1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2 Dr GTP Coupe
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4 Dr SE Sedan
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 — Its a freakin mechanical nightmare, but 9 grand later its slowly starting to purrr once again. Its body is goin to hell, exhaust is falling off, but it does have sum get up and go after rebuilding mos... Read More
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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix

Set for a much-needed overhaul in the coming year, the front-wheel drive 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix didn't tinker with much in terms of looks or performance.  Offered as a coupe or sedan in either SE or GT trims, the Grand Prix is a popular, affordable family car that has tried to capitalize on the Pontiac Excitement branding.  
The 3.4-liter 24-valve V6, which is standard in the GT and GTP and an option in the SE trims, gets a power boost to 215-horsepower.  The 3.1-liter V6 remains at 160-hp.  Both engines come only with a 4-speed automatic.  Also new in 1996 is a special Sport Package on coupe models, which adds 5-spoke alloy wheels and dual exhaust pipes.  Whether you get a sedan or coupe, the mid-size 1996 Grand Prix has plenty of room for use as family car.  The GT and GTP models are more performance-oriented, with special supportive seats, ground effects, standard ABS brakes, and fog lights, though even the base SE sedan comes well loaded.  Dual front airbags are standard across the line.
Acceleration performance and V6 engine power stand out for owners of the 1996 Grand Prix.  They like the overall interior and exterior style and layout, and the comfortable legroom.  The weight of the car hampers taking full advantage of the engine, however, and numerous repairs accompany Grand Prix ownership.  Drivers mention rattling, paint chipping, and a check engine light that is perpetually on.


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How To Remove My Governor On My Gp

Hey, i have a 1996 grand prix 3.4 completely stock it'll go around 110mph then she shuts down. This really kills me when i meet up with imports as they got more than that on the top end. Not much bu...

85 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)

Why Will Driver Side Door Not Open?

Exterior door handle on driver side door needed adjustment to allow door to open from outside handle. While adjusting linkage the door shut. Now the door will not open from outside or inside. The...

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Will The Getrag 285 Fit In The 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Se With The 3100 Sfi...

i want to install the getrag 285 in my 96 grand prix se, and i got one out of a 96 chevy beretta. it has the 3100 SFI V 6

28 views with 2 answers (last answer 8 months ago)

Will The Rear View Mirrors From The Outside Od A 97 Grand Prix Fit On The 9...

i want to install the outer rear view mirrors from the 1997 pontiac grand prix on to the 1996 pontiac grand prix se. will they fit?

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How Long Will This Prix Last?

I'm looking at a '96 prix on craigslist, listed for $2000 or best offer. It's in overall nice condition but I'm worried about the engine. It's a 3.1L V6 and it has 244k miles. Would this car even last...

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