1991 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 3 of 7

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Coupe 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance130750 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Fun car with its share of quality problems

Faults:

Power steering pump began leaking approximately 200 miles after I bought it.

Also, began to idle rough, resulting in fuel filter replacement.

Ground effects became loose, also beginning to crack and fade.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car, rides quite well for having such low-profile tires.

Reasonably fast, decent throttle response.

Although this model car comes with its fair share of problems, I lucked out and all the major problems were taken care of before I purchased it, including: Rear brake calipers and rotors, alternator, parking brake system, mufflers, fuel injectors, struts ($1100), power window motors/sensors and transmission.

It is a quick, fun car to drive when it is running properly.

Cabin is well laid-out, and the steering wheel radio controls are a nice touch.

I would recommend it as a beginner car, only if it has been well cared for, otherwise they build up problems fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2003

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance208000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

I like it so much its now my project car

Faults:

Had to have the brakes done, wheel bearing front drivers side, and pass. ball joint.

General Comments:

Great car I picked mine up for $100 and drove it home just needed brakes and wheel bearing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2003

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired98056 miles
Most recent distance107564 miles
Previous carPontiac 1993 grand am

Summary:

Great car when it runs correctly

Faults:

Engine, engine and more engine in the 3.4 model. Had to replace the alternator because of where Pontiac places it on the 3.4.

General Comments:

This car is very fast, very comfortable, but not so reliable in the 3.4 motor. I replaced the engine and the second motor blew out as well. If you are going to buy a Grand Prix, make sure it is the 3.1 or the 3.8. The 3.4 is a nightmare!

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

Review Date: 28th June, 2003

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired189000 miles
Most recent distance275000 miles
Previous carPontiac first car

Summary:

The best car you could ever own especial for a young kid because of safety, toughnes and reliability

Faults:

I replaced the alternator at 220,000 miles. That is normal with any car.

General Comments:

This car is extremely fast and actually very good on gas.

The car is also very tough, I hit two deer with it and have gotten no dents, I also hit a guard rail going like 85mph when I was out raising havoc at night, and all it did was scratch some paint off.

I have never seen a car run so well with so many miles on it, my mom had this car before me and never changed the oil and it actually ran very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2003

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance186000 miles

Summary:

Safe car for the beginning driver

Faults:

Brakes, this car has always eaten up the brake pads. Emergency brake quit working in 1998.

Alternators, have went through 4 alternators since 1995. Batteries have also been a problem.

Check engine light has been on since 1998, low gas light stayed on for a couple of years and then went off, works fine now.

Driver side automatic window shorts out if I let the automatic switch take it all the way down by itself.

Engine leaks oil around pan, and seals.

Transmission is the original, sometimes slips and jerks, also leaks.

Engine stalls at times, even with new plugs and wires. Began stalling in 2002.

Needed new exhaust system for 3 years.

Headliner began to fall in 2000.

Sending unit failed and allowed oil to leak out in 1998.

Almost entire suspension is gone. Can't afford the repair.

General Comments:

My first car in 1995, been a part of me all these years. Will probably cry when I let her go next year.

Inside is very comfortable and spacious in the front seats.

Wrecked this car 4 times and never had more than a scratch on it, it's my tank.

This car has always been a quick car especially around corners and there are plenty of those in Kentucky. Even without suspension, it still drives great on the Interstate everyday.

I still get about 20-25mpg Interstate driving.

Love this car, wish I could go back and do it all over again and take even better care of her. If I had the money and could do more than change the plugs and wires and brakes and stuff, I would fix everything and keep it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2003

13th Jan 2004, 21:14

Hi, I also have a 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE. I noticed that you said your engine stalls, now does it do it when you start it up and then put it into gear, like reverse then drive and it stalls? If so it could have to do with you Purge Valve. Mine had the same problem and I had to replace a section of the line that was cracked, hasn't stalled since. There should be a canister up behind the fender on the rear of the car, drivers side. Follow the 2 lines that come from it and make sure there are no cracks or leaks. :)

16th Jan 2005, 10:27

Steven, I had the same problem with my 91. It was my Idle Air control Valve. Very easy to fix, inexpensive and only takes 5 minutes before you on the road again. Ernie.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 30 reviews