I had this car fora about a year, and I bought it at 180,000 miles on it....quiet, ran like new! I had absolutely no problems with this car besides regular maintenance like oil change, tire rotation, the usual stuff. I wasn't a big fan of the dark teal colored pain job, and interior is pretty boring, but the quality of this car is a keeper for sure! **I'm sorry, I was at the shop one time, this is when I first bought it, I had to get my water pump replaced, but that was it...
Smooth Ride! This car has no really outstanding special features.
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
Have had my 2006 for eight years.
She has over 240,000 miles and I've only done basic maintenance.
A comfortable ride which is important with a two hour commute each day.
Great performance and gas mileage!
I've started looking for another vehicle and plan to pass this one to the kids.
I wish the Grand Prix's were still being produced!
Style, Performance, Gas Mileage, Reliability, Durability.
I aquired my 2006 Grand Prix(base) in March 2009 and I have to say it is an excellent performer and reliable daily driver. In the time that I have owned my Gp, I have had little to no problems with it.
The car can definitely makes a daily drive exciting with it's 200hp-230 torque as it has defeated many a foe. It also responds very well to modifications, I've placed a CAI, ZZP 304 SS headers, downpipe, and catback with Flowmaster Super 44s. It sounds badass to finalize.
My friends praise its quickness and superb ride quality on the road, its a bliss to drive daily and a joy when the go-pedal is abused.
In short, it is an excellent car and I would reccomend one to all.
First and foremost, the 3.8L V6. It is an excellent engine, extremenly reliable and potent even in it's base form.
Second would be the exterior looks, just drop dead gorgeuos. She still mesmorizes me and I often gaze at it repeatedly. Pontiac made a beautiful car!
Third is the ride quality, it drives so well as I am told and I definitely agree! Highway driving is, as I have said, a relaxing bliss.
Fourth is the interior lighting and comfy bucket seats. The Pontiac red really makes the gauges look cool and sporty, the design is cool. The only improvement would have been better materials for the dash. Trying to shine that GM plastic is a bother, though only on the door panels.....
Troubles are as follows:
1. Excess oil consumption on my car, it burned its oil and need a fill-up after only 1K miles instead of the 5K for Mobil 1 Full Synth. Some 3.8 sedans/cars have this issue, some do not. It's manageable but annoying.
2. Its on it's second trans speed sensor, with the third coming soon. Possible trans issues but then again I have run her hard in the past so this issue can be attributed to me.
3. Some cracks on the dash, and a clip broke for the gauge bezel. No big deal really.
Thats it, no other problems to speak of.
Yes, what it said. I put 190,000+ miles on my Pontiac. Bought it 4.5 years ago, just traded it and I miss it horribly. No mechanical trouble except basic maintenance and 1 thermostat. Paint stood up well to the test of time. Only thing interior wise is my dashboard cracked a little way up by the window. Other than that, stayed great. Seats didn't tear, rug didn't wear out. The engine gave you enough power to get where you needed to go quickly. I wish Pontiac had stuck around. I would have bought another.