17th Sep 2010, 12:02
Well the Olds I was referring to was out of warranty by 36K miles. I wish I had only spent $900 to $1,100 on any GM I've had before 100K miles. Lots of stuff broke on my GM's and it was pretty expensive. The Olds had the rear struts completely fail. I never had anything in the trunk other than the occasional trip with luggage. The turn signal switch failed, which was expensive because it was the controller for everything. It would stick in third gear all the time. When I traded it at 98K miles, it still needed a wheel bearing and a couple of other smaller repairs. I had never been so glad to walk away from a car.
I have had a couple of GM's since, and they were the worst vehicles I've ever owned... so no more GM for me now. I was pretty hard on the Olds, but the others my wife drove most of the time, and most of the mileage was highway. I will own Fords or imports from now on...
26th Sep 2010, 15:15
I live in Canada and I own a 2006 GXP that I bought for 10 grand with 150 thousand km.
I was told by the owner not to drive it hard before the car has had time to warm up every day, and I've been extremely good with it. I has had nothing major, just oil changes, brakes and tires.
I've had this car for a fairly long time now, nothing's wrong with it. Handle your baby with care and she'll care for you back! :)
1st Nov 2010, 18:47
I'm looking into getting a 2006 with 110K for 12k.
I drove it, but will have the dealer make it mint before pick up, but I am curious about the oil problem? It's the same 5.3 they had in the pickups for the longest time isn't it? I haven't heard anything about oil issues with the pickups.
5th Nov 2010, 11:16
I have a 2006 GXP that I purchased new. I haven't had the problems noted above, but did have a tie rod end go out, causing replacement of the front tires at 24K. Tie rod covered under warranty, but dealer wouldn't cover the tires. Tires are expensive and hard to find. Front brakes do need replaced at 45K with 20 percent left, so will be putting ceramic pads in. Mileage is generally around 20-21, but did get 26 on a 3000 mile trip when it was mostly flat and a constant 70 mph. Car is fun to drive and does move out.
23rd Nov 2010, 09:09
Friend emailed me to let me know the key won't unlock the drivers side door. Had to call Pop-A-Lock to come out. Got the thing opened to find standing water in the passenger footwell... AGAIN! Had the same exact issue in my 03 Impala.
The outside vent under the windshield wiper cowling gets clogged or the cheap piece of material that diverts water from getting in just falls apart. Friend said he took it to a mechanic friend and verified that this was the cause of the water leak. This is unrelated to the water leaking on the headliner from somewhere...
So yeah, it's been 10 months since I've driven it, and it's still costing me money and stressing me out.
On the plus side, I have it paid down to $10,000 @ $600/month @ 6% but retail is dropping like crazy! I'm praying I can get rid of it around the $8,000 mark but I'm not holding my breath.
23rd Feb 2011, 20:41
Well I have had an 05 GTP Comp-G. It was totalled and now I am thinking about getting the 06 GXP.
I wanna know how bad is the gas mileage on it and what grade does the manufacturer require?
I love GPs.
10th Apr 2011, 21:31
Very very well said! I also love my GXP, and if you want a low maintenance car.. Buy one! =)
10th Apr 2011, 21:56
The 5.3 LS4 is notorious for burning oil, even when new!! Cars, pickups, SUVs, any LS4!!
Change your oil every 3,000-4,000 miles, and you will have nothing to worry about!
Also, if you beat your car, it will beat your wallet!
How about Mustangs, Camaros; any sports car or any BMW, Benz or any fast sedan sports car is gonna cost more for parts than a Civic, Focus, Park Ave. or LeSabre!
Come on people, it's not the car!!
The GP GXP is a lot of car for the money!