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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan

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Pontiac Grand Prix Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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Review of the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong powertrains, loads of features, fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Overcomplicated interior, cheap-looking dashboard plastic and switchgear.

  • What's New for 2002

    A 40th Anniversary option package can be added to GT and GTP coupes and sedans. SE and GT models also gain additional standard equipment.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car, very reliable

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE that I bought in February 2003 with 24000 miles on it. Almost 12 years later with just under 110,000 miles on it, she is still going strong. The only major problem I had with it in 2008 was the known issue of the intake manifold gasket leaking and blowing coolant out. It cost me $700 to fix the damage. Other than that snafu, it hasn't given me any trouble. I love this car. Hubby wants me to trade it in for something newer with more bells and whistles, but I can't part with it. It has been a solid, reliable car for me and I hope I can get another 100,000 miles out of it.




200k and going strong

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Update to a review a few years ago..my GP now was 200,000 on it, no visible rust we have owned it for the past 100,000 miles and the only work done to it has been maintenance NO issues-ever starts and runs whether its 100* or -40*. I drove this car back and forth for training 800 miles a week in -20 to -40 degree winter and the car avg 28.3mpg over the 6 week time frame..unreal! I have no plans on selling this car until it rots out and then ill buy another one. Great car!




Gas mileage

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I currently own a 2002 grand prix with 161,100 miles on it and for some reason it goes through $15 of gas in a few miles. I wouldnt recommend driving it to 160,000 miles, its a junker now.



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Great machine for an older

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Bought this car to drive to work, at first i felt i paid too much but after putting 20k on it and having NO issues.. and no rust, it was a great deal! Good fuel economy, good power-no fears when passing. Big, heavy, solid car..the way I like em! Has 140K on it and it runs, and drives like new, rides great and with snow tires will go where my truck will! Very glad I bought a Grand Prix, would do it all over again! you cant beat the 3.8 for power and reliability. if you are considering buying an inexpendsive used car definately look at a grand prix you wont regret it!




First car

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Bought a 2002 pontiac grand prix se for my first car only 6months ago. When I got it, it had 122000miles on it, which though high isn't too high. Since buying this car, I've had 3 windows crap out on me, only fixing the driver side one. It cost about $350 at a dealership to get the window fixed, luckily I found a local mechanic to do it for a lot cheaper. Though now the ignition won't recognize the car as being in park, therefore not releasing the key. Problems just keep adding up, I am able to bypass the the ignition to release the key but I cannot recommend this car. There are multiple reviews online showing that I am not alone, pontiac uses cheap parts making problems more probable.




Got my money's worth...

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased my 02 grand prix back in 2005 and it had 50k on it already. I made it to 164k miles with no major problems until now. The biggest thing I needed work on was a catalytic converter. I had minor leaking of antifreeze and I found out it was due to the plastic intake mannifold. I guess GM cheaped out when they used plastic and that part cracks easy. MY antifreeze leaks more now and the heating panel is shot. Like I said, I put an extra 114k miles on it over 6.5 years. It did me well.



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Full 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

What's New for 2002

A 40th Anniversary option package can be added to GT and GTP coupes and sedans. SE and GT models also gain additional standard equipment.

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Talk About The 2002 Grand Prix

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Discussions See all Started By

jeff4498
jeff4498
03-17-2014
OK long story so hope I don't ramble too much but I need help. 2002 pontiac grand prix gt 3.8 122,000 miles. About 3 months ago the abs would active while going down the road and the abs light and tra...


djlennyc360
djlennyc360
08-07-2009
I have a 2002 Grand Prix with 93,000Km's on it and does anyone know why a piston would go dead in it. It is a 3.8 V6 the car is like NEW! I have friends with this same engine and they have 300,000km's...


canadacandle
canadacandle
10-05-2011
2002 Blend door actuator problems: Dual zone manual adjustment control head....



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