2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

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  • Quality9.3
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I'm very pleased with my Grand Prix by Nick, Seattle on 08/21/2004. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Full size sedan, large storage capacity, powerful at a reasonable price, nice clean lines.
Cons: The mentally challenged drivers looking to challenge the GTP.
Overall review: I was undecided between the Grand Prix and the Chrysler 300C. There were no 300C's available with the equipment I wanted. My decision was made for me. I'm very pleased with the GTP with the comp. package. No more Japanese cars for me.
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  • Performance8.0
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Tips for best mpg by Ryan, Buffalo on 11/10/2010. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: -Over 70k miles on it and only regular maintenance. No expensive repairs/problems whatsoever. -I see complaints about the highway mpg; Put some good tires on it (many are now rated for better mpg), keep up regular maintenance (use a good fully-synthetic oil, especially ones that last longer to make it more worth it, like amsoil). -I took a 2000 mile trip driving at speeds that would make mpg worse, and still got an average of 28 mpg!
Cons: -I could no longer read the radio display, which was mostly to see the time. Once replaced, the new stereo doesn't allow the internal clock to keep the date. This was obviously minor. -Newer GM vehicles are very apt to not pass inspection because of emissions problems. Not because emissions are poor, but the extremely integrated computer monitoring can have small problems, like a $200 valve that had to be replaced...
Overall review: Solid car; not a plastic toy. Plan to get another 70k out of it. Just take care of your cars and they'll last you forever!
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great car for a short term buyer by rangerguy on 02/16/2009. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2, Owned 4 years.
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Pros: its a great sporty family sedan love how it handles and how good it goes in the snow
Cons: after 70,000 miles things go way down hill burns a quart of oil a month transmission is on verge of going out..both front hubs had to be replaced alternator had to be replaced power steering pump has gone out interior..printing on the radio has rubbed off
Overall review: love the car just not the long term Quality
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Actual owner/driver by Chuck Norris from Planet Norris. on 02/06/2009. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: I like the acceptional performance in this sporty family sedan. Smooth and comfortable.
Cons: The plastic beneath the speedometer is chipping away (and some on the steering wheel). The quality of the interior could have been better.
Overall review: A great and reliable sporty family sedan.
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP - stealth gray all options by Sanusi's 2006 GXP, all options on 09/14/2005. Trim: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Heads Up Display is more advanced than the one in our 99 Corvette. It is dot matrix and animated and lists the names of the songs playing, temperature, headings and best of all it works alongside the navigation system telling you which turn to take next (when being a status bar based on the distance to the turn). The engine is the best feature in the GXP; great power, DoD (shuts down 4 cylinders when cruising) - mileage is a bit low when breaking the car in, but follow the gas saving tips listed on the CD that comes with the car. Ultralux suede is a very nice addition - warms up faster and provides more grip than leather. Stealth mode turns off the lights on everything but nav and the HUD.
Cons: A warning message appears in the vehicle information console if the gas cap isn't on; but the gas cap doesn't lock. It would be a good investment of $10 to get a locking gas cap if you want to prevent mischievous glucose from appearing in your 303Hp V8 engine. Safety is a concern - especially if you're tall and got the sunroof option which lowers the ceiling interior by a few mm. Don't even think about buying one without the $400 curtain and airbag option. GXP's front tires are larger than its rear ones for traction, control and performance - so no tire rotations and no spare tire (though they are self sealing like the Chrysler 300c).
Overall review: Excellent value for money. Quality is the better than any GM vehicle I've ever own or driven. Fantastic power in the GXP engine; claims of torque steer are greatly exaggerated. We were looking at the Acura TL, Chrysler 300c, BMW 3 series and Cadillac CTS - we ended up with the GXP based on highest value based on lowest cost, best handling and performance, great quality, best utility (the TL didn't even have folding seats and several had a very small trunk), the only car with a HUD, the only car with remote start, and most practical for Seattle weather. Stealth gray is also a cool color; it has a bluish tint to it. Love the exhaust sound. The 303Hp 5.3 liter engine can also run on 87 octane - though you get best performance from 91 or higher. Insurance rates are significantly lower than the competition due to the standard Onstar system. GM always seems to have good discounts and incentives around, and their quality appears to have gotten much better. We love this car!
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