2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

Emphasizing a sportier style and performance, the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix focuses most of its attention on the powerful GT and GTP trims, and leaves the base SE sedan for fleet and rental sales. Proof? The SE comes in sedan only, with a 3.1-liter, 175-hp V6. The GT and GTP is either a sedan or a coupe, with a gruntier 3.8 V6 that gets 200-hp in the GT and 240 in the supercharged GTP. A 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is standard across the Grand Prix lineup. The 2001 Grand Prix puts a new grille on the SE and makes OnStar standard on GTPs. A Wide Track Smart Package for the SE adds a spoiler. The Special Edition Package for GT and GTP models adds a rear spoiler, hood scoops. shiny dual exhaust tips, and the requisite badging. As part of its performance orientation, Pontiac has given the Grand Prix more swooping body lines and sits it low to the ground. Inside, the cockpit-like front seat also sits low in front of an overly busy instrument cluster that's lit orange at night. Though the 2001 Grand Prix is big enough for five passengers, four would be most comfortable. A fold-down armrest in back doubles as a pass-through to the spacious trunk. Though it's no sports car by any means, the 2001 Grand Prix is plenty fast, with terrific sporty handling and smooth acceleration and shifting, say owners. They praise the engine performance, along with the roominess and overall sleek looks. The biggest complaint seems to be about the cheaply-made plastic parts, which break or fall off or just don't seem in keeping with the exterior styling. It also tends to rattle because of this. Rear legroom can be cramped, the dashboard is too cluttered, and low ground clearance means scraping the front end.


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    Engine Won't Stay Running

    I can start my 01 Grand Prix but 30-40 seconds later it dies... I have no idea what is going on was wondering if anyone had a clue.

    5 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    4t65e Transmission

    Got a 4t65e transmission after overhaul it binds up in reverse and manual low what could cause this problem

    0 views with no answers yet

    I Replaced My Interior Lights With Leds And Put Led Strip Lights Under My S...

    One of the interior lights and the outside ones stay on but are really dim and flash with my security light. I disconnect the outside ones and the problem goes away. What could this be?

    3 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

    How Do You Reset The Check Engine Light On A 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Gt 3.8...

    had a tune up and replace the filler neck

    145 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Fuel Pump

    I changed my fuel pump out and now my car is blinking a security light and won't start it only turns over any ideas?

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)