1994 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.4 from North America


A safe reliable car that has guts when needed


I had to replace the M.A.P. sensor ($120) Oxygen sensors ($25), and the E.G.R. valve ($150) at 110,000mi. the car ran very crappy I was getting about 11.6mi/G also the M.A.P. sensor was a very hard piece to track down seems that my car wasn't in any of Pontiac's registries and no regular parts store had any knowledge that there was a GT package.

The sun roof switch broke about 115,000mi I put a fabricated one in, but to top it off the Motor ($20junkyard) lost power and had to be replace about 6 months later 120,000mi.

The drivers side rear window motor ($35) was replaced about 120,000mi along with the key-less entry ($100)

The out side thermometer was replaced about 121,000mi.

The end drive rod ($495) blew out at 120,000mi.

CV joint ($40) was replaced about 120,000mi.

Air compressor was replaced about 120,000mi also I don't know the pricing I received one friend sorry.

Climate control knob broke about 115,000mi.

Finally the ABS has never worked right when the ABS light would turn off my breaks would not work so I just pulled the fuse for the ABS.

General Comments:

Over all it's an excellent car the 3.4L is an perfect size for the car and usually amazes people with the pick up thou I wish the transmission was geared differently 1st Thru 3rd is awesome, but overdrive lacks the power I expected it to have around 92mph the car dramatically looses performance.

The car handles excellent at high speeds I have swerved around cars perfectly where any other car I have driven would have fish tailed.

The heads up display is incredible.

The seats are beyond comfortable.

The car is very spacious and lets room for many custom upgrades while the car seems small from the outside, with the ground effects people for some reason seem to want to see the power and race it.

Repairs were expected, but the car runs great with all of the required maintenance.

The factory sound system surprised me greatly, the highs and lows make listening to music enjoyable at any volume.

I also hit a 110 pound dear at 59mph I needed some body work done like the hood bumper and light bar, hitting a dear at that speed would have totaled most cars but there was no frame or internal (radiator window etc.) damage after that I believe this car to be a very safe vehicle.

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

Review Date: 26th July, 2004

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America


Poor gasket design!!!


We first got this car back in 1997, and two years later, we noticed coolant loss. Came to find out the intake manifold gaskets (upper and lower) blew out, $800, replaced 4 times, brakes replaced 3 times, $300, lifters replaced 4 times.

All in all, we paid over $5,000 in repair jobs for this car. I still have this car, but it sits in my back yard with the engine seized, due to the intake manifold gaskets again.

General Comments:

Most of the V6 GM cars have similar problems and are being petitioned for recall.

Other than that, this has been a very fast and comfortable car.

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

Review Date: 20th June, 2004

23rd Apr 2007, 12:47

I can totally relate to your intake problems. Mine started leaking around 105000 miles on it. I would try to replace them, but the only way to make them safe to work on is to relieve the fuel pressure by disconnecting the fuel pump-and the only way to get to the pump is to drop the fuel tank!

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L V6 from North America


Go Speed Racer!


The starter doesn't like the rain?? Kinda odd that when it rains the car won't start for a couple days. Also I did replace the starter twice and same problems.

General Comments:

I think that this is a great car, I'm getting another car, but I will not be selling this. I love it- It has lots of speed~ Lots of fun to drive! Highly recommend this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2004

25th Jun 2004, 17:12

Try changing your spark plugs, that might help.

4th Sep 2005, 16:29

If it won't start in the rain try changing the plug wires. Older wires get little cracks in them and when moisture gets in it creates little short circuits that don't allow the the energy to get to the spark plug itself. just a suggestion.