1993 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

1993 Pontiac Grand Prix from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Decent car, but extremely fragile

Faults:

Power windows stopped working.

Doors/handles broke off on both driver and passenger sides.

Leaked oil.

Rubber trim around windows separated.

General Comments:

Pontiac made a great engine for these models, and these cars look nice, but unfortunately they are extremely fragile and not durable at all.

I would take it to the carwash, and pieces of the window trim would fly off under the high pressure wash. The power windows stopped working, and the doors on this car were a nightmare. Either you have to crawl in through the passenger side door due to the driver's side door not opening, or you wouldn't be able to open one or both front doors from either the inside or outside... any combination of these door problems was possible. They just weren't built very well at all.

On the bright side, the car looked good and it handled great. Plenty of power, too. The engine itself was the last saving grace. Engine had no major problems and was reliable. The '93 Grand Prix would have been a great car if Pontiac had put a little more effort into durability as far as the body and interior were concerned.

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

Review Date: 13th January, 2010

1993 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Get a different year Pontiac

Faults:

The brakes would always wear out prematurely on this car. The mechanic told me that all GM 93 models, such as the Buick Regal, had a new braking system and didn't work out well. I had the car in the shop for brakes every 4 months, replaced the rotors twice because a rock cut a groove in them.

The sunroof motor wore out at 70,000 miles. I had to keep a screwdriver in the car so I could hit it to get it working again.

General Comments:

If this car had a better drive train I never would have let it go. I was around 20 when I had this car, and it was a sharp looking ride. Dual exhaust tips, heads-up-display, steering wheel stereo controls, you name it. Basically this car was ordered as an LE, but had every available option on it. It was a sea-foam green color that looked great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

1993 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired143500 miles
Most recent distance159600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

I love my Pontiac

Faults:

Radiator, heater core supply line, thermostat, accessory belt, belt tensioner, catalytic converter, turn signal switch, passenger side power window motor.

General Comments:

This car was bought from a gas station and I thought it would be a good starter car for me, but I didn't know how nice this car really was.

When I got the car, it needed four new struts, four brake calipers, four rotors and four sets of pads. I also gave the car a full tune up like new plugs and wires, a new O2 sensor, new PCV valve, new mass air flow sensor, and a new air filter. I also cleaned out the EGR valve, and I cleaned out the throttle body and intake plenum as best I could. After that I changed the engine oil and filter, and changed the tranny fluid and the tranny filter.

Now the car runs like new, and also gets good gas mileage as well. I get like 28 MPG on the high way, and around 18 to 19 around town.

This car handles very good around turns, and it also has great stability as well as minimal body roll when cornering hard.

The interior on my car is in perfect shape - no missing pieces, nothing is broken; it's like stepping in a time machine back to 1993.

The exterior of the car is also in perfect shape, although the front bumper was a little faded - I was able to take care of it with some automotive clearcoat, which deepened the colour, so now it matches the rest of the car. I also had the wheels repainted as well.

The paint really came back to its original shine with a good waxing, so now it looks like it's brand new

The engine and tranny both run like new. The engine still has good passing power, and the tranny shifts smooth. The only thing that I don't like about the tranny is that if you hit the gas hard while trying to pass somebody, it takes a second to allow the engine to build up power before down shifting. This is the first electronic tranny that I've ever had (sad isn't it), as my old car had a mechanical tranny, so you would just hit the gas and go.

My Grand Prix is a four door LE, with the 16 inch tire option and the sport suspension, and the appearance package that has ground affects and duel exhaust system. It also has power everything, sport gauge cluster, center console, ABS, fog lights, and a cold A/C which is good because it can get hot in my car with a gun metal interior.

The stock Delco radio is pretty good; it has good range and good base. My radio has a tape player in it, which means that I can play my MP3 player with the tape player adapter.

I have had this car for two years and it has never let me down. It's never left on the side of the road.

These old grand Prix's are not the quickest cars on the road, but they do handle very well and they also have great straight line stability. If you see one in good shape, then go for it as they really are nice cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2007

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 35 reviews