2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 11 of 15

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 Super Charged V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Super Charged V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Performance, Styling and family meet at last

Faults:

Minor paint imperfections, other than that the car has been trouble free.

There are a few rattles and squeaks, but I have expected that from a car that can seat 5 and corner s well as it does.

General Comments:

The supercharger is the most impressive part of the car. I have owned Bonneville's and 3.1 Grand Prix's prior to this one and the car is the best of them yet.

I do not race the car and overall I average about 24 mpg highway and 18 city. Which I consider quite good with a performance automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2004

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles

Summary:

Reliable and surprisingly quick

Faults:

Passenger window quit at 54000 miles.

Paint is chipping off the air conditioning controls

General Comments:

It's my first car and it's a great one.

Nothing major has gone wrong, and anything that has was under warranty.

Traction control works well, its saved me a couple times.

Enough get up and go to pass my friends Camry's, 4Runners, Passat's, and Jetta's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2004

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 3.1 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 3.1 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles

Summary:

A very nice all around automobile

Faults:

One major problem, but it was covered by my dealers warranty. When I would drive the car for a long time, mainly in the summer. When it shifted the transmission would shift VERY hard, you could feel it through the whole car and it did it through every gear. so I brought it to the dealers shop And they said my pressure plate in the transmission had a bad crack in it. They ordered me a new transmission that was worth 1500 bucks and it was covered by my warranty. Besides that only things to need fixing were the brakes and rear suspension, but those are normal wear items and really don't count as problems.

General Comments:

Love the car. When I get rid of this I will move up to the 2003 GTP, because this body style is the best one. And of course the 4 door model because everyone likes the 4 door better than the overrated 2 door. The interior is holding up very nice. console gets dusty really quick, but what can you do. I all around love the car and will own many more Pontiac's in the future. And since this is my first car, it set a great first impression of Pontiac's. I work with a few guy who have the SE version and one guy who has the GT version. They all love theres and haven't had any major problems. It looks like people who give it bad comments in here either beat there cars, or buy them with WAY too many miles, and a previous owner who beat it to death.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2004

5th Nov 2005, 11:25

Its good to hear that you have had good luck with your Pontiac. I have a 1997 Bonneville and would not recommend it to anyone- unless the had endless repair funds. I bought the car with low km's, and I ensure all routine maintenance is done on time. The car just won't cut me any slack.

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 Series II Supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Series II Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

The best poor mans Lexus or BMW out there!

Faults:

Air conditioner did not work when I bought the car. Tried to refill freon and compressor would not take freon charge. Need to take in to mechanic.

Back right strut is going out. Makes grinding noise in fast left turns.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have owned. Completely reliable.

Exceptionally fast for a family sedan. I am 25 and single and looked at Camaros, Trans Ams and many other sport cars of all years. This GTP has just as good handling and for the money and gas and insurance is a much better deal. This car drives like a dream.

I have smoked all Civics, an Iroc-Z that was modified, an Ininity Q-45, and a Mitsubishi 3000. Other than the plastic knobs on the interior, I like my $13,000 GTP better than my friends $50,000 Q-45.

With less than $1000, I can get the GTP well over 300 horses. New intake $100. Smaller super charger pulley $40. New exhaust$500. A tranny cooler for the added horses $85. I have friends that have pumped thousands into their little Honda Civics and other little 4 and 6 cylinders and still can't beat my stock GTP. So far all I have done is put in a K&N air filter.

This car is cheap for parts and easy to work on. For the price range it is the best car out there. I looked and researched hundreds of cars for months before finally deciding on the GTP. All my friends love it and it really catches the eyes of the girls.

Plenty of extras. I have the sunroof, heated seat, leather interior, Bose sound system that sounds incredible, HUD heads up display, and a performance shift button that keeps the RPM's almost to the redline before shifting. You can turn this on and off to save gas as you wish.

I drove from Oklahoma City to Dallas for a NASCAR race with 4 big guys. We had plenty of room and we were all very comfortable the entire way therand back. Everyone at the NASCAR race loved my GTP and I got plenty of compliments with my new alloy wheels that match the blue/black metallic paint job (stock paint) beautifully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

16th Apr 2004, 06:48

I have a 2000 supercharged gtp too. it's my dads car, but I'm the one that drives it. it's a sweet car, fast, and the stereo system is exceptionally good for a stock system. How much did all of the stuff you put into that to make it faster cost though, because I'm looking to try and put it over 300 hp myself.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 58 reviews