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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    Loss Of Power

    Car lost power while on highway

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    I have an 02 Pontiac grAnd prix and there is a leak in the back some where , we replaced a freeze plug in the front due to leaking . When we had the car tore apart the back wasn't leaking when we r...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    We Changed The Radiator,water Pump, And The Thermostat And The Temp Still G...

    No heat please help

    13,545 views with 43 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Weird Overheat Problem

    I have a 2002 Pontiac grand Prix 3.1 and I just replaced the thermostat in it yesterday. After doing so I tried to bleed the air till I thought it seemed good bit when I start driving I notice my t...

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

    '02 Grand Prix Wont Stay Running More Then 3 Seconds.

    I recently had an issue with my Grand prix that was resolved by replacing F/P(new) and MAS (refurb). Yesterday during the extreme cold here I started and ran the car for 15+ minutes and then pulled it...

    2,388 views with 25 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)