2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

The 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix gets a refresh this year, though it still rests on the same platform, and the exterior shape and style follows the old generation closely. Its makeover comes mainly on the inside. Gone is the SE trim and the old 3.1 V6. The 2004 Grand Prix comes as a GT1 or GT2 sedan, with the 3.8-liter, 200-hp naturally aspirated V6 engine, or the supecharged GTP which has boosted the 3.8 to 260-hp, a 20-hp gain over last year. Despite the updates, the Grand Prix still only comes with a 4-speed auto tran. ABS is standard on the GT2 and GTP models only, but the GT1 comes nicely equipped with fog lights, rear spoiler, remote entry, cruise control, and power windows and mirrors. The muscular standout for the 2004 Grand Prix, however, is the special Comp-G package for the GTP, which adds a stiffer suspension, electronic throttle control, a tighter turn radius, Stabilitrak stability program, sports seating with supportive bolsters, and the new TAPshift, a touch-activated shift control on the steering wheel. This gives you the sense of shifting gears even with the old 4-speed automatic.
Structurally, the 2004 Grand Prix gains some height and width for more spacious seating inside. Functionally, the front passenger seat now folds flat in addition to the rear-folding seats, to carry longer or oversized cargo. The instrument panel has been somewhat simplified, though is still overly busy. As always, the V6 engine earns a lot of praise from 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix owners. The sports sedan performs well on the highway, with good acceleration and sturdy handling. Shifting is smooth, and the driving enthusiast who must masquerade as a responsible consumer will enjoy the peppy ride. Other driver favorites are the heads-up display, the fold-down front seat, and the large trunk. The Grand Prix still has limited rear headroom because of its wedge design, and the legroom hasn't improved much. Same goes for the quality of materials, which still look disappointingly cheap. Drivers also wish for an updated transmission.

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    Christo Burnham
    10

    Dash Cuts Out And Service Lights Come On Dic

    For the past while my car has been starting to act up. After driving for awhile the dash will die and the dic will pop up service stability system, service anti lock brakes and so forth. the radi...

    2,371 views with 25 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
    Pinkdiamond Woodall
    0

    Car Not Starting

    I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and it's not getting no power at all to start like that I still come or nothing will come on at all what should I do

    14 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
    Gtp0486
    0

    Gt1 Swapped To Comp G Motor And Trans But Paddle Shift Won't Work

    I have an 04 GT1 and with some help I swapped in a supercharged 3800 motor paired with a transmission from a comp g which has the paddle shift option and I then swapped out the shifter and steeri...

    368 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
    Prettyj28
    0

    Gage's Stop Working Then Work Later When Car Starts

    I've Had My 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix For About 2 Years It Has 229,000 Miles On It. I Keep It Nice && Clean && Running. I Recently Replaced The Alternator && A Brand New Battery. Just Yesterday I Was...

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    JuanHunter919
    0

    2004 Grand Prix Don't Want To Strat

    Hey guys! My 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix does not want to start. I had went out of town for 3 weeks and when I can back home an tryed to start it and it on only made one click an that's it. my batte...

    2 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 days ago)