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love it, but material quality stinks!!!!
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By thomas_cory2000
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Vehicle

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

The gas mileage sticker claimed 15/25. Well I get about that city but, highway I get usually 33mpg going 55mgh - gets 27 mpg going 65 mph (as long as I stay out of it). Brakes are amazing, handling is also amazing for a 4 door family car that weights 4,600lbs. My main complaint is the quality of the materials. I take very good care of my car and baby it! The leather on the seats is starting to wear more then my 5 year old Cadillac I had prior, the paint job stinks, it's starting to chip and wear in places it shouldn't for a 2 year old car and the interior is all plastic?? Shouldn't this problem with a $30,000 car.


Best Features

Overall outside look. Acceleration, stopping power, handling, gas mileage is amazing for the engine


Worst Features

It needs to be made better, the quality of the materials specifically: paint job, leather seats, to much interior plastic, is not nearly satisfactory for a $30,000 car!! Come On Pontiac!!!


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Last year 2008 GP GXP goes out Winner!
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Performance
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By 69Judge
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Vehicle

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

These GP GXP's are a terrific value right now. Very stylish inside and out. It is a blast to drive the V8 is strong and produces a great exhaust tone on the road, it handles the road with ease all instrumentation is easy to read and driver friendly. Everyone loves te suede leather bucket seats they are really comfortable. I have plenty of head/leg room. The 18 inch rims really make the car stand out in the parking lot. The GXP makes driving fun again, sporty with V8 power to match and all the extra options you'd expect from a luxury car. The 05-08 GXP's(14,800) are one of the automotive industry's best kept secrets!! I'm very, very happy with mine.


Best Features

Remote start(auto cools/heats) the interior too. 5.3L V8 has great get up and go. Affordability, Better HUD than previous Grand Prixs, AFM this is a biggie: Active Fuel Management turns the V8 into a V4 under low load driving conditions. Nice large slotted rotors, Bilstien gas shocks,DIC informative


Worst Features

Auto dim rear view mirror, design dual chrome exhaust tips to extend 2 more inches. 1 more accessory outlet, little better rear wheel undercoating/interior dampening. offer spare tire/Jack.


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Lots of Problems - ready for a new car
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By tsfergus
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Was fun to drive in the summer, but living in Michigan - it is single- handedly the worst vehicle I have ever driven on snow and ice. It was so bad that it could no longer be used on the freeway during the winter. Also, for over a year now, there is a constant squeaking noise coming from the front tire. Three times to the dealership, new brakes and they still can't find out what's wrong. Have also had a electronic system failure warning pop up on the dash display twice. Not very comforting when you drive on the freeway everyday. Overall, too many problem for a new car.


Best Features

Heads-up display and steering wheel radio functions. Heated seats are great in the winter.


Worst Features

Too much torque for the light-weight nature of the vehicle. Makes it utterly useless in the winter.


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Sleeper GXP
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By wzntme78
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Vehicle

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased this car with about 12,000 on it, as a former program car. The car right of the bat sold itself as far as performance and comfort went. I fell in love with the rumble of the exhaust..And punch the pedal and you can feel the pull. As for torque steer, we are talking about an big torgue high hp V-8 in a car...Not some little handa with 200 hp and no real torque, so of course you will have this at times. Just hold on and make sure you are aimed in a direction other than whats desired! Torque steer can also be found in any Cadillac fwd with the northstar!


Best Features

The Power obviously sold the car. The exhaust rumble especially. The exterior is fine although the editor, whom probably didnt even drive the car thinks not! As for 0-60 time ...its under 6 seconds easy! Again the editor who reviewed this vehicle could have been at the bar and not in the car.


Worst Features

Better interior components. Can GM ever make a sports car with door panels that don't rattle or make tons of noise? The offset wheel and tire combo wasn't needed! And come on the stereos GM uses don't have to be used 15 years consecutively!


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An Honest Review
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By stelo27
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Vehicle

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I had a 2006 Grand Prix GT V6 Supercharged and fell in love with it. I have always been a big Mazda fan growing up but had to switch to Pontiac after trading in my Mazda 6S for the 06 Grand Prix GT. I had it for 8 months and then sadly wrecked it. So i turned around and jumped right back into a 2008 Grand Prix, but the GXP this time. I love it. There is room for improvement, which i believe they have accomplished it in the new G8, But people, this is an awsome car. Especially for the price. I got mine slightly used with 9k miles on it, it MSRP for $29800, but being that its the last year for the Grand Prix and with the G8 now available, I got my GP GXP for $19000 and you can't beat that.


Best Features

Powerfull realiable V8. Love the 303 Hp that can be modded with a chip and intake to 335 Hp. Beautiful comfortable seats. People knock the style but I love it, and it can be modded as well with chrome grille and trim. Gas is better than expected for the power. 5 year/ 100,000 mile power train warranty!


Worst Features

Should have been rear wheel for the power. Need more head room. Transmission work well, but 4 gears, come on! No contrast in color on center console, it needs some trim. Hood scoops would be nice. And basically every improvement I just listed, is on the new G8 plus another 60 horses. Good jop GM!


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