24 reviews
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Available Price Range $2,728-$10,004 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

Our Take

Pontiac revamped its midsize front-wheel-drive Grand Prix sedan for 2004. The Grand Prix enters the 2008 model year with few changes. Three new exterior colors are now offered, and the midlevel GT trim has been dropped, leaving only two trims: the base Grand Prix and high-performance GXP. The Gra... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Resale values
  • Backseat legroom and comfort
  • Aging design
  • ABS is optional

Notable Features

  • New exterior colors
  • 5.3-liter V-8 in GXP
  • Optional side curtain airbags

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 24 reviews

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GXP 4 ME

by 4th GP from Durham NC on March 19, 2009

I drove many of the GXP's competitors. Most felt more solid and more refined. None had the power, sound or were more fun to drive. This car is a station wagon with the seats down when you need it. Its... Read Full Review

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$22,210 - $29,325
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Safety

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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