1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Consumer Review: Great fun car -little things a

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix - Consumer Review

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GT Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Great fun car -little things at 6 years
By Charles Low on


1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan


I have loved owning and driving this car. Little things at 6 years like transmission sometimes stuck in Park (requiring an easy maneuver with a screwdriver, but still..), radio LCD's malfunctioning. But generally a very good, reliable vehicle, incredible sound system, very tight, responsive handling, low driving position, extremely "sticky" on the road. Some gaskets have needed work. I think the major Asian producers are indeed better for reliability, so it's time to switch, but I have really enjoyed this car. I know the GTP is noticeably peppier, but I have never felt short-changed for power in the GT.

Best Features

225 tires! It's hard to find such a large contact patch in other comparable vehicles.

Worst Features

Make the auto-climate control cycle from "defrost" to "floor and defrost," the next logical mode - as designed, it comes up as the last option - driving down the highway, pushing buttons...
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