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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview
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Based on 22 reviews
The Pontiac Grand Prix backpedals a bit for 2008, which will be its last year in production. A GT version with a 260-horsepower supercharged V6 engine, available the previous few years, has been dropped from the lineup, leaving only an underpowered (according to many drivers) Base model with a 200-horsepower V6 and a sportier GXP, with a 303-horsepower V8 and a sport-tuned suspension.
Other than that, Pontiac made no changes to the Grand Prix for 2008, which essentially is a transition year, as the Grand Prix retires after a run that dates back to the early 1960s, to be replaced by the Pontiac G8, an Australian-built car with much more contemporary lines and newer technology. For 2008 both models will share a spot in the lineup, and in 2009 the G8 will formally replace the Grand Prix.
As might be expected for its final year, the 2008 Grand Prix is a bit long in the tooth, with an exterior design that looks dated when compared to newer models from competitors (the Grand Prix's last design refresh occurred in 2004). It offers familiar amenities (air conditioning, six-speaker stereo system, remote keyless entry, etc.) as well as some newer technologies, including Safety Cage Construction with front and rear crush zones and an available StabiliTrak Sport suspension that manages braking and acceleration in an emergency situation to prevent the loss of control of the vehicle.
The Grand Prix also retains some of its less-than-superb features, including a small backseat, some plastic interior parts that detract from its overall build quality, a lack of adequate interior storage space, and a V6 engine that some consider noisy. However, the Grand Prix remains a nostalgic choice for those seeking a reliable family car, and those buyers may be willing to overlook a somewhat dated design for a last chance to own this iconic automobile.
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Pontiac Grand Prix Questions
Reduced Engine Power On A 2008 Grand Prix
I have a 2008 Grand Prix, that worked great until last march when i put it in the ditch. it got all fixed from that. But just this past week i was driving it and it came up with REDUCED ENGINE POWER...
I Was Takin My Wife To Work This Mornin And Our Car Just Died On Us The Oil...
2008 Grand Prix Radio.
I have a 2008 grand prix base. V6 3.8. I have just a stock radio in my car but have found that GM made a " radio stereo navigation mp3 cd player" for the 2007-2008 grand prix. Can this fit in my ...
Could It Be The Maf?? Please Help!!
About 5 months ago after stopping at the gas station for a soda I started the car, it was very rough at idle, put it in reverse and the check engine light came on. It was sputtering and shaking. I o...
When In Drive Responds Like In Neutral.
When I put the car in drive it responds like it is in neutral. I can pull out in first gear with a slight slip and shift all the way to drive without problems. I am hoping it is not a blown transm...