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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan

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My first love!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Amer Deen
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT1 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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My dad bought me the car in 2005 with 16,000 miles on it, I still have it to this day with 110,000 on it. Great car! Very reliable, obviously cars need to have money put into them in the later years, for example I have been leaking coolant and oil for a long time so I finally figured out it was the lower intake gasket, GM created the car with cheap gaskets so I fixed mine and put a metal gasket now it doesn't leak anything , other than that great motor my mechanic told me my car will last another 10 years because I have taken care of it, if you take care of it it will take care of you plain and simple


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LORD HAVE MERCY
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By Shell
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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I was a 18 year old college student when I bought this car. I bought it and the same week found out it had bad wheel bearings. throughout the year I've had problems with it here and there. it started leaking anti freeze causing my heat not to work. then my motor blew up in it. I had to get a motor from another Pontiac and replace it with mine. not even a month later I was taking a right turn on Main Street and my car wouldn't move. my transmission was falling out of my car!! I did not have these gears; R,D,N,3. that was when (after having the car for 7 months) I gave up. I ended up selling my car for parts because I kept the outside and inside very clean. I ended up getting $400 out of it. but I will never ever get a Pontiac car again. every time I see the same car I had I want to go spit on it


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Loved it while I had it
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michelle
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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A few years ago I was in a tight spot and had to replace my car ASAP because it had been totaled and I was allowed to have it for three days to "drive within daylight hours in the local area" so that I could replace my car.

Enter the orange 2004 Pontiac GTP. I bought it used, with over 130k miles on it. That was the best car I ever had! I loved it until I had to part with it recently (traded it in for a Kia Soul - don't judge me! I didn't want to do it but I had to!)

To start, it was lovely all around. Smooth, sleek, sexy - my friends found it to be an attractive car even if it was something "older" than what they had. I even had a friend that asked if I were to sell it that I come to him first. Unfortunately I had to part with it after three years, with over 167k miles on it. Let me tell you a little something about the Pontiac I had.

For the first two years, it held together great. But this past year it started falling apart. I replaced the cad. converter, the throttle body, the blower motor, replaced the master window switch and had my muffler fixed (technically that was last year). I bought this car for around $5k, and just barely got a $1000 for it. Here's my bottom line to anyone looking to purchase an older Pontiac; be prepared to drop some serious cash into it if it's a GTP. One of the reasons why I had to part with my beloved car was because on my way to class I broke down on the highway. A call to a trust worthy mechanic and towman later I found out the computer in the car was going. Ah-ha~ I thought to myself, so this is they the horn was starting to be picky about when it would sound! I almost got into an accident because my tires were worn (I didn't know at the time) and when I hydroplaned I nearly caused an accident - had it not been for the squealing tires the other driver would not have been aware of what was going on... because not matter how many times I hit the horn it wouldn't work! (but later it worked in the parking lot)

Over all what I loved about it - it was affordable before it started falling apart. Comfortable. The heated seats and sun roof were a plus. Beautiful color - I haven't seen too many cars pull off the orange exterior as well as the Pontiac. Looked fantastic with tinted windows. Great trunk size, V6 engine was great, and it was fun even if it didn't have all of todays bells and whistles (blue tooth, navigation, etc) I once had to tote around an old man in a wheelchair and what we liked was the seat was leveled with his wheelchair. Pop a sliding board on the seat and he could just scoot over comfortably. The back seat might be a tight fit for some people, but I was able to transport a friend (riding shot gun) her two kids (one in a car seat, the other in a booster) plus my basset hound pound puppy.

Downside? If you're in the snowbelt this was not an ideal car. I crashed twice into a curb in one year because of snowbuild up on the tires. I managed to bust up a strut and my swaybar. Some of the parts I needed my mechanic had to go to a junk yard for - which makes me wonder if the first converter that was replaced was a junk yard part. The backseats are not ideal for tall people. You'll feel squished and I don't know about others, but I always felt that I was being folded in half sitting back there. And if you have a GTP, be prepared to shell out some serious $$$ for repairs. Some of the simplest jobs cost extra for me because of how everything under the hood was arrange. Oh... and don't ask me why but GM put the power steering fluid down, almost behind the engine! It was very irritating when I had to pop the hood and locate the cap.

All in all, this may make a great summer car for people who want less features and more car.


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Best all-around car I've had! All my friends are jealous of the Pontiac
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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
5 of 5 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.


Best Features

Without a doubt the drivers cockpit and red lighting.


Worst Features

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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