I'm actually surprised to hear of your problems with your GP. Yes, $40,000 is too much for that car, even if you are in Canada. I own an automotive repair facility, and the GP's have always been excellent; at least 97 and newer. I bought an '02 GT about a year ago. You probably do just have a "lemon"; every automaker has them. I am actually surprised that you've had as good of luck as you have with your Taurus; they consistantly seem to be one of the most unreliable sedans that I see, but mainly the older ones. Good luck!
Update to ongoing problems with the 2002 GTP 40th Anniversary model.
After 4 attempts at local GM shops to try to correct the ongoing problems with the Grand Prix and in conversation with GM, I will be meeting with the Division Manager with GM regarding these issues this week. Will update this site after the meeting to advise what position GM takes on these problems and how they choose to handle them.
Well here it is April 15th and as promised, an update. The local car dealerships and local GM Managers have absolutely refused to acknowledge any problems with the vehicle. They claim they can't find any leaks however whenever it is wet outside I need to change socks twice a day just to keep my feet dry. Saying that of course they will not consider a buy back or even try to fix it. I guess lesson learned. They build such junk, even they don't want the stuff back after they have got some poor sucker to sign on the dotted line.
I quess I am stuck with this pile of junk and will just drive it until the lease is over. Then GM will never see me again. No wonder the imports rule. Next car definitely will be one. At least Toyota and Honda pays attention to detail and will respond to the customers complaints. Again 2002 GTP offered for sale or take over lease payments. Only 28 payments left at 0.9% financing. You too could be driving this fine automobile. Be sure to bring a bailing bucket as you will need one.
Tks so much General Motors. Again you prove that the customer is Number 2 and the bottom profit line is Number 1.
Just wanted to say that I love my GP GT 40th. I bought it on Ebay for 14,000. What a steal. No problems at all. I've always wanted one and I love love love it. Get lots of compliments on it too. Always a nice thing. Just wanted to throw in my comment.
Per current Kelly Blue Book, what is the additional amount allowed for having the 40th Anniversary package (which cost over $2000 new)?
A whopping $200.
I just want to say that I love my GTP 40th Edition. I bought it 1 month ago for 15500 and don't think I'll ever get rid of it. I bought it to upgrade, but now this is my joy ride. Get lots of compliments and even several good offers on buying it. It is the only one around for the next 300 miles. I think is a really good car no problems yet.
I just want to say that my 1997 Grand Prix GT was wrecked in 2002 by another individual and it was the best car I have ever had. I don't think I will ever buy anything other than a Grand Prix. The 40th anniversary GTP edition is my dream car. I would give anything to have one. It will be the next car I own and I'm working on it right now. You may not be happy with yours because it's a "lemon" which is understandable. But there's people like me that would give anything just to have that. So if its up for a good price and you really want to get rid of it you can certainly let me be the first to know!
You have to change socks two times a day? Common. Now this is starting to look like a Pontiac bashing thing. I think we'd all appreciate some good, honest feedback on the car, not made up stories that are too rediculous to be true. Look at the ratio of good vs bad reviews on this model. Either these "problems" are fabricated, or you've honestly got a lemon on your hands, which all automakers, and that includes the imports, have. As well, the imports don't rule at all; GM and the other two outsell them hands down every year. No match.
Well here it is Feb of 2005 and I am pleased to say that the dealership has finally admitted that the car is a lemon and has agreed to take it back. Unfortunately it is about two years too late and I will never again buy a General Motors product. The problems with the car were not addressed to my satisfaction unlike the other major car dealers who treated me with respect.
It is too bad you had the problems you did. Sometimes it takes time for a company to recognize it is a lemon. However, I wouldn't deal with that dealer again anyway, because at $40K for that car new, you got taken. I just recently bought a 2005 more loaded than the 2002 40th's were and the sticker wasn't anywhere near that, and prices go up year to year. Good luck with whatever you buy next.
A friend of mine had a 98 GP and had the same problem with the leaking in the driver side. Also the same problem with the dealer not being able to fix the problem. He decided to take matters into his own hands and fix it himself. He found that if you remove the plastic cover between the hood and windshield that there is a gasket that can come loose. So he got some glue and reattached the gasket. The car never leaked again. Its amazing that this problem could have such a simple solution.
I just purchased a 40th Anniversary GT here in Florida very clean car and enjoy it completely. Plan to keep it as a collection piece.
Really trying to find out how many were produced?
Thanks Pontiac for a beautiful Car.
Driving Fine in Tampa, Fl.
This is to the guy who made the first post and complained his brains out about his GTP. OK dude... if you don't like it, sell it yourself and stop complaining about stuff you can't fix. I have the 02 GTP 40th Anniversary edition... I have had no problems with it, except for the fact that I can't buy an adaptor that will let me plug my iPod into the factory radio, and the issue with the paint chipping off. But that stuff is very minor. You did get a "lemon" becuase no one else has the same problems as you... so square with it and sell your car and buy your old POS Taurus.
Regarding the Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 40th Edition... does anyone know what to do when the steering wheel leather has lost it's sheen? I just bought one (I got it from Michigan and waited 2 weeks for it) and I am considering a steering wheel cover, but wondering what would be best for the car. BTW I got mine with 50,000 miles for $12,500 and I am totally in love with the car!!! It is all I could ask for and more!
Back to the subject... does anyone have some suggestions to keep it looking new???