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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Pontiac Grand Prix Wont Start. Fuel Is 56 PSI, No Spark

I was driving and suddenly the car shutdown. It cranks but wont start. I check fuel pressure and is 56PSI. I tested for spark and get none. The coils, primary and secondary resistance is within range.

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Recalls?

Has anyone seen a recall for 2008 Pontiac grand prix for headlamp problems? My cars headlamps stopped working, and because of you guys I checked the relay under the hood. It was definitely the r...

A/C Shut Off

2008 grand prix gxp..dash reads shut off a/c to protect engine..my temp gauge has also dropped as if not reading..the car isnt showing overheating..wat is causing this

Stick A Fork In The Car Or Pay To Get It Fixed.

Yeah I'm having similar issues with my 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix as well. after driving for about 20 minutes or so the engine temp starts to go above the normal line while idling or moving slowly. I've...

Low Beams

We have high beams but not low beams cant find relay to find out whats going on