1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 2 of 23

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.8L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance123811 miles
Previous carPontiac Monte Carlo

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Head gasket had a slight leak at 102,000.

Serpentine belt had to be replaced at 65,000.

The power seat driver motor was replace twice.

The front power windows have been replaced once.

The wiring for the SRS was replaced.

General Comments:

It get great gas mileage, 29 city 32 to 35 highway. It handles well, runs great and I truly like this car, it had the least amount of trouble than any car I had previously owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2009

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

OK. Love the way it drives, not dependable through the years

Faults:

Window motors went out, radiator problems, keys wouldn't come out of ignition, bearing in super charger went out, leak in A/C, had SEVERAL alternators, problems with transmission shifting into over drive.

General Comments:

I absolutely love the way this car handles. I've driven many cars over the years and nothing seems to drive quite like the Grand Prix.

BUT, I have had CRAZY problems with this car. I was a college student when I bought it, now that I'm out, I have student loans and other bills and just cannot afford to buy something else. So, I'm stuck with the Possessed Demon as my mechanic calls it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th April, 2009

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150678 miles
Most recent distance168923 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Overall I think it's a great car

Faults:

My supercharger pulley was making a rattling noise when I was speeding down the road. I took it to the dealership and they told me that the pulley was loose. They told me that they would replace it for $75, so I paid it and moved on.

About a month later the car wasn't running right, so I had my uncle run a diagnostic test on it and it said that nothing was wrong.

In my free time I love working on it. The people who think that they can buy a sports car and expect it to run forever without regular maintenance are crazy. If you start so work on them and take care of them, it will make a huge difference.

General Comments:

This is one of my favorite cars, and I've always wanted one, but my parents said that it was too fast for me, but once I took them with me for a test drive before I purchased it, they were sold. I think they wanted it more than me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2009

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 supercharged from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.8 supercharged Automatic
Distance when acquired213000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Amazing!!!

Faults:

Nothing yet, but the transmission may be starting to slip.

General Comments:

Awesome car and amazing to drive. Just remember supercharger oil should be topped off at every oil changed. Most people don't do this, which is why they burn up the supercharger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2009

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance167000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Meh?

Faults:

Heater core blew costing over $900.

Radiator blew at 160,000 miles.

Oil pan gasket is currently leaking.

Intake manifold gaskets blew, causing oil and coolant to mix in the engine, $800 repair.

Steering has had a crick in it since about 80,000 and makes popping noises.

Headlights are both fogged over with condensation.

General Comments:

The car was manufactured at the Fairfax plant in Kansas City... and not very well to be honest.

The car is fun to drive, and handles well with the extremely wide track position of the wheels.

Like clockwork, every six months something severely breaks on the car. Overall, I think the quality of the car is average or below average. The only upside is that with a domestic car, I find especially on this one, parts are easier to get to than with my previous Nissan.

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

Review Date: 26th February, 2009

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carChrysler LHS

Summary:

Fun to drive, very fast, very reliable, has always worked right

Faults:

The display on the radio has never worked, although the rest of the radio works fine.

The key has gotten stuck in the ignition and won't come out. This is the first time this has happened since we have owned this car.

General Comments:

Bought in April 2006. Mint condition at 102000 miles. Has always worked flawless.

Very fast, just always works well. No bad comments. Presently has 126000 miles on it and still works as well as when bought in 2006.

Just recently, Jan 5, 2009, the ignition key has become stuck in steering column. The rest of the vehicle still works excellent!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2009

28th Aug 2009, 09:02

I had the same problem with the key. It was a worn ignition part in the steering wheel the size of a car cigarette lighter. Item cost about $20.00. For the labor to do it total cost $100.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 88 reviews