2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

The Pontiac Grand Prix backpedals a bit for 2008, which will be its last year in production. A GT version with a 260-horsepower supercharged V6 engine, available the previous few years, has been dropped from the lineup, leaving only an underpowered (according to many drivers) Base model with a 200-horsepower V6 and a sportier GXP, with a 303-horsepower V8 and a sport-tuned suspension.

Other than that, Pontiac made no changes to the Grand Prix for 2008, which essentially is a transition year, as the Grand Prix retires after a run that dates back to the early 1960s, to be replaced by the Pontiac G8, an Australian-built car with much more contemporary lines and newer technology. For 2008 both models will share a spot in the lineup, and in 2009 the G8 will formally replace the Grand Prix.

As might be expected for its final year, the 2008 Grand Prix is a bit long in the tooth, with an exterior design that looks dated when compared to newer models from competitors (the Grand Prix's last design refresh occurred in 2004). It offers familiar amenities (air conditioning, six-speaker stereo system, remote keyless entry, etc.) as well as some newer technologies, including Safety Cage Construction with front and rear crush zones and an available StabiliTrak Sport suspension that manages braking and acceleration in an emergency situation to prevent the loss of control of the vehicle.

The Grand Prix also retains some of its less-than-superb features, including a small backseat, some plastic interior parts that detract from its overall build quality, a lack of adequate interior storage space, and a V6 engine that some consider noisy. However, the Grand Prix remains a nostalgic choice for those seeking a reliable family car, and those buyers may be willing to overlook a somewhat dated design for a last chance to own this iconic automobile.

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    Could It Be The Maf?? Please Help!!

    About 5 months ago after stopping at the gas station for a soda I started the car, it was very rough at idle, put it in reverse and the check engine light came on. It was sputtering and shaking. I o...

    4,458 views with 14 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
    1littlebit
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    Tune Up

    I was just quoted $599.00 to have plugs wires and a tune up. I think that's way too high. How much should it run me ?

    12 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
    Joyce Matrone
    0

    Wrong Antifreeze And Sludge

    if you put the wrong anti freeze in a gran prix and it turns to sludge in radiator is there a way to flush the engine to make sure no binding in engine without having to completely tear it apart

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Tasha09
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    Headlights

    I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix and the headlights went out, fuse is okay, bulbs okay, what else could it be, this happened one time before and the lights ended up coming back on after few weeks b...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    I_hate_my_car
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    Why Is My 2008 Poniac Grand Prix Dying On Me While Driving

    I have reduce engine power come on and my car will slow down. I just put oil in it, transmission fluid in it and wtaer in it. its stll acting up

    3 views with no answers yet