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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

As proof that the Grand Prix is trying to beef up Pontiac's roots as a performance car brand, it adds a newer and nastier trim to its lineup in midyear 2005. The 2005 Grand Prix, a four-door large mid-sized sedan, now comes in base, GT, GTP, and the ultra-sporty GXP. The GXP is powered by a new 5.3-liter, 303-hp V8 engine, compared to the 3.8 V6 in the other trims, which get 200-hp in the base and GT and 230-hp in the supercharged GTP. All are paired with the 4-speed auto tran.
The 2005 Grand Prix GXP comes standard with a stiffer suspension, Stabilitrak stability control, and TAPshift, which you can still get on the GTP as part of the racier Comp-G packaage. Leather seats and 18-inch wheels combine with the cockpit-like dash and low-slung seats to fulfill the everyday commuter's dream of driving a race car. All 2005 Grand Prix models feature fold-down rear and front passenger seats, cruise control, driver information center, fog lights and power windows and locks. As you go up the ladder, you add power seats, heads-up display, and leather seats. ABS and side impact airbags are standard on all but the base model. New in 2005, Onstar is standard on all models. Dual-zone climate control, a DVD navigation system, and remote start are new options this year.
The new GXP approaches the sporty performance of the GTO, turning the 2005 Grand Prix away from just being a family car. Drivers love its speed and power, though comment that the ride can feel rough. Overall, Grand Prix owners agree that handling is smooth, acceleration instant and responsive, and gas mileage is good for a mid-size. They love the large trunk and the heads-up display. On the downside, is the cheap-looking interior and cluttered layout, the lack of headroom, a cramped backseat (particularly in the GXP), no lumbar support in the front seats, and the need for a manual transmission.

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Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Why My Turn Signals Do Not Work?

On my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. Both my front turn signals do not work. Even when with the four way flashers on. I replace both front bulbs. The fuses are good.

Car Starts But Dies?

I have a 2005 pontiac grand prix 3.8, it starts as soon as I turn it over but dies after about 2 to 3 seconds unless I give it a little gas and then it stays running and idles just fine?

2005 Grand Prix Fog Lights

So I got these led lights that connect to my blinker so they flash when I turn on my blinker but since my fog lights are my day time running lights they always flash I have it connected to the blue...

Want To Engine Swap A Poniac V6 And Eclipse 4 Cylinder?

I have a 2005 Grand Prix with a V6 and a 2009 eclipse and want to engine swap how hard would that be.

CAR ONLY CLICKS, WIL NOT CRANK UP WHEN TURNING KEY, THE LIGHTS AND RADIO CO...

I just had my tranny replaced about 1 week ago at a licensed dealership... all of a sudden it got really cold out michigan weather i drove my car from work and parked it in my garage about 2hrs later ...