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.
by semperfigirl on Dec 7, 2010 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.
by Dr Ratched on Aug 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
Gee. What DOESN'T work on this car. Paint was peeling off after 2 years and now it has leprosy. Water pump needed replacing after 2 years. It's burning oil like a drunk BP CEO. The cheap plastic on the inside is worn off everywhere you put your hands. The leather seats are fading and tearing. Oh. And the stupid key fob won't work. Avoid this car. Avoid Pontiacs. Avoid GM.
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.