2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 9 of 15

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance98250 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Will start looking for my next Grand Prix soon!

Faults:

Fuel Pump - 88,000 miles. Replacement was a bugger, pump is in the tank. Pigtail was the biggest challenge.

Check Engine Light - 98,000 miles after routine oil change. Not sure of the culprit at this time, but will be in shop soon for diagnostics. Nothing unusual-mileage normal.

Steering Wheel/Key release issues at 72,000 miles; easy to remedy, and seems to have been remedied - no major investment.

General Comments:

Love the car - Wider IS Better. Front wheel drive is much better in the snow and ice than rear. I have performance tires on, and therefore, the handling in the elements (slush) is less that desirable, but that's my choice. The handling is great, and the ride is very comfortable for a coupe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2005

22nd Feb 2008, 10:46

How do you get the key out of the ignition.

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

And GM wonders why their stock prices are falling? This car is junk

Faults:

Severe transmission shudder. This problem was misdiagnosed several times. First the mechanic replaced electrical components. Then they replaced the fuel injectors. This process continued on for nearly a year until finally they just put in a brand new transmission, which, after only 10,000 more miles, has now started to shudder again. The most difficult part about this problem is that the mechanics have a hard time replicating the shudder, which is a complete mystery to my wife and I since it happens frequently to us.

Our blower motor for the air conditioning has been replaced.

The passenger's side rear window engine only intermittently works.

The hood latch sticks. This is a problem not only when it is stuck open, but also when it denies access to the engine compartment.

General Comments:

Although the car is a blast to drive (quick acceleration, great handling, and good gas mileage on the interstate), it has cause no end of problems for my wife and I. Thank goodness for extended warranties with prepaid rental agreements. We actually think that we are the reason our bank changed its warranty policy. The repairs on our Grand Prix have cost the bank around $5000 in less than two years. Unfortunately, our warranty is nearly up and the problems appear to be starting again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th July, 2005

2nd Mar 2010, 09:43

Your transmission problems are common with this model, 1997 through 2001. I went through the same thing with my brand new 2000 Grand Prix GT. Very frustrating for me as this occurred when the car only had 38,000 miles. They refused to cover it because I exceeded the 36,000 mile warranty. You were very lucky to have purchased the extended warranty.

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles

Summary:

What Pontiac is about : sporty look with the right stuff to go with it

Faults:

Driver armrest (with lots of controls on it) unhinged 35000 - fixed with a loop of thick wire to keep in place.

Passenger door inside upholstery unhinged - stays more or less in place 40000.

41000 - temperature when idling rising faster than usual to 200 deg and staying there with smell of burnt sthing from under the hood - garage says all is normal -

General Comments:

Great car, very nice looking, reliable - bought secondhand 4 years old only 32k miles. Decent acceleration. Smooth riding. Dreadful mpg (18 mpg mixed use). Gas tank ridiculously small for consumption. Good handling although low tolerance to slippery road surface (too much power on the front wheels I think). All in all, looks good and handles well, and so far apart from gas, no maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2005

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix LE from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance109000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Generally speaking it is a nice drive

Faults:

The brakes had to be changed to a better quality and type.

The transmission had to be replaced because one or two gears had completely exploded. The warranty was up so the transmission was out of pocket even with the extended policy.

Driving on paved roads was like riding on a skateboard on a paved road. You felt every inch of surface every minor defect in the road.

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There was an engine oil leak that the mechanic had not been able to repair.

General Comments:

The warranty should be 10 years basic to cover such defective parts as transmission gears.

It was a comfortable ride and handled turns very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd February, 2005

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