I just want to start by saying I love this car.
I bought this car with 94K miles for under $5K.
I am very handy with a wrench ( I actually used to be a mechanic ), but this car is absolutely horrid to work on in the driveway.
It is simply not made to be serviced outside of a professional shop environment.
A great car, just be prepared to spend all day for seemingly simple repair jobs OR actually break down and drop it off at a shop for repairs.
Other than that, the car is great.
I have spent ~$1500 in a year and a half for repairs thus far. Remember, even tho the L67 is bulletproof, the outside accessories and sensors have a shelf life and will fail eventually.
This goes for all cars.
This car features the 3800 motor which
has always been the best ever made. It
should be good for a couple hundred
thousand miles just like my second car
I still drive.The only complaint is
the front seats could be padded a
little more to increase
comfort,otherwise it is one fast
Own a 1998 GTP that has given me 70000
miles of trouble free driving. Great
power, great handling, good ride.
Lived in Germany and the car easily
kept up with any European car on the
autobahn except I was limited to about
130mph (pegged the speedometer) It's
been the best car I've owned because of
the power. Owned 2 other trouble FREE
AMERICAN cars before this one also.
This was my first car. By the time I got it, it had 185k miles on it. The struts were already bad, and it ran great. This car was a classic new-age Pontiac in that the electronics inside broke, but it held together under the hood. (the gas flotation device broke, inside dashboard lights went out partway). I had very few problems under the hood with this car. It ran in all conditions, and it carried the workload. Eventually, the head gasket blew and the trans started to go bad at 215k miles. Between service records and me, these were the first problems under the hood. It is a great first car in that it can take quite a beating. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a first car.