1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 9 of 16

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Great car for the money

Faults:

Tie rods needed replacing around 73000 miles.

Hub and bearing assembly needed replaced on one front wheel at around 75000 miles.

Drivers side window switch needed replaced at around 83000 miles.

Headlights maintain condensation in humid weather or after the car has been washed. I thought Pontiac had fixed this problem by this model year.

General Comments:

Overall this is an excellent car that handles nicely and performs flawlessly. Other than the above mentioned problems, nothing else has gone wrong with this car. It has always started even in very cold weather and it has never left me stranded anywhere or anytime. The seats are comfortable, although I would have preferred Pontiac used a better quality of leather on the seats. The car negotiates corners like they are a straight segment of road, and it handles well in adverse weather conditions. The styling is excellent and the car looks sporty and quick. This has to be one of the best Grand Prix's that Pontiac has ever produced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2005

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix gtp 3.8 supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 supercharged Automatic
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Poorly engineered piece of junk

Faults:

Lets see... condensation in the headlamps water leak on the passenger side door/window climate control broke, outside temp not working correctly key would not come out of the ignition.

General Comments:

Sporty looking car and fast...that's about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2004

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 Liter Supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Liter Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carGMC Suburban

Summary:

One Hell of a Pontiac

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong with this vehicle.

General Comments:

This car is a perfect blend of luxury, style, and performance. When I had first seen this vehicle for sale I wasn't sure that I really wanted it because its red, which isn't really my color. However when I got up close I discovered this vehicle looked like it just came off the showroom floor, and I seemed to fall in love with it. The interior is loaded with features like a Heads Up Display, Driver Information Center, CD player, leather, heated seats, and more. The chicks seem to love it, and for a V6 this vehicle has some serious pickup. This is the nicest car I have ever owned!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2004

12th May 2009, 18:13

$8900 is steep. I bought my 1999 GTP in 2004 also, however, I stole mine at just $4500. Love this car - looking for a second one for my wife - has to be as good as mine and also it has to be a coupe like my current car. I've done lots of work on the car but not more than expected. This GTP has 175,000 on it now in May 2009 - bought it with 78,000 miles. If you can get your hands on one of these GTP's get it ASAP.

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Supercharged V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8L Supercharged V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles

Summary:

Great reliable low-cost performance car!

Faults:

Breaks went out, replaced.

General Comments:

This car's performance is amazing!

Comfortable, large enough to carry five passengers with space left over.

I just love to burn my friends in their 4.8L V8 Mustangs!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2004

21st Feb 2005, 00:36

And that's brakes, not breaks.

11th Jun 2005, 19:45

And no, your 200 horsepower car did not beat a 260 horsepower car.

14th Jun 2005, 20:44

Yeah and that's 240 horsepower dude.

4th Jul 2005, 15:18

Ya a GTP is a lot lighter then a mustang and with a 3.8l supercharged, they easily take out v8 mustangs, and that's coming from a mustang owner.

26th Sep 2005, 21:01

This car 1999 grand prix gtp is a piece of junk according to car fax vehicle history, terrible on gas..

1st Jun 2006, 01:20

Even with spelling errors a Grand prix 3.8 engine will last three times longer than any Ford engine.

My Grand Prix just turned over 300,000 miles and has smoked many a surprised Ford owner.

13th Jan 2007, 00:06

It's a common fact that a Grand Prix GTP can take a mustang with a 4.6 liter. I know this because my 99 Grand Prix GTP raped a mustang when I raced on M24. But think about it, a mustang is rear wheel drive and has 260 hp. Your loosing more than 20 horses through that long drive shaft to the rear wheels. In a front wheel drive, more power actually gets to the front wheels.

- Ken, Michigan.

P.S. a 2004 GTO has 350 HP, but only 290 gets to the rear wheels.

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