2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Review | Edmunds.com

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


140k and counting

by on
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 :-(




Piece of junk

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

typical pontiac-looks great but the build quality is a joke. there should have been a recall on the rear window reg so we can raise and lower the window like a normal car. if you leave the problem eventually the window will fall out of the bracket and as you drive the window will roll down on its own not fun when its raining and you are on the highway. wipers are a joke never had a car with so many wiper issues. be prepared to replace bearings every two years and the abs light on ever car in america is on in this car. leaks oil, and the tranny is not a good design. radio light burned out, fuel reg is $500



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

What a car

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

Great car, with highway mileage at 65 mph 30 mpg, 24 in town, only small problems. Great to handle on sharp curves, hugs the road. Same battery that came with the car, now have 80,000 miles on it hard to wash though always leaving dirty spots in the creases.




Poj

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

This was the biggest waste of money I have ever seen. I will never by a GM product again. I had to get the intake gasket replaced twice which was over $1200 each time. The headlights, heat, air conditioning, and windows stopped working. It burned anti-freeze and I had to replace blown-out tires 3 times. NEVER buy this car!!




Best car on the road

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

To the idiot writing the first review: brakes,tires and ROTORS, are normal wear items on any vehicle. My Grand Prix is the best purchase I have ever made. The Pontiac 3.8 L engine is by far the best production engine ever made. If it is well mantained it will never wear out. I've had mechanics tell me they've seen 3.8's with the oil run out of them and seize not even need new rings! They run strong with excellent fuel economy and power - what more is there to want??




Not so great.

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

I've had mine for about 2 years now and have had nothing but problems with it. It did have 89,000 miles on it, but still should not have had that many issues. I've had to replace the breaks, roaders, some of the wiring and tires since buying it.I currently need to replace a head gasget and have oil leaking into my anti-freeze, which is a repair that is going to cost me a little over a thousand dollars. I was told that most Grand-Prixs start having mechanical problems once they reach about 65,000 miles.



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.

Talk About The 2001 Grand Prix

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs