The styling on the outside is beautiful along with its striking red color. It has great pick up and handling and not bad on gas either. Faulty power steering bearings, resulting in difficulty turning steering wheel 1997-98. Following Pontiac tradition, the dashboard is loaded with gauges and readouts that light up in orange at night. The center console is scored by an excessively deep, industrial grain. It is really fun to drive and it looks sylish for a 4 door sedan! Items such as the rear spoiler add to the sporty look while the Limited Edition provides a number of exterior bonuses.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Both coupe and sedan offered V-6 engines and four-speed automatic transmissions. Consider the crocodile and the squid, for example. This year's 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix is the stronger, faster big-brother to the smaller, Grand Am Sedan. It's not even paid off yet!! The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage facility.
With sufficient application of power, the tire sidewalls distort, thus affecting directional stability. In fact with its aerodynamic shape and gearing, I can easily exceed the speed limit while barely touching the gas, where I would have to give the Alero a bit more gas. Performance This is the fun part about the Grand Prix as it is all about performance. The contact stated that oil was dripping into the radiator and caused the vehicle to shake violently without warning. A head-up instrument display is offered as a stand-alone option.
Understeer rules the Grand Prix's high-speed life. It has over 80k on it now. The noise level can get a little high in the cabin at high speeds, but with the nice sound system, it's easy to drown out. Otherwise, the Grand Prix's interior is clean of undue trinkets. While driving over 55 mph, the accelerator pedal would erroneously depress, causing the speed to increase. Handles great in the winter. The obvious part of the formula is obviously far from new: Cram a big ol' V-8 in there, make the car go faster.
Trouble is, the finest form of the new Grand Prix is pricey. With its stiff suspension, heavy steering, and prominent exhaust sound, the Grand Prix presents a sporty veneer that comes up a little short in substance. Yes Review Date: 7th February, 2008. It is all about comfort and convenience but it has the heart, and engine, of a sports-car. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed smoke coming from the engine. It is in need of new wheel hubs soon, based on noise I hear, and slop in the front wheel bearings.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. They love the engine power, great pick-up, easy cruising capability, and the stability and confidence of the wide track handling. Yes Review Date: 2nd May, 2008 Faults: At 75,000 had to change the push rods. Handling is secure, but not agile on winding roads. Trying to avoid a midlife crisis of its own, Pontiac redesigned the Grand Prix for 1997 on the same General Motors midsize, front-wheel-drive platform that debuted nine years earlier, or four generations of Honda Accord ago. Like them, the Grand Prix is ascending to a higher form at its own leisurely pace.
The tires for a high performance machine are just as important as the steering wheel! Regardless, most cars today are well built and I have no problem recommending any car from any country. Let's just say it takes one person to make something happen. Starting out, if too much gas, the shift doesnt happen, but if babied, its more reliable to shift into second. The struts were already bad, and it ran great. Both coupe and sedan offered V-6 engines and four-speed automatic transmissions. Throw a body kit on it and just watch the attention it attracts. Passenger air bag inflator modules were built without the correct amount of explosive.
The manufacturer was notified of the failure. It also helps the Grand Prix get decent fuel consumption for such a powerful car. The clock currently shows 137K, and I am fairly impressed with it. In size and price, the Grand Prix fits between the compact Grand Am and the full-size Bonneville. While driving 40 mph, there was an abnormal odor and smoke entered the vehicle from underneath the hood. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure.
More compliance is badly needed in the middle inch or two of shock travel. It has over 80k on it now. Once again, a shoddy-looking plastic interior suffers from rattling and is not durable. While the transmissions are known to go out specifically 4th gear being very weak and the transmission being weak in general for 200hp , mine has held up fine. The car had over 150k on it and after taking it to Sears to get a checked out the only thing it needed was a water pump and light tuneup. I've installed a moon roof wind deflector.