Great fun car -little things at 6 years
By Charles Low on
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan
I have loved owning and driving this car. Little things at 6 years like transmission sometimes stuck in Park (requiring an easy maneuver with a screwdriver, but still..), radio LCD's malfunctioning. But generally a very good, reliable vehicle, incredible sound system, very tight, responsive handling, low driving position, extremely "sticky" on the road. Some gaskets have needed work. I think the major Asian producers are indeed better for reliability, so it's time to switch, but I have really enjoyed this car. I know the GTP is noticeably peppier, but I have never felt short-changed for power in the GT.
225 tires! It's hard to find such a large contact patch in other comparable vehicles.
Make the auto-climate control cycle from "defrost" to "floor and defrost," the next logical mode - as designed, it comes up as the last option - driving down the highway, pushing buttons...