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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Pontiac Grand Prix Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 303 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 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 V8 and supercharged V6, nimble handling, attractive gauges, easy-to-use controls, big trunk, fold-flat front-passenger seat.

  • Cons

    Build and materials quality still needs some work, tight backseat, noisy engine, not enough storage or cupholders.

  • What's New for 2005

    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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Safe, fast, dependable

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

This car was my first car, and I drove it with pride until the day that it saved the life of myself and two other passengers. Rounding a sharp corner at night, I found myself approaching a fallen tree across the road. I swerved to avoid the tree and ended up on the embankment hitting another tree at about 45 MPH. Airbags deployed, but nobody was hurt. The car was extremely safe, and was an absolute blast to drive, with amazing handling and performance for a sedan. I am definitely looking into buying another Grand Prix, perhaps this time with a supercharger!



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Car that wont stop

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I have a 2005 gp that now has 361000 miles that has given me many years of use. If you take care of the 3800 V6 you will get your money back in return.




Very good quality car

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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.



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Fairly good car overall

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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. I love 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.



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My favorite car.

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I got a 2006 Grand Prix as my very first car, it was used.From the moment I started to drive the car I loved it. I never had any problems with it, as I did keep up with care on it. Nothing out of the ordinary happened with it, it was always a great car, specially the night it saved my life, and 3 other peoples. That night the tires slid on ice. We slid straight into a guard rail on the drivers side in the middle between the doors. Then flipped over the guard rail and flipped twice. The car took the impact like a champ, and saved our lives all 4 of us walked away. The car did it's job & protected me and my passengers. This car was nothing but great.



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Lots of fun

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

I purchased my GTP this month from my company. It has been my company car for four years and I've now put 117,000 on the clock and still a sweet ride without any major issues.



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Full 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

What's New for 2005

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.

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Talk About The 2005 Grand Prix

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Discussions See all Started By

L8_Apex
L8_Apex
05-06-2000
Better--> The Pontiac Grand Prix topic. Those of...


etcb
etcb
02-02-2006
I have a 2005 GXP with 18K miles of problem free driving. I live in Virginia where in the winter the outside tempatures can get quite cold. <40 degrees. However, when I use the auto climate co?...


ocmike3
ocmike3
03-18-2006
I'm finally getting ready to do my first oil change (2005 GXP Dark Cherry) and thinking I want to run a synthetic like Mobile 1. Have any of you been running synthetics in you GXP or other performanc?...



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