Grand Prix GT Coupe
This car is excellent. It's not expensive to maintain or own, the 3.8 V6 even without the supercharger has plenty of power. Definitely very fun to drive! Mine is getting close to 200k so I will have to start replacing struts and whatnot but that's typical with any high mileage car. Otherwise other than basic maintenance ive had no problem with this car. The only thing I don't like is the dashboard. It looks fine, but its made out of flimsy plastic that looks and feels cheap. Overall though, comfortable, looks good, and is fast and decent on gas. Would buy another any day!
A PERFORMANCE BARGAIN!
These cars are great for anyone who appreciates a decidedly sporty vehicle that is also quite comfortable and practical. Four people can travel in exceptionally roomy comfort and the trunk is surprisingly large for those road trips you will want to take! For the price, I cannot imagine a car that s more fun to drive and has amenities like a good stereo, heads up display (available). It handles well and has very respectable acceleration. For those like me who want "more, the supercharger pulley can be swapped out fairly easily for a substantial power increase. All-in-all, a very fun car to own and drive!
2000GT What a Great Car
My wife originally bought our 2000 Grand Prix GT in 2002 with 28k on it. She wanted an SUV so I happily inherited it (We traded in my 2004 GTP for that SUV!!) I've been driving the 2000 GT for 4 years now and it has 176,000 miles and counting. We have religiously maintained this car and it has more than returned the favor. Although we've replaced wheel bearings, a couple power window motors, and a few other non-routine repairs, this car STILL runs great. GM did a great job with this 3.8 V6. It's a really comfortable car-my commute is 82 miles a day. I've owned a couple Nissans (240SX and Maxima) and a Chevy Lumina LTZ besides the 2004 GTP. From a maintenance cost perspective, my 2000 GT blew the others away. Repairs were needed less, and they were less expensive. Overall this may rival the Maxima for the best car I've owned. I'll probably trade it in soon for a newer upgrade, but someone is going to get a great old car that still looks pretty good. Believe me, if you're thinking about buying a new Cobalt or other small 4-door, do yourself a favor and check out a slightly used Grand Prix. You'll thank yourself later. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!
I bought this car for about $3000 from a guy who was going into the marines. It had 119,000 miles at the time of purchase. I only had the vechicle for about 14 months and i put in a radiator, front struts,tire rods, tires, headlights a battery a radio front and back breaks and rotors and the regular oil changes.Also the front end had other major problems and made loud cracking noises when accelerating and the the body trims are falling off and the paint on the back is peeling after regular waxings. I put over a grand into it. Finally in the end the motor siezed at 127,000 miles so i only got 8000 milles out of it. Im all my 23 years of driving this was the worst car ive ever bought. DO NOT BUY A GRAND PRIX!
Best Car I've Ever Owned!
Had it till almost 200000 miles. The body was rotting away and it wasn't drivable anymore but other than that the engine and transmission could have gone on until the end of time. Great car!
very roomy, very fast, cheap and easy to mod, plenty of room for the family nd plenty of power for the man
3.8 supercharged. put an open air filter on and really hear the supercharger whine! TORQUE MONSTER! lol. fwd. spins very easily! fast. handles well. A dumb "u-bend" in the exhaust needs straight piped. very fun to drive! alot of features. very roomy. big trunk. a grocery getter than can beat your average car! easy and cheap to modify and/or fix. minor maintance. never left me stranded!
I have personally gone through 5 vechicles within a 4 year span, and this one was the hardest for me to give up. I never had a problem with it at all it was driving great even after 200k miles on it. One of the few vechicles i would let one of my own kids drive its that reliable in my mind and it doesn't look too bad either.
GM got this one right
Bought used in an auction, I've put 128,00 mile on in the last 5 years. Love the interior space and except for replacing the brake lines, it's been just tires and oil changes. Stick to the road in corners, Heater/Air conditioner is marginal and the engine is lacking in spunk even though it's a 3.8l. However gas mileage is pretty good (consistently 23-24 town and 27 highway). Just put on new tires so I'm looking forward to at least a couple of more years.
This Car Rocks!!!
This car rocks! This is a great peformance car. The GTP can destroy 6 cylinder camaros and mustangs. Another plus is the insurance. When you buy a camaro or mustang you have to pay high insurance just because of the name; with a grand prix the insurance is reasonable. There are plenty of performance parts for those who are interested. The speedometer goes up to 110 mph but ive gotten mine up to 130mph; so that proves that they can fly. Only downsides are: no manual transmission option, and you will have to buy premium gas but its worth it. It has large interior space and trunk space. My friend who is 6-5 can drive it comfortably. Lots of trunk space, can fit a lot of luggage. The grand prix's are front wheel drive so it does well in the snow and on ice. I have a fairly steep hill and it takes a couple of minutes but my car always makes it up there. This is a great car and if you are looking for affordable performnace this is definately the best choice.