1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4 L supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.4 L supercharged Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carLamborghini Diablo

Summary:

Like it better than my Diablo

Faults:

Super charger hesitates when cold.

The police officers see me and automatically turn on their lights.

In the rain it handles really well, the wipers are set up weird. Also in the rain it spins the tires too easily.

It's not very fun racing a Mustang or Camaro cause I always win.

General Comments:

If you are looking for a fast, comfortable car this is it. I have money and I chose this after numerous test drives. I still have a Diablo and normally would rather drive the GTP, unless it's in the shop.

If you don't have a lot of extra money, don't buy this car.

Get ready to pay some hefty tickets.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2001

5th Jul 2001, 08:35

1996 Pontiac Grand Prix's did not have a supercharger. We all wish they did but the only supercharged Grand Prix's are the next generation 1997 to present with a supercharged 3.8 Liter, not 3.4 Liter.

24th Aug 2001, 17:03

That last comment is wrong. The 96 and even the 95 models have a supercharger. They are great cars.

Two main problems are the starter motor which is too small for the engine, and the brakes on all GM W cars are not that great. Don't get me wrong though, I'd certainly recommend one.

1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.4 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

High performance chick magnet

Faults:

Transmission blew.

A/C hoses blew.

Brakes went.

General Comments:

The fastest car I've been in so far.

Even though it broke a lot, its been covered under warranty and I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2001

1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Laser

Summary:

A lot of car for the money

Faults:

Have had the headlight covers removed and replaced due to condensation inside the cover.

My dash and radio lights seem to dim and get brighter on an irregular basis (dealer has yet to figure out this problem).

My heater likes to make a chirping noise.

General Comments:

I really do love my Grand Prix GT. The room is great in the backseat, considering I have three children.

Also the get up and go power is awesome. You move in this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2000

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 21 reviews