17th Jan 2011, 06:20
No offense intended, but I doubt the seats are that hard, and if you were paying attention the list of options, they did NOT include heated passenger seats; they didn't make them for passenger seats in the Grand Prixs for that year.
As for the puddle, get your seal on the windshield replaced, and do it at a body shop, because they can also fix the seat that the windshield sits in if it is bent (which could cause the problem you have described).
How am I supposed to "bid" on this car without any contact info?
27th Feb 2011, 20:44
I must say, I love my car to death. I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, and it has got me through the thick and thin and I don't know if I can ever let it go.
I bought it from the original owner back in 2008 for 8k, with 90,000kms, and now I sit at 160,000 and it's still running awesome.
I've had my share of issues, for example, the issue with the catalytic converter has been plaguing me for the last couple weeks, but I found the letter from September 05 in the glove compartment concerning the converter, so I'll get that taken care of right away.
Otherwise, simple things, like my driver heated seat shorting out, but nothing ever serious.
It's an awesome car, truly a gem and has yet to let me down.
10th Jul 2011, 12:36
I just bought my 2-door 40th Anniversary GTP Grand Prix a couple days ago. I got it for about $5500, talked them down from $8890. The previous owner took excellent care of it. I didn't know anything about this car when I got it, I was just looking for something reasonably-priced to replace my '02 Kia Rio when it died on me. I fell in love with it immediately! Not only is it the smoothest ride I've ever experienced, but it's so pretty! It puts my boyfriend's shiny black Honda Prelude to shame. :)
22nd Aug 2011, 23:18
My dad bought our 2002 GP 40th brand new in 2002. He finally let me have it 3 years ago before my senior year. I have to say that it might possibly be one of the best cars for your buck. I have the 4 door non-supercharged, but it can still beat the 4.0L V6 Mustang in a drag race.
Only had three minor problems with the car. Catalytic converter went bad, but was covered under a factory extended warranty, the front right wheel bearing went bad, but was an easy DIY project in the garage, and the central HUD display stopped working, but we found out it was a bad ignition switch. Get lots of comments when the car is clean. Has styling features that you just won't find on cars anymore.
23rd Aug 2011, 12:21
I love these cars, and love it even more when I pass guys in V6 Mustangs wearing their baseball cap backwards.
11th Oct 2012, 09:40
LOL, paid 1500 for mine and put a motor in it... no leaks, doesn't smell all, my defoggers work and lots of fun... and the speedo is at 547 098. Don't know what this guy's talking about... and it's a 2002 GTP Anniversary Edition.
13th Mar 2013, 09:52
Front passenger side? Needs a rail put in if you change the windshield, otherwise the rainwater goes right into the heater box. Try it. Talk to a glass company.
15th Mar 2013, 16:36
Cars vary in performance, even with the same engine and transmissions, but I'm not sure about the standard 3.8 V-6 Grand Prix being faster than a V-6 Mustang. Up until 2009 I owned both a 4.0 Mustang and a 2.4 twin-cam 4-cylinder Grand Am. My Grand Am was definitely faster than a 3.8 Grand Prix. The only engine mod on the GA was a short-ram cold air induction system. My Mustang was definitely faster than the GA.
It's possible I'm sure for some well-tuned 3.8 Grand Prixs to perform very well, but these cars are much heavier, and pulling the extra weight took away some of the advantage of the extra horsepower. Before buying my Mustang, I test drove a base 3.8 V-6 Grand Prix (a new one), and it was not as fast as my much lighter 4-cylinder Grand Am.