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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

GXP 5.3L V8 4-speed Automatic - (35 reviews )

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By jon
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought this car for my wife with 30000 miles on it. It has been in the shop several times. Issues with not starting, rack and pinion leak, and trans slipping with 34000 miles. I also found out it was a Hertz rental. So it definitely has been beat on. mileage is not good, city is 14.5 no highway trips yet but definitely a thirsty engine.


Best Features

looks, power, and a Pontiac fan.


Worst Features

better build quality, horrible mileage, (always use premium) not too reliable


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GREAT CAR
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By Alan
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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The best car I've owned in my 63 years of living. I'am 6'3" tall and have all the room I need. My 100lb German Shepard comes with me on errands and seats clean up easily. Again, great car!!!


Best Features

Power, seats, HUD and handing.


Worst Features

Somebody buy Pontiac Divison.


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love it, but material quality stinks!!!!
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By thomas_cory2000
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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The gas mileage sticker claimed 15/25. Well I get about that city but, highway I get usually 33mpg going 55mgh - gets 27 mpg going 65 mph (as long as I stay out of it). Brakes are amazing, handling is also amazing for a 4 door family car that weights 4,600lbs. My main complaint is the quality of the materials. I take very good care of my car and baby it! The leather on the seats is starting to wear more then my 5 year old Cadillac I had prior, the paint job stinks, it's starting to chip and wear in places it shouldn't for a 2 year old car and the interior is all plastic?? Shouldn't this problem with a $30,000 car.


Best Features

Overall outside look. Acceleration, stopping power, handling, gas mileage is amazing for the engine


Worst Features

It needs to be made better, the quality of the materials specifically: paint job, leather seats, to much interior plastic, is not nearly satisfactory for a $30,000 car!! Come On Pontiac!!!


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Last year 2008 GP GXP goes out Winner!
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By 69Judge
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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These GP GXP's are a terrific value right now. Very stylish inside and out. It is a blast to drive the V8 is strong and produces a great exhaust tone on the road, it handles the road with ease all instrumentation is easy to read and driver friendly. Everyone loves te suede leather bucket seats they are really comfortable. I have plenty of head/leg room. The 18 inch rims really make the car stand out in the parking lot. The GXP makes driving fun again, sporty with V8 power to match and all the extra options you'd expect from a luxury car. The 05-08 GXP's(14,800) are one of the automotive industry's best kept secrets!! I'm very, very happy with mine.


Best Features

Remote start(auto cools/heats) the interior too. 5.3L V8 has great get up and go. Affordability, Better HUD than previous Grand Prixs, AFM this is a biggie: Active Fuel Management turns the V8 into a V4 under low load driving conditions. Nice large slotted rotors, Bilstien gas shocks,DIC informative


Worst Features

Auto dim rear view mirror, design dual chrome exhaust tips to extend 2 more inches. 1 more accessory outlet, little better rear wheel undercoating/interior dampening. offer spare tire/Jack.


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Lots of Problems - ready for a new car
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By tsfergus
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Was fun to drive in the summer, but living in Michigan - it is single- handedly the worst vehicle I have ever driven on snow and ice. It was so bad that it could no longer be used on the freeway during the winter. Also, for over a year now, there is a constant squeaking noise coming from the front tire. Three times to the dealership, new brakes and they still can't find out what's wrong. Have also had a electronic system failure warning pop up on the dash display twice. Not very comforting when you drive on the freeway everyday. Overall, too many problem for a new car.


Best Features

Heads-up display and steering wheel radio functions. Heated seats are great in the winter.


Worst Features

Too much torque for the light-weight nature of the vehicle. Makes it utterly useless in the winter.


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