by ballbreaker910 on May 30, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this car to replace a car that was on its last leg. After reading reviews from a website like this I decided to purchase one. It was a well made decision. This car is very reliable. I lived 2 miles from work and found out the hard way how bad the car was on gas, especially with local driving. However on the highway I was able to get about 25 mpg. Things I noticed before trading it in was it began to burn oil. The indicator advised me of low oil well before the 3000 mile recommended oil change and I used synthetic blend. Overall. It was a great car.
by njoosse on Nov 14, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Nice big car, lots of room, loads of power from the 3.8 v6. Love the exhaust growl.
I always compare this car to my 04 Honda Accord 4cyl.
This car has way more power and gets the same fuel mileage.
On the other hand it doesn't handle as well and the fit and finish are not nearly as good.
the interior, especially at night.
Reliability is ok. Burns a bit of oil.
At 100000miles, its starting to squeak and rattle, which my Honda is not.
Overall a pretty good car.
Option packages have been shuffled a bit, as have the wheel choices. New radio units include a CD/MP3 player and a DVD-based navigation system with six-disc CD changer. Remote vehicle start is now available in all models. Late in the model year a 303-horsepower V8-powered GXP joins the lineup.