1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 7 of 23

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles
Previous carPontiac Chevy Camaro

Faults:

I purchased this car in June of 2006

When I bought the car it was great nice paint job, affordable, comfortable until I started having problems with the transmission. I hade only hade the car 2 months before I started having problems with it. I love the car because it is sporty and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2007

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 series supercharged from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 series supercharged Automatic
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

A good car for the money, if it is treated with care and respect

Faults:

Mostly exterior problems; the front and rear bumpers have been falling apart in the extreme cold this winter.

Otherwise, the only thing wrong under the hood was the shifter cable; it's electric converter had to be disconnected to cut off all power to the car at time of engine disengage while in park. The previous owner apparently had spilled pop and other sticky beverages all over the console and junked up the cable.

General Comments:

So far this Grand Prix GTP has proven reliable and I tend to drive it hard, racing whenever I can. Overall performance is good, especially around corners and curves. It is a great looking car that runs well and is very fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2007

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carAudi 90

Summary:

$7,000 piece of crap!!

Faults:

Well a 77,000 miles the motor had to be replaced!!! What else could go wrong.

General Comments:

This car was a 7,000 dollar piece of royal crap. I have only had the car 2 months and had to put well over 2,000 just to keep it running!!! Not to mention the power windows refuse to go up and down. My door panel's are falling off. My rear struts have gone bad and the passenger side of the car leaks water on the floor now. When I looked at the car and test drove it there was none of these things wrong with it except the door panel's, but I did not think that was a big deal. the interior and exterior were excelent, but the mechanic part was obviously not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2007

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 supercharged from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance134260 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Best running vehicle ever made

Faults:

Only major problem with my grand prix was changing the spark plugs and wires. This really is not a problem since it should be done on every car at least every 30,000. It seems like most of the Grand Prix owners have not been taking good care of their vehicles, simply because of the forum details I have read. Every car needs to be taken care of, you cannot just let it go and then hope for the best, every car requires the proper tuning at one point or another, so quit cryin about every little detail, and go get yourself one of those rice burners that only have 120hp. Maybe you will be happier with one of those. Thank you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2007

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carGMC S-10

Summary:

Excellent car love it

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

Very comfortable, plenty of room for front and back passengers, even in my 2 door model.

Very good acceleration and handles the road like its on rails, wide-track really works well.

Very reliable engine, will last very long with even minimal maintainance.

Very sexy looks, GT model comes with very good extras and very nice stock rims.

All the electronic goodies you could want.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2007

20th Dec 2007, 16:22

I completely agree with this posting I bought my 98 grand prix with 130,000 miles on it and it currently has 142,000 miles. I'm completely satisfied with this car and would recommend the purchase of a pontiac, as the cars are great and mines had no major problems.

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 SC from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 SC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

I believe the 98 Grand Prix GTP is a very dependable, comfortable and exceptional performing car

Faults:

On my previous 94 Grand Prix SE 3.1L at 165,000 miles, my head gasket blew and the head cracked in half. Other than that, just regular maintenance, (brake pads, Disc and exhaust.) The 94 ran for over 240,00 miles before I let my son have it, so he could trade it in for a 2004. It still ran like a top.

On my present 98 Grand Prix GTP, at 131,000, I am getting ready to replace my SC nose drive, instead of rebuilding it. The nylon type bushing was wearing, and I let it go too long, and now it is affecting my bearings. You can replace the bushing yourself, but to do the bearings, you need a Hydraulic press. I feel it is cheaper to go to ZZperformance.com and buy a completely rebuilt nose for $200 with better than OEM parts. If you plan to put a smaller pulley on, buy it from them and they'll install it for free when you buy the nose. Also, their bushing is of better material than that of the OEM one, and will last way longer.

General Comments:

As for the 98 Grand Prix GTP Coupe, I would not hesitate to buy another one. That car has surprised a lot of other newer and older muscle cars, including a newer Vette. From a dead stop at a light, he never got closer then my rear passenger window. He was winding it out for all that it was worth, and I never noticed I had it in 2nd all the time.

Being have been in the automotive building trade business for over 20 years, and dealing with the factories directly, there is no perfect model, brand or car. Each model, no matter how good it is, you are bound to get a batch that will have problems in certain areas. This goes back to the fault of quality control inspection, where the parts was made and/or assembled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2006

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