1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 Superchrarged from North America


Not bad for the money


I've only had the car for a month and I have put new stereo, hubs, motor mounts, headlight assemblies, struts and strut bearings.

Still needs valve cover gaskets... leaks pretty bad.

General Comments:

For all the miles it has, the car has held up pretty well considering it probably was not babied its whole life.

Leather is in great shape with no cracks.

I just raced a new BMW 325ci and spanked it good.

Has too much torque for front wheel drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th October, 2004

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 from North America


A desirable image of the Pontiac GTO.


I had to replace the switch in the driver's side window.

A new transmission was installed after 70,678 miles.

Water leaks into the headlights, causing moisture when the car is washed or when it rains.

The rear window brake lights have gone out.

The starter and several batteries have been replaced.

There is a shortage in the steering wheel control panel, when I attempt to turn up the radio with the volume control, it goes to mute.

The heater in the driver seat does not work.

General Comments:

I love the way the car handles.

The gas mileage is decent considering the car has a powerful supercharged engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2004

15th Dec 2004, 09:54

Wow, are we sharing the same car? I have the "same" problems, but now my supercharger is going.

In addition, the headlight covers fell off at 40,000 miles for no apparent reason.

The stereo has been replaced twice, possibly due to what you stated, "faulty wiring". you'd think the dealer would have known that! guess it's easier for them to pop in a new stereo; problems still exist.

Transmission, stereo, engine valves and window motor went after 45,000; in addition to paint bubbling.

Since, speakers have gone, the poor quality battery has been replaced 2x after leaking; caused some damage.

All in all a very discouraging purchase; my husband never lets me live it down. this is my second grand prix. first one, (1990 LE model) had 171,000 miles, looked beautiful and ran strong when I traded it in for the 1998 model. unfortunately, I'll never buy another grand prix.

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT V6 from North America


A lemon!


Bubbles have been appearing under the paint.

The air conditioner leaks on the passenger side floor.

The air conditioner and heater fan is loud and makes a chirping noise.

I had to have the heater blower replaced.

I had to have the gaskets replaced a total of four times so far.

I had to have the manifolds replaced.

I had thousands of dollars in repairs when my oil and coolant ran together and at that point, I had to have all of the manifolds and gaskets replaced again.

The car is sluggish and getting worse; a tune-up will probably be the next problem.

I had a cracked brake cylinder.

I had to have my brake rotors replaced three times so far.

The security alarm is often faulty and goes off for no reason.

General Comments:

I realize that routine procedures are necessary for maintaining a car properly, and I have these procedures done when needed. I am always very faithful in maintaining my car.

However, the repairs I listed above and which I see other people have listed, are simply not in the realm of normal car care.

I have reached the end of my rope with this car, and I can't keep being late to work because the car is always breaking down! Frankly, we all deserve better!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd August, 2004

2nd Aug 2004, 13:42

You should have kept that Olds!

30th Aug 2004, 03:46

I agree, i have a pontiac grand "lemon" too!!!

6th Apr 2005, 12:57

I also have had problems with my grand prix. I have had to replace the alternator, heater blower, my ac also drained on the floor. Now my front power windows do not work and my windshield wipers stop in the middle of the windshield. They still work, but they stop in the wrong spot. This car has been nothing, but trouble.