2002 Pontiac Grand Prix consumer reviews

$21,230 starting MSRP
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83% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2
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Solid balance of comfort, styling, and reliability

The 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, a car I've driven, raced, modified, and hauled a family in, has been a joy to drive for the eight years I've had it. After initially purchasing the vehicle used in 2009 with 37000 miles on it, I've now added 70000 miles, autocrossed it on weekends, and used it with multiple children on many road trips. Through all of this it's been a reliable and comfortable way to travel. Nothing about the Grand Prix is fantastic, bit everything is good. The styling still looks good after fifteen years; the engine has enough power but won't blow you away; the interior is nice and functional with a few cheap spots that irritate (cupholders that just don't hold up, for example); the trunk is big enough for a family of four to take a weekend road trip; and maintenance is cheap and most is doable by the garage mechanic. Gas mileage is acceptable but not great, sitting around 25 on the highway. All good, nothing amazing. The ride is soft but doesn't float, inspiring confidence on highway passes, emergency maneuvers, and the moments when you just want to push it. Decent tires, like Bridgestone Potenzas can improve this quickly. For those interested there is even decent aftermarket support to improve power, handling, and breaking. Finally, this car is curtly used in Montana and has made it through several winters, snowstorms, rain, and ice without getting stuck. Traction control works well and helps with icy launches, abs is a saving grace when black ice appears. It's not as good as my Jeep in the snow but it does well for a front wheel drive sedan. All told, with plenty of Grand Prixs still out there this is a solid and reliable vehicle. Look for the 3.8 liter engine--the smaller engine is too weak and has no real benefits--and know about the common maintenance issues: Upper intake manifold gaskets tend to struggle and can be identified by coolant in the oil, front wheel hubs like to go out and are normally identified by the traction control and abs lights illuminating intermittently. Neither is a big problem if identified and remedied and both fixes will buy you many more enjoyable miles


favorite car ever!!!

I think it's a very reliable sporty car that looks good and appeals to a lot of people. It is a hard to find a reliable, cheap to fix, fwd car.



I have a lead foot this car can take everything I can dish out and then some. I purchased her new in 2002 after owning my 1997 from an auction. I need more cargo space now


the safest and most reliable car i ever had.

I think this is a very reliable car. it has nice features such as the heads up display the chrome rims, good amount of leg room and the supercharger.


2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe

Great handling vehicle!Handles like a sportscar! Great lines and style for a car 15 years old! Series ll 3800 3.8 6 cylinder engine one of the best ever made!


First Car, Still Own It

Ever since I was a child, I had always loved the looks of the 1997-2003 Grand Prix's. When I came across a black 2002 GT for sale, I had to have it. I've had the car for going on two year, and it has taken me everywhere I've needed and wanted to go. It is a very comfortable car, and will get up and go if you let it. The dual factory exhaust has also always caught my attention. The reason I gave interior design a 4 out of 5 is because of the front cup holders. They are only meant to carry normal-sized pop cans or bottles. You can't put two large fast food drinks together, and you can't fit large sport-drink bottles or 1 Liter bottles in them. For reliability, I gave it a 4 out of 5 just because of all of the little things. The previous owner(s) didn't take care of it like they should've, so there are minor mechanical things here and there that need fixed, but that's just my specific car. Overall, it is a fantastic car, and I wouldn't get rid of it for anything.


Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe Super!!

Still in style after 15 years! !Solid Car handles beautifully! Good on gas for a 3.8 V6 Engine.Pontiac 3800 Series Engine one of the best ever made.Really a great value for a used car of this age.


Grand Prix GTP

I love this car! It has a lot of comfort & features, heated drivers seat, Heads up display to name a few big ones! It has a powerful supercharged V6 engine with great handling! Buy it you wont regret it!


Very reliable

A 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix is a very reliable car. This car is not "fast". It does sound good though. I've had no problems with mine and it just passed 200,000 miles.


I've had this car since 2014. Fantastic vehicle.

I bought this car used and i haven't had anything go wrong with it besides the usual brakes and a wheel bearing one time. I love this car.