by thrashette on Nov 14, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan
So this is the first, and thus far, only car I've owned for my 3 years of driving.
I'm the 6th owner, and it was passed down from my dad at 130k miles.
It's now at 210k miles, and I can say with pride that this car has never failed me.
Aside from when the battery was dead (the battery was 12 years old at the time and an easy jump got me goin'), it starts every morning as I begin my commute.
Whether it's the usual 30, the frequent 100, or the occasional 1000 miles, it's always ready to go.
Most of my maintenance has been regular, with a few big replacements such as the axles and brakes.
The transmission and the engine still feel fantastic, despite the dust and age.
by bobsmith70 on Jul 8, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan
The 3.8 has a great transmission and engine, decent mpg, great performance, incredibly smooth, fun to drive but comfortable on the highway.
Always started for me.
I owned it
from 90k to 140k.
The problem is the electronics around it.
Power steering rack leaks, gas gauge bounces around, traction control stops randomly, power windows love to break.
Brake cylinders seize, the led on the radio like to dance sometimes.
And nothing is $250 or less, everything is at least close to $400 or more to fix.
It still works if you can live with the flaws as it is extremely dependable.
Home mechanics go for it, but after 120k avoid it like the plague if you can't fix it yourself.
by evnsptc on Jan 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan
I bought my 2000 Grand Prix GT in 2008 (3rd owner) at 103,000 miles. Five years later, It currently has 245,000 miles on it and still going! I have yet to replace major parts on it, Though I have replaced radiator, hoses and belts, brake pads, and tires. The engine and transmission are still running strong. I trust it on long trips and wouldn't know what I would do if I didn't have it. . .
by lowlovesu on Jan 28, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan
I purchased my grand prix gt a few years ago at auction. It had 101tho. miles. The car looked good and ran well at first but then many big issues began coming up. It seems each time it breaks down its at least 300 in repairs, it makes a gosh awful sequel.The belt was replaced twice and it still squeals? Also my gas gauge quit working awhile back . It also has some electrical glitches because random lights on the panel go on for example the low fuel light goes on all the time as well as the oil and coolant lights (even when all these things are changed) and the open trunk light doesn't work at all. Also the car is rusting pretty bad underneath But for 12 yrs old and counting its a decent car!
by prettygtp on Sep 8, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan
I bought this car with 113,000 miles which is lower than any other car I have owned.
In it's defense, I bought it from an auction so who knows how it was taken care of.
But it ran great!
It was super fast.
Then things started breaking, exhaust, window switches, suspension, leaky valve covers.
I had a bad feeling but never wanted to sell it when the transmission decided to blow.
The first gear totally destroyed itself.
Will not own one of these again, going back to my mustangs which get 200,000 miles on them before they go out.
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