1994 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4 L DOHC from North America
High performance, but expensive to fix
Brakes done when at 39,000 miles and again at 55,000 miles.
Spark plugs replaced at 40,000 miles.
Battery replaced around 45,000 miles.
Alternator replaced around 55,000 miles.
Starter replaced around 60,000 miles.
Timing belt replaced at 78,000 miles.
Idle air control motor replaced at 78,000 miles.
Spark plugs replaced at 78,000 miles.
- The car handles like a dream.
- Great acceleration.
- Roomy enough to fit passengers comfortably.
- Expensive to fix.
- A lot of parts seemed to be breaking recently.
- Bad fuel economy.
- Right now I am having problems with the car on start ups in the morning. When the car is cold and I start it, the engine revs to about 4k RPM, then drops down under 1k RPM, then either stalls or keeps revving up and down. I took the car to many mechanics and they do not know what the problem is.
- Once in a while when I try and start the car, I turn the key and all I hear is a click, and the car doesn't start. After a couple more times of turning the key it starts right up. I replaced the starter twice and it still does this.
If anyone has the same problems or know what the problem could be, please e-mail me at Carbine1981@cs.com
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th December, 2001
16th Feb 2003, 10:49
I own a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix, and I would buy a Grand Prix again. However, I have just been handed an estimate for replacing the Intake Manifold Gasket. Ouch! $565.00. But that is only the beginning...
This shop recommended that several inter-related services should be done at the same time. The cooling system should be flushed and filled. The oil pump drive seal replaced. An oil change due to the coolant leaking into the oil because of the bad gasket. This and many other small things all added up to $995.83.
I will shop around for other estimates, but I agree that this vehicle is rather expensive to repair. Last summer I paid $600.00 to fix the air conditioning, and I am not so sure it is fixed. They did all they could; however, it still leaks freon.
So, last summer I couldn't stay cool in my car and this winter I couldn't stay warm in my car. Hmmm. Maybe I won't get another Grand Prix.