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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 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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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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.




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.




We've had ours for 8

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

Still low miles, but we can really Haul in it- we should have a SUV!- I mean 25 gal water, a cooler, tools, clothes, bedding, two dog kennels (in back seat of course!) and other stuff for going to our lakelot half the summer.. We had experience with the 3.1 v6 in a Corsica which went well over 100000 miles,; this one has about 80000 so far (retired; don't drive a lot anymore).. The nice surprise was fuel economy- 37 on a trip going 65-75 mph most of the way. Solid, great handling, loves to cruise at 70+.. Trouble? None- just did brakes first time. If I could find a cherry GTP coupe I'd keep it as a collectible!




600 miles to a full

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

love the car, got 209,000 miles on it now,,car was great on gas, but now have trans problem, and some motor problem, but after running it and dumping money in it, i still like it,, but like everything, it dont last forever, smooth ride, never cared for GMs, but this was the only good car i think they made, well thats that




It has been good to

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

I purchased my grand prix in 2002. The previous owner only had it for a 6 months and couldn't keep up with the payments so she turned it back in to the dealer. I bought it with close to 15,000 miles on it (I have no idea where this woman drove it to). Anyways, I'm now at 194,000 miles. It was great up until two years ago when the transmission died on it. I was very meticulous with repairs on my vehicle, which were all normal wear and tear. Since the transmission, it's had other major problems that have been costly. Great car, but I am trading it now for a more reliable vehicle for my family. Overall it's been good to me.




Great ride!

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

I love this car! I bought it as a program car, and I have loved it ever since. I have only had one problem that was covered by the warranty. I bought it at 17K miles and I now have 107K and it still has the same get-up-and-go. It has plenty of room for me and my family, and good trunk space. This is as about as good as you can get for your money.



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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

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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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