2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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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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    reygtp88
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    Abs Break Bleeding Problem

    my abs is on and my car guy cant fix it my front pasenger tire wont break and my rear left tire wont break ether my other two break fine dont know what it is just cant figer it out its a2005 gtp s...

    5 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
    Pat1117
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    Pass. Rear Signal Does Not Work?

    Front pass. Signal is faster than normal, changed bulbs but still rear pass signal does not work. Stop light does not work? Turn on lights and they work? What is it? PLEASE!!! About to send car ove...

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    elephantlady
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    Reduced Engine Power Light

    I have a pontiac grand prix 2005 the reduced engine ligh comes on (mor so in rain) the car will not excelerate above 30 pmh or so and the it will completley stall out. Usally if I wait 10 to 15 mins...

    4,619 views with 17 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Desiree Williams
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    Help Me Find It

    We're is the computer located in a 2005 Pontiac grand Prix

    1 view with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    matttiffmel
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    Slight Over Heating While Idling?? Do I Have A Problem?

    I JUST bought a used 05 pontiac grand prix, 140k miles, 3.8 engine. was driving it around last night for only the second day, and left it idling in a parking lot for about 30 minutes while the pe...

    1,205 views with 33 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)