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Not your typical boring 4 door
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By Mark Moody
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I just purchased an 05 Grand Prix GT great car at a great price with the employee discount saved almost $7000.00.This is my second Grand Prix GT we also have an 02 which after 75000 miles has yet to give us any problems.I test drove many other cars but came back to Pontiac.For the money I couldn`t find a better equipped car.The Grand Prix GT for us is a nice combination of good looks power and reliability.


Favorite Features

Love the moonroof remote car starter monsoon stereo and Onstar handling and ride is very good


Suggested Improvements

no suggestions yet


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Absolute Beauty
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By L C
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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This car thrives on the lead foot driver that can resist temptation. This car can also double as a contemporary family sedan.


Favorite Features

Engine, Engine, and more Engine.


Suggested Improvements

More headroom.


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Huge Fun to Drive
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By Naples, FL
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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0-60 in under 6 sec, pretty impressive for a 4 door grocery getter. The engine makes beautiful music, unmistakable V8 growl from the tailpipes. Very responsive handling while not completely sacrificing a comfortable ride-the engineers found a good balance. Pontiac is marketing more stuff to the enthusiast lately, they can be proud of this one.


Favorite Features

Mucho V8 power with 27 mpg, outstanding audio system, quiet, roomy, & comfortable. Great fun to drive, feels like it is riding on rails.


Suggested Improvements

Should come standard with HomeLink, but it is not even available. Memory seats should be available, also auto dimming mirror-they are not. Front license plate frame needs to be redesigned so that it does not put 3 large permanent irreparable holes through the bumper.


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Mid Life Dream Car
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By jammerman
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Saw the Grand Prix GT at Auto Show, loved the sportiness, but didn't buy - boy am I glad! When GM offered the employee pricing, discovered Pontiac had released a more sporty, upscale GXP - basically a GT with the V8 and all the sporty options (mags, chrome highlights, etc.) with the slightly lowered profile, this car screams speed! Everyone on my friends are green with envy. Nice throatty growl, instrument cluster well placed. TAP shifter makes it a fun cruiser.


Favorite Features

Looks and power - lots of people have no idea that it's a Grand Prix


Suggested Improvements

Readouts on display would look better in light blue on black displays (DIC center and Radio - currently red). Memmory seating would be a nice feature to offer


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Eye-Catcher
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By Thunder
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Blue-Green Crystal gets lots of compliments in parking lots, gas stations, etc. Great performance, but if the idea for bigger tires in the front really was to reduece torque steer, I don't notice much improvement over my former '98 GTP. Still, be aware of it and it's not a problem. Very solid ride with little or no body lean into corners. City mileage hasn't worked out as advertised yet, though I only have 600 miles on it, so far. Hopefully it'll get better than the current 14 mpg after a couple of thousand miles. Highway miles are decent (26mpg) and should also improve, soon. HUD is much better and more informative than older models. Exhaust? Aaaah, sounds like my old Z- 28.


Favorite Features

As a retired pilot I love the HUD as well as other features found on aircraft and not cars...(Engine hour meter and a "G" meter??) This car's a gadget freak's dream.


Suggested Improvements

This is really picky, I know, but the last generation GTP had a neat little hook on the fuel filler door on which to hang the gas cap so it didn't just dangle on the side of the car. The GXP needs this feature.


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