by the_squizz on Dec 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I just want to start by saying I love this car.
I bought this car with 94K miles for under $5K.
I am very handy with a wrench ( I actually used to be a mechanic ), but this car is absolutely horrid to work on in the driveway.
It is simply not made to be serviced outside of a professional shop environment.
A great car, just be prepared to spend all day for seemingly simple repair jobs OR actually break down and drop it off at a shop for repairs.
Other than that, the car is great.
I have spent ~$1500 in a year and a half for repairs thus far. Remember, even tho the L67 is bulletproof, the outside accessories and sensors have a shelf life and will fail eventually.
This goes for all cars.
by middleage on Jan 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I originally bought a 99 gtp that went 154000 miles before a deer got it. Couldn't bare to pay close to 20k for an new econobox, so bought the last of this generation in 2007 for half that. It is a comfortable muscle car. Acceleration and long distance cruising are its forte. Handling is okay but sloppy when really pushed. The transmission does this clunk at times when starting from a stop?? The "leather" is more like vinyl and the rear seats are not adult comfortable over the long haul. The hvac setting doesn't work in the first 2 positions. The brakes fade under repeated hard use. A 5 speed [m]transmission would have made this car much quicker. 15 mpg city 26 mpg hwy. Feels solid but fat.
by Kim on Jan 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I purchased my 2003 new in 2004. I leased a 2000 and loved it, but didnt like the look of the 04s, so went out of state to buy it. Totally love the car, driving is never boring, and the acceleration is fantastic. Some minor repairs: brakes, thermostat, and a few other things, but nothing major. Sometimes I think about buying a new car, but I don't think there is one out there with this quality and this much fun to drive. Still looks great!
The Grand Prix coupe has been dropped from the lineup, leaving the SE, GT and GTP sedans as the remaining models. SE versions now come standard with an AM/FM/CD stereo, rear reading lamps and a ski pass-through, while all Grand Prix models now offer a standard overhead console with vanity mirrors and assist handles. A new Limited Edition package for GT and GTP models is available; it includes a new rear spoiler, special wheels, embroidered floor mats, blue foglamps, a monotone lower fascia, unique badging and door sill plates, white-faced gauges and special seats with leather inserts and blue stitching. ABS brakes are now optional on SE and GT models.