1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2 Dr GT Coupe
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2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe
18 national listings
4 Dr GT Sedan
31 national listings
4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan
17 national listings
4 Dr SE Sedan
13 national listings

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4.35 stars

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Se by Curt
 — Performance-wise, you cannot beat the Grand Prix SE. The Wide-Track footprint makes for great stability at high speeds, and the throttle and braking systems are firm but responsive. The automatic tr... Read More
Love Pontiac Gtps by GTPrixgirl76
 — Bought after 1986 Grand Prix was no longer practical due to gas mileage and need for a 4 door sedan. The first friend who saw me driving the red GTP was in his older, souped up Camaro when he passed m... Read More
My Daily Driver Pontiac Grand Prix Gtp by James
 — This is an excellent all around veichle. It is a nice mixture of luxury and speed. It handles like a slot car, and is very responsive in any given situation. The excelleration with the supercharger... Read More

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

The Pontiac arrowhead logo is meant to symbolize forward propulsion.  The newly redesigned Pontiac Grand Prix is hoping to live up to that icon, and is certainly giving it its best shot with the 3.8-liter, 195-hp V6 that sits in the GT sedan and coupe.  When equipped with the GTP package, it gets a supercharged version of this engine rated at 240-hp.  Not bad for a mid-size family car.
The only change to the 1998 Grand Prix is that traction control now comes with the supercharged GTP, making it standard across the Grand Prix lineup.  Starting with the base SE sedan, which carries the old 3.1-liter, 160-hp V6, for a decent price you still get a lot of features, such as ABS brakes, dual front and side impact airbags, power windows, locks, and mirrors, remote entry, air conditioning, and tilt steering.  There are plenty of options in the form of leather seats, power driver's seat, sunroof, and a heads-up display which projects dash information onto the windshield so you don't have to take your eye off the road.  The GT and GTP sedans and coupes are the main attraction, though, for their engine power and loaded offerings.
Though practical for families due to its large interior room and large trunk, the 1998 Grand Prix also satisfies drivers looking for a little fun on the highway.  The 3800 engine is perfect for cruising at high speeds, and the wide track platform provides solid handling, less body roll, and responsive acceleration.  The Grand Prix feels confident in the snow.  Owners agree you get a lot for a small pricetag.  The main problem with the 1998 Grand Prix seems to be unpredictable power windows, thanks to a faulty window regulator.  Other complaints mention the headlamp lenses tend to fall off, the plastic interior looks cheap, and the gas mileage is not as good as reported.

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Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

acturner
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Engine Overheating

I have changed the thermostat and the water pump on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. The temp needle still goes in the red...any suggestions?

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mlptaz
10

Can You Switch Power Window Motors From Front To Back?

I have a 1998 Grand Prix. My front power window motor went out. My son has a 1999 Grand Prix. Can I use one of his back power window motors from his car to my front drivers window in my car?

13 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
inu
0

Blown Motor

I have a 98 Pontiac grand prix, the temp never got in the danger zone and it went down to 0 when I cooled off, no oil in the radiator and the oil was clear but I was told the car had a blown engine af...

26 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
driver1972
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What Causes A Thugging Sound In The Right Front End While Driving?

Already checked tires-rotated, already replaced CV joint shaft, already replaced wheel hub assembly.....running out of ideas here.

32 views with 8 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Deadheat33
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I Just Received A P0336 Cam Position Sensor Performance Obd2 Code On My '98...

While driving, attempting to pass another vehicle, the acceleration hesitated. I tried acceleration a few more times afterward and the same thing was happening, then soon after that the engine was c...

320 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)