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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews

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Dustin writes:
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Review
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Awesome power, good looks, relatively uncommon.

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Mad torque steer, FWD

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New Gxp — The car is amazing, plenty of power, looks and sounds great stock, turns a few heads when people know what they are looking at. Over all a great car, rides nice, very quick and still gets decent mileage. 31.3 mpg on the highway and when I can keep my foot out of it about 22 in town, not to bad for a 5.3 V-8!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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komlanda writes:
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Base Review
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5

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Very nice and stylish look. Handles very well with lots of power. Car is very comfortable for a 6foot 3 person as myself. Descent gas mileage for daily commuting because car is solid and strong.

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Sometimes you can be going a little too fast and not realize it because its so comfortable.

komlanda
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Perfect Cool Car — I loved everything about this car, how it handles and mostly how reliable it is. It tells you when you need oil change and more. The car sounds great and the engine is strong and powerful. I love how roomy it is. No trip to the shop unless for oil change and inspection of vehicle. This car is very safe and really fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dood writes:
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The pontiac grand prix is a nice looking family sedan that is fast, sporty, and fun to drive

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the transmission stick can be stiff and the turning radius isn't good

dood
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I Think It Is A Great Car — The acceleration is very good,(if you you floor it you might to a burnout), Braking is quick and excellent, handling is good, but not so quite so much when you try to park. The build quality is great because it is a stiff tough car and needs but needs a good warranty, and doesn't squeak or rattle at all. The appearance of the car is awesome, The exterior and interior are sporty and cool-looking. The MPG is 21 miles with a base v6 version, and maintenance is mostly low. This car is fun to drive and is a cool sports car and family sedan.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
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Low value makes it cheap to buy used, great engine

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Bad handling, unwelcoming interior, car replacing it is superior

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Would Be Great If It Only Didn't Have To Turn... — The Pontiac Grand Prix is no longer being made and is being replaced by the Australian Holden Commodore named the G8. Its fairly large for a car of its price but that price does sacrifice a few things. The 3.8L V6 this car got from Buick is very good, there is no denying that this V6 is probably enough power this car will need making me think the V8 and supercharged V6...excessive. Straight line power is where this car shines. Handling...this is where I think this car flops on. You have a lot of power going to the front wheels moving a heavy vehicle but GM just didn't design a good enough suspension to make this car corner well thus wasting a lot of the engine's power. The G8 should be significantly better being RWD and thus more balanced. The interior...I've never been very comfortable in the seats. They're oddly shaped and I always have to constantly adjust. The rest of the interior isn't exactly terrible, but you just can't say its nice looking since its just pure dark plastic. The wheel is gigantic, it just doesn't need to be this big. It is well equipped for a base car. Built quality is actually quite good for a GM car. To own a Grand Prix...if you bought it new you might not wish to sell it because it depreciates very badly. Great news if you want to buy one used. The large V6 is not fuel efficient along with the heavy body. Its size is good if you want to carry 5 passengers relatively comfortably and need a large trunk. This isn't the greatest looking Grand Prix amongst the whole line. The 2-door from the 80s was clearly the best looking. This car does look aggressive and the powertrain will convince you of this...but without that its largely forgettable.

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WildRebel writes:
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Base Review
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4

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I love this car; the looks, performance, handling (for the size of the car), and the interior... how the radio, climate control, and DIC are slightly positioned towards the driver.

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For the 2008 base model, there isn't a whole lot you can do to it (performance upgrades) without it being strictly custom. When I installed an aftermarket radio, I spent $108 on the wiring harness and interface module alone. Also, if you are someone that thinks they know just ENOUGH about car audio installation to try and do it yourself... I would recommend that you have a car audio technician work the install because of the interface module and the RAP (Retained Accessory Power).

WildRebel
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I Love My 08 Grand Prix, But I Had To Personalize It To Feel That Way. — I love my 08 Pontiac Grand Prix Base, I have slept in this car so many times, spent hours and hours in this car on several different occasions; whether it was installing an aftermarket stereo system, installing LEDs, seat covers, scheduled maintenance, and just relax and listen to the music. It might be weird but she is like my baby and her name is Penelope lol I truly have to say, that this car has been through quite a beating in the last 4 and a half years... I just hope she can hold out for another 4 and a half years!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Julie writes:
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5

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V8 power is exceptional. Handling is exceptional because of the wide wheel base. Front wheel drive. Quality built GM product is very sturdy, products used to make this car are top of the line.

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Repairs to a V8 motor are more expensive than standard engines whether car or truck.

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Amazing — I love the power and the look of this car! Its amazing!! This is my second GXP! Great price for a sports car 5.3L V8 engine with this many extras. Its a shame they don't make these anymore. And if muffler sounds are something to appreciate then you'll love this car even more! Has a dual exhaust rumble that people stop to notice!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joah writes:
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Everything, I have had my Grand Prix GXP for a couple of months now and love it, I have the heads up display, sun roof, V-8, great handling, FAST!!!, and looks good.

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Back seat head room is lacking and it is not as wide inside as it looks outside.

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Great Car I Will Never Get Rid Of It! — I love everything about this car so far for the most part, it moves when you need it to and can take turns at high speeds like an indy car lol, I have had a chance to drive this car out of state and loved the ride, the V-8 is pretty thirsty as expected however for me the performance is worth it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Darren writes:
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4

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It's looks awesome in black with tinted windows

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stiff ride, hard back seats.

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Best 4 Door I've Ever Owned. — Had the car since new (07). Never left me down, looks great in black and overall performance is great. I've seen more than 900 km's per tank and it's always a blast driving on the open road. Resale value is pretty bad, but that's the case with most of GM's sedans.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Austin writes:
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Sick first car to have.

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Too many on the road.

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Glad That The G8 Replaced It, But Not Surpised To See That The Pontiac Brand Has Died. — Pros: Pretty fast car. Nice V8 sound from the quad exhaust tips. Good sound system, but would've rather had the upgraded Bose sound system. Steering stays stiff even at highway speeds with none of that "floaty" or "numb" steering felt which plagues many of the luxury brands. FWD performs a lot better than I thought; you can easily mistake this car for one with RWD. Standard remote start was amazing for the winter. Acceleration from a stop is pretty good as well. Gas mileage is decent for a car of this size, but I guess you pay at the pump as a compromise for the more powerful engine. Oh well. Cons: The interior has a lot of "empty" space; the same interior used in the first-generation Cadillac CTS is the same used here. The A-pillars are so thick; you have to really stretch your head out to peer around corners before making turns. Would've definitely like to have seen more aluminum trim inside the car. Pontiac was supposed to be the sport brand of GM anyways. Wind-noise dampening could have been a lot better. The red LEDs that illuminate inside the car could have been avoided as well as I find they really interfere with nighttime driving. Overall, this car really surprised me. It's a lot nicer than I had made it out to be, and a lot more powerful than I had expected. Hopefully the many downfalls of this car have been addressed with the G8 replacement for the Grand Prix. Too bad that GM let go of Pontiac; they weren't a strong enough brand to survive by themselves anyway.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Carlos writes:
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It's a lot of fun driving fast and has excellent handling.

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It's Fast As Hell — This car is very fast, it has good acceleration, excellent braking and handling, and the fun factor is 10 out of 10. Not to bad on gas when i drive efficiently. When driving in the highway the car has excellent respond to the pedal. Love it!

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

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

Power Horse And Performance By Overtheedge

I love this car despite the little things that can pop up most all is repairable by anyone that can use google and tools. I have owned a few of these cars and currently own two, 2005 and 2007 Grand Pr... Read More

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Excelent Car By VehicleInformationResources_Chris

I would Highly recommend this car. No Car currently on market can compete with what Pontiac Grand Prix provided for the price of (mid 20K) The car represents what Pontiac is known for "Performance ... Read More

Fun To Drive Despite Older Platform. By Chip

Lots of fun to drive, and I love the color. Surprised a few folks with how fast this car really is. Interior design left some things to be desired, overall cheap feeling despite a few nice details. Do... 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

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

Good, Reliable Transportation By Jaaron127

We have owned this car nine years now, but only have 59,000 miles on it. It has been good mechanically with very little time spent in the shop. The paint is still shiny and looks good. The power is de... Read More

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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Comfortable By duce426

power lacks trans problems radio problems nice trunk space the power steering pump is in a very bad spot you can't check it the brakes work really well but with no take off you don't need them at lea... Read More

Excellent Family Car With Some Sporty Performance In Gtp Trim. By munron

Great car. Looks good and with the supercharged 3.8 has good performance yet remains reasonably economical for a big car. Overall quality is good and apart from the usual problems with GMs of this e... Read More

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