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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

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GXP 5.3L V8 4-speed Automatic - (32 reviews )
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Very cheap interior and build quality
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By sbronemann
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this car in May of 2012 with 28,500 miles on it. Currently has 62k on it and things are starting to go bad. Headlights turn off occassionally on their own, valve cover gasket is leaking, sunroof leaks, and ignition switch is going bad. It is fun to drive and does get pretty good gas mileage, recent trip to South Carolina resulted in 31.3 MPG cruising right at 71 mpg GPS verified. The torque steer is absolutely horrible as you could expect with a front drive V8 with 303 HP. Looking to get rid of it very soon.


Favorite Features

HUD, heated seats, remote start.


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GRAND PRIX GXP 2008-STILL THE BEST
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By awos
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Just an update on my 2008 GXP. I have 55,000 miles on it now and still running like new. It's hard to believe that most car mags blasted this car. This car will run with most sports sedans and knock the hell out of the rest. If you can find one thats been maintained, oil changes and the like, BUY IT. I'm 6' 3"" tall and 230 lbs and the leather seats are still in great shape. Why Pontiac was killed is a shame. Bring it back, somebody.


Favorite Features

Tap shift, seats, a/c automatic, HUD and sound of 5.3L with Borla's mufflers.


Suggested Improvements

Bring back Pontiac


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2008 GP GXP
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By awos
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have had my red GXP for 3 1/2 yrs now. She got 48,000 miles on her and no problems, here that Consumers Report, Car & Driver and rest of critics. The car preforms day in and day out. Fast, comfortable and reliable. I am 6'2" and there's plenty of room Interior is standing up better than expected.


Favorite Features

HUD, Heated seats and Paddle shifters


Suggested Improvements

Bring back PONTIAC!!!


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Will miss the Grand Prix, get one if you can
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By bobr15
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Bought my 2008 GXP used from a MA dealer who bought it at rental auction at 12k miles in June '08 (was a former Alamo rental). Excellent car, but burned through brakes like crazy. After replacing front brakes with rotors at about 18k, needed all brakes/rotors again at 25k. Some light arm twisting at the local dealer and GM rep agreed to a whole new set of rotors/pads front and back. Still holding at 37k though there's a lot of brake dust on the front wheels. Smoking, fast car. Even better than the 2000 Grand Prix GTP turbo I drove for 8 years prior. Too bad, it's the end of an era.


Favorite Features

Acceleration. Roomy interior. Signature red aircraft like instrument cluster at night. Heads up display. Decent mileage for V8. Good room in back seat. Price vs. comparable import.


Suggested Improvements

Doesn't matter now. R.I.P. Grand Prix.


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Great Car Overall
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By blakehannan
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought this car last February used. It is very fast, rides tight... Hard suspension so its a little bumpy but ill survive due to the performance. I love the look of the exterior with the factory wheels, id love to put some different wheels on to make it look even more sharp! But, the downfall to this vehicle is the interior, the seats are nice, but the plastic throughout the car is a little annoying and i do not believe that Pontiac put any time into it and did not give the consumer what they should have gotten. Could have been an AMAZING vehicle, but due to this, just great. Good fuel economy for 5.3 L V-8.


Favorite Features

Tap shift; improves fuel economy. cruise control. stability system. Monsoon stereo. I WISH i had the in dash navigation. On star. power/heated seats. the exterior look.


Suggested Improvements

Interior a bit botchy, a little kid could have done better to make the car look more fancy/classy/sexy. Blue lights exterior, everyone loves blue lights. why did they put factory white lighting? its so ugly and 1900's. Auto dimming rear-view mirror. pain in the booty switching it yourself. They have a 12 V outlet in the center counsel. Why im not sure, but i have never used it. Bluetooth or AUX jack? cell phones have all the music now, not CD's. Also, no data player, just regular CD's.


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