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2004 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 200 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

  • Fast and fun to drive, the Grand Prix is still too rough around the edges to steal the hearts of import buyers.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong supercharged V6, nimble handling, attractive gauges, easy-to-use controls, big trunk, fold-flat front-passenger seat.

  • Cons

    Build and materials quality still needs work, tight backseat, noisy engine, not enough storage or cupholders, no auto climate control.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Grand Prix underwent a redesign for 2004, but those familiar with the big sedan will find its blend of performance and comfort hasn't changed much.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (65 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


My poor grand prix

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Like many other cars, this car has its up's and down's. Unfortunately for me, there were more down's than up's. It may be due to the fact that I bought it with 155k miles on it but it still doesn't change the fact that the Grand Prix is not built with quality materials. My car overheated four times within a span of 8 months. I expected the car to last till around 250k miles but I'm gonna trade this bad boy in. Car has decent acceleration but no power after 3500 rpm. And nowadays little 4 cylinders can hang and even outrun this V6 and still get better gas mileage. I suggest getting a GTP or GXP and get those extra horses or else you'll be disappointed just like me. Don't do it to yourself!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Bad transmission

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I have a 2004 Pontiac grand prix It was a great car till the transmission went out on I 90.. I had it towed home took the trans pan off and found chips in the pan. cleaned it and changed the filter but it would not move it was shot. I never drove it hard but I bought the car with 27,000 miles on it every now and then it would hesitate before it went into gear but always ran fine once you got going, could not believe it went out so soon.I was hoping to get at least 100,000 miles out of it.It always ran fine as far as the motor goes but the transmission has serious issues. I am going to try and replace the trans and see what happens because I like the way the car handles in the snow.Thanks




Just an all around excellent

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I've had my 2004 Grand Prix GT for only a week, and I absolutely love it. Purchased very clean w/ 80k miles. As a previous owner of both a Mustang GT and a Dodge Intrepid with a 3.2L V6, this '04 Grand Prix is right between the Mustang and Intrepid in size, so if you would like a sports car feel with room for kids, I highly recommend this car! Very tight suspension, very responsive. Excellent gas mileage, so far. I got about 24 mpg my first tank of gas in a mix highway/city driving, even while testing the vehicles capabilities. This car will effortlessly respond to any pressure on the accelerator, with seemingly no engine strain. With that said- it will also readily and gladly consume fuel



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love this car

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I wasn't in the market for a Pontiac but it was for my wife and it was her choice. She liked the styling. We bought it in '05 from an off-lease with 18,000 miles on it. The OE Goodyear tires were junk and made bad noise. Replaced them with Michelin and it made a world of difference. This one of the best cars I have ever owned. I have been driving it every day for the last 2 years 80 miles round trip to work. it now has 148,000 on it and it's still a great car. Great power, performance, comfort and reliability. I average 26 MPG. No major problems. This car has renewed my faith in American vehicles. Very sad to see Pontiac go. Anyone who hates this car must have a lemon. Yes, I would buy again



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Finally paid off

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my 2004 with 24,000 miles on it. A factory exhaust system was installed. Good car until the 40,000 mile mark. Took it in for my routine oil change, and was told that there were particles of metal in transmission fluid. I did a trans flush and added Lucas Trans Lube to it. It took 2 full flushes to get all of the metal out of the system. Now at 88,000 miles, I was told, again, by a new mechanic that my trans fluid needs to be changed. The manual calls for 1 trans change at 100,000 miles. This would now make it 3 flushes in 88,000 miles. Check gas cap and check eng light came on at 65,000 miles. Computer says there's a leak in the exhaust manifold. Trading in before I dump money in it.




It ain't the 99

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I had a 99 and loved it every day I had it. On a whim, I traded it for this 'adult' version with leather and sunroof. Almost immediately I was unhappy. The sunroof hesitated for the first 3 years then fixed itself. The front end has been repaired at least 6 times. It ate a set of tires in 8 month. Tie rods, bushing alignment issues. The interior stinks: My 6 foot husband can't get into it, period with out moving the steering wheel and seat. "leather' is all cracking, wheel is peeling, plastic is impossible to clean. I miss my 99 in myriad ways. It was huge, got better mileage. I HATE leather, especially this leather. And the AM radio is affected by sunspots or something 2x a year. weird



Full 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

What's New for 2004

The Grand Prix underwent a redesign for 2004, but those familiar with the big sedan will find its blend of performance and comfort hasn't changed much.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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