I ordered this car brand new to my specifications (Cranberry Red, Tan Heated Leather, Moonroof, Monsoon Audio, 12 Disc CD Player, otherwise came with everything standard) This car is my absolute favorite out of the 4 Pontiac's I own (00' GP GT sedan, 01' GP GTP Special Edition Coupe, 04' Bonny GXP and 07' GP GT) It by far has the best steering/braking/suspension! The 4.6L Northstar V8 is super powerful but leaves me with a little more power being desired (Because of the fact that GM has the 2.0T and 3.6L which make about the same power). The exhaust sound is magnificent. I don't even know where to start about the looks of this car because it is super hot! Mine has 27K miles and is reliable.
This has been a nice car to drive over the past three years. It has decent pickup and great road manners. It is quiet and has a smooth, comfortable suspension setup without excessive body roll in turns. The dual zone HVAC is a dream, always ready to make you absolutely comfortable no matter the weather outside. If I were to have any complaints about this car it would be the ill advised Intermediate Shaft in the steering column carried over from the Olds Aurora. When your GXP becomes afflicted with this malady you are stuck suffering through moans, groans and a stiff feel in tight turns; and a notchy "hitting a rock" feel in normal driving turn situations. This car depreciates quickly.
IMHO i would stay away from these cars as they are nothing but an electrical nightmare.
The car is less then 9 years old and have spent ridiculous amounts of coin on it.
The computer was replaced, and programmed by dealer, with less then 120,000 km. and i still have the engine light going off.
Dropped the transmission with less then 160, 000 mostly highway kms. Cracked the plastic plenum on the the engine with just over 130, 000km.
Who thought of that, plastic on top of a hot engine! The design flaws are endless. I scrapped it, and took the money that I would have spent repairing it, and bought new wheels.
I bought this car in 2004 after seeing it at a local car show i fell in love with it ..
as of today 3/6/2012 i only have 45k on it
it has been a wonderful car ive done nothing to it
just a onstar upgrade and new tires still on same brakes
and oil changes at local dealer