1996 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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The biggest pro for this car is that it made it from CT to NC without breaking down. I replaced the radiator cooling fan, plugs, oil & filter before making the 12 hour trip!!

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Front seats are not really comfortable and the trunk leaks(car was rearended and claimed totaled by ins. co but my brother-in-law stilled sold it to me)

heddy1129
35

My Car Is Ok....for Now! — I just replaced the battery, finally died after 4 years and I had to remove more than I expected just to get to it. For now it will do but will get rid of it when i can afford to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It is fairly comfortable for daily commuting.  Leather seats, nice stereo and fairly quite

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Slow off the line.  Starting to have some mechanical issues.  

bk2000
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Stylish And Comfortable. — This is a fun car with all the extras, the sunroof is developing a leak so I try not to drive it when it rains. It is slow at acceleration but picks up nicely on the top end. I like the way it handles and would buy another one.

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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its pretty roomy

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gas

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Nice Car — it was my first car that was legal to drive, and i loved driving it except for the fact it had no heat and i had to wire the stereo and put in rear speakers.. after all that i couldnt get enough of this car :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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It feels like a sports car without the sportscar price.

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Nothing serious.

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.... — Over all a nice vehicle, though some things could be better, like performance, and front bumper. The best aspect is MPG. My peronal vehicle get's 25 MPG. in general it could end up being a top car for average comuters.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Its fast and comfortable

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nothing

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Its A Fun Car To Drive — Its great on gas the acceleration and braking are great it has four wheel disc brakes and the 3100 v6 is outstanding.It is clean on the inside and outside dual exhaust and power everything. Its a very low maintenance car

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Its nice

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Not enough horsepower

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Review — Great car, great mpg and cost me only $1500 with 190k miles. Does not burn gas, takes corners well and great torque. Maintenance is cheap for this vehicle as you can pick up the parts from any auto shop and i do all the work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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good acceleration, great handleing, love the interior, low maintance

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old, it's not exaclty the most attractive car in its styling

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Like It — This car has great acceleration and handles really well. It is also loaded with leather seats, sunroof, steering wheel audio controls, alloy wheels, and dual exhaust, and a few other good features. I do not like the front end of the car. The coupe version of this car is much more attractive.

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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None, except it handled well what little time I had it on the road and not in shop

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everything, nothing else good about these cars, there is a reason pontiac was the first to go when gm went south,

heavy_dman
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A Car So Crappy Even Goes To Crap Under Proper Maintanance — I bought one of these in 1999, it was three years old, had 25k miles on it. I had it for a week started overheating, took it to a mechanic, he said manufacterer defect, pontiac built fan to close to radiator, rub when engaged. Also said he fixed 5 more same year same problem. About 3 months later, wouldn't go into gear, shift pin broke (--------) actual size, took it to dealership, talking to salesman, he said they had to send car truck back because the first two pontiacs wouldn't come off, had same problem. about 6 months later, lower ball joint popped out, that cost me about $350. then about 2 months after that the accelerator locked down, the car burst into flames (side note: fire wall in pontiac useless) before I could reach switch to turn it off, flames shot out the vents (see above parenthesis) back seat caught on fire car was total loss. I bought car for $6100, in a year and a half spent over $2000 in repairs, DO NOT PURCHASE ONE OF THESE, I feel for the workers, but thank god pontiac is out of business for good. The company got what it deserved. GM should be ashamed for putting their name on such a crappy product. Everyone that I know who had one of these cars (about 3-4 people) hated it, and had as many or more problems, I repeat don't buy one of these death traps. PS I had the car serviced regularly, oil every 3k trans once, I only put 18k on it before it died, car also belonged to well respected mechanic before I bought it, I was second owner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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HANDLES GREAT, GRREEAATT GAS MILEAGE!

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NO SUNROOF =(

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Samantha — THIS IS MY BABY! Her name is Samnantha. I have had her since 2001. I got her when I was a jr in high school. I have put over 100,000 miles on her myself. She now has almost 236,000 on her. I have never done anything to her except have the intake gasket replaced (which is known to be a common problem with GMs 3.1L V6). I still drive her every day to work and where ever else I want to go. The gas mileage is still 25+! I plan on drivin her till the wheels fall off!!

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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I looks awesome

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the lack of engine now

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My Car — Unfortantly right now it sits covered in snow due to the fact the engine blew...thanks dear...Hopefully soon it will be back on the road. And hopefully I can find a engine for it, i miss my car in the worst way. But now I might get a mini van.

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Great American Car By aaroncampbell72

I love everything about this car. The only thing I didn't care for was the stock radio so I replaced it with a Pioneer AVH-X2700BS and mounted a monitor in the back of the passenger seat headrest so m... Read More

Everyone Loves It! By kay9510

I love this cars sound system and power. It looks great on the road and it's gas mileage is impressive for being 7 years old. Very easy to control all year round and it's acceleration is impressive. A... Read More

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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Fun To Drive And A Pleasure To Own. By bearball

i like that it has been very reliable and has good looks. clean lines and interior has all the refinements offered when new. held up very well for all the paces i put it through. i still enjoy driving... Read More

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just wanting me car fixed. i love the car i have. didnt expect to have this many problems out of this car. this is really making me 2nd guess my car. hopefully my car can get fixed very very soon. Read More

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Adventure By KBM1971

I like my car a lot it looks nice and sleek with enough power to get around anyone when i drive around town I get looks. Only thing i dont like is that its not getting good gas mileage ..bout to get t... Read More

It Had It's Con's, Like Any Car Does But In The End The Pros Definitely Outweigh Them!! By hungry4horsepower

I love this car!!! She always has plenty of sass and power and does exactly as she's told . Although I would have preferred a tranny that's at least capable of handling the same amount of foot pound ... Read More

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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Good By fernandovtec

the car drive good i get alot of horse power of the car and thats why i love it is a nice car to drive on the city and ill will get new wheels soon for it asap ,,,i like Read More

Thus Far Dependable By Bennet1b

If I hadn't bought the extended warranty some issues would've peeved me to pay for. I.E., early on A/C compressor, some ball joint wear and steering shaft looseness. But all of these were covered and ... Read More

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Love This Car By James

i love driving this car i have had 3 of them and will continue to drive them, lots of potential for upgrades overall i nice looking great handling car if you can afford to keep gas in it and dont run ... Read More

Nice Overall By Yoddy01

Nice ride. I like it because it turbos well but not too roomy for someone like me. I will surely recommend for others. It drives great and last long like the Hondas and Toyotas. I will surely buy agai... Read More

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