1992 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 5 of 7

1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

Money well spent on a used car

Faults:

This car has minimal problems since my owning it, but had many miles on it when i acquired it.

I have changed the timing pulleys and belt.

I bought a new radiator.

I put a new muffler system on it.

I have had new brakes put all the way around, because of lack of care from previous owners.

The glove box is still broken due to the breakage of the combination lock.

General Comments:

The car is a get up and go waste no time car.

I like the interior because it is comfortable.

The seats snug your body in comfort.

The stereos are excellent.

The leg room in back isn't very great.

The body seems to be in excellent shape after 14 years, due to lack of rust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2004

1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance213000 miles

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

My water pump went at 212000 miles.

My temp and fuel lights are always on.

Back struts at 195000 miles and 212000 miles.

Front Struts at 205000 miles.

That's all pretty good eh?

General Comments:

This Grand Prix is the best first car anyone could ask for. I really haven't had to replace anything major on this car. And with 213000 miles on the orig motor and trans it will keep up with newer cars on and off the highway. Even though it shuts off at 113 mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2004

1992 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 Manual
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 acquired215000 kilometres
Most recent distance218000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

A good buy

Faults:

At 215,000 kms (the first day I owned it) the starter would crank over with the car running for NO REASON! This could have been potentially dangerous, but no serious damage to the car or other people on the road, I replaced it the next day. However, I bought the car knowing it had this problem, besides it was the original starter, it has to go eventually... about $250 altogether.

At 216,000 I also replaced the factory exhaust system, I can't beleive it lasted that long! I replaced it with a custom Magnaflow system and its fairly quiet and sounds great! Free'd up a little more low-end grunt as well. Cost me around $300.

Just now I did a brake job, was a little dissapointed the the rear calipers were sticking and not grabbing the rotor properly, but it's supposedly a common problem with this car, I didn't need to replace the caliper, a little cleaning and a service kit fixed it, cost next to nothing, about $150.

The CD player has stopped working, but then again...it's an 11 year old unit, not suprised really! Ouch! A $290 repair estimate, time for an aftermarket deck...

The power antenna has stopped going up and down, makes for some crappy radio reception and a nasty grinding noise every time I try to use it. Haven't checked out pricing yet.

The heat sheild on the exhaust manifold cracked and it had to be welded back together to stop rattling, cheap fix, about $50.

The car uses a bit of oil, about half a liter every 5000 kms, not a big deal tho, I expected worse.

General Comments:

While this car is a little maintenance hungry, I do like it. It has lots of power, especially since its equipped with a 5-speed, a very rare option. None of the power options (and theres a lot of em!) have failed, and the interior is super-durable. It looks brand new still. The car throws awesome heat in the winter and the A/C is ice-cold.

The car has hugely wide tires, and handles fairly well, engine lacks a little bit of low end grunt, but explodes after 4000rpm! I've taken a 5.0 Mustang with this thing!

The seats are superb! Okus the cabin is very quiet with the windows rolled up!

The exterior looks great! But the urethane isn't that durable, as it's a little deforemed with age, but the car has absolutely no rust! Amazing for a GM car! Credit a galvanized body and all that plastic!

The clutch has weird engagement and it takes a while to get smooth with it, excellent shifter! Very short throw and very positive feel!

Excellent steering feel! Just the right amount of power assist! But the car is a little darty at speed, probably cause of the monstrous tires.

Factory headlight and foglights are useless, replace them with PIAA's or something else...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 24 reviews