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Best all-around car I've had! All my friends are jealous of the Pontiac
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By synovialbasher
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car in February of 2014 with 126xxx miles on it. Currently I have over 133xxx. This car is awesome. I love the interior cockpit design; it really makes the driver feel in charge. The heads up display in this car is by far my favorite feature. It's really hard to find those with other cars nowadays. The GM 3.8 is an amazing motor. Going down the highway I get 30 mpg easily, which is amazing given the size of the car. Whenever a friend of mine gets into my car, their immediate reaction is, "wow, this is a solid car". Then again, these are people who drive Volkswagens and Hondas... They're shocked on how safe they feel in an American car.


Favorite Features

Heads up display, cockpit view, fuel economy, size, styling, reliability


Suggested Improvements

The only thing they could improve is to keep making these things. GM really screwed up by giving Pontiac the axe.


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GM retired a powerhouse
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By zaranjjt
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the car in 2005 with 6k on it.It's now around 114k and still running splendidly.Never really had any major problems until last year when I accidentally hit a curb. Soon after had to replace tie rods, brakes found leaks in the coolant tank and power steering reservoirs. Got them all replaced at around 5k, now the car runs like smooth as silk. Even now i get a thrill out of an early morning acceleration rush. the a/c brings temperatures to polar regions in the peak Texan summer effortlessly. The car used to sheer through Michigan snows without so much as a sway. Many friends who had Hondas and Infinitis would ride with me because the stability of the Grand Prix in those conditions.


Favorite Features

Without a doubt the drivers cockpit and red lighting.


Suggested Improvements

No point the brand is deceased, but it was a fun ride. I will never sell the car, i will drive it till it stops and no one can fix it.


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Have to keep an eye on
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By meerkat_mayhem
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

The quick engine response when I need to merge into oncoming traffic. The ability to know and feel when my car is not quite right, (despite above review). The fact this car has responded so quickly and safely in driving in all types of weather and conditions beyond by control. It's just so great! The black leather seats, not so great in the summer.


Suggested Improvements

Deal with the issues so many owners have already had to deal with and have posted online. I understand that if you try to key into specific issues regarding all aspects of this car there is bound to be something, but if I had only known about the water pump issue, I would have been more the rave of my car. And gas mileage, well it sucks, but with a 280HP engine, you get what you get.


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Vehicle performance and reliability
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jimmy129
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased my 2004 in 2008, from a local auction with 104k. It has 192k on it. I have gotten excellent service. Oil changed every 3k miles at dealer. All maintenance done at dealer, the usual wear. Travel south 3x yearly, without problems. Very reliable vehicle. GM stop making, why. Would or will purchase another and keep current.


Favorite Features

I like everything about this car. The ride and handling is fantastic. Gas mileage is great. 17 gal gas tank, drive 970 miles on 2.4 tanks of gas. Quiet, smooth ride.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Sad To See Pontiac Go
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By indianmike
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Supercharger Heads up display Monsoon stereo that sounds way better than our 2010 GMC Acadia. The Chevy can't even compare. The color is dark gray and the windows are tinted, both complemented by the chrome wheels. It still looks good for its age. The body style IS a little out of date but, hey, it's 10 years old so what do you expect?


Suggested Improvements

So GM discontinued Pontiac but kept Buick. Good strategy, GM. The impact to me? I'm about to buy my first Honda or (dare I say it?) Ford.


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Good Ol' Girl
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By nola2012
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car used in Sept 05 with 33,000 miles on it. I am now looking to retire her with 220 plus. Overall she's been very reliable but this car does have some design flaws. Rainstorms are not its friend. Water runs down into the AC system and I had to have the heater box replaced. The blower began sticking on last year, got it fixed and didn't last. The AC system has now burned up in it completely and I'm not getting it fixed. The floors will also get soaked in heavy rain which is really strange. The backseat is too cramped but the trunk is the size of Nebraska. I have loved the power and good looks of this car though.


Favorite Features

Power, reliability, good looks


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Dependable, sporty, but a little ho-hum too
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By fnash
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my GP GT2 used with about 32,000 miles on it and now have 115,000. I have not had to have any major service done on it, ever. I have had to replace normal wear and tear items like brake pads or rotors, and have oddball issues that occur still. The fuel pump seal is bad so when the car sits for a bit the fuel drains down the line. Turn the key to ON a couple of times before going to START and you're fine. Exhaust sound is outstanding, handling is great, and power is nice but a little lacking by today's standards. Fit and finish is OK but kind of bland and cheap looking. Overall though, an excellent purchase. Well worth the money.


Favorite Features

Exhaust sound, power (although it could have more), fun to drive factor. Dependability. Ability to just hammer away at it and not have it break. BIG trunk.


Suggested Improvements

AC is barely even adequate for Michigan, and is almost useless when I visit family down south. Jazz up the interior a bit. It's rather bland.


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Great Car
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By mrwenger04
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my second Grand Prix. Traded in 95 with over 200K (transmission started failing). Bought my 2004 with 33K in 2005. Now has 180K and engine still runs as smooth as when i purchased it. Transmission tends to slip when HOT. This car has had NO REPAIRS since purchased. I call my car THE ONE. She will never leave me stranded :) One down fall i will admit is the back seat. With a tall toddler and being tall myself i have to adjust my seat forward for him to have room. Great mileage since day one. I take great car of my car as well and hope to see 250K before i turn her in. Or maybe i'll keep her and buy a 2008 with low mile's. Love my Grand Prix :) wish they would make MORE!!!


Favorite Features

She has not let me down and not cost me money!!!


Suggested Improvements

More leg room in back seat.


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Descent little car
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By Myron King
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

GTP "Comp G" Pkg. supercharger V6 motor, Custom rims heads-up display, monsoon stereo, steering wheel controls, short trip display, sporty look, fast


Suggested Improvements

I don't like the leather buckets, the paddle shifters are useless


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Love this Car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By aaaprotected
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my 2004 Pontiac brand new! It has 132,000 miles on it and I still love this car like when I bought it. I have only had minor things go wrong, but nothing ever major! I sadly trading it in for something newer with less miles. Being Pontiac isn't making these anymore I am having to search for a car just as great! If you love POWER you will love the 3.8 motor.


Favorite Features

Performance and looks of this car is HOT!


Suggested Improvements

A few blind spots! But you get used to it!


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