1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE GTP from North America
Brakes constantly wear out.
Burns oil and gas very fast.
Transmission slips and not to mention that Automatics suck.
Power Antenna and Hands free controls don't work.
Drivers door-Pretty much nothing in this works except the lock. I can also roll up the passenger's side window.
Engine is a pain to keep warm in the winter and constantly overheats in the summer.
Slow and handles very poorly. Also has a wide turn radius.
Everything electrical started malfunctioning around 97000 miles.
Sunroof and driver door leaks.
Seat belts don't really work.
Cup holders have no practical use.
Has a bad tendency to have something else break right after you fix another problem.
There are many, many more problems, but most are minor and not a really big deal.
Where do I begin? This car is by far the worst running car on the road. Granted some of the problems are "easy" fixes for people who know what they are doing or have money to fix it with.
This car is slow, handles poorly, and can't stop to save it's life. I had a mechanic check out my brakes and he said there was nothing wrong with them other than the fact that my back brakes weren't working. So he fixed that, but it hardly improved. My parking brake also sticks so I never use it.
The transmission on this car is terrible. It likes to shift for no apparent reason or sometimes the gear changes are jerky. Not to mention the fact that this car gets below 17 miles to the gallon.
Another problem I've had is that apparently when I got this car it had no air filter. I drove around 2000 miles before I discovered this. It also has a GTP badge, but there's nothing GTP about it. Where's the supercharger??? Oh wait, it doesn't have one.
To make a long story short this car's interior and exterior are pretty much flawless, the paint is still glossy, and there is no rust on it. Pretty good for a Michigan car, but Mechanically it is a nightmare. It's taught me to hate GM and all Grand Prixs ever made.
I loathed driving this since I got behind the wheel. I might like it better if everything worked and if it wasn't replacing my 1990 Eclipse GST. The only reason I can't drive that anymore is because some people can't drive in the snow and run into you at 40mph when you are waiting to turn right. By the way there was absolutely nothing wrong with that one, it only had 81000 miles on it too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd January, 2006
8th Feb 2006, 23:12
Huh, I like my 1994 grand prix. The exterior door handles can bite it though. I've had to replace 3 handles now. I live in Michigan, when the door freezes up it's better to gently apply pressure to the handle enough to work the release, and then with the other hand pry the door open by pushing your fingers down into the weather stripping a bit. The handles really don't seem to hold up well to being used as leverage to open an iced up door.
I completely agree about the cup holders... worthless.