2006 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Review
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    95

    Better Than An Str8 — Its fun to drive, great sleeper and compromise. Comfortably seats 6' adults in the back seat. 90k miles and only repairs have been under warranty. Some owners complain about transmission problems but they drive the cars hard and do not put a tranny cooler. Install a bar in plate tranny cooler and synthetic tranny fluid and you wont have any issues with the tranny. The heat is what kills it. I have towed 3000lbs trailer 70mph for 260miles and tranny temps only got up to 208. Prior to tranny cooler adn synthetic fluid 217* while running down the interstate was normal. ** re manufactured transmission usually void the warranty if tranny temps reach or exceed 260* (there is a temp sensitive sticker they put on the tranny)**

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its a sleeper, no one thinks or expects the Grand Prix family car to have the power it done. Its performance numbers rival the pre 11 mustang GTs.

    Cons: Its FWD, makes traction a bit of a problem when racing plus that configuration they had to make the intake and exhaust rather restrictive.

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Base Review
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    My Baby Lana — this is my second grand prix and its a good car. it doesnt have any the of the cool thing my other \grand prix had but if does what it needs to. and itt gets abt 40 mpgs on the highway.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it gets me where i need to go.

    Cons: nothing yet

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    2006 Grand Prix Special Edition — I have loved these cars for many years now. Started with my 1999 GTP which was quick and fun to drive. I now have this one plus another 2006 supercharged. They have been the most reliable cars I have owned including the bullet proof 3.8L drivetrain.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fantastic reliable pleasure to drive head turner.

    Cons: Could have a bit more headroom in the front seat.

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Review
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    Makes You Feel Like The Meanest S.o.b. On The Road. That V8 Rumbles Just Right. — I got this as a replacement for a 1998 Monte Carlo Z34 that met an early end after encountering a patch of ice on a New York hillside road. It was shopping mainly for Mustang GT's, 2006-2007 Monte Carlo SS's and the odd Charger R/T. This thing caught my eye in a dealership parking lot and when I saw the V8 badge thought at first I was looking at a GTO. I had no idea that they had shoe-horned a 5.3 V8 into a Grand Prix! What I like about the car... Power. Loads and loads of power. 303 hp in stock trim, plenty to use during the stoplight to stoplight "show and tell" sessions. The amenities in this car are well thought out. Heads Up Display that gives you the vehicle speed, gear selected (when in manual shift mode), warning messages, all kinds of information, with even more on the driver's information center in the console. Wheel-mounted paddle shifters (might be better placed on the steering column, but still.. at least they're THERE), 6 CD Monsoon stereo system, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, moonroof/sunroof, flip down rear seats for expand trunk storage, AND the front passenger seatback folds FLAT so you can carry up to 9ft long items! Oh... did I mention this thing has POWER? Yeah, I thought I might have. It's applied through the front tires folks. That's my only complaint. This much power needs to go to the rear wheels. Fancy engineering and fatter tires up front than in back, however, help keep it all manageable. Displacement On Demand helps keep this V8 from drinking TOO much fuel, but only on the highway. In town, it's a thirsty beast! And those tires bring me to the major downside. Tires are expensive for this beast, they are NOT rotatable, and if you drive this in a spirited manner, you'll be buying lots of 255R45/18's!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's unusual.  It's powerful.  It's gonna make you smile!

    Cons: If you're looking for a gas-sipper, move on, this ain't it.

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Review
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    Great — it is a fwd with a 300 hp v8 auto, leather and seade heated seats. fun as hell to drive as it can out run/ perform most cars on the road. braking is great for a big four door car

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: badass

    Cons: FWD

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    Lots Of Space, Quiet, And Fast — Performance -This car has plenty of power thats for sure, I can't tell you how many times I've squealed the tires on accident. So much torque. It gets going fast to it does 0-60 in about 6 seconds flat, so there's great acceleration. Braking isn't perfect, it doesn't exactly stop on a dime, but that's mainly due to this car has a lot of weight, average braking. It corners great, body roll is at a minimum, a very fun car to drive. Build quality- It's pretty decent, things in the interior aren't very ergonomical, seats are heavily bolstered, but not very forgiving on long trips. Dashboard rattles a little bit, but I think that's just mine. Very quiet cabin. Apperance -Very recognizable, very unique, quite sporty Cost of Ownership -It does tend to suck down the gas like it is it's job. I put in a high performance air filter in and that helped a little. 17 gallon gas tank

    Pros: It's very quick, very fun to drive, great looks, trunk is huge, front is very spacious

    Cons: Not a lot of room in the back seat, legroom nor head room, gas mileage isn't stellar

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Base Review
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    Awesome — I Love it! The best car I've owned in a long time, I planning on driving it until it dies. I got a good deal on the car, and its a blast to drive. I haven't had a car in a long time that I've been this happy with

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power

    Cons: None

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Review
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    Perfect Starter Car If Your Into Sleepers — The car has a lot of torque for a fwd, and handles amazingly. It would be better if it was rwd, but you get what you pay for. It has an aggressive stance that is really eye catching. Plus eveyone gets out of my way on the highway. ( They think its a undercover car) :-)

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Good performance for its price tag

    Cons: Not a lot of leg room in the rear seats

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    Love Ir — Pros: With 200 hp and 200 lb-ft 3.8l V6, this car hauls decently and accelerates on demand. This car definitely puts a grin on your face. The suspension and handling is also superb. Spacious car with tons of legroom. The Driver- Information-Control is great (Poor acronym DIC) Cons: With the 3.8L hard driving and stop and go driving kills the mpg to around 17. No Ipod or Aux adapter on any radio options. Needs another gear in the 4 spd Auto Summary: Fun, safe, and fast car with great styling. If you want more power go for the Supercharged 3.8l V6 or the insane 5.8L V8

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast, Fun, spacious, looks great

    Cons: mpg

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    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Review
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    Steep Price For A Grand Prix But Worth Every Penny — Love the Performance, Handling, and Braking of the GXP. The Brakes did make noise with the stock pads and had alot of dust. There is a low dust AC Delco pad avalible that doesnt sacrifice performance. The gas mileage is 16 city 26hwy but thats to be expected with a 5.3L V8. I have been able to get 30mpg interstate... I do wish the styling was a bit more agressive. I need a ram air hood in my opinion to get a great pontiac muscle/performance car. It does use an odd size front tire which makes them expensive to replace, Be ready to spend $500-600 for 2 front tires.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive, performance, and pratical

    Cons: Cost for front tires, gas mileage

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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

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Good By fernandovtec

    the car drive good i get alot of horse power of the car and thats why i love it is a nice car to drive on the city and ill will get new wheels soon for it asap ,,,i like Read More

    Thus Far Dependable By Bennet1b

    If I hadn't bought the extended warranty some issues would've peeved me to pay for. I.E., early on A/C compressor, some ball joint wear and steering shaft looseness. But all of these were covered and ... 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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