1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

Set for a much-needed overhaul in the coming year, the front-wheel drive 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix didn't tinker with much in terms of looks or performance. Offered as a coupe or sedan in either SE or GT trims, the Grand Prix is a popular, affordable family car that has tried to capitalize on the Pontiac Excitement branding.

The 3.4-liter 24-valve V6, which is standard in the GT and GTP and an option in the SE trims, gets a power boost to 215-horsepower. The 3.1-liter V6 remains at 160-hp. Both engines come only with a 4-speed automatic. Also new in 1996 is a special Sport Package on coupe models, which adds 5-spoke alloy wheels and dual exhaust pipes. Whether you get a sedan or coupe, the mid-size 1996 Grand Prix has plenty of room for use as family car. The GT and GTP models are more performance-oriented, with special supportive seats, ground effects, standard ABS brakes, and fog lights, though even the base SE sedan comes well loaded. Dual front airbags are standard across the line.
Acceleration performance and V6 engine power stand out for owners of the 1996 Grand Prix. They like the overall interior and exterior style and layout, and the comfortable legroom. The weight of the car hampers taking full advantage of the engine, however, and numerous repairs accompany Grand Prix ownership. Drivers mention rattling, paint chipping, and a check engine light that is perpetually on.


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96 Grand Prix Runs Hot And Whirring Loudly

I replaced the serpentine on my Grand Prix after driving through a deep puddle made it slip off and never stay back on. Weeks later, when idling the coolant still heats up fast, the heat fan won't ...

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1996 Grand Prix Se. Its A Good Car......kinda.

I need help with weaning out the possibly large and expensive costs of polishing this turd. anywho. let me set the scene for ya. last Monday morning, -4 degrees. snowing, wind blowing and colder than ...

18 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Help Me

Installed blinker switch in my 96 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP drove to the store everything was fine got in its drive again car wouldn't start horn was going crazy pulled the horn fuse put a new fuse ...

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Expected Miles From A3.1 Liter Pontiac Grand Prix

How many miles can be expected to getout of the 3.1 liter Pontiac Grand Prix

24 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

Car Won't Start

Hello I have a 1996 grand prix and I just started having an issue with this car yesterday. Because I know nothing about auto parts or engines my car will turn over like the radio and car would come...

8 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)