2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 40th Anniversary 4 door 3.8 supercharged from North America


Wow, what a steal for a special car


The car was ditched in winter & pulled out backwards via the lateral links. Needless to say passenger's rear links were bent & broken. Got a hold of my son who looked up on the Internet & told me only approx. 3000 were made & to haul ass & get it. Met the owner & pulled out 4 one hundred dollar bills which he grabbed. Spent $740 on it & did the labour myself. Drove it for 2.5 years with no problems. It is now parked & will get a complete restoration as I`m now retired. I think I damn stole this beauty, & will have a real winner when done. You can rest assured this car will only come out for show & shines, & my son will end up with her when I`m done with it.

General Comments:

Head turner, fast, great mileage (35 MPG Imperial).

Rides like a dream & quite pretty. Dark cherry paint, leather interior with 40th anniversary embossed on the seats. Supercharged don`t hurt either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2018

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe 3.8 from North America


Reliable, comfortable, longevity


I ordered this car and drove all 350000 km myself; it is still my second car.

I have it serviced every 7000 to 10000 km.

Have used synthetic oil since it rolled past 200000 km; was doing oil changes every 5000 km prior to that.

Just replaced the original battery last year.

Pros: reliable, comfortable, average gas costs, still looks slick.

Cons: Some parts are just too expensive to replace, i.e.: radio light, console cup holders.

Also, the seat belt is very uncomfortable

Looked into GM cars when getting a new one; none compare to this model, all the seats seem tight, with limited leg room, even the Cadillacs. I ended up with a 2013 Honda Accord Coupe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd July, 2013

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 40th Anniversary Sedan 3.8 V6 non-supercharged from North America


The car is very pretty, unique, and handles like a dream


My number 4 fuel injector went out. I took it out and cleaned it. It now works over 1500 RPM.

Other than that, general maintenance.

General Comments:

Here is where I am stuck. The car has the original everything, BUT it is a GTP Anniversary edition 3.8, k engine code and I can find NONE that were not supercharged. All the numbers match, I knew the previous owner, but every Pontiac guy tells me that all GTP cars were supercharged. Is there a way to find out if this was factory deleted? Or if this is just a rare car?

I love it. Any help from you guys would be appreciated! Thanks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2013

26th Apr 2013, 22:58

It is true that all the GTP cars were supercharged.

It is also true that the 40th Anniversary package was available on both the GTP and the GT, the latter powered by the NA 3.8 liter. If your 40th Anniversary is not supercharged, then it is the GT, not the GTP, and not particularly rare.

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 V6 from North America


Powerful non-responsive boat, with typical Pontiac reliability


Thermostat failed and replaced.

Fuel pressure regulator failed and replaced.

Right-rear wheel sensor failed (causes ABS and traction control to fail).

Outer-tie rod replaced (do not remember the side).

Passenger front wheel bearing failed and replaced, and driver side front replaced shortly after, but may not have failed.

Blower motor + motor relay + dash control failed from water and ice from car wash. Replaced blower motor and motor relay and seal. Dash control setting 5 doesn't work still.

I believe valve-cover gaskets are leaking, causing loss of oil, difficult to replace compared to some engines.

Vehicle loses coolant regularly, possible cracked head gasket?

Rear shocks failing I believe.

General Comments:

This vehicle is powerful, mostly comfortable, and the dashboard is designed nicely.

However, I'd expect a lot more from a vehicle it's age. For me, this is a new vehicle, and has many problems with low mileage. I consider under 200k to be pretty low.

The vehicle handles like a boat, isn't very responsive, and has had its share of issues, however most were not very expensive, but parts for instance, wheel bearing, was more expensive.

This is my fiance's vehicle, and I think we are selling it soon.

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

Review Date: 1st January, 2011