2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 V6 from North America


Practical 4 dor sedan, with a beast under the hood


Stock stereo cannot be replaced currently because of the way it's wired into all the other electronics.

Rear driver side seat "crackles" when pushed, dealer said paper was left under THE leather when it was installed.

General Comments:

I have been wanting this car for 4 years and am extremely happy.

The extra horsepower in the GTP is well worth the few extra grand for it, if you don't mind putting in Premium Gas.

Mine came from the dealer with Sunroof, Bose Speaker upgrade, AND 5 spoke upgraded wheels.

Going from a Honda Civic to this beast is awesome, the getup from a stop is incredible. Great passing power also.

Handles incredibly well.

Bose speaker upgrade is a MUST. Especially since replacing the stock deck is giving me such a headache. Speaker upgrade includes a power-amp also.

If you are a left handed driver and tend to lean over the center console while driving, the HUD is kind of hard to see. There are adjustments for Up and Down on it, but no left to right.

The leather seats look very sharp. Seats are very comfortable, plenty of room for me (6'3" 220lbs).

All in all, I couldn't be happier (with the exception of the stereo).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2001

3rd Oct 2001, 10:23

You are good with this cars, but not that good.

8th Nov 2002, 18:29

The stock radio can be replaced in your Grand Prix. A special wire harness is available from Metra Electronics that will allow you to leave the factory radio data lineplugged in. You will have to move the radio to the trunk. I think Crutchfield can sell you this harness also. Any GOOD car stereo shop can install ANY aftermarket radio or amp or even subs in this car. In fact they can even tie in the factory steering wheel controls to your new radio if you have them. It's not that big of a deal! Have you figured out yet that I'm a car stereo installer? Nineteen years in the business and the car companies still have not been able to lock us out of the dashboard! By the way I have a 2000 Grand Prix GT and I LOVE it!

17th Jun 2004, 15:16

I am very pleased with my 2001 grand prix gtp supercharged vehicle, however I have just discovered a problem with the sunroof getting clogged and I have been told it is a common happening with this year and type of vehicle. The dealer unclogs the lines for me, however I can't count on them to do this every time there is a strong down pour of rain. I think this will become a BIG pain in the you know where.

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 SC from North America


A quiet screaming family sedan that gets an A+



General Comments:

The 2001 Grand Prix GTP is a truly wonderful sedan. After comparing the 2 door and 4 door version of this car, I found that the sedan is superior in many ways. The 2 door coupe version of this car has doors that are too heavy and swing out too wide (as do the Trans Am/Camaro doors).

The sedan truly seems to have more overall passenger room, in the rear AND the front. It's close to impossible for any full size adult to get in and out of the backseat of a 2 door Grand Prix. Once you're back there, it's not so bad. The seat belts are pulled way back to the mounting point in the 2 door version, and I found it tugged at my neck during the test drive, even though it's somewhat adjustable.

The 2 door weighs about 50 pounds less than the 4 door, so if you're thinking about getting it for performance reasons, rule that out.

The sedan version of this car is great. Very roomy as stated earlier, and a classy/modern dash filled with electronic gizmo's (the GTP). The sunroof is huge and seems to be well sealed. The HUD system really is handy at night (displays speed/turn signal/warning lights on the windshield via a projector). Performance from the supercharged 3.8 motor is excellent. This 3400 lb sedan runs 15 second quarter mile times out of the factory.

The Bose audio system is worth the extra 325 dollars if you're a real audiophile, but the stock system is great with plenty of bass.

Aftermarket modifications for speed and appearance can be found at online.

Gas mileage is excellent on the highway and street, even if you're throttle happy occasionally. The only minus is the completely necessary need for 92+ octane gas (supercharged version).

This is no Pontiac GTO (my weekend cruiser) but is a stealth street machine that is very fast, comfortable and reliable. All age ranges will be happy with this "family sedan", with the exception of the older folks, who may find all the gizmos confusing.

The styling and handling is A+ as well. The MSRP is very appropriate, and offers plenty of bang for the buck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2001

2nd Apr 2005, 06:26

Yes, but the 2 door looks much sportier (in tune with the cars premise) and actually allows easier entry and exit of the front seats because the B-pillar is set farther back.

And if you're looking for speed, every little bit helps, including 50 pounds. Which is the approximate weight of most a/c systems that hot rodders/racers remove from their cars for more speed.

For looks and performance, the coupe is the way to go.