I purchased the car new in 2000 and I currently have 65,000 miles on her. My only major complaint is the regulators/motors for the windows, at least 15 times since new combined all windows and I rarely use the back windows. The headlight lens have been foggy since 15,000 miles and GM refused to fix under warranty. Other problems, lost fan speeds for climate controldriver door panel is loose, and a blown speaker. It's been paid off for years and only requires routine maintence, oil changes, 1 new battery, new tires on front &and 2 new tires and brake pads at 60k. I love my car and won't part with it!
My car has handled beautiful in the FL surprise huge puddles during rainy season to the NJ 10" of snow! It has a comfy luxury ride with up to 4 adults, yet handles/responds like a sports car. Perfect for the young at heart 40+ person! I love the extra port for the laptop or cell charger on the passenger side
Find a solution for the windows and headlight lens. The pop out cup holders are a little wimpy. Re-design the cup holder like the Monte Carlo's.
I bought the car brand new with all the available options possible including the Bose sound system. I dont drive the car very far at all but when I do it is pure excitement and I get looks when I am next to another car. When I first had it, I did have seal leak problems and the steering, when very cold outside, seems stiff. Other than this I had good luck with the car. It just turned 7yrs old in February and it looks new, had several offers to buy it from me , including my mechanic.
HUD, leather interior, outside styling. Can't beat it.
The first several months, it drove like a dream. I fell in love with the design. Big mistake. Back door sides have been popping off, transmission has been going out, replaced starter, keys get stuck in ignition, only the passenger window will roll down, the vechile now shakes when under 45MPH, twice a year the windshield wipers need replaced, no trunk light, console cup holders have fallen off. This all happened within 3-4 yrs. of having the car. I have always taken care of my cars, but no matter how good I treat it, everything keeps breaking. My rear view mirror fell off after several months. If you have money to spend then this is the type of car you'll want.
Automatic lights, automatic unlock and lock, large trunk space
Improve on the electronical systems inside the car. Improve preformance and durablity. Make the car last. I've paid a lot of money, I expect to get my money's worth.
I bought my 2000 GTP with 96000 miles on it. It was a one owner in mint condition. the previous owner had to put a transmission in at 77,000 miles, but had no other issues. Apparently, there was a problem with some of the trannys in these cars. Replacing the battery is a real bear. Dash rattles a bit over bumps. I am watching a possible leaky valve cover gasket. Aside from that, this car rocks. Performance, fuel economy and looks are all outstanding. I lucked out and found this model with every single feature offered. It was a $29,000 car in 2000. Added Mobil 1 to the engine and trans and, a K&N filter and am now experiencing 30 mpg on the highway.
Head Up Display, red backlit dash, Eaton supercharger, exterior styling, sound system, throaty exhaust, driver info center, smooth shifting trans with OD, huge trunk, comfort on long trips, wheels, sound system controls on steering wheel, dual climate control, high quality leather, boost meter.
Tighten up rattles in interior, headlamp lenses turn yellow and fog up - use better quality plastic on headlamps, easier access to the battery, better quality seals on engine, put a drain plug on the supercharger for easier lubes.
I bought this car in Feb. of 2006 and haven't had any major problems to date. Although, within the first week of ownership, I had to replace all 4 speakers (front-driver side=blown and rear-driver side=dead) and my front-passenger side window motor went out (which I am still yet to fix). The rear struts also will make a crunching sound sometimes. Otherwise, I really love driving the car, it is very sporty and I do get occasional looks.