2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

Sharing a birthday with Tom Cruise, the 40-year-old Pontiac Grand Prix shares the actor's popularity and all-American good looks, though its engine might not be quite as bombastic or overblown. The 2002 Grand Prix celebrates its big year with an anniversary edition package for its GT and GTP coupes and sedans.

The Grand Prix sedan comes as an SE, GT, or GTP, while the coupes are only offered as a GT and GTP. The SE features a so-so 3.1-liter, 175-hp V6, compared to the louder and faster 3.8-liter V6 in the GT and GTP, which gets 200 and 240 hp respectively. In the 2002 Grand Prix, cruise control is now standard on the SE sedan, and power-adjustable seats are standard on the GT trims. Both GT and GTP trims come loaded with lots of features and plenty of options, though even the SE has power windows, locks, and mirrors. The top-of-the-line GTP offers steering-wheel-mounted controls, OnStar, and the unique fighter-jet-inspired heads-up display projected onto the windshield, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road to look at the dash. ABS brakes are standard only on the GTP, but dual front and side impact airbags come with all Grand Prix models.

The powerful engine and solid, wide-track handling are overwhelming favorites for 2002 Grand Prix owners. The Grand Prix feels zippy and fun to drive, with responsive acceleration. Many like its overall styling, the comfortably roomy interior, and the heads-up display in particular. Suggested improvements include more rear headroom (which is reduced in cars with a sunroof), better cupholders, less rattling and shaking due to the cheaply made and cheap-looking plastic interior materials, and less problems with the transmission.


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    My 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Won't Start

    car cranks over but won't start...there is spark and is pumping fuel...fuses are good we tried doing that reset thing with ignition 11min on 4 seconds off three times but the first 5 minutes in all...

    Lost Keys

    I have an 2002 Grand Prix which we misplaced keys, ordered a remote control with a key that needs to be cut and programmed the program i can my self but where would I go to get key cut btw the or...


    Looking For Info On Ignition Key For A 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Gtp

    looking for information on whether the ignition key for a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP has a microchip in it. If the key is stuck in ignition and we are able to release the key, does a new key have to...


    Car over heating I’ve changed water pump and thermostat I have a small leak but not sure were it’s coming from I have no heat from heater either

    Abs & Trac Off Light

    My ABS & TRAC OFF Lights are on. I’ve gotten new wheel bearings, tire rod ends, new tires & a front alignment and they are still on. Not to mention that my car shakes badly when I’m pressing the ga...