1998 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 28 reviews
"ride" 27 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"handling" 15 reviews
"speed" 15 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"light" 3 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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It's rather comfy driving with really nice stock stereo and speakers and I'm not talking about the Bose speakers, I'm talking about the AC Delcos

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With the sideways engine, work space is minimal. As with all large repair projects, it's difficult to DIY without an actual garage, i.e. removing and replacing oil pan gasket. With such a low chassis expect to get stuck in snow rather easily and carry a flat, roofing style shovel to chop ice and reach under the frame to dis lodge your situation. It would be a good idea to get chains or studded snow tires for climates with heavy winters.

Deadheat33
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8k 4 Dr Gt Sedan — Appearance: If you look at cars the way I do, with the headlights being eyes and the grill being the mouth, giving the vehicle a personification, then this car has a sly attitude, a sensible body and comfy appeal. Build Quality: Most of the time, when only 3 yrs old, the car ran so quietly that sometimes I'd have to check my key position or feel my exhaust to determine if it was still on or not. Following the regular maintenance guild lines has made repairs stay minimal and they aren't as costly as the major repairs that regular non-maintenance up keep leads to. However, there are some known faults for this model such as the EGR recirculating tube being in too close in contact with the Plenium causing the gasket to eventually fail at a standard mileage, costing a DIY repair of approximately $500-$1500, depending on what else you determine should also be replaced while you are at it, i.e. valve cover gaskets which tend to leak oil, spark plugs if you can't clean them, and new tools when a bolt has to be tapped out because it breaks off. Performance: The acceleration is adequate enough to not have to wait to pull into traffic until the road is completely clear, for a tenth of a mile, I've done it in a third of a tenth with 3-5 alligators to spare, however I do not recommend this practice! Braking has always been tight but the ABS(anti locking brake system) seems to want to kick in at odd times occasionally where roads are clear and dry. As long as you maintain your suspension and steering you'll always feel safe with really good handling but don't try to make any hairpin turns. You'll need at least two standard size lanes to make a U turn. If you like driving, then yes, it's fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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Comfortable,nice handling, fairly fuel efficient. moon roof can be nice at times

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there isnt really much i dont like about it except the amount of wiring under the hood, im color blind and it causes difficulties

ahunter41
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Love The Car — i already stated above but its a smooth ride. its comfortable to drive. i have taken this car on vacation for 1010 miles from NC to MI and it was very reliable. i would like to get it running but im not sure what its problem is.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan Review
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Hot, gorgeous, beautiful, sporty, powerful, fast. Registered as getting up to 36 mpg on highway when she was over 4yrs old. Averaged about 27 mpg (19 in village) as she got older. Moon roof, radio controls on steering wheel.

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Not the smoothest ride over bumpy roads. Rear strut towers rusted out in area making the car unsafe to drive and not practical in trying to repair due to cost, even though the engine was still going strong at over 150,000 miles.

GTPrixgirl76
25

Love Pontiac Gtps — 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 me as I was about to pull onto the highway. After seeing me peel out and quickly fly up on him, his first remarks to me was "What the heck kind of car was that? She's fast!". My friends who loved my '86 soon fell in love with the GTP. Convinced one guy to go out an buy a Grand Prix for himself. My husband who drove a 2001 Impala and bragged about it often, bought me a red '02 GTP and soon took it back for himself after admitting it was more fun to drive than his car. She hugged the corners and accelerated fast every time I hit the gas. Good braking. Most importantly, the back end held up fairly well when rear ended by a guy driving a Jeep Cherokee at about 45 mph. My young daughter was safe and sound even though a huge speaker box left very little room for the trunk to collapse without pushing it into the backseat. Was very upset when 10 years after buying the car, she needed to be parted out. Am currently looking for another GTP, preferable a 1998 to 2002 version. Will settle for a base model Grand Prix of same years. I never plan or want to buy another kind of car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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More than enough power for a stock front wheel drive car.  Lots of leg room in front seats.  Feels sturdy on the road.

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Poor gas mileage in town.  It's heavy and you sure can feel it around a corner.  Torque steer can be a problem.  I can't figure out why it will intermittently not start.  Seems to be pretty common. 2dr is hard to put a baby in the back, but it's no fault of the car.

mttvghn
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Mediocre — I think the Grand Prix is an alright car if you can get one cheap enough. I was glad I found one with the 3800 over a 3.1, but I guess they both have their own problems. The GTP is pretty fun to drive, but it feels like almost too much power for a stock front wheel drive car. It feels really heavy and sturdy, but because of that it can be a handful around corners. If you know what your doing and know what to look out for I suppose one of these would make a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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Nice looking car. Nice riding car for long trips. Good gas mileage.

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Prone to rust familiar to Gran Prix's. On the higher side of maintenance costs.

aztec626bf
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Fun Sporty Car. — This is a very reliable car with plenty of power. Very comfortable for long trips. Very good on gas on the highway (29-30mpg). Has very user friendly instrumentation. Displayed mileage readout is very accurate to actual. All around fun car to drive.

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

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan Review
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Fixable, nice interior

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Blown engine, dented fenders

Tkcravens
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Paid 500 Bucks For Put 3 Grand In It Have A New Car. Not To Shabby — Iam 6 foot 3 and these cars have so much room when the seat is all the way back I can barely reach the pedals.I drive a 95 mustang right now and would love to get this grand prix back on the road.and then fix the mustang

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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speedy!

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low visibility in the back

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Awesome — great car for the price that i can be picked up for. really quick out of the gate, beats most street cars at least off the line. so far parts are easy to find and cheap. its a good looking car that sits on the monte carlo frame.

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its fast

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they have a cranksencer problem they shut down when its summer tinme and its too hot out

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I Love It — the power is greaT the style of the body it is elegnt maintence of this car isnt much the back seats r great mine has a consel in the back but the center is the only thing that folds down,over alll i love it

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

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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it's spacious. You can hear the engine purr. Very comfortable to sit in. Runs like a dream.

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It's an automatic.

Carbabe
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Cody — First car. Runs great. Accelerates sensitively. Brakes are a little leeway but work great. steering wheel has the same amount of leeway and u barely notice it at all. The car listens to u very well and protects you with it's life. When u get used to ur car, u start to love it like ur own sibling and it's a blast to drive around.

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

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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i love the sporty feel and powerful supercharged 3.8l v6

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alot of tranny problems

coletrain
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Awsome — i love the sporty handeling and the interior space beutiful inside and out but the tranny has givin me nothing but problems since the first week i bought the car it was used but i hear they have these problems alot but overall i hope i will have this car for a very long time

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

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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

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

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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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