1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 14 of 16

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Great all around high performance luxury sedan

Faults:

No 'problems' thus far.

I have replaced the original battery and struts.

Other 'wear' items replaced by the previous owner were the front rotors and pads, tires, and trans fluid.

The HUD (Heads Up Display) was replaced under warranty by previous owner.

General Comments:

I have only owned the car for 5 months and 8,000 miles.

Handling improved noticeably after the struts were replaced.

Very comfortable interior as I'm 6'2" / 260lbs.

Great performance!!! Previous owner 'modded' the car with 3.4" SC pulley, cold air induction kit w/K&N,

Taylor Plug Wires, strut tower braces, 160 degree thermostat, and replaced the U-Bend in the exhaust pipe.

The HUD is addictive.

Radio controls on the steering wheel are very ergonomic and easy to use.

Gas mileage in 'true' city driving (16.8mpg) could be better, but you've got to 'pay to play'! 24mpg highway driving 85+mph.

Car was very well maintained prior to my purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2003

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Most beautiful and reliable!

Faults:

I've modded this car and drive it quite hard, yet it has never skipped a beat. Nothing has ever gone wrong with this car!

General Comments:

When slightly modded, this car will accelerate so strong it'll scare you! And it honestly gets 30 mpg on the highway if it's babied! The heads-up display and steering wheel controls are the most wonderful features any car could have. I could never buy another without them! The seats are a perfect blend of comfort and support. Power lumbar and seat heater are great. With tinted windows, the Grand Prix is simply one of the most beautiful designs ever! The styling is a natural that looks great without trying. The Grand Prix is an awesome overall package for a very reasonable price. I love this car so much I don't think I'll ever get rid of it, especially since the 2004 isn't looking too good!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2003

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired41 miles
Most recent distance48026 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A high performance rip off

Faults:

My steering was always off. I later found out my front driver side wheel was bent. One day I was racing on I-290 and I was doing about 98-100mph and I heard what sounded like a loud rattle come to find out my oil pan came off, the GM guys forgot to tighten it up after my oil change. Why did they need to take off the pan??? My car is in the shop now because my brake line is broken. Water leaks in at the top of my windshield. Water leaked into my trunk and I had over $2500 in audio equip. MY hood latch dose'nt work. My driver side door does'nt work, opens up at high speeds.

Over all this car sucks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2003

29th Apr 2004, 15:25

I'm not sure what the point of the author is. Is he blaming his problems on the oil change technicians and taking it out on the car?

1. It clearly sounds like he's the type of driver you would never want to buy a car from.

2. The problems he mentioned (other than the oil change issue) do sound quite minor and could be fixed with minor adjustments.

3. If he expects to find the PERFECT new car (I assume he bought it new), I would say good luck - even with an import.

29th Nov 2004, 12:50

It sounds as if the fault lies in the driver and not the vehicle. I haven't had those kinds of problems with my 98 GP GT--and I bought it used. Normal wear ant tear. Besides, driving/racing at 98 MPH is dangerous. I hope the driver had enough sense to be on a race track. I love my GP GT! Pure diving excitement! A real Black Beauty!

4th Aug 2009, 12:17

I'd like to know where I can get a Grand Prix like yours with the 3.6L engine. Because my GTP has a 3.8 Supercharged and I hear that 3.6 makes 304 HP in the 2010 Camaro.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 60 reviews