1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 15 of 16

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Mom always told me Pontiac's were known for looks, not reliability

Faults:

The heads-up display began to brighten then dim. This problem was never resolved.

The automatic temperature control would report the wrong external temperature, resulting in the system not working correctly (heater or air conditioner would engage at a time resulting in an uncomforable temperature).

The transmission had to be rebuilt due to a faulty electronic control unit that caused the transmission to shift erratically.

After the transmission was replaced, the speed sensor had to be replaced, because the transmission would not engage lock-up.

The car would sometimes be unable to shift into overdrive after long trips.

General Comments:

This car handles like a dream, and is a real head turner.

However, I was strongly disappointed with the number of problems I had with it.

I felt an overall reluctance by the dealership to work on it. They told me to do things like "drive the car in third" when it would shudder while shifting.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 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 acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

Sweet Car at a great price!

Faults:

There has been nothing that has gone wrong with my car, yet. I have had it for under a year, and have put over 10,000 miles on it. Nothing has needed to be fixed.

General Comments:

Grand Prix's are great cars. There fast, comfortable, nice looking inside and out, great sound system, and could go on naming forever. My family loves the car so much my daughter is buying one too!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

9th Oct 2002, 17:43

Within the first thirty days of me owning my Grand Prix the Cd player stopped working and my dealer won't do a thing about it even though I got the extended warranty, it's probably the last time I own a Pontiac.

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT not sure from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission not sure Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Grand Voyager

Summary:

A sporty, high performance car that will never let you down

Faults:

2 weeks after I bought it, the driver side power window stopped working. The dealer fixed it under warranty without any problems. Other than routine maintenance, I have had little trouble with this car.

General Comments:

This is a great car. It's very reliable. We have driven it from South Carolina to Arkansas and back 3 times. I have always wanted a Grand Prix and I love this car. I don't think I'll be getting rid of it in the near future. It's also very comfortable. My husband is 6'5" and even he can fit comfortably in this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2002

3rd Jun 2005, 09:12

The problem with the window is just the beginning. I also have a 1999 Grand prix. I am the original owner and I have replaced eight window regulators. Pontiac used plastic at the retaining points and when they get hot they break allowing the window to slide into the door. Pontiacs response to this has been Oh well, your car has 80,000 miles on it. Even though three of the eight windows were repaired under warranty, the first at 12,000 miles. It is a poorly designed piece of equipment and Pontiac will not stand behind their product. I have also replaced numerous fuel injectors (at least once for each one). I WAS a lifelong GM owner, this car has me looking for a Nissan or Toyota.

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

Performance, reliability, roomy, and good mpg

Faults:

The only problem we've had with our Grand Prix GT is the fog lamps. We've had to replace the three bulbs so far, twice on the driver side and once on the passenger. Thought there must be a wiring problem so paid the dealer half hour of labor to have them check for proper voltage. They claim everything is fine. Strange.

General Comments:

Overall we've been extremely happy with this vehicle. We enjoy the room inside the car. We get 30 mpg on the highway, and the V6 has plenty of power.

We've done nothing other than routine maintenance and replace fog lamps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2002

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 EFI gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 EFI gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance96400 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

A roomy sporty car with a moderate amount of power

Faults:

Nothing. The factory battery died at 90,000 miles when I was at the beach on vacation.

General Comments:

This car is smooth, and quiet ride.

The seats are comfortable.

The 3.1 V6 is a great motor, it will get up and go and is great when passing slow cars..

The car is very sporty looking, though it didn't have a sunroof in it when I got it. I am in the process of getting one installed.

I will definitely buy another Pontiac Grand Prix, but it will be a GTP and loaded.

Great fuel economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2002

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