1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America
Looks better than it really is
All the fuel injectors have been replaced. One of them twice.
On board computer display replaced.
Speakers fade in and out.
Front and rear rotors replaced at 25k and at 50k.
Tires wear out faster than normal.
Condensation in headlights.
The performance is pretty good, but it takes a second or two to accelerate.
The seats aren't that comfortable to me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th April, 2004
6th Jan 2005, 16:41
Check you power steering fluid very often. The 3.8 is notorious for eating it up. When you lose fluid, it can cause hesitations and erratic shifting. Some people are even replacing transmissions for $3,000 and don't realize they just needed a half a quart of power steering fluid.
29th Mar 2005, 07:34
That's a good observation in regards to the hesitation. I am concern about my transmission and its seems as though over a periond of time it goes back to a hard shift even at a low speed. Do you think this would still be the case with the power steering fluid being low? I do hear a winding sound from time to time and it sounds like a the fluid is low.
27th May 2006, 14:21
Power steering and transmission fluid are not one and the same.