2001 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Review
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    Looks Sharp — Good looking car,but have already had to many problems.At 58,000mi. the transmisstion had to be replaced. At 75,000mi. the fule pump began to act up,now it dose not register the proper amount of fule in the tank.At 90,000mi.the wheel bearings had to be replaced.At 95,000 the fan switch and eng management system seams to be on the blink. AS I STATED LOOKS GOOD TO BAD IT WASNT MADE GOOD!

    Owner for 6 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:95,000

    Pros: Goog on gas

    Cons: Falling apart no matter how well you maintain it

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    Pontiacs Rule — This is one of the most reliable cars. But there is some minor issues. Lets see for one i have had recent problems with the Alternator. So when i was going to school one day the car just stops and i looked at the alternator and i saw that the belt was off and all that. So i got it towed to our class cause i take automotive tech and he said that we can work on it as a class project. After all that i have never had any problems with the alternator ever since.

    Owner for 0 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:300

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    Nothing But Problems From The Beginning!!! — I bought this car brand new. I have had nothing but major problems with it, since it had only 18K on it. It is always things that mechanics tell me I shouldn't have wrong with it, with the amounts of mileage that I have on it. I had a Grand AM before it, that was also nothing but trouble. That one always had electrical problems. I made a promise that I will NEVER, ever again, buy an american car, and am sticking to it. I will be looking at Honda's this week. I will never suggest a Pontiac to anyone!!

    Owner for 6 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    Silver Bullet — For the 3 years I have owned it, it has had numerous problems. It seems after the car had reached 110k, I have been doing nothing but making repair upon repair. It also seems like there is no simple way of dealing with the power steering issue with the reservoir that I cant find a local mechanic to repair correctly. The car is up to 130 k and have had enough!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: roomy, fast.

    Cons: many repair costs since i purchased. seems like something wrong every day...

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    If You Can't Afford A Better Car, This One Will Work For Awhile Until You Can. — It is a great car, until things start having problems. Then it seems like a chain reaction into more and more problems. However, this is a by the car basis. I used to own a 97 grand prix, and drove it over 200,000 miles with hardly any problems. And the last couple thousand of that were after I got in a wreck with it. If you can find one of these that has been well maintained, with decent miles, for a good price-well then you might find a winner. But I would definitely take a mechanic with you to look it over before you buy it.

    Pros: Stylish, comfortable seats, good sound(mine has bose speakers), plenty of leg room in front and back, the trunk is huge! It handles well, I live in Kansas, where there is just no telling what the weather will be like. This car can handle any weather conditions. Unless you get over like 5-6 inches of snow, it sits a little bit too low to drive through that.

    Cons: When it starts having problems, those problems get really expensive, really quick. And these cars are notorious for their problems.

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe Review
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    A Great Mid-priced Coupe That's Easy To Own. — In over 12 years of ownership, I have put just short of 200,000 miles on this car. It is front-wheel drive, so tires need to be rotated often. However, I've experienced good mileage from most of the tires I've put on this car. I upgraded the brakes and some suspension parts (stabilizer bars and links), using available GM parts, and that was both inexpensive to do and made a dramatic difference in the cars handling and stopping ability. Average handling and braking in stock setup. Reliability is this cars strong suit. The 3.8 liter, natural-aspirated engine (L36) is almost indestructible. The only weak point has been the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets, which were redesigned in later models. I had to replace those gaskets in 2012. As a daily driver, it is excellent, no drama, always starts and gets decent gas mileage. Not bad on a trip with 3 or less, I would not recommend putting 4 or 5 in the car for any distance. I have been extremely pleased with this car, which is why I'm still driving it every day.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Much more fun to drive and look at than a Camry, at a lower cost, lower insurance premium and at the same reliability. Plenty of trunk space and interior is roomy with exception of hip room in back. Very few problems experienced in 199k miles of daily driving. Extremely reliable engine.

    Cons: Very few. Transmission could be improved. That's been my biggest complaint of the car. Not well matched to the car's "sporty" appearance.

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Gt — The 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. This is a transporter that lives up to its domestic heritage and more. Domestics have been known for their power and size - lots of passenger space and trunk space. All the creature comforts a man needs to become one with his machine and ergonomics to keep up with the Europeans. Good styling and great looking to rival the Japanese and European competition. Handling is quite responsive and acceleration is quite good - with the potential of adding a supercharger. The Series II 3.8L powerplant has the ability to be efficient on gas mileage if one is able to resist the urge to race between destinations with or without TCS aka Launch Control. Winter handling is improved with traction control and anti-lock brakes, however this front wheel drive like so many others has a tendency to understeer on icy roads when exceeding the safe speed limit - also the low ground clearance makes this a good candidate to retire for the winter months. I'd own a second one of these should the opportunity arise - this second one with a Ram Air Hood Scoop & Intake Package and a Supercharger.

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

    Pros: Too many positives to list!!!

    Cons: Not worth mentioning the negatives!!!  Not many at all which pale in comparison to the positives.

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    $5000 — runs great has the 3.8 V6 in it handles great front wheel drive body kit looks really good on it interior is in really great shape only cost me 2500 for car and 510 for the body kit great gas mileage

    Pros: it looks good and drives great

    Cons: not painted yet

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Review
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    For A Se Its Pretty Quick And Very Smooth As Well As Good Looks And Comfortability — Performance: Pretty quick for a 3.3, beaten a couple mazdas, civics, preludes, and cobolts. Build quality: Quite, Smooth, and Drives like a dream. Appearance: Nice sporty look even for a four door. Interior is clean and uniform. Now has cold air intake and plan to get it supercharged. Cost of Ownership: $38 to fill up and using only 30mpg hw and 24 city. Easy to maintain smaller engine allows for easy maintanance space. Fun Factor: Very fun to drive and pretty quick without using your entire tank of fuel in the process.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Quick for only a 3.3, Good gas mileage, sporty look, very comfortable.

    Cons: Its only a 3.3... If you really want a Grand Prix go for the GXP or GTP

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    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe Review
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    Nice For Both Commuting Or Playing Around — Comfortable, reliable, and had pretty much every option. Heat and A/C worked great, and dual zone was nice for a passenger. I like the way it looks, though the interior left something to be desired. Was heavy, front wheel drive, and automatic, but would go pretty quick in a straight line.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Decent mileage, comfortable, decent cabin space

    Cons: GM interior, Pontiac is no loinger a brand :'(

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Great American Car By aaroncampbell72

    I love everything about this car. The only thing I didn't care for was the stock radio so I replaced it with a Pioneer AVH-X2700BS and mounted a monitor in the back of the passenger seat headrest so m... Read More

    Everyone Loves It! By kay9510

    I love this cars sound system and power. It looks great on the road and it's gas mileage is impressive for being 7 years old. Very easy to control all year round and it's acceleration is impressive. A... Read More

    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Fun To Drive And A Pleasure To Own. By bearball

    i like that it has been very reliable and has good looks. clean lines and interior has all the refinements offered when new. held up very well for all the paces i put it through. i still enjoy driving... Read More

    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

    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Adventure By KBM1971

    I like my car a lot it looks nice and sleek with enough power to get around anyone when i drive around town I get looks. Only thing i dont like is that its not getting good gas mileage ..bout to get t... Read More

    It Had It's Con's, Like Any Car Does But In The End The Pros Definitely Outweigh Them!! By hungry4horsepower

    I love this car!!! She always has plenty of sass and power and does exactly as she's told . Although I would have preferred a tranny that's at least capable of handling the same amount of foot pound ... Read More

    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

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Love This Car By James

    i love driving this car i have had 3 of them and will continue to drive them, lots of potential for upgrades overall i nice looking great handling car if you can afford to keep gas in it and dont run ... Read More

    Nice Overall By Yoddy01

    Nice ride. I like it because it turbos well but not too roomy for someone like me. I will surely recommend for others. It drives great and last long like the Hondas and Toyotas. I will surely buy agai... Read More

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