1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L V6 from North America
A speedy, stylish Deathtrap
Accelerator cable snapped shortly after I bought the car; I believe this is because it wasn't sitting right on the throttle, as accelerator resistance decreased dramatically after I rigged it with a bass string & small nut & bolt. Replacement cable was about $15, but I never got to install it due to short duration of ownership.
Rust starting on driver's door hinge.
Minor leak around power steering pump that I never identified.
I only possessed this vehicle for two weeks and about 500 miles, due too bad choices and broken legs, if you know what I mean, but I wanted to review it because I was pretty impressed with how well the 3.1 liter engine pulled, even with 110k miles on it.
I took it up to about 110 MPH on the freeway, and the steering & suspension performed beautifully - smooth and responsive, I love how these light Pontiacs stick to the road. Predictably enough, however, I found this vehicle to be ill-equipped for 80 MPH off-roading.
I also wish to give high marks to the airbag system, as I emerged from this vehicle at an unknown point during five and a half head-over-tail flips, according to the police report, with no head or neck injuries.
PS: Remember to wear your seat belt, unless you wish to experience the joys of laying in a hospital bed with a fractured hip, and having nurses wipe your ass.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2004
27th Jun 2007, 19:05
Excellent review bud. Speaking from experience is the only way to go!
23rd Sep 2007, 16:28
Whats even better than wearing your seat belt? Not driving like your destination is running away from you. Have some consideration for the safety of other people on the road like families and mothers with young children. Just a thought.
7th Jun 2008, 22:50
Yea I love my 95 g-prix. It handles good at 120 pegged out, and not too bad looking car. Do like me and tint that thing, out and flowmasters and cold air cheap and fun cars. Glad to see more people enjoying also.