1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews from North America - Page 4 of 16

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 miles
Most recent distance166000 miles

Summary:

The Little Car That Could

Faults:

Okay, so the car isn't THAT little, but is a mid-sized sedan. I got the vehicle used right before my senior year of high school. Upon purchase I had the car inspected by a mechanic who reported no problems upon purchase.

I got the car my senior year of high school, that being said, let's face it... I have beat the hell out of this poor car. It's seen its share of street races, 1500 mile road-trips, jumping curbs... even dodging the police a few times. The summer after I graduated my car became the designated "party car" (use your imagination) not to mention the car's greatest accomplishment, surviving 7k over it's oil change, and suffering no complications. (yeah, I know, I was terrible.)

I didn't start seeing any problems with the car until about a year ago. The pwr steering pump having to be replaced (probably my fault.) The A/C & Heater make a quiet ticking noise on the lower lvs mostly 1,2,&3.. 4&5 are fine. The newest development for the car has been a problem with one of the seals which also is soon to be replaced.

DAMAGES FROM PREV. OWNER

-Driver seat lumbar dial had been yanked out of place on the seat, but was still operational

-Minor damages to carpets IE stains ect.

-Prev. Owner totaled the car and the dealership I purchased the car from rebuilt the front end (found this out recently after running the VIN on a whim)

General Comments:

Overall this car has been great and has withstood the test of youth. I don't beat the car anymore, as the trunk now holds a stroller instead of a case of beer. But make no mistake the car will still haul, and has maintained it's "zippyness". The paint has held up nicely and it still wears on it's tires well. It preforms better than what you'd expect given it's history. I plan on giving the car to my niece when she passes her drivers test next year and purchasing a new car (most likely a Pontiac).

I recommend this car to anybody looking for an inexpensive, practical yet still fun and thrilling ride.

I've had fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Pontiac sucks

Faults:

Spark plugs and ignition wires had to be replaced

Service engine soon light comes on for no apparent reason. Took the car to the mechanic and he told me that the Engine Light Module had to be replaced.

Rear defroster sometimes doesn't work.

Uncomfortable seats.

Alternator makes a faint squealing noise.

General Comments:

I will never again buy from Pontiac. I should of stuck with Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th January, 2008

5th Oct 2011, 12:04

Spark plugs have to be replaced on all cars. That is apart of general maintenance.

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance183000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Styles..fast..it's a tank

Faults:

Mass Airflow Sensor (MAS) went out at 153,000 ($200 bucks to replace... not bad).

Factory battery went bad. Swelled up and replaced in 05. Couple years past the expected battery life. (80 bucks).

General Comments:

I'm 20 years old and have literally beat on this car as hard as I could and have not yet blown the motor, replaced the tran, or even replaced any engine parts besides the spark plugs and MAS. This car has over 183000 miles on it, never broken down on me, and is still the fastest grand prix gt in the town I live in were there is about 30 grand prix in my body style rolling around. The only problem I seem to have with this car is that the seats are becoming a little hard, but after 183000 miles... what wouldn't. I absolutely love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired168000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles

Summary:

Fantastic, inside and out

Faults:

Struts bad OE I belive.

Window switch went bad.

Head gasket went bad at 175000.

General Comments:

Fantastic car would have driven an 06 GTP for an extended period of time and would difinetly own another Pontiac.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2007

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