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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

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The Perfect Machine
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By Superbia
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Pontiacs in past years for some people has driven up a rep for being pieces of junk. The new line is far from being junk! My favorite is the the GP GT! It has a good look but is not considered to be a high-end pompous car like some others. The brakes are good, the acceleraation is great, the highway handling is good, and the comfort is pretty good as well. The back seats do have some tiny issues but all in all they are great for the kind of car this is. Corners well and the 3.8l v6 has got some power ready to rumble! If someone dares race you, thinkig this car is among the ordinary, they will soon find out it is not.


Best Features

Powerful feel, race car feeling in drivers seat. Leather, trunk space, overall drive performance of the car.


Worst Features

Slightly more refined back seat. A little less expensive.


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More than Meets the Eye!
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By Samurai
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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The biggest bang for your buck! A refined machine that is easily underestimated. The exterior is sweet and the interior great. The interior design is made for the driver (that is the purpose of driving, right). I hate how the imports overly centralize the dials and in some cases the gauges right in the middle of the car. The interior is simple and not over done like the imports. Their designs tend to be a lot busier. The power is just right, handling great.


Best Features

Heads up display (HUD) sweet gizmo that allows to keep your eyes on the road. Interior slanted towards driver. The supercharger


Worst Features

With these improvements it would be perfect. The buttons instead of tabs like the previous Grand Prix body style. No automatic dim on the rear view mirror. No power recline on seat. Get rid of the post locks and put them back next to the handle.


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Love it
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By Whammy
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Love the ride and performance. Need more storage in the front and a little hard to see my blind spot when changing lanes, other than that its great. Very sporty, great handling and excellent pick up when I need it. The red illumination is great also.


Best Features

Handling, the computer, headlights are great, wheels and sound system.


Worst Features

Ease up on the cheap plastic, more storage and cup holders, better factory tires would be nice!


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Better than good, but not quite perfect
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By CEN19
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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JD Power rated this vehicle as a good buy for reliability and I have to agree. I've had only two minor issues that were quickly corrected under warranty. Very comfortable around town and on the highway. Acceleration with the supercharged engine is excellent, as is braking. This is a large vehicle, so handling is good but not great. Fuel economy is in the low 20s with mostly highway driving; nothing close to the 28 mpg listed on the window sticker. Interior materials are a mix of good to cheap, with some areas nicely padded and textured; others are cheap in feel and durability. Red illumination of instrumentation is very appealing. All controls are easy to operate and very intuitive.


Best Features

Acceleration, cabin noise, HVAC controls and operation and seat comfort are all good. Very much like the dash layout and the red illumination of the instruments.


Worst Features

Too much cheap looking/feeling plastic on the interior. Steering feedback could be better.


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2nd review; Almost at the two year mark.
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By adamb
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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If you look back about 5 - 10 reviews, you'll see another one from me. This is just an update of that review. At this time, my 2005 grand prix turned over 50k last night. The dealership still has not figured out why it doesn't run right at times. They seem to think i'm crazy. Really, i'm not. It feels as if the brakes are sticking almost, but they say they aren't. I don't know what to do anymore, so this car is for sale as we speak. I'm getting an 07 Camry very soon. No more GM for me. Sorry. All in all, I would really have liked this car had it not been for this weird problem, and the problems with build quality. Rattles are getting worse. I do live in a large city with rough roads.


Best Features

hmmmm.... I'm kind of over this car. Time to move on for me. The features I once loved, I have grown to hate. Seats are sub-par on long drives.


Worst Features

Please go out and drive the new camry GM people. Much better quality.


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