1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L from North America


Not built for high mileage


Battery went dead and the alternator soon followed.

Rear leaf spring splintered on the drivers side.

Fuel pump broke.

2 foot crack in the middle of the windshield.

Drivers door handle broke on the inside of the door. Couldn't open door from the outside.

Rear defroster not fully working.

The latch on the hood gets stuck sometimes so it becomes impossible to open the hood no matter how many times you pull on the hood release lever.

Back passenger side power window button broke and fell inside arm console.

Car jolts when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear.

Leaking lots of oil. Was leaking transmission fluid, but then stopped for some reason.

General Comments:

Very comfortable seats.

The structure of the car is built well so there has never been any rattling.

I have never replaced the shocks on the car and it has a very smooth ride due to the suspension.

I put a lot of money into repairs. I won't be getting another older Pontiac.

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

Review Date: 13th April, 2004

2nd Jul 2005, 12:37

It sounds like this car was abused, because I never had any of these problems except the excessive oil consumption.

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 V6 from North America


The coolest thing ever!


Alternater went at 145,000 miles.

Manifold began to "click" at 147,000 miles.

Both fog lights went out at 148,000 miles.

Driver's side power lock stopped working at 149,000 miles.

Trunk began to leak at 149,500 miles.

Starter went at 149,650 miles.

Key-less entry stopped working at 145,943 miles.

General Comments:

This, is my second car, and is my second Pontiac made vehicle.

Though expensive to get fixed, this car was a bargain to begin with, and I would recommend a Grand Prix to anyone wo thinks that they are neat.

The thing with Grand Prixs are that they just look awesome just sitting somewhere, and when you get in her you don't have to worry about anyone laughing at you.

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

Review Date: 28th March, 2004

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America


Good quality car, just make sure you got the extra money to throw into her when she breaks


Man, where to start!

-New shocks and struts replaced at 98,000 miles ($400) (when I first bought the car

-New fuel pump and filter ($60) replaced at 99,000 miles

-New front and rear brakes, calipers and rotors (total $800) at 105,000 miles

-Alternator ($50) replaced at 115,000 miles

-New engine replaced ($2,000) at 119,000 miles

-All new tires replaced ($400)

-Problem with Service Engine Soon light, pops on after braking when going 50+ mph..can't find out whats wrong.

-Alternator replaced ($40) again at 150,000 miles

-Rear calipers, pads and rotors ($400) replaced at 150,000 miles.

General Comments:

If I forget about all the problems I've had with this car, I loved it! From the the way it handles to the acceleration. I bought the car used in 1999 with 95,000 for $4,500 from a auto auction, not bad when your as desperate for a car as I was. Seemed like after the first 6 months everything started happening. Winters are rough, start the car up, but you got to wait a good 5-10 min before you can shift it out of drive otherwise the car will slowly roll forward or backward, pending on what gear your in. Took it to a couple of places and told me I needed all the fluids drained well a wasted $100 later and I find out out I need a Transmission rebuild, ($900),probably not. I'm currently looking into a 2003 Grand Prix.. hopefully she'll treat me better than this one has.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2004

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Super charged V6 from North America


A love/hate relationship


The struts failed, and had to be replaced with a thick plastic covering. It makes a strange rubbing sound when turning corners.

It likes to eat oil like there's no tomorrow.

The driver-side door makes a click noise, when opened or shut.

Various, small problems with the engine.

The CD player works when it wants to, usually stalling to give the CD back. It makes repeated clicking sounds.

General Comments:

I love this car. The seats are very comfortable, like I could just sleep on them.

The steering is very tight and to my liking.

The brakes rule. They make no sounds, the car just doesn't like to stop sometimes, because I drive it so fast.

I can get to max speed without the car getting the shakes.

It's a pretty heavy car, so the weather doesn't bother me. It has 2nd Gear start, so it stays in one place, even on slick roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2004

15th Nov 2004, 08:18

Your oil consumption might be due to the drive shaft o-ring being shot. Or else they are known to leak behind the timing belt. The o-ring will set you back about $900, I'm not sure about the one behind the timing belt.