1993 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1993 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

Reliable and fast for a family car

Faults:

Alternator (1).

Leaked oil and transmission fluid (1).

General Comments:

This is the first car I have ever owned and I love it, for how many miles are on my car it still runs like it just rolled out of the dealership. Of course it helps when you take care of it and don't feed it cheap gas, I always put 89 octane in, it seems to help its life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2000

1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 MPFI from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.1 MPFI Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang 5.0 LX Sport

Summary:

Just another american junk car

Faults:

Front brakes have been changed.

Air conditioning seized working (it is charged).

Makes a squeaking noise at the front in reverse.

Alternator doesn't charge the battery in low rpm.

Headlights replaced.

Paint peeled off from the driver's side door.

Left door handle broken.

There is a hissing sound from the engine (either stripped sparkplugs or the head gasket).

Speakers wore out bad (been replaced with JBLs).

Eear brakes don't seem to work good.

General Comments:

American cars are poor quality since 1969, and they still are in 2000. I will never buy an American car unless the car companies prove that they can build a car which beats the Japanese car makers, not on price, but quality and reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th August, 2000

9th Dec 2000, 09:55

Thanks for the posting, I know exactly what you mean. I own a 92 Grand Prix SE, and it has been nothing but trouble at only 80,000 miles. I have replaced both door handles, the alternator 4 times, 2 batteries, a maf sensor, catalytic converter, and water pump. I most definitely will never by another Pontiac.

1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

107,000 miles, still reliable and 7 years old

Faults:

Rear brakes, & rear calipers, several times (4).

Rear leaf spring bushings, several times (3).

Cam sensor O-Ring - leaks oil (1).

Ignition module.

General Comments:

Not a bad car, rear brakes & suspension could have used better thought before manufacturing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2000

3rd Feb 2001, 21:08

My 8 year old Grand Prix looks and runs just as good as the day I brought it home new.

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