Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: Quick acceleration if needed
Cons: The window openings are very small due to the aero-dynamics
Advice: Do a consumer report before you purchase, take a long test drive in every driving conditionI purchased this 2005 GTP second hand with just over 25,000 miles. I am currently at 33,000 miles. I am experiencing problems that seem to relate to the electrical system. Some examples are: horn only works sometimes, the lights on the shifter do not work, the back window defroster will sometimes turn itself off and other times does not. I am also finding that the gear shifting is causing a lack of power at lower speeds which I think may be related to the torque converter lockup. It goes into tc lockup at the very time that I need to accelerate and seems to lug. I have to go ahead and kick it to make it come out of the tc lockup mode. I have had the car at the dealership and they tell me that they cannot find a problem unless it sets a computer code. There are no lights coming on in the dash to indicate a problem. I have been very dissatisfied with the dealership because I am getting very close to the end of my warranty. It seems that they do not want to find the problem until the warranty is out. I did not buy a supercharged vehicle to have a lack of power. When I first bought the car, it did not have this problem. It started and continues to get worse as I go. I am curious to know if anyone else is having these types of issues. I am located near Lynchburg, VA. If you have any of these problems, could you please post it? I will monitor this site.
Pros: the gauges' stylish look
Cons: having to pay for it
Advice: give it a shot, its the bang you're looking for your buckfirst of all, the look is real clean. I love the gauges' patterns and style, love the exterior, interior, my GP is greystone with 20% black tints on the sides and read. It is a GT not a GTP, so I don't get 260hp but 200hp is good for me because that pulls pretty good when you drive a sedan anyway.
Pros: Comfortable Seats
Cons: Not sure
Advice: Make sure you can and want the power and gas mileageI have owned the last 3 body styles from Grand Prix. I bought the 2004 not because I have had it before, I test drove many cars before even stepping into this car. The price was GREAT, gas mileage and POWER wow they really stepped up in this model. I found the seats to be more comfortable in this model than the past ones I have owned. Love this car!
Pros: I have the wide track so it handles around corners and a very smooth ride
Cons: backseat lacks comfort
Advice: back seat might be a tighter fit if you have teenagersI just purchased a 2004 and Love the Car!! It handles like a charm. I love the fact that its sporty and drives like a sports car but yet its a good car with having small kids.
Pros: Interior design and layout
Cons: No XM radio on the base model
Advice: Compare with an open mind and don't let the experts convince you prematurely.If buyers have an open mind and compare this car to others on the market I believe they will be impressed. It has good size, excellent mileage, decent base model power, and a very smooth ride. If you want value then the GP is just what you've been looking for. Pontiac has done a great job at keeping this car a bargain and I believe it competes very well in build quality and performance as any other passenger sedan on the market. Compare the GP against the Camry, Altima or Accord and you'll see that it's great transportation for thousands less and I mean thousands.
Cons: Steering & brake problem.
Advice: Don't buy it.I leased a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. I can't wait to get out of this lease. The steering makes a clunking noise. I have taken the vehicle in for repairs 4 times and it is still not fixed. GM is aware of this problem but is doing nothing about this. Also, when you apply the brakes over wet bumpy roads, the ABS goes crazy. The car is hard to control when this happens. When this lease is up, I will not be purchasing/leasing another GM product.
Cons: It's all good.
Advice: Just buy itWhy anyone would buy an import when you have a car like the Grand Prix to choose from baffles me. This car has peformance, fuel efficiency, comfort, and the Special Edition package looks hot. Just bought this car last week and at 44 years old, this is the 23rd car I have owned. The last dozen have been SUV's, but I've succomb to shopping for gas mileage. It is a pleasure to drive, even at 6 foot 4 inches. The most common comment I get from those who see the car is, 'wow, is that really a Pontiac?' I'm sending out a plea to all my fellow Americans....buy American. Don't send our money to the profit centers in Japan and Germany. We're building a competitive product state-side.