2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
Only owned for 9 or 10 months and the problems are starting to mount. Its only at 200,000 Km. The first week of ownership, the transmission started to kick in between 1st & 2nd gear while accelerating, ($2500 repair) it still continues to be a problem but cannon afford to fix transmission, rather deal with discomfort till I buy something better. Head gasket is on the edge of blowing, just driving a short distance and I can smell the dexcool leaking ($1500 repair) on to the hot engine. Power feels weak in the city, very stiff pedal, must apply a lot of force to accelerate. Bushings in the front are flattened, going around turns makes the car feel like its on ice year round ($1000 repair)
Once the car is on the move, the power comes full force, much better highway vehicle than for the city. Fuel economy is really amazing, nearly 600 Km to a full tank. Its got plenty of room (trunk space, front/rear seats)
Factory stereo has got to go, sounds like its packed with fabric softener. A lot of the plastic pieces within the vehicle all have to be replaced, either snapped off or broken. A lot of just typical GM vehicle issues that need to be addressed, 2006 and up vehicles from GM have same issues, nothing new
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