads up windshield display. Stereo controls on steering wheel.


Worst Features

Don't have much to complain about. Really.


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Grossly UNDERRATED vehicle
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By Rmac
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Comfortable cockpit.Everything is right where it should be.


Worst Features

I must really like this car because I can't think of any.


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