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Pros: 3800 Series III V6 Engine
Cons: The reddish/orange trademark Pontiac guage illumination
Advice: If you want the best v6 available in a sporty car check out all of the Grand Prix lineupHad my Sport Red Grand Prix for a month now and love it! Handles well, great acceleration, nice styling.
Pros: Styling, price
Cons: Over responsive power steering during spirited driving
Advice: Take a drive and be impressedIt has been a couple years since I owned a car and I had a few that I was interested in. A friend of mine purchased a 2004 Grand Prix last month and I have to admit I was very impressed after she let me drive it for the weekend. Compared to the imports that I have drove recently, this car has it all without the gimmicks. Standard features were many but I especially liked the cutting edge styling of the new model. The Grand Prix is a big heavy car but is still very agile and performance and mileage is above average. It also has the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in.
Pros: The Appearance
Cons: The Steering Wheel
Advice: Overall a good vehicle, Test drive many different ones of the same modelAlthough this is my first car, I have driven many others and I have to say overall this is a nice car. I hated that it wasn't available in navy blue but that is only cosmetic. I have only taken it in once for a squeaking noise but that is it. The suspension is not that great. At speeds over 45MPH don't hit a bump because you may find your car in another lane. Also the design and construction of the steering wheel is not comfortable. I liked the wheel on the 2003 model better. Also that nickel plated stuff they use on the steering wheel is easily scratched and messes up your interiors appeal. I never had any problems with my headlights fluttering. Pontiac also made it very difficult to beef up your stereo system. You cannot remove your radio becasue it controls damned near everything in the car. Thank God it is a lease. They say you learn something with your first car and I learned, next time go foreign!
Pros: Interior Comfort
Advice: Check out the handling - Widetrack is superbDrove very well - a lot of power, excellent handling
Pros: 3.8L 260hp, 280lbs/ft of torque
Cons: Slight understeer at high speeds
Advice: If you want to race, buy a true sports car. If you make trips and enjoy driving too, buy this.I purchased my 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (Comp G) in January. It's perfect, in the sense that it's perfect for me. The leg room in the back isn't nearly as bad as the reviews say, although there could be more. As a bachelor and a teacher, it's great to have a car with a ton of trunk space, quality interior, beautiful exterior, and with enough options to make it luxurious. For the single/dating person out there with a job that requires you to haul stuff, this thing handles like it's on rails, and I've definitely gotten tons of compliments on it. Short of breaking the bank account on a sports car, this is best sports sedan I've run across. You aren't gonna beat the small sport coupes (maybe initally, but eventually their acceleration will kick in), but you'll tear up any other sports sedans off the line.
Pros: ride comfort and horsepower
Cons: Back Seat space
Advice: consider the GP 2 or GTP if you are wanting the highest in horsepowerI recently purchased a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GP 1 having traded in my 1999 Grand Prix. Im finding that the 2004 models wide track is nothing to compare to other models that I have driven. The design of the 2004 is sporty , sleek and priced right while also providing good fuel efficiency. The backseat does however limit leg room for passengers so this automobile may not be the designated 'family car' but for this baby boomer it works fine !!! Bravo to the engineers of Pontiac.
Pros: Heads Up Display
Cons: uncomfortable seats
Advice: take the vehicle for a test drive at night and test the vehicle several timesPoorly built car. The headlights shake and flutter when you drive at night. There is a lot of cabin noise, and the leather seats are very uncomfortable.