Best car ever owned. 240,000 miles. Bought at 60,000 mi. 31 mpg hwy. 2 tuneups as owner. Only repairs- brakes and tires and oil changes as expected. 1 headlight. Too bad GM got rid of pontiac and saturns. They are indestructable. still tight like new. even fabric looks like new. Not afraid to jump in and go long distances anywhere. Only problem is a deer tried to get a ride. Took out passenger door. Still picking glass from car.
Rides comfortably, 3.1 engine mpg is 22 in city and 30 on the road. Reaching the battery is a hassle. Problem with power window motors and door linkage, otherwise it has been reliable. Engine tends to be noisy.
Excellent view all around, except for right front corner which is blocked by wide pillar.
Power window motors break down and door handle linkage is not sturdy.
I bought this car in 2004 when my 95 sunfire had a cracked head so that i could use it until sunfire was fixed! The Vehicle had 186,000 miles on it all highway miles from a guy who drove from Michigan to Georgia and back alot! it needed Rear Struts when I bought it and then just the usual Oil changes and stuff since, I did replace the Fuel Pump in 2006! but nothing major! I now have 260,000+ miles on this Vehicle and it still runs and drives great I drive about 15 miles one way to work mostly City with a little highway miles and still Avg 24 MPG, as you can tell I decided to keep this car and never fixed the Sunfire, Handles wonderfully in all weather and is fun to drive! Stylish looks also!
Body style, Handling, 16 inch aluminum wheels, 2nd gear start, comfort.
Cup holders, they are in a bad location and wont even hold a 20 0z bottle! or anything taller than a paper Coffee cup and require you to reach for it instead of a more comfortable position!
I bought this in 2003 with about 50K miles, and have since added 40K. there has been NO major repairs, just a replaced battery, replaced front and rear brakes/rotors one time each and a new starter pack. The car runs great and handles ideally in inclement weather
Steering wheel radio controls, engine performance.
Cup holder position is dreadful, headlights are set too far back- they need to be bigger or otherwise cast a wider beam. A supercharger would be nice, too. Bring back the GP coupe!
This Grand Prix does great out on the open road. It drives great and gets abound 30 mpg on the highway. I enjoy driving it. The car has held up good as the previous owner abused and neglected it. I bought it with leaking intake gaskets and replaced them myself (A person gets very good at this if they own almost any GM car). At 130k it still runs strong.
Good looks and good performance
poor cup holder placement, better quality engine gaskets