You know most cars are not perfect and they are mechanical objects built, serviced, and operated by people.
So with that being said, things go wrong. I have had a water pump go out, rear passenger dome light stopped working (four door model). The volume control froze on the steering wheel.
Unless a motor blows, or the trannie locks up, things are going to happen. I say to all the cry babies out there you don't deserve the privilege of owning a Grand Prix.
If you want a performance street rod, with the luxuries close to Lexus or a Cady, get your butt up, and get down to your local Pontiac dealership.
This car, seriously, has the best of both worlds. Exceptionably soft and comfortable seats. Nice layout of the dash. By the way, the people out there talking about the fact the air conditioning controls are too low, well think about how many goodies they shoved in the dash, there is only so much room in the dash. Besides, if it bothers you so much, go buy a Monty Carlo. Just remember you'll be looking at my Borla tail pipes.
If any one out there is undecided on on a Grand Prix, for the money there is no better car out there. I bought mine in 1998 and have not looked back, and I have Trans-Am blood in my veins. But spend the extra couple grand and get the GTP. You will be unhappy with the SE or even the GT.