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
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Chelsea writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Great highway gas mileage

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Nice Little Family Car — I loved my Burger mobile!! Had great highway mileage, needed a few things (Oil pan, tires). After 300,000 some kms on it, it was time for an upgrade!

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heddy1129 writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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2

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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!!

Cons

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)

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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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bk2000 writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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4

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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.  

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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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Elliott writes:
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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Charles writes:
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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David writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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5

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Power, handling, space, visibility

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Tune-ups are miserable, rear sparkplugs are hard to get to, doesn't have best look of all cars, but hey, I don't have an extra 10k to spend on a nice car!

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Amazing Power And Performance, Looks Pretty Decent, Too! — It was originally an undercover cop car, so it has low miles. GM engine, so it has a slight leak around the intake gasket, but not bad... They all have that. The mileage hovers between 28-32 ish give or take.

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Douglas writes:
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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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Adam writes:
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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heavy_dman writes:
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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Curtis writes:
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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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Bad Car By Kesha

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

Fun To Drive By danielroth

Have loved this car ever since I bought it over a year ago. My kids call it dad's race car and always want to go for a ride in it. Wish GM would have kept Pontiac around big mistake getting rid of the... Read More

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

When This Motor Gos I Will Drop A New One In It By Mark

this is my first pontiac and i always new they were nice but until i bought this one i did not know just how nice and how much power they had i wont go back to anything else i promise that Read More

Excelent Car By VehicleInformationResources_Chris

I would Highly recommend this car. No Car currently on market can compete with what Pontiac Grand Prix provided for the price of (mid 20K) The car represents what Pontiac is known for "Performance ... 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

White Lightning By Brownetribe

Overall my car has been easy to fix. I've put a lot of my sweat, blood, and tears into my baby. She might not be the fast, prettiest, or most reliable but i love her. Snowball even locks my doors for... Read More

Meh By Aaron_Barvincak

I like the sleekness and the first gear power but i didnt like it only had 4 gears and a low tops speed and it did not have very good gas milage. i want a 5 speed or a 6 speed Read More

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