2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan 3.8 Series 2

Summary:

A sporty alternative to my two door 99 Grand Prix!

Faults:

Line pressure solenoid in the transmission (not a big problem, 60 bucks).

O2 Sensor went out, blower resistor in heater, kind of a pain because I froze my ass off on the way to work.

None of this came out of my pocket thanks to my limited warranty.

General Comments:

I bought the car from the dealership I work at, so it was well taken care of. I originally wasn't in the market for a vehicle, but our immaculate Arizona rust free 99 Durango was totaled, so now, my first car loan. I previously had owned a Silver 99 2 door Grand Prix GT, and swore I would own another one.

Then one day window shopping on my work lot, spotted a 2000 4 door Redfire Metallic GT, that hadn't been PDI'd yet. We got the insurance check and now are driving this beauty. Like the Durango it has no rust and no metal deep scratches, and the mileage is considerably low. It has the same award-winning 3800 V6, but when compared with my coupe, which only had a cassette player, this has a single CD player with 7 band equalizer, which is a thoughtful touch.

One Pontiac trademark I've always loved, is the warm red back-lit gauges, which sets off the red paint a little nicer than my Silver one.

Power is plentiful at any speed, and magnasteer and widetrack handling make the car a joy around hairpin corners.

The only downfall of this car, is the taupe beige interior shows stains easy, so extra care is needed. But even as a Dodge truck lover, it's no wonder why I keep coming back to the Grand Prix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2012

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT SE

Summary:

Great car, and would buy again!

Faults:

[1999-2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX LEAKS WATER PASSENGER SIDE]

Dealership said first the windshield was leaking; replaced, still leaked.

Next was passenger door weatherstrips; replaced, still leaking.

Next they said window passenger side leaking; wrong, replaced, still leaking.

OK, here it is, I found the leak myself, and it cost me about ten bucks. First remove the windshield wipers. Below the windshield is a cowl panel (screen) that you must remove. On the passenger side of the cowl, you will see a square opening that has foam sandwiched between two plastic pieces. Take waterproof silicone and seal all foam inner and outer surfaces. What happens is the foam drys out and shrinks, then water gets in and goes in air box and drips on the passenger floor. Let it dry and reassemble.

General Comments:

The 3.8L engine is known for reliability and over 200000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2010

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2.8L Supercharged

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Transmission just went out at 160,000. Other than that and routine maintenance, the car runs great.

Be sure to change the super-charger oil every other year and dump in a bottle of Dextron every time you get the oil changed.

General Comments:

Great car. Sorry to see Pontiac go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2010

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L V6

Summary:

Good starter car

Faults:

I only bought this car for $600 from a buddy.

The car has a salvage title.

I was out of town for a softball tournament a few days ago, and my CV shaft broke. Luckily I was at a stop light, so it happened right when I got off the brake and not while I was driving. $205 fix.

The car shakes; it always does when I accelerate.

I am thinking it may need a new motor mount.

I will be getting the wheels balanced, checked for any type of bend or crack. The tires are new on the car, so I know that is not the issue.

My brights are not very bright.

My rear speakers tend to only work when it's warm outside, when the car has been in the sun, or when it is sitting with the heat on in park for 15 minutes. I was told that the circuit board in my CD player is probably broken and that may be the reason for the surround sound not working all of the time, however... I have seen a lot of reviews with this exact same car and the back speakers working very inconsistently.

The bumper is cheap. 1 touch and that sucker is destroyed. I had to replace mine. $100 fix.

My car is clearly a Minnesota car. Paint is almost non-existent on the bottom of the bumpers and fenders.

Quite a bit of rust above all wheels.

General Comments:

I beat any of those souped-up Hondas, the one Lexus I raced, and any Toyota.

0-60 in 8 seconds.

200 horsepower.

225 lbs/feet of torque.

I was told by a mechanic 2 months ago that the CV shaft "is very close to seeing its last day", and that I shouldn't even be driving to a town 5 miles away. Because I like to test my luck, I drove 4,000 miles before it finally gave out. I was very impressed that it lasted that long, and I wasn't even mad when it finally broke.

The brights are probably just going dim from use.

When the sound system works all around, it sounds amazing! It is a stock BOSE system, which is insane. Excellent quality, and the bass is strong.

The car's comfort is outstanding! So much space. Can fit a 28" X 20.5" X 21.5" sized kennel and 3 people comfortably for any length of road trip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th May, 2010

20th May 2010, 07:24

I'm guessing that if you had the supercharged model, you'd murder corvettes right?