2003 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"big space" 6 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 3 reviews
"light" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Jamie writes:
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Review
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trunk space, interior space, driver power seat, driving positon

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dim headlights, power windows, back window needs a wiper, needs heated mirrors

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My Grand Prix Cost Less Than $3800 — Bought the car used with 120,000 on the clock, now it has 138,000, only had to change the oil and the plugs. Runs great hasn't missed a beat in the year I've owned it. Fantastic on the freeway, will cruise all day at 75 and deliver 24mpg, interior is a little dated with the 90's styling but otherwise okay, power windows don't always work but it seems everyone i know that owns a pontiac has the same problems. I bought the car originally because it had such a high star crash rating. Great care would recommend to anybody buying one. Next time though I will look at the 3.8 GTP. Headlights could be brighter, sometimes its hard to see in the dark, I am upgrading my bulbs to the bright blue kind. Tires can be expensive but i found some for only $75 a piece

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duce426 writes:
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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handling

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radio display

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Comfortable — power lacks trans problems radio problems nice trunk space the power steering pump is in a very bad spot you can't check it the brakes work really well but with no take off you don't need them at least you don't have to slow down for curves

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Charles writes:
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Review
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looks cool

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3100 engine

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Price Is Right — good over all family car, lots of room, power is average, good braking, excellent gas milage,excellent handling (wide track suspension) low cost maintenance, very fun to drive would reccomend too a small family of 5 or less ,lots of trunk room(holds 4 sets of golf clubs with ease.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robert writes:
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Review
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Fun to drive, big and comfy, good looking car

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Wasn't as well built as the last of the Grand Prixs.

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Great Car — Great family car to own, even with out a family. With my 3.1 liter V6, I get decent acceleration, great gas millage (34-35 miles per gallon highway), the brakes are easy to modulate and have plenty of stopping power, and the car handles great out of the box. Build quality is a bit off, it got better in 2004,but I can't complain, I love the chunky buttons and controls. Has a few minor rattles in the interior, but nothing the stereo can't hide. I love the aggresive styling of the car, and the car is a hoot to drive. Parts can be a bit pricey for it, but well worth it I think.

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Allen writes:
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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Aggresively powered, appealing body style, great sound system stock, handles extremely well, very responsive.

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Braking coold be better but aftermarket stuff is better anyway.

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Gp Gt — Great power to weight ratio, pretty good at the gas pump. Comfortable with all amenities within reach, not too noisy in the cabin and the regular maintenance is not as expensive as most vehicles 5 years off the lot. No major repairs yet and the only thing I had replaced was the brake pads so far

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BryanHan writes:
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4

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Reliable, good fuel economy, good performance and great handling.

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Little rougher ride.

BryanHan
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Very Good Overall Car For Both Family And Students — Wish the back seat had a little more room. Good for kids but a bit tight for adults. Also, head room is a bit short if your a 6' plus person. 3.8 motor is one of the best motors on the market for reliability, power and fuel efficiency.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cars25c writes:
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4

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Great gas mileage, room, sporty looking, trunk space, rides good, runs good.

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Haven't really had any cons with this vehicle. The only thing I can think of is a little bit of road noise which honestly could be from the type of tires that are on it.

Cars25c
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Great Vehicle For A Variety Of Different People. — This car has been a great car. It is a 4 door, so has good access for kids in the back seat, it gets good gas mileage for a 4 door vehicle and still has plenty of power if you need it. Even though it is a 4 door car it still is sporty looking.

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

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munron writes:
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Review
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4

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Great looking car.  Handles well both summer and winter. Lots of room inside.  Reasonably economical for a large car.

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Rides a bit rough.  Front seats are marginal for comfort. Headroom when entering ant exiting front doors is poor for those of us who are taller.

munron
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Excellent Family Car With Some Sporty Performance In Gtp Trim. — Great car. Looks good and with the supercharged 3.8 has good performance yet remains reasonably economical for a big car. Overall quality is good and apart from the usual problems with GMs of this era (wheel bearings, axle shafts, fuel pump, intake manifold gaskets and low gloss paint) and has been a great and reliable car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevlar writes:
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They had a spacious trunk and a good size back seat. They also were a nice looking design.

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The build quality was absolute garbage in my opinion or at least my car was just a lemon as It was the newest and most expensive car I had ever owned at that time and it kept breaking.

Kevlar
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My Biggest Lemon That My Money Bought Me — They look good as a family sedan and offer a roomy interior but over all I recommend that you steer clear of this car from 1998 to at least 2003 as they have a bad reputation for poor quality and this is not just my opinion I have heard other people parts clerks and previous owners alike. The problem area's that I had with my car were: the wipers stopped in the middle of the wind shield and I spent $350.00 to fix the problem and they still didn't work properly. The circuit board blew for the fan control just after I bought the car and went again a year later. The ABS tried to kill me when the roads were slippery (the break peddle felt like there was a brick under it when the ABS came on). When there was a heavy rain and the car was parked in my drive way water would find its way some where around the fire wall/wind shield and leave a deep puddle on the passenger floor in the front seat. This car was also plagued with all kinds of electrical issues.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Poehlmanak writes:
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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4

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Car with staying power. General maintenance done and this car has lasted a very long time with only 1 major repair, that being the transmission.  I did pull a small trailer for a period of time with the car so that may have contributed to the need for transmission repair at 186k.

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Bearings by GM are poor quality

Poehlmanak
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Very Good Value. — Love the power and handling. Have had to replace bearings three times. GM quality in bearings for this and similar models are poor. Heated seat is fantastic. Seating positions to anywhere which makes traveling very comfortable. Large trunk and roomy rear seats add to the overall great family car design.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

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I like everything about this car from Performance,Looks and Gas economy it was build to please its owner and drives. One thing dough, the competition did not know what was coming for them when Pontia... 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

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

This Is My Third Grand Prix Gt. Looking For A Gto, Or Gtp. By 2002Harley_

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