1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 V6 from North America


Fast, but cost a bundle


1. Brakes were extremely touchy. They worked when they felt like it.

2. Transmission was terrible, and I mean terrible. Would kick when downshifting.

3. Dog bones(engine thrust mounts), were a cheap fix, but still an annoyance

4. Shocks were very noisy

5. The engine bearing went at 112,000, the was the death of the car.

General Comments:

All in all, it wasn't a bad car. She did well on gas and had some decent acceleration. I would highly recommend the newer Grand Prix to anyone, just avoid the older models. The older models lack the design and sophistication that the newer models retain. Still not a half bad car.

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

Review Date: 4th March, 2004

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE V6 3.1 from North America


Performance and Luxury all bundled into a low-maintance love to ride vehicle


I've had to replace the starter. At 114,000 miles.

The Rear Windshield needs to be rear sealed.

General Comments:

This car is my first car. Its been easy to maintain, and work on. The performance is excellent, and contains a lot of potential for racing. The Car itself looks fast while at rest, and it absolutely looks gorgeous after being washed and waxed. Although there is very little aftermarket for this car, It gives a sense of pride to know your car is more unique then your Honda's w/decals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2004

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L V6 from North America


1994 Grand Prix... Great used car for your buck!!!


The car has a carbon build up on one of the vales Fixed it with a can of combustion chamber cleaner from Dodge.

Horn connection in the steering wheel is worn out.

Driver side power mirror does not work.

Paint is flaking off around various areas of the body.

Trunk allows water in when going through a car wash.

General Comments:

I have not owned this car very long, however it is a very powerful car and rides nice on the highway. Having a reliable car is all about maintaining it. The previous owner was my father-in-law, and he was very particular on general keep-up. The car was dealer maintained thought out it's whole life which I found has made a significant difference between this car and the other Grand Prix's on the road in my area. Besides the minor faults I have listed above (all of which were an easy fix) this car is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2003

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L V6 from North America


Great car, but expensive to maintain


AC seemed to over freeze when the car was 2 years old @ 24,000 and steam started coming out of the vents smelling like rubbing alcohol.

Always takes awhile to get cold on a hot day. AC smells funny sometimes.

AC compressor was weak @ 46,000 miles. Still blows cold.. but eventually, will need a new compressor, accumulator and orifice tube.

Console cover broke off @ 40,000 miles.

Ignition key got stuck in the ignition @ 43,000 miles.

Needed new belt, alternator, battery @ 50,000 miles.

Waterpump went bad @ 50,000 miles

Almost had a cracked block.

Horn tone wore down.

Crankshaft sensor died @ 62,000 miles.

Emergency blinker switch came loose @ 50,000 miles. Would need to replace the whole entire rack and pinion switch for $300.

Keyless Entry System broke @ 60,000 miles. $300 for a transmitter module.

Put an aftermarket alarm on for $100 (known on these models).

Many problems with rear brakes.

Motor mounts were going bad @ 50,000 miles.

Water gets in trunk in a high pressure car wash.

Needed spark plugs and wires, car was bucketing on highway.

Leaks oil from time to time.. only a few droplets.. Was told that I have a coverage valve cracked (known on these models).

Trany mount went bad @ 70,000 miles.

Rear passenger window doesn't go down, needs a new motor.

Radio button sometimes doesn't turn the dial.

Driver's light doesn't switch on when pressing the button.

Driver's window motor went bad @ 80,000 miles.

Struts and shocks went bad @ 80,000 miles.

Muffler making a putting sound @ 100,000 miles.. Still puts after the catalytic converter was replaced.

Driver power window master switch went bad @ 100,000 miles.

Power steering pulley fell out of position @ 100,000 miles.

AC freezes up after being on for a long time.

General Comments:

The car drives very nice and has good handling. Very good on gas. I can get up to 30 mpg. It does have more power when the AC is off.

It tends to be when I use my AC it works harder and uses more power taking away performance. No big deal.

Must turn off AC after a long time, does freeze up, but does blow cold.

There is a delay on a hot day.

Had new motor mounts, tranny mount, rear brakes, power window master switch, window motor, power steering pulley, crankshaft sensor, catalytic converter replaced.

All the other repairs were done except the emergency blinker. $300 to fix?? Over a switch that fell out? Muffler still puts.. No one can find out why.

Make sure you maintain the car.. Go to a very good shop and have them do a thorough inspection. You never know what goes next. It can be working great, and then the next day, it doesn't.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd October, 2003

17th Dec 2003, 12:11

I to had a putt, putt noise coming from the end of the exhaust pipe, and come to find out I had a bad fuel injector so I replaced all six of them and the putting was one. The car ran ten times better and the fuel econmy improved.

20th Mar 2004, 12:52

In reference to the oil leak, I also have had identical problems with mine. The oil leak maybe coming from what others had describe as the distributer dummy plug the O ring is bad, I just had mine replaced and I have noticed that I no longer have any leaks. After numerous mechanics.