2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe Fuel Requirements

68,655

Asked by Dec 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe

Question type: General

My nephew just bought a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe. It has the supercharged 3.8L V6. The car didn't
come with an Owners Manual. He's wondering if he needs to put premium gasoline in it. Thanks in advance.   -Jim

5 Answers

99,185

It requires premium fuel - http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/17744.shtml - thanks for the "Best Answer" click.

Best Answer
68,655

Thanks so much!! Very cool website too. I'll let him know. -Jim

475

This car MUST HAVE PREMIUM. Also emphasize, if premium gasoline is not put in this car you WILL blow up the engine. There is not enough octane in the regular gas, when the car is given too much throttle when using lower octane gasoline the mixture becomes too lean and it WILL blow a hole right through the top of the piston on the car. So yes, you need premium.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
68,655

Thank you Clayton, I'll let him know. -Jim

That's hog wash about blowing up the engine. I have a 2002 Super charged GTP that I bought new. As recommended by GM I ran premium fuel for the first 65,000 miles then switched to middle grade with out any problem or hicup. Never noticed any loss of power or performance. The car now has over 100,000 plus miles on it of hard L.A.freeway commute. Just use quality gas and never regular grade out of respect to the car.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 2,807 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 4,350
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,940
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
576 Great Deals out of 35,567 listings starting at $899
Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 530 listings starting at $1,799
Used Ford Mustang
684 Great Deals out of 44,708 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,421 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac Grand Am
4 Great Deals out of 1,126 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
354 Great Deals out of 31,327 listings starting at $2,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,158 Great Deals out of 79,585 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac Firebird
14 Great Deals out of 752 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Maxima
336 Great Deals out of 24,259 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Altima
1,263 Great Deals out of 75,204 listings starting at $1,695

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 401 listings starting at $2,499
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 376 listings starting at $1,995
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 451 listings starting at $2,000
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 359 listings starting at $2,350

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.