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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.
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
Pros: Front Seat comfort
Cons: exterior rear end
Advice: You just can't lose. It's a great car at a great priceAfter driving my mother's 2000 GTP, and LOVING it, I was hesitant about the new body style. After about 15 minutes behind the wheel, I got used to it REAL quick. The seats are like catchers mits. VERY comfortable and supportive. I did have someone recently drive the 2000 GTP and then this 2004 GTP just afterwards. We both think the 2000 is faster. Maybe because the 2000 only has 21,000 miles as opposed to the 2004 with 54,000. Either way, I will continue to buy and beat these cars to the ground. They take the abuse VERY well with NO complaints.
Cons: Blind spot!
Advice: You will be happy with itfirm,soild, well built feeling car
Pros: Handling and look
Cons: repairs on a car with only 45,000 miles
Advice: research the intake problem first and then decideI loved my Grand Prix until it hit 45,000 miles. Had to have the intake replaced and the converter while on vacation. The intake repair cost me about $700. The converter was covered under warranty. After during some research, I found the intake to be a very huge problem with many Grand Prix owners. Buyer beware.
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 V6I 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.
Pros: The Engine... This car does get up and go!
Cons: The seats!
Advice: Don't buy this car if you are in sales and drive a lot of miles.I spend the majority of my day driving in this vehicle and have developed lower back pain and numbness in my left leg and was placed on medical disability. In recent research, I have found that this is a common them with the 2004 model. The seats are very stiff and uncomfortable. For the average person who drives this car to and from work it is great but for someone who is looking to put lots of miles on the car... THINK AGAIN! And if you want passengers in the back, there is very little leg room!