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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 38 reviews
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 38 reviews
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 The somewhat outdated 4-speed automatic overdrive is the only transmission available.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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Pontiac Grand Prix Questions
No Low Beam Headlights
All running lights, brake lights, and high beams work fine, but low beam headlights do not come on. Any recommendations or suggestions?
How To Replace A Top Radiator Hose On A Pontiac Grand Prix
the top radiator hose attached to the cap is cracked on my 2006 grand prix, do I have to replace the whole radiator or can I get a new hose and repair it that way?
My 2006 Pontiac Prix Does Not Have Fire
I was worming up my car for 15 min. I went to leave and it died. I have checked all the fuses, battery And fuel pump. They all seem to be in good shape. I dont think it has fire.
Where Do I Put Power Steering Fluid
I have an 06 Pontic Gran Prix and need desperately to put power steering fluid in...where is the receptacle for it? I have looked EVERY where!
Loosing Anit Freeze
is there a heater hose behind the motor i have a leak and the heater gets hot but dont know if its a hose