2005 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

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    Displaying 41 - 45 of 45 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix reviews.

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    25

    Love! — Ive had my car for almost 3 years and it drives so nice, it is really a heavy duty car. It gets a lot of use on the road as I travel alot. The sun roof has leaked and left watermarks on the inside roof. the paint scratches easily. The interior is comfortable.

    Owner for 2 years, 9 months

    Miles Driven per Year:17,000

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Review
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    85

    This Car Looks Great And Handles Very Good. — The car looks very stylish I have been told and is comparable to other high end midsize cars. It handles great and fuel mileage is not bad either.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    It's A Great Ride. — Nice car. Gas mileage somewhat poor, but overall I love the ride and the leather and moonroof is a must!

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    105

    For The Money, A Very Nicely Outfitted Sport Family Sedan With Lots Of Standard Features. — I have had the car over 1 1/2 yrs. It handles nicely for a car its size. It isnt " numble", but doesnt wallow either. Took it on 5 hr trip up to mtns for ski trip last feb 2012, did nicely in some very tight turns and iffy road conditions. The auto headlights/DRL's work nicely, the heated seats are wonderful in the winter and warm up fairly quickly. I get addicted to how easy it is to change stations or songs with the steering wheel radio controls. When not in my car, find myself hunting for the buttons. Power front drivers seat with multi-way back and front support is nice. Like to pump up the lumbar and lean into it. Steering is solid, not to mushy, bit of understeer but only when actually pushing in a corner, which I generally dont do. Have had no mechanicals in this time frame. Battery died, but, thats completely separate. The cruise control does get a little twitchy, when trying to resume after tap on the brakes, if you dont hit it just right, you have to reset it. Not a big deal, and only real electronic glitch I have run into so far. Gas mileage is above what EPA says I should get by a fair margin. EPA is something like 19/26 mpg, even putting from store to store, I have never gone under 23.5 mpg, and hwy I have hit over 29 mpg, usually avg hwy 28-28.5. For a 3.8l V-6 not set for fuel economy, in a car its size and weight, not bad at all. Style isnt bad. Interior room is exceptional. Lots of room in the back seat, and the trunk is enormous. Folding rear seats, and you can take enough stuff with you for two people to go on a 15 day romp across the U.S., and have room for souvenirs . The leather isnt "Cadillac " plushy, but it is pretty comfortable, for a car in this price range. 4 wheel disc brakes, car comes down quick when you lean on the brake pedal, never had an issue there either. Sunroof is powered, nice option to have on fall days. No problem with leaks or movement. These cars in GT form or higher ( you have 3 trim levels with a v-8 also in the highest trim level ) are very loaded. Only thing missing is an MP3 player or aux input. That I do miss, and would consider replacing the stereo for that accessory. But the stereo itself, a Monsoon, had 7 speakers, a nice range, lots of options for tweaking the sound, stations, etc. Ok, on the whole, this is a very solid sport sedan. The engine has plenty of pep, it handles nicely for its size and weight. You have a great deal of room, large supportive seats, smooth transmission, loads of accessories, dual climate controls and dual heated seats. Prices on this car, in solid shape, are reasonable to cheap when compared to pricier vehicles. I dont think you can go wrong with this car, either as your main driver, or as a nice, sporty, but affordable second car or students car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Handles well for a car its size. "Sport sedan", Heated leather seats, a/c is very cold, dual climate control. Steering wheel radio controls, enormous trunk, spacious rear seats, comfortable seating for long trips, leather seats, traction control. power sunroof. MPG is well above EPA rating.

    Cons: paint on radio controls comes off easy after awhile. car is heavy, if you really REALLY have to go, it will, but you need to stomp it. Gearing in transmission could of been a touch lower in first 3, with the same drop in o/d. But, that is one reason my mpg is probably better than what I am suppose to get.

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    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Review
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    295

    She Loves It - I Don't — My fiancee owns this 05 Pontiac Grand Prix. Cargo Room: Fold Down Back Seats + the passenger seat folds down flat as well - (fits longer items), so she can stuff it full when traveling out of town (will hold an 8' ladder and be able to close the trunk lid. Adult sized bicycle fits too). The cargo space of this car is what sold her on it. She loves it - I don't - Why? GM designed a lower roof line to make this car more visually attractive, BUT I'm 6' tall at 240lbs, its a pain getting in and out of this car. In addition: even though the seat is slid all the way back, it's not comfortable for me to either drive nor ride in. On the plus side: Traction Control for winter driving. Wide Track technology provides excellent handling and stability for hugging the road in turns, and normal driving. Visibility is very good. It comes with the legendary 3800 engine as standard equipment - Believe me (as a retired ASE cert. mechanic for 20 yrs) - the 3800 lives up to it's reputation! Dependable, strong, and with plenty of power for this reasonably priced 4 door family sedan. The down side: Horrible design flaw when GM put the Bright Headlight indicator in the center of the instrument gauges - This bright blue indicator light is as bright as an LED flashlight being shined in your face! Serious driver distraction at night. I resolved this safety issue by taping a small piece of black electrical tape over the area (looks odd, but had to be done). Has started in 50 below weather (without an engine warmer or being plugged in) - doesn't run as well in very hot weather, but neither do I. Over all it's a good, affordable, family sedan. I would recommend it to anyone with kids + stuff to haul.. just make sure you're under 5' 10 tall and you'll be fine.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cargo room is fantastic! Fold down rear seats + fold down passenger seat make this 4 door sedan an excellent choice for road trips.
    Wide Track - makes for excellent stability & handling. Comes with GM's (almost bulletproof) 3800 V-6 engine as standard equipment.  

    Cons: If you're around 6' tall, it sucks getting in and out of this car. Legroom is an issue as well.
    THE BIGGEST PEAVE - Bright Headlight indicator on instrument panel - When you turn on this car's brights, the indicator telling you your bright headlights are ON - IT IS A SERIOUS DISTRACTION! This in dash blue indicator light is SO BRIGHT - it's like an LED flashlight shining in your face while driving at night. Horrible design flaw!

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Great American Car By aaroncampbell72

    I love everything about this car. The only thing I didn't care for was the stock radio so I replaced it with a Pioneer AVH-X2700BS and mounted a monitor in the back of the passenger seat headrest so m... Read More

    Everyone Loves It! By kay9510

    I love this cars sound system and power. It looks great on the road and it's gas mileage is impressive for being 7 years old. Very easy to control all year round and it's acceleration is impressive. A... Read More

    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Fun To Drive And A Pleasure To Own. By bearball

    i like that it has been very reliable and has good looks. clean lines and interior has all the refinements offered when new. held up very well for all the paces i put it through. i still enjoy driving... Read More

    Bad Car By Kesha

    just wanting me car fixed. i love the car i have. didnt expect to have this many problems out of this car. this is really making me 2nd guess my car. hopefully my car can get fixed very very soon. Read More

    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Adventure By KBM1971

    I like my car a lot it looks nice and sleek with enough power to get around anyone when i drive around town I get looks. Only thing i dont like is that its not getting good gas mileage ..bout to get t... Read More

    It Had It's Con's, Like Any Car Does But In The End The Pros Definitely Outweigh Them!! By hungry4horsepower

    I love this car!!! She always has plenty of sass and power and does exactly as she's told . Although I would have preferred a tranny that's at least capable of handling the same amount of foot pound ... Read More

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Love This Car By James

    i love driving this car i have had 3 of them and will continue to drive them, lots of potential for upgrades overall i nice looking great handling car if you can afford to keep gas in it and dont run ... Read More

    Nice Overall By Yoddy01

    Nice ride. I like it because it turbos well but not too roomy for someone like me. I will surely recommend for others. It drives great and last long like the Hondas and Toyotas. I will surely buy agai... Read More

    2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Great Purchase. Easy On The Eyes. Nice For Driving Around. By Paulie6588

    I love cruising around in my car and the feel of it just seems right to me. It makes me happy and relieves a lot of stress when I start it up and let it idle. Taking it out on the road is a benefici... Read More

    Very Good Overall Car For Both Family And Students By BryanHan

    Wish the back seat had a little more room. Good for kids but a bit tight for adults. Also, head room is a bit short if your a 6' plus person. 3.8 motor is one of the best motors on the market for reli... Read More

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