2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Ratings

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Pontiac Grand Prix 2005
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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix - GT

    Pros: Sunroof

    Cons: Problem after problem ....

    Advice: Do not purchase!!

    My 2004 Grand Prix GT2 has been in the shop too many times to count. I have an electrical short in the front left lamps and there is a starting problem that no one seems to be able to detect. My sister also has a 2004 Grand Prix with the same starting problem. There is a defect that someone needs to look into. I am tired of spending my time taking this car in and out of the service department. I will never purchase a Pontiac again.

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix - Base

    Pros: Anti lock brakes, car starter, polished wheels

    Cons: Some control locations

    Advice: Go for the supercharger!

    60 year old male. My seventh pontiac, first grand prix. Black with parchment cloth. I'm 6'2' and front buckets are very comfortable. Rear seats are a bit hard. Plenty of headroom front and rear. Bad location for interior light switch - on dash behind steering wheel, (should have been on the dome light!) Good power for only 200 HP. Brakes are great, (Anti-lock). 19.67 MPG over 10,200 miles. (About ten round trips over 150 miles at 25+ MPG.) Very particular about my tires (OEM Goodyear LS will be down to 4/32 inch at 38,000 miles!!!) Will probably replace with Goodyear VivaII from Walmart. (Tests show very low rolling resistance) Lot of sedan for $20,234. employee price last july

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix - GTP

    Pros: HUD

    Cons: Blind spot!

    Advice: You will be happy with it

    firm,soild, well built feeling car

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix - Base

    Pros: Speed sensitive steering

    Cons: no standard abs

    Advice: buy it, the 05 price beats the 03 price of a Camry, Altima or Mazda 6 and has standard V6

    I have owned my 05 Grand Prix a little over 2 months. I really like driving this car. The milage is rated at 20 in the city and 30 on the highway. The milage I get on average is 18.5 and on a recent trip I got 31 mpg for the first 200 miles and 26 1/8 mpg overall for the entire round trip with some street driving in the middle of the trip. entire miles were 592. I like the power of the standard 3800 series III, it feels more like a V8 except when trying to accelerate quickly from a dead stop. The brakes are very good and steering is great. the standard speed sensitive feature is great.

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix - GT

    Pros: Pretty orange paint job.

    Cons: Sucks Oil like a WWII submarine

    Advice: Run Away

    AVOID This Lemon. I bought a Brand New 2005 Grand Prix GT. I now have 5000 miles on it. So far it has burned over 4 quarts of oil. I can not go more than 2000 miles before the oil is literally below the dipstick (which of course lights the 'check Engine NOW' light). I have had it back to the dealer 3 times for this same problem. Pontiac dealer wants to rebuild my brand new engine. I want a new engine (isn't that what I paid for?!) No resolution in site. This is not my first Pontiac, but it is definitely my LAST.

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix - GTP

    Pros: It looks great

    Cons: Problems Problems Problems Problems Problems

    Advice: Buy only with a really good warranty, make sure warranty is for real and valid

    I have had almost every imaginable problem with this car. I've had electrical problems, 5 times. Supercharger went on it after only 60000 km, the alternator needed to be changed after only 80000 km. Plus, to boot it all to the worse level, the used car dealership that sold me this car sold to me fraudenlty (by a salesperson that had his license revoked)... the owner closed down her dealership and never honoured the warranty she sold me... bad experience altogether. Too bad for me but... small claims court couldn't even help, owner filed bankrupt.