2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Consumer Review: A Big Mistake

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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A Big Mistake
By samstinks on


2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


My husband and I shopped and shopped before deciding to buy this car and despite our careful planning, we made a poor decision. At 20k, I had to have it towed due to a malfunctioning anti- theft device that cut the fuel after 10 seconds. That, at least was under warranty. At 25k, I had to replace my front wheel bearings; a $500 repair. At 56k, both my intake manifold gaskets blew out - $700. Six months later, my head gaskets are blown and the heads possibly damaged from the heat. I commute 25 miles one way to work in it every day, and have had only dealer repairs on it. I've taken care of this car by the book, but it is a horrible car and I can't wait to trade it in.

Best Features

I liked the way the car looked, handled, and drove - when it worked.

Worst Features

Bad engine design, horrible quality. I was extremely disappointed with my Grand Prix. I'm all done with Pontiac. Dex Cool ruins engines.
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