2006 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 40 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 19 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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WxManII writes:
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It's unusual.  It's powerful.  It's gonna make you smile!

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If you're looking for a gas-sipper, move on, this ain't it.

WxManII
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Makes You Feel Like The Meanest S.o.b. On The Road. That V8 Rumbles Just Right. — 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 Carlo SS's and the odd Charger R/T. This thing caught my eye in a dealership parking lot and when I saw the V8 badge thought at first I was looking at a GTO. I had no idea that they had shoe-horned a 5.3 V8 into a Grand Prix! What I like about the car... Power. Loads and loads of power. 303 hp in stock trim, plenty to use during the stoplight to stoplight "show and tell" sessions. The amenities in this car are well thought out. Heads Up Display that gives you the vehicle speed, gear selected (when in manual shift mode), warning messages, all kinds of information, with even more on the driver's information center in the console. Wheel-mounted paddle shifters (might be better placed on the steering column, but still.. at least they're THERE), 6 CD Monsoon stereo system, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, moonroof/sunroof, flip down rear seats for expand trunk storage, AND the front passenger seatback folds FLAT so you can carry up to 9ft long items! Oh... did I mention this thing has POWER? Yeah, I thought I might have. It's applied through the front tires folks. That's my only complaint. This much power needs to go to the rear wheels. Fancy engineering and fatter tires up front than in back, however, help keep it all manageable. Displacement On Demand helps keep this V8 from drinking TOO much fuel, but only on the highway. In town, it's a thirsty beast! And those tires bring me to the major downside. Tires are expensive for this beast, they are NOT rotatable, and if you drive this in a spirited manner, you'll be buying lots of 255R45/18's!

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Chris writes:
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Fun to drive, performance, and pratical

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Cost for front tires, gas mileage

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Steep Price For A Grand Prix But Worth Every Penny — Love the Performance, Handling, and Braking of the GXP. The Brakes did make noise with the stock pads and had alot of dust. There is a low dust AC Delco pad avalible that doesnt sacrifice performance. The gas mileage is 16 city 26hwy but thats to be expected with a 5.3L V8. I have been able to get 30mpg interstate... I do wish the styling was a bit more agressive. I need a ram air hood in my opinion to get a great pontiac muscle/performance car. It does use an odd size front tire which makes them expensive to replace, Be ready to spend $500-600 for 2 front tires.

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Andre writes:
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Fast, Fun, spacious, looks great

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mpg

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Love Ir — Pros: With 200 hp and 200 lb-ft 3.8l V6, this car hauls decently and accelerates on demand. This car definitely puts a grin on your face. The suspension and handling is also superb. Spacious car with tons of legroom. The Driver- Information-Control is great (Poor acronym DIC) Cons: With the 3.8L hard driving and stop and go driving kills the mpg to around 17. No Ipod or Aux adapter on any radio options. Needs another gear in the 4 spd Auto Summary: Fun, safe, and fast car with great styling. If you want more power go for the Supercharged 3.8l V6 or the insane 5.8L V8

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Dorian writes:
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I drive it.

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They stopped making it.

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Good Car — It's pretty quick. It's a great car, pretty good-looking and spacious on the inside. Plenty of trunk space too. It's fun to drive, practical, and not too expensive. The only unreliable part is the plastic heater hose bypass elbows cracked and leaked out coolant, causing the heater to not work, then the engine to overheat. I replaced them with aluminum ones, so I shouldn't have that problem again. I get excellent fuel economy, up to 33 mpg when I drive carefully.

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Oldaddy44 writes:
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perfect size inside & outside, handles like a dream - has that "right feel", easy entry & seating

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had to get window motor repaired

Oldaddy44
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This Was Made Just For Me, Fits Like A Glove. Nirvana At Last. — My car is comfortable, quiet and smooth, acceleration is there when needed, and brakes are fine wet and dry. It, has good vision, no rattles or plastic noises. Dash is easy to read. Drove across country and hated to get out of it, no fatigue (I'm 65). Averaged 28 mpg with air. Audio is great, thought I had a Bose. My car is easy to keep clean and looks GOOD. I was looking for a used G6 when I found this which turned out to be even better for me.

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Everette writes:
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everything performance related

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door panels are cheap thats about all i can find

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2006 Grand Prix Gxp 5.3l V8 — black 2006 gxp. I am very pleased with the 5.3 v8. I bought it in chicago and on the way home pulled into my driveway with the onboard computer showing over 30 mpg thanks to the displacement on demand. It is easy to drive and is very fun with the 5.3 at full tilt. I love how it brakes and how it turns. Love the black. It even handled the snow and ice much better than my old 2000 grand prix. I haven't had a complaint about it yet. I even fit a full size screen door in the back yesterday with the seats laid down and the trunk closed

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Steve4130 writes:
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speed Vs economy

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Hmm....could be faster? : )

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Great Fun All Round Car. — I have a 2006 GXP it's 303hp acceleration is fine for me. If I take it easy it returns 28mpg hwy, not too shabby. The torque steer is slight but manageable once you expect it. The benefit of fwd really serves in the freezing winter and gets me home in those surprise snow storms. I've driven right past Mustangs spinning their rear wheels. It's the best of all words for me.Speed-4 dr, huge trunk, fwd, 28mpg,side airbags,6 disc CD,looks brilliant at night in side. HUD. Even the rear doors open up 90 degrees.For the price-I love it.

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Chris writes:
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Its a sleeper, no one thinks or expects the Grand Prix family car to have the power it done. Its performance numbers rival the pre 11 mustang GTs.

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Its FWD, makes traction a bit of a problem when racing plus that configuration they had to make the intake and exhaust rather restrictive.

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Better Than An Str8 — 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 they drive the cars hard and do not put a tranny cooler. Install a bar in plate tranny cooler and synthetic tranny fluid and you wont have any issues with the tranny. The heat is what kills it. I have towed 3000lbs trailer 70mph for 260miles and tranny temps only got up to 208. Prior to tranny cooler adn synthetic fluid 217* while running down the interstate was normal. ** re manufactured transmission usually void the warranty if tranny temps reach or exceed 260* (there is a temp sensitive sticker they put on the tranny)**

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Mark writes:
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this car was a west coast car as i call them has so much power have had it to 142 and still had pedal to go but i ran out of road missouri is hilly and curvy handles real well at any speed nice look to it all leather love my car

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having problems with warning lights coming on is the only bad thing i can tell you

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When This Motor Gos I Will Drop A New One In It — this is my first pontiac and i always new they were nice but until i bought this one i did not know just how nice and how much power they had i wont go back to anything else i promise that

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mij writes:
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This car is awsome. Lots of power, good handling, awsome apperance, good sound.

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When putting the pedal to the flood the steering likes to wonder alittle.

mij
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My Baby — I love the looks and performance of this car. Get alot of compliments and alot of people saying that has a v8? lol. The ride is a little rough but it makes up for it in performance. And the sound of the exhaust is great.

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

My Dream Car! By lyssa77

I love every thing about my car!!!!! gas mileage is great. about 400 miles on a full tank. its sporty but still a sedan. has good power. I would tell anyone to buy this car. wish Pontiac still made... Read More

Overall, I Think This Car Is Awesome. By alawson

This is the first Grand Prix I have owned. I have only owned this car for one month. I bought this car used. It has a couple of issues that need repaired. I only hope the repairs are not expensive. Read More

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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

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

Fun To Drive By danielroth

Have loved this car ever since I bought it over a year ago. My kids call it dad's race car and always want to go for a ride in it. Wish GM would have kept Pontiac around big mistake getting rid of the... 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

White Lightning By Brownetribe

Overall my car has been easy to fix. I've put a lot of my sweat, blood, and tears into my baby. She might not be the fast, prettiest, or most reliable but i love her. Snowball even locks my doors for... Read More

Meh By Aaron_Barvincak

I like the sleekness and the first gear power but i didnt like it only had 4 gears and a low tops speed and it did not have very good gas milage. i want a 5 speed or a 6 speed Read More

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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Very Good Overall Car For Both Family And Students By BryanHan

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 reli... Read More

Great Vehicle For A Variety Of Different People. By Cars25c

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 ... Read More

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