by meerkat_mayhem on Jun 8, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I have had an amazing experience with this car in terms of it's performance, but for you fellow owners, you have to be VERY AWARE of any issues with your power steering unit as well as any minute leakage that may be undetectable from your water pump.
Watch your temperature gauge for any increase in heat and monitor your coolant levels.
I just experienced the worse case scenario when driving on the freeway and suddenly getting the ping informing me to shut down AC due to engine overheating.
4200.00 later valves had to be replaced and head gaskets machined in addition to much more.
Google make,model,year "engine overheating" for more info.
Please be diligent about this.
by indianmike on Feb 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I bought the car new in December 2003 and am still driving it in 2013 with 105,000 miles.
Got the GTP and it still accelerates like a champ and handles very well.
I'm pleased with the interior with easy to use controls, plus it fits me like a glove.
This car is big but doesn't feel too big like our Chevy Monte Carlo.
Excellent factory stereo, heads up display that should be in every vehicle and a reliable 3.8 engine.
The paint still sparkles, the chrome wheels look great and the body style isn't embarrassing for a 10 year old car.
The problems I've experienced are a recurring problem with the traction control and body squeaks that drive me crazy.
Too much plastic in the interior.
by Myron King on Nov 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I traded my '06 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Hemi for this car. Overall, the car is okay. I miss having a truck though. The car had 51k miles when I got it. Its got 61k miles and there's been some problems with it. The stability track module went bad, the moonroof doesn't function properly, window motors went bad. Thankfully, the car has a maxcare warranty from CarMax that's good for 100k miles. The previous owner kept detailed maintenance rec'ds. I can't wait to trade this car in for something bigger and more powerful.