1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews from North America - Page 3 of 16

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

Worth every penny paid for!!!

Faults:

Some of the radio light bulbs have burned out.

Light bulbs in the on-wheel radio controls are out.

Steel brake lines rusted near the fuel pump.

Driver's power window switch going bad.

Headlight lens are becoming opaque.

General Comments:

Very solid body - no rust after 9 years in New England.

Engine purrs as when new.

Transmission shifts very smoothly.

Still very comfortable interior.

Leather seats show no signs of wear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Not meant to last

Faults:

Great car for 5 years and that's it.

First it was water on the passenger side floor. 2 cents worth of silicone fixed that once you find the leak in the rubber around the windshield. Trace the drips of water back..

Then the warranty expired... and...

Then the air conditioner went.

Then the water pump.

Then the master switch for the windows.

Then the intake manifold.

Then the rust in the body. Have you priced rocker panels for a Grand Prix? A trunk? I found it is cheaper to have someone make rocker panels for you.

Then all the window motors..

Then the head gasket.

This car has been serviced faithfully by the dealership I bought it from. Never more than 5,000 between oil changes. They are excellent mechanics, not their fault.

My friend has the exact same vehicle 2 years newer, however she put more miles on her vehicle. Her car has a few more kilometres than mine. I can tell her exactly what is going to happen to her car and it does within six months.

General Comments:

I loved this car when I bought it. Sharp looking, handles great, fun to drive, elegant interior. In hindsight it has been a very expensive car to keep running and not at all reliable.

Equipped with many little luxuries that are wonderful in the beginning... until you have to fix them. They are very expensive.

This time I have purchased a new car of a brand known for longevity, with fewer luxuries to fix, with roller windows that I will never have to replace.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8 series 2

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 series 2 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice looking, but built to break over and over

Faults:

- Water leak on passenger side due to rubber seal. Reached by removing the heater fan and pushing it back in place.

- Coolant leak in number 1 cylinder. Ruined engine. Replaced it.

- Strut mounts don`t last.

- Very weak headlights, even with Sylvannia Nighthawk bulbs.

- Now the engine is stalling only when warm. Changed fuel filter; I am not sure where to begin to start changing more parts without spending more than the car is worth.

General Comments:

Last Pontiac I will ever own!!!

Just type in stalling problems and view all the results, which proves this is not the exception.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th June, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 Supercharged

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cheyenne

Summary:

This is the best car ever

Faults:

Well the only things that have gone with this car is the HUD that does not work at all, and the front passenger side brake caliper. Also the brakes tend to heat up real quick, so very good brakes are the way to go.

Also my valve cover gasket blew at 125k miles and was leaking oil.

General Comments:

If you are looking for a fast car this is the way to go.

This car handles awesome on curves even when you are hitting top speed.

This is the best car for the money.

Picks up speed like nothing and at the instant you press on the accelerator.

This has been the best car I have ever had.

Now I am smashing on 5.0 mustangs like they were toys and my car only has modified exhaust and MSD ignition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe 3.8L supercharged

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8L supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Great car with great styling

Faults:

In fall/winter of 2007 it developed a leak in the passenger door due to a failure in the body panel which caused the passenger side to become a pond - took the dealership one week & less than $400 to repair.

General Comments:

It has been a very reliable & comfortable car.

Good looks, lots of power, great handling.

It has the heads up display, leather interior, & upscale AM-FM CD changer stereo & speakers.

I have no complaints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2008

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 60 reviews