2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 2 of 5

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Supercharged V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8L Supercharged V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Very nice, but need to resurrect the 2 door coupe

Faults:

Nothing yet. But I am thinking of buying the car at the end of my lease in Oct 07. I am aware that a similar 2004 Grand Prix belonging to a friend (whose lease expires 6 months before mine does) has just experienced the "worn valve o-ring" problem. He purchased his car 6 months ago at the end of his lease. At 72,000 miles the tranny needed to be replaced at a cost of $1,800. The repair shop was very aware of the problem and guessed the car's mileage based on the nature of the problem.

Based on comments like I'm reading here I may need to reconsider the merit of purchasing this car.

General Comments:

The car has nice pickup, but tends to be a bottom-feeder in the performance food chain.

The "Comp G" suspension package is a very worthwhile addition. The car hugs the corners nicely.

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

Review Date: 26th July, 2007

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8 series 3 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 series 3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired177 miles
Most recent distance25550 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

The Pontiac Grand Prix and the sticker price both pack a punch

Faults:

Power steering pump leaking at 24,500 miles. which the Pontiac dealership replaced promptly exactly two weeks before the warranty expired.

General Comments:

My Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 has been an excellent car right off the lot. Traction control is very useful in the winter and will traverse icy conditions to a fair degree. Also had been very reliable vehicle.

Engine warm-up seems to take a little long, but with about 5-10 minutes of warm-up time in winter before driving works well.

The Grand Prix also handles tight curves at rediculous speeds!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2007

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Liter Automatic
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Handles great, comfortable ride, easy to clean and detail, fast!

Faults:

Needed a new wheel bearing hub at 35,000 miles.

Intake manifold is seeping coolant (not bad).

Drivers side seat -SIDE BOLSTER- already wearing.

General Comments:

Very comfortable.

Handles great in all conditions. Traction control is a real plus during the winter months with snow and ice.

Fast acceleration - very responsive.

The GT2 version, which I have, is the fully loaded version. Comes with head up display, heated seats, leather seats, and a sunroof. All are great.

I find the heads up display very convenient and the heated seats wonderful during cold months.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2007

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 Liter from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18875 miles
Most recent distance19600 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

Very well equipped and comfortable! Worth every penny!

Faults:

Nothing so far! Everything works great!

General Comments:

I love everything about this car.

I recently bought this 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, I am really pleased with how comfortable this car rides. The seats are very comfortable, and they hug your body.

The handling of this car is also a plus. It handles great, the steering is perfect.

The 3.8 liter, V6 is quick and peppy. The gas mileage is as good as can be expected with a V6 engine.

I really love the interior of the car. The layout of the dash is really nice. I love the information center located in the center of the dash, which allows you to switch between different options, or to take a look at your mileage or the day's date. It's very unique and adds to the look of the dash.

The only thing I've noticed about my car, that confused me, was where the cruise control buttons are.. They are located behind the steering wheel, on the lower right, underneath the windshield wiper lever.

Other than that, everything about this car pleases me. It has enough room to comfortably sit four adults and the trunk is just the right size. I would definitely buy another Pontiac!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2006

15th Dec 2006, 21:24

I've had absolutely ZERO problems with my 2001 Grand Am (I'm now at 55,000 miles) and I'm amazed at the quality of the newer GM cars. I'm looking at trading up to a Grand Prix in the future, as I don't like the new G-6. The Grand Prix is the sportiest 4-door car on the market today. I hope your Pontiac is as bullet-proof as our GM cars have been. My family now owns 4, including a 30 year old Buick LaSabre with 230,000 miles and a Pontiac with 250,000 miles.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 20 reviews