2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Review | Edmunds.com

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Pontiac Grand Prix Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 175 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

  • High in performance, value and cheesy plastic interior pieces.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong powertrains, sporty styling, loads of features, fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Overstyled interior, cheap-looking dashboard plastic and switchgear.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Grand Prix receives only minor changes for 2001 including a Special Edition appearance package on GT and GTP models and optional 16-inch three-spoke aluminum wheels. The OnStar system is now available on GTP models while SE models receive a slight front-end revision.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car!!

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

This car is great! The car is very well constructed. I recently got this car as my first car and I wouldn't take anything else. It's pretty fast for being 13 years old and that 3800 Series II engine is a beast. My car personally has trouble starting and the key gets stuck in the ignition. i know the key getting stuck in the ignition is a common problem, but if this happens, there is a hole (you may need to remove a little plastic cover) under where you would insert the key on the steering column. You just use a pen or something, push in the little knob and you can remove the key. There are some websites or videos telling you how to. But this is a great car and would recommend to people!




Hey it's a pontiac! what

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

I ordered this car brand new to my specifications (Special Edition GTP, Navy Blue, Graphite Two-Tone Heated Leather, HUD, Moonroof, I also got an extra set of 3 Spoke Polished Aluminum Rims to go with it) I love this car and will keep it forever!! It has 17K miles (I barely drive it, it's my pride and joy!) It's been a great car to me! Very comfortable, enjoyable/head turning, reliable and it looks great doing so!




Bad engine!

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

First I owned the car for a month, had to replace the engine because oil wasn't going to one of the rods. Now, 2 years later, it's sitting waiting to be sold for the same problem. Had about 100,000 on both engines. Had it in the shop all the time, it was never the easy things that were wrong either. I would not buy this car again.




Fun car, hindered by gm

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

The 3.8L makes this a pretty fun car to drive, however, as a GM "cookie cutter" car, it suffers from subpar engineering and build quality. Panels like to fall off, something that could've been prevented with a better plastic. The powertrain is generally reliable, but that's about it. You can eek pretty good mpg out of this car, but it's a bit of a pain to do so. If great MPG is your priority, look elsewhere, but don't worry about this car burning holes in your pocket.




Been good since 140k

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Great car. I've owned for a couple years and haven't had too many issues. Currently at 181K miles and I may need some new belts, but other than that, the engine is a haus. Feels like I couldn't do anything other than crash it to stop this thing from running. Best car for the money if you don't mind riding in a pontiac. Took it on a 3k roadtrip in the 170K range, and it made it there and back with only a wheel bearing that needed replaced. Regular problems/maintenance with this car, bearings, brakes (better than most cars), rear windows, some sensor problems, and from my experience and noting others, usually tranny needs to get rebuilt at some point during the life of the car.




140k and counting

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Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

I have had this car for almost 8 years. I LOVE this car. Yes, there are a few things wrong. The windows clamps do break and the windows fall. When it's 110 out, the plastic does not hold up to the heat. The other thing is the Intake Manifold Gasket. Yes.... Replaced twice... My mechanic flushed all the DexCool out and replaced it with normal coolant. It has been that way for 5 years now, no problems. I love the way the car drives, looks, runs, and the power it has. I am so sad that they did away with Pontiac :-(



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Full 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

What's New for 2001

The Grand Prix receives only minor changes for 2001 including a Special Edition appearance package on GT and GTP models and optional 16-inch three-spoke aluminum wheels. The OnStar system is now available on GTP models while SE models receive a slight front-end revision.

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pontiacfan85
pontiacfan85
07-03-2014
I have a 2001 Pontiac grand prix Gt with 162000 miles on it shops says i need a ball jonit lower ball jonit now would a ball jonit have anything to do with a shake going 0 to about 30mph then ?...


pontiacfan85
pontiacfan85
07-16-2014
My Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2001 everytime I turn like pulling into a parking lot to park turn mostly left i hear this poping noise like i dont know what it is. I just had the right ball jonit replaced l...


pontiacfan85
pontiacfan85
08-22-2014
My my ? Is if i put a air intake in my 2001 Pontiac grand prix GT will i get beter fuel economy with it and more horse power someone told me if i put one in my car it will srew everything up anyfee...



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