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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

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GXP 5.3L V8 4-speed Automatic - (30 reviews )

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By APR
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Dreamed about this car a year before it was available. Great looking machine w/ the performance (HP, torque, braking, suspension) to support it. Surprisely controlled torque-steer (traction control) and instantaneous response from the beefed- up 4T65E tranny. The LS4's torque band is huge and pulls from one end of the tach to the other. The StabiliTrak Sport is simply amazing in the snow/ice allowing you to drive safely while having some fun to boot. The PBR brakes (huge drilled & vented rotors w/ dual pistons calipers up front) are gorgeous, responsive, and fade-free. After 6600 mi. we're averaging 20.2 mpg (trip computer) w/ mostly highway (using cruise control) driving @ 74mph.


Best Features

LS4 V8 HP & torque, StabiliTrak Sport, 18" Alcoa polished & forged aluminum wheels, PBR brakes w/ red calipers, respectable fuel econ (DOD), very supportive suede-insert leather seats, quad-tip exhaust outlets (w/ musclecar rumble), HUD, Monsoon stereo w/ XM, dual zone HVAC, spoiler, remote start...


Worst Features

RWD or AWD drive platform, 6-speed auto & manual trans availability, "true" dual exhaust, power w/ lumbar in front passenger seat, HID headlights.


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Cool Car
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By Kevin
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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All and all, this is an awesome car. Many are complaining about the fuel economy or the bumpy ride, but guess what, this is a sports car, not a geo! I gave this car a low rating on fuel economy, but I knew that going in. That is not why I bought the car. The fuel economy is not that important to me, but the size of the tank is. Even with the DOD, this car goes through alot of fuel, so why the puny 16 gal tank? Other than that, I love this car, very fun to drive, very comfortable (unless you are over 6 ft, I'm 5'10'' so I'm good), and tons of cargo area. I put six golf bags in the trunk without folding the seats.


Best Features

Speed, Performance, Exhaust


Worst Features

Headroom, Home Link, Larger gas tank, Heated mirrors


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fast and looks good in my garage
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By kyler kelley
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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car is awesome. very fast. mustang guys think you got some v6 car when you pull up until they see the v8 badge on the back as you pass them. i also have not driven it in 6 weeks due to crappy weather it looks great in my garage


Best Features

303hp


Worst Features

put the 400hp gto motor in for 07 anf rwd would have been nice


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It sounds great
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By Thebigb
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Traded a 2003 Yukon for 2006 Grand Prix GXP. Had read review in various magazines and lived up to all of the hype. Fantastic power, great features, and best of all the $34000. list was reduced to $27,500 out the door. Car is equipped with every available option including Nav and power sun roof. GM dealers are willing to deal big time right now, and you can get those "employee discounts" without the program. This car was on the dealers lot for over 30 days, so he wanted to move it. Got it in black with black interior. Just looks real cool.


Best Features

303 hp DOD V8, seats, nav and over look.


Worst Features

power passenger seat, homelink, electrochomatic rear view mirror, heated outside mirrors.


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Love this car
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By MJ2
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I have had Pontiacs since I got my license (ok, forget the 69 Dodge Dart), but have also been loong at BMW's and Acuras. This is by far the best bang for the buck. Every time that I have gone in for service (nothing wrong) or a car wash, the car receives compliments galore. Get over the import hype, and you see a vehicle that is (hopefully) the new beginning of the American auto industry. Worth every penny.


Best Features

Heads Up (had it in my 99 GXP and can't live without it) Nav and Monsoon Audio. Thought the tap shift was a waste at firs but it is fun! Really like the built in phone (it is expensive, but convenient)


Worst Features

Fuel economy 6 speed trans. lower cost to renew Onstar.


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