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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $7,503
GT
Avg. Price: $8,816
GXP
Avg. Price: $10,584

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4.55 stars

Based on 39 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
Better Than An Str8 by Chris
 — Its fun to drive, great sleeper and compromise. Comfortably seats 6' adults in the back seat. 90k miles and only repairs have been under warranty. Some owners complain about transmission problems but ... 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  The somewhat outdated 4-speed automatic overdrive is the only transmission available.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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nurseangel777
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What Is Wrong With 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix? Heat Suddenly Stopped Working....

Looked under hood, everything is wet. Standing in front of the car, most of wetness is on the left side to the middle, and mostly in the back. Radiator hoses look ok, what could be seen in the d...

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Transmission Problem?

I left to go to dinner tonight and my grand prix ran fine. Got to the first stoplight in the neighborhood and when the light turned green the car ground a little and then jerked forward, then next li...

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Marianna Rille
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2006 Grand Prix Starting Disabled Due To Electronic Throttle Body Control -...

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I Am Curious If A 2002 Grand Prix Will Interchange With A 2006 Grand Prix

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