2008 Pontiac Grand Prix consumer reviews

$22,210 starting MSRP
side view of 2008 Grand Prix Pontiac
88% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.3
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Grand Prix the Best!!!

Went shopping for a car. Narrowed the field down to two: the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix and the 2008 Nissan Maxima. Well, in a word, the Grand Prix beat the Maxima hands down! The Grand Prix's muscle car styling beats the Maxima's razor machine looks any day, and has more space, captain-type front seats, better gas mileage, and that Pontiac mystique that feels solid, safe, powerful, and JD Power's 5-star mechanical rating for the Prix vs Maxima's 3-star rating to boot. This Grand Prix is just Awesome! Its wide and low to the ground, 3.8l V-6 smooth power, and tight racing handling. Nothing on the road looks like a Grand Prix, and I am honored to own one. General Motors, you made a big mistake! This is why people buy BMW's, because GM has nothing like this on the road anymore. Bring Pontiac Back!!!


I Will Always Love Pontiac

I have now owned 2 Pontiac Grand Prix's and I love them both. They have great performance and and comfort. I loved my first one so much, I had to go out and buy myself a 2008 to fully appreciate Pontiac's achievements. I will never look back, they have really outdone themselves with this car. The car has great handling and pickup and is an overall fun car to drive. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this car. I highly recommend this car to anyone, it has lots of room whether you are driving alone or bringing 4 6 foot friends along with you. Bottom line: I love this car!


Only raw horsepower to offer.

Our car is the GXP V-8 version. If you are looking for a 4 door muscle car with a cool look this is it. And if you crave raw horsepower with plenty of torque this car will deliver plenty of excitement. But it lacks the refinement that the competition offers. The interior is very plastic and cheap looking and expect the usual rattles associated with all GM vehicles. The paint is thin and normal road debris will peck the paint right off. The doors seem light and flimsy and panel alignment creates nothing but dissapointment with any close examination. Expect an average fuel mileage around 20 mpg but on the interstate it will peak around 30 mpg which is great for a V-8 powered car. We bought the car to add some excitement to our drive but we have been very dissapointed with the overall quality after owning it for a few months. We now better understand why Pontiac went out of business.


Great Car

Car handles great in snow. Smooth ride. Not what I was looking for when car shopping but after a test drive I was sold! Glad I bought it!


Love this car!!

I have drove two door cars, trucks, and SUV's. I was looking for a sporty car with four doors. This is perfect! I have a two hour roundtrip commute to work and have had no problem with this vehicle. I have put about 50,000 miles on it in one year!


An all around great car

I own the base model GP, and love it. The front seats are very comfortable, even after long trips on the highway. As a younger driver, I love to listen to music while driving, and the GP's stock stereo is exceptional. I also love the way the dash contours around the driver.



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 a big car with a big engine and great milage is a relative thing. Taken as a whole this car has no competition. I does so many things well. The G8 looks better. The Corvette is faster. The Accord is more refined. The Camry gets better mileage. The F-150 hauls more. The A4 has a nicer interior and the BMW 3 has a higher resale value. To get the best of all worlds though there is only one car 4 me. This was my 4th GP since 1996. Each car was great. I'm worried about what I will buy next time now that these are discontinued. For now though I'm just glad I got one of the last ones out there to keep me from looking for a while!





Spit Pasted Value

Car is nice when new - but after 6 months the luster of attraction is far from shiny: Brakes for one - this car "eats" pads and rotors, Tires for two - Bridgestones are worth 10,000 miles! @ $234.00 per tire, ouch! (you can not rotate them either do to goofy sizing). I am not an F-1 driver here, just normal high way driving puts these components to shame. On the plus side - This engine (5.3L V-8) is nice even though gas mileage is marginal at best, and with premium fuel recommnded for best performance it can dive deep into the wallet. I guess I was suckered by the image this car seems to evoke in owners - the reality of upkeep puts a haze on that picture.


2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

Great car, reliable with gas miles, very fast, takes corners at high speed great, good wheel base, good amount of room in front and rear cargo area