2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 5.3 DOD from North America
Like all the GM's I have loved, this one has finished its run
Crack in windshield... It's strange, but this seems common on these cars.
Lumbar support has stopped working?
I feel Pontiac did a great job on this car; I have never been a fan of FWD, but when driving this car with the factory rims and tires, you could almost forget that it is FWD. It pulls from a stop very nicely; I have gotten 0-60 5.6. What's funny about this, is torque steer isn't a serious issue for this car.
I went from a Buick Roadmaster sedan (which I still own, but no longer daily drive) to this, and well this is no Buick.
It handles really well, has stiff seats and a stiff sport feel. It's fun to drive and fun on turns. There are thing I miss about my Buick; they are two very different cars, and it's taking me some getting use to, however I love driving this car.
I have heard a lot of people having problems with these cars, and after test driving a large amount of them, I feel it's the drivers who are mostly at fault.
I found a lot I drove had just been really beat on, and had interior wear, which reflected a driver who didn't care about their car. For example, I drove a 2006 with 76,000km on it, which has transmission issues. Along with this, it had an after market exhaust and balding front tires.
Any ways, like any car from any maker, if you beat on it on a daily basis, it won't last.
I have yet to get under 300,000 from any GM I have owned before selling the car. I have always bought GM, and will keep doing so until they give me reason not to! And they did an amazing job on this car.
My other cars right now are a Buick Ultra and Buick Roadmaster, my past cars have been a 1981 Cutlass 2 door, 1987 GMC Sierra (this one did die at 766,896kms) and a Buick Riviera, which I just sold.
The Grand Prix GXP is one of the most enjoyable cars I driven, and I love it! Keep up the good work GM!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2011