2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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4.55 stars

Based on 45 reviews

Makes You Feel Like The Meanest S.o.b. On The Road. That V8 Rumbles Just Right. by WxManII
 — I got this as a replacement for a 1998 Monte Carlo Z34 that met an early end after encountering a patch of ice on a New York hillside road. It was shopping mainly for Mustang GT's, 2006-2007 Monte Ca... Read More
Great Car For The Money. I Would Buy Another. by geopapa
 — I lost my 98 Riviera this winter in an accident(great car)! I searched & found this gem in Indiana... a 2006 Grand Prix. It's the color combo I wanted(Black/Tan Interior), sun roof, remote start, repl... Read More
Reliable And Powerful by AmennRa72
 — 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

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

Few changes were made to the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, a mid-size sport sedan that touts its versatility as a family car and road performer.  The GTP trim is gone in 2006, taken over by the simple GT name.  Base Grand Prix has a 3.8-liter, 200-hp engine.  The GT gets the supercharged 3.8 at 260-hp.  If that isn't fast enough for you, the 5.3-liter, 303-hp V8 in the GXP should satisfy.  The somewhat outdated 4-speed automatic overdrive is the only transmission available.
A Special Edition Package is offered in the 2006 Grand Prix GT, which basically adds more performance features, such as ground effects, bright exhaust tips, alloy wheels, body-colored grille, and a restyled center console.  The GXP is definitely aimed at the driving enthusiast, who wants speed over practicality.  Equipped with standard ABS, traction control, TAPshift, and stability control, it is also supposed to improve fuel economy by dismantling four of its eight cylinders when the car is simply cruising.  ABS and traction are also standard on the GT, but an option on base models.  OnStar is standard across the lineup, as is power windows and locks, air conditioning, a driver's information center, and fog lights.  Add-ons include the favorite heads-up display, heated seats, and a sunroof.  An already large trunk can be expanded by folding down the rear seats and the front passenger seat.
GXP power is fun, agree 2006 Grand Prix owners.  Though they say its steering can have excessive torque pull and the ride can feel rough, the pickup and takeoff are unsurpassed.  Drivers love the style of the Grand Prix, though agree the interior plastic downgrades the overall look.  Handling is generally good, and all the standard features for a relatively low price are other standouts.  Headroom is limited and rear legroom is only adequate for children if you're in the car for a long time.  Though gas mileage is decent, gas consumption is quick.  Some feel the 4-speed is inadequate for a sports sedan.


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Melinda Burdeshaw

Abs System And Traction System

As i drive and apply brakes, sporadically, the brake pedal will give a little and be harder to start. Then I hear a beep and the light symbols for the traction system and abs system comes on on th...

2,062 views with 8 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

Coolant Loss On A 2006 Grand Prix.

06 grand prix, 3800 series 3 motor. coolant dripping under car, no signs of where from under hood. hoses are good, water pump gasket looks good. dripping from passenger side. just wondering what else ...

25 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Kelsey Moseley

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Will Not Register That It Is In Park, Neutral, 3rd ...

Because it will not registar every other slot on the gear shift and it will not register that it is in park it will not allow me to start the car.

9 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

No Heat And Overheats When Idling Or Going Under 40 Miles An Hour

I have replaced the Water Pump, New Radiatior, New SuperCharger, New Coolant system all together, around this time of year after using the AC all summer, can't get any hot air, and then it starts to o...

20 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

2006 Grand Prix Dic Problem!!! Need Help

I have a 2006 grand Prix base model. Recently the DIC has started randomly losing power. While I'm driving it will go blank for a short period then come back on and start displaying random warning...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)