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Last of the classic Grand Prixs...
By Russ on
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
The GTP coupe is truly the last of the classic Grand Prix line.Nothing against sedans,but this is the best looking model since the '70s.At 3,500 lb it has the weight to match the 240 hp/280 ft.lb.supercharged 3.8L engine.Feels like the classic performance models of '60s.At 73,000 miles there's been no major problems except a dead battery and dry-rotted tires.Slight oil seepage but that happens at higher mileage. Gas mileage isn't that bad for a supercharged engine, using premium actually gives it better mileage, go figure. Nice leather interior, drivers seat is comfortable when finally dialed in. Overall a sharp, solid car.
Favorite features include the supercharged V6 engine(that is great on the freeway),leather seats,Bose speakers,HUD,electrochromic rear view mirror, Torque-Star wheels.
There has been substantial problems with these models, but it's a GM quality issue with all divisions. This among other elements is why sadly olds and Pontiac are now gone. If you're lucky enough to get a good 2001 gtp coupe, maintain it well, it could a collectors item someday.