1991 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 2.3 Quad 4 from North America
Absolutely superb, reliable car for anyone of any age
Barely anything haha.
The only thing that comes to my mind is a thermostat (it still heats up a little but never goes above 220), tires and brakes replaced (as with any car), a new battery, and most recently I've only had to replace the light bulbs.
I am disappointed, however, with the paint. For 1991, GM had a problem with it's white paint/clearcoat combination, and my clearcoat is peeling on the hood, roof, and trunk. It's not too noticeable, though, because the car is white.
It does need to have the wheels aligned, though.
My only complaint: I don't have airbags : (otherwise I'd keep this car forever.
This is my first and current car and I have to say, the day I get a new car will be a sad day for me. The GP is so unbelievably comfortable, sporty, rather luxurious, fast, good-looking, and an all-around spectacular automobile.
The seats are UNBELIEVABLE. They form right around your back and bottom and offer the most support of any car I've ever been in, regardless of year, make, model, trim, etc. They feel like they were made for your body only. I just can't get over it. It's relatively quiet inside the cabin, although the passenger window whistles and there are a few rattles, but come on the car is 18 years old. The suspension is as smooth as an old Cadillac, but has good handling.
Even though it's only got the Quad 4, the car actually produces more horsepower than the V6, and the fuel mileage is surprisingly modest (20 city/30 highway). The GP will take off and if you're not careful, you'll be speeding before you even know it. Once you hit 40, oh man does it take off even more.
The stereo in this car is superb. The acoustics are outstanding, any station sounds like HD radio, and even the tape player sounds great! However, when it's cold out, until the car warms up, my speakers have a static sound coming from them. It only lasts for about 5 minutes, and the sound isn't there if the system is turned off.
I absolutely love this car and if you ever have an opportunity to buy one, I urge you to. You won't be disappointed.
BTW: The combination glove box is a nice touch haha.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2009