2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 SC from North America

Faults:

I wish mine had been a good car, I bought it brand new and it was at dealer in a week. Since owning the car it has had $9K worth of work done on it, thank god for extended warranties. Now it is being towed in because it won't stay running. I have had all maintence work performed at dealership and on schedule, drive the car easy, etc. You name it, it has been fixed or replaced on my car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th February, 2009

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix from North America

Summary:

Do not ever buy a GM

Faults:

I can safely say that I have had the most problems with my car, that I have fixed or given up on because it still gets me to my destination.

1. Only the 4th option for my heater works and it's not very hot at all.

2. The A.C. doesn't work at all.

3. The check engine light has been on for over 3 years; they say it's the air intake, which has been replaced 2 times, then they say it's the wiring that goes into the air intake and I'll need a whole new wire harness.

4. Windshield wipers once turned off will stay in the up position v.s. going down.

5. Windshield wiper spray doesn't work.

6. Defroster doesn't work at all.

7. The rear speakers only work when it is extremely hot in the car like when it reaches 90-100 something with the humidity (strange right).

8. I don't dare ever put my passenger or driver side windows down all the way, for the fact they won't come up for a while.

9. There is a weird knocking noise coming from my passenger side. It kind of sounds like I have a small hole in my exhaust pipe (which would make sense), except that whenever I'm turning around a bend to the right, the noise disappears.

10. When I have the car off and the keys out, the fan for the heater/A.C. will be on and I can clearly hear it, so I have to pull the fuse out so it won't work.

11. The drivers side unlock switch doesn't work (locking is fine, just unlocking isn't).

12. When it rains very hard outside, I will get a puddle in my passenger side (no damage to the car).

13. With my windshield wipers, only the drivers side will work; the other one goes up an inch and then knocks back down. I am going to fix that tomorrow by tightening the screw.

14. Just got new tires (maybe 2 1/2 years ago), and both are always going flat every few weeks with no explanation. I pulled them off and looked at them, and saw no apparent holes; even after spraying with water and soap to see any leaks, there were none.

So what I'm trying to say is that I hate GM and I will never ever buy another car from them ever again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th December, 2008

18th Dec 2008, 13:33

"So what I'm trying to say is that I hate GM and I will never ever buy another car from them ever again!"

- What with the way things are going for GM now, you'll probably never be able to do that again.

BTW, I too hate GM.

18th Dec 2008, 20:54

Do yourself a favor and dump it as soon as possible! I remember the day that I brought my Grand Prix to the junk yard. A three year old car I got 500 bucks for. What a waste.

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L V6 from North America

Summary:

Fun to drive, but a pain to fix... find something else!

Faults:

AC didn't work from Day one, tried to recharge but the valve was damaged.

Transmission started jumping at 130,000 miles, private mechanic and dealer couldnt figure it out.

Power steering rack and pump both went at 135,000 miles, Extremely expensive fix.

Seal around windshield cracked and broke, causing leaks on both sides.

Leaks on seals on drivers side door.

Window motor/regular problems. Replaced drivers side front twice, and rear drivers side once. Passenger front beginning to get sluggish.

General Comments:

This is a fun car to drive when it is performing as it should. But, it has had way too many problems and it's not worth the hassle anymore. This car is a lemon, and I will be getting rid of it soon.

The good parts about it, it's fast, it's roomy, the trunk is of pretty good size, and it handles very well in the snow.

The bad news (besides what's above)...horrible turning radius, weird electrical problems, poor quality speakers, a lot of areas that have poor protection from rust.

Overall, look for a better car. I'm a college student, and have had my Grand Prix for 3 years, and recently got in an accident. I am not bothering to fix the problems. It is going to cost over $3,000 to fix everything, and I wouldn't get that much trying to sell it, so this LEMON is going to the junkyard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2008

12th Oct 2008, 21:34

I bought my car new, and 9 years later it's never left me stranded on the road. It's the best car I've driven as far a reliability and comfort.

The only repairs I've made are preventative maintenance except for tie-rods; I've gone through 3 sets since I've owned it, but for having 230,000 miles, that's not bad considering the roads.

GM has a good reliable car. It's a shame they're dropping the model.