2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 Supercharged from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Previous carGMC 2005 Dodge Caravan

Faults:

The engine light came on about 3 months after I purchased the car and a message came on in the display saying to check the gas cap. I checked it numerous times and gas cap was OK. Brought it to the dealership and they fixed the problem no questions asked (covered on warranty) it was the vent valve that was stuck open.

General Comments:

I love this car. Handles very well (GT MODEL). The 2006 GP GT is equipped with a 260 hp supercharged engine which delivers lots of power. I honestly have very few negative things to say about the car yet. Its still fairly new. The the cabin design and the leather front seats are very comfortable.

However the rear leather seats are too firm and it should have more rear leg room.

On the other hand the car is equipped with a very spacious trunk which is nice when it comes to storage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2007

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous carAudi A6

Summary:

Bad handling underpowered

Faults:

The bodywork was jittery. There was a lot of wind-noise at high speed.

General Comments:

It has quick launch, but can do better considering its engine size. Terrible handling. Too much body roll.

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

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007

18th Sep 2007, 11:00

I've driven my 2006 Grand Prix GT at very high speeds and it was fairly quiet and not noisy. The GP base model only has about 200 hp. If you're gonna buy this car I would definetly recommend the GT (260 hp) or GXP (303 hp V8) models.

2nd Nov 2007, 11:18

Purchased a brand new 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. Since day one it had a major problem with a loud squeak, squeal when turning the steering wheel. GM for six months said the engineers are working on the problem. After six months and not being able to fix it, they now say they all squeak badly, it's just the nature of the beast.

Also they say mpg 20 to 30 On the window sticker. I never got over 14 mpg. Dealer agreed they haven't seen anyone get that yet. Definitely don't buy for fuel mileage; I've never had a car where you can see the fuel gauge drop so much, even on short trips.

GM is the worst manufacturer I have ever dealt with. After owning this car I really understand why foreign imports lead the way. What a shame! Get with the program General Motors!

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 14 reviews