2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

Few changes were made to the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, a mid-size sport sedan that touts its versatility as a family car and road performer. The GTP trim is gone in 2006, taken over by the simple GT name. Base Grand Prix has a 3.8-liter, 200-hp engine. The GT gets the supercharged 3.8 at 260-hp. If that isn't fast enough for you, the 5.3-liter, 303-hp V8 in the GXP should satisfy. The somewhat outdated 4-speed automatic overdrive is the only transmission available.
A Special Edition Package is offered in the 2006 Grand Prix GT, which basically adds more performance features, such as ground effects, bright exhaust tips, alloy wheels, body-colored grille, and a restyled center console. The GXP is definitely aimed at the driving enthusiast, who wants speed over practicality. Equipped with standard ABS, traction control, TAPshift, and stability control, it is also supposed to improve fuel economy by dismantling four of its eight cylinders when the car is simply cruising. ABS and traction are also standard on the GT, but an option on base models. OnStar is standard across the lineup, as is power windows and locks, air conditioning, a driver's information center, and fog lights. Add-ons include the favorite heads-up display, heated seats, and a sunroof. An already large trunk can be expanded by folding down the rear seats and the front passenger seat.
GXP power is fun, agree 2006 Grand Prix owners. Though they say its steering can have excessive torque pull and the ride can feel rough, the pickup and takeoff are unsurpassed. Drivers love the style of the Grand Prix, though agree the interior plastic downgrades the overall look. Handling is generally good, and all the standard features for a relatively low price are other standouts. Headroom is limited and rear legroom is only adequate for children if you're in the car for a long time. Though gas mileage is decent, gas consumption is quick. Some feel the 4-speed is inadequate for a sports sedan.

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    No Heat With Antifreeze Smell

    my 06 gran prix 3.8 superchager sittin outside while i was in class. i come from class turn the car on n wait for my windows to defrost. while waitin i noticed the car heated up but the air never di...

    175 views with 6 answers (last answer about a day ago)
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    Loud Pop While Driving

    Well I was driving to work today when I turn in and hear a pop under my hood. When I parked seen coolant was on road leading to car. So far haven't been able to see what's going on because of wo...

    15 views with 8 answers (last answer about a day ago)
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    Leak

    I replaced lower hose today. Car seemed fine. Drove it around buy on way home started over heating. I checked hose and could hear a whistle like sound coming from around that hose area. With glove...

    12 views with 5 answers (last answer about a day ago)

    Just Got New Fog Lights For My Grand Prix 06 And They Are The Other Styles ...

    Need to know if I'm missing a fuse or do I need to do some wired work.

    363 views with 9 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
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    Constant Drip Coolant Leak On Passenger Side Of Engine, Can See Coolant But...

    550 views with 10 answers (last answer 3 days ago)