Pontiac Grand Prix Forums : Grandprix
 

Grand Prix Forums is the premier Pontiac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads. Please Register - It's Free!

Pontiac Grand Prix Forum - Welcome Register today! Contact us!

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    SE Level Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    53
    Chats
    0

    Default What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    For me, it's been the reliability and the "umph" of a nice V6.

    Purchased my 04 in 07 and have done nothing but basic maintenance and repairs. Car has never let me done.

    For a sedan it's "zippy" as one of my brother inlaws says. V6 power is enjoyable. Plus I just like driving this car. It's a nice cruiser on the highway. Also gets decent gas milage for a car it's size.

    What is it about the Grand Prix that draws you to it?

  2. #2
    GTP Level Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nv
    Posts
    647
    Chats
    3

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Nothing. Literally nothing. Not a thing.
    GPONA #1 Cyber Bully

  3. #3
    GTP Level Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Cleveland ohio
    Posts
    659
    Chats
    124

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Quote Originally Posted by njgp View Post
    For me, it's been the reliability and the "umph" of a nice V6.

    Purchased my 04 in 07 and have done nothing but basic maintenance and repairs. Car has never let me done.

    For a sedan it's "zippy" as one of my brother inlaws says. V6 power is enjoyable. Plus I just like driving this car. It's a nice cruiser on the highway. Also gets decent gas milage for a car it's size.

    What is it about the Grand Prix that draws you to it?
    Pretty much what you said.

    It is a large V6 that is one of the most reliable engines made. It is also relatively cheap to mod with many options available. Handles very well with suspension upgrades.
    2007 Grand Prix GT. Pacesetter headers, 1.8 roller rockers, CAI, HPTuned, 3.4pulley, TEP transmission, DIY ported heads, 90# springs, rollmaster single timing chain, fuel pump rewire, poly mounts/performance suspension, Impala front brakes drilled and slotted rotors.
    Past Grand Prix- 97 GT, 03 GT, 04 GT, 04 Comp G.

  4. #4
    GrandPrix Junkie idrivejunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    4,630
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    40+ years of development prior to being neutered (offered as a sedan only) might have something to do with it.
    Last edited by idrivejunk; 05-10-2017 at 08:01 AM.

  5. #5
    GTX Level Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,218
    Chats
    27

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    its cheap and has the HUD. that's about it.
    old setup-Z7 Turbo Kit w/T66, A2A I/C, stock cam & valvetrain/LS1 MAF/Ported 99TB/PowrTuner/AFC/Devils Own/LS1M Scanner/PRJ FP/42# Injs=12.3@118mph street tires -
    (Sold)BACK TO M90 Vs cam w/3.5" pulley/meth/25* timing+bolt-ons
    01 Z28 A4 HP-self-tuned, LTs, FTRA 13.1@110

  6. #6
    Regal GS Level Member BoostedPontiac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    South Haven, MI
    Posts
    1,115
    Chats
    159

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Cheap and easy to modify and tune. The torque is great too
    98' GP coupe NIC Pacesetters, E85, FSIC, 2.6, heads, blah
    11.82 @ 118.4 with a 1.8 60ft
    Retired: 99' Regal GS Turbo 11.428 @ 122.61 1.7 60ft.
    Retired: 99 GTP top swap nic setup. 13.37@106

  7. #7
    Donating Users coolone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    2,332
    Chats
    1634

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Cause PONTIAC!

    : )
    Overkill BBC Cam, YT 1.8 RR's, Rhodes Lifters, STGII Heads, GenV, Pacesetters, 3" Exh to Tips, TEP Trans. N*, ID 75# injectors/E85 coming soon

  8. #8
    I live far away. WarStryker13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Fairbanks, AK
    Posts
    2,307
    Chats
    7703

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Because you can make a cheap, easy to modify car last for quite possibly 500K+ miles with just simple maintenance and a proper built-to-last trans.

    And the car itself costs less than $5k up front, even for a super clean, rust free, low miles specimen.

    There's hundreds in the JYs, so even more cheap replacement parts.

    Police versions of Impalas have stuff that bolts straight in.

    Add in the factory supercharger and HUD, and it's a no-brainer to keep one as a DD.

    Handling upgrades, go-slow parts, and an attitude.

  9. #9
    SE Level Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    53
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackspike2710 View Post
    Nothing. Literally nothing. Not a thing.
    Guess this guy got beat by too many modded GPs.

  10. #10
    I live here. stealthee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SWPA
    Posts
    8,812
    Chats
    33

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackspike2710 View Post
    Nothing. Literally nothing. Not a thing.
    Agreed.

    Sure the engine is reliable, after you fix everything GM effed up from the factory. The trans is a crap shoot and since 97 you could only get them in automatic. The 04+ interior is worlds better than the 97-03, but it is still crap. They are heavy and handle like a boat. Everyone and their brother has one. Last, but not least, they were made by GM.
    2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS - Stock DD mode
    1994 Dodge Stealth - Currently being revived. Modded

  11. #11
    SE Level Member 2 Sweet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Hilliard, OH
    Posts
    10
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthee View Post
    Agreed.

    Sure the engine is reliable, after you fix everything GM effed up from the factory. The trans is a crap shoot and since 97 you could only get them in automatic. The 04+ interior is worlds better than the 97-03, but it is still crap. They are heavy and handle like a boat. Everyone and their brother has one. Last, but not least, they were made by GM.
    If they are so terrible, maybe you should sell yours and get something super lame like a Corolla.

    For as cheap as these cars are, they are fantastic daily drivers.

    Current ride - 1997 Park Avenue Ultra
    Past rides - '97 GTP, '98 GTP, '99 Regal GS

  12. #12
    I live here. stealthee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SWPA
    Posts
    8,812
    Chats
    33

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Mines been parked since December and is for sale because of the sh!tty transmission.
    2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS - Stock DD mode
    1994 Dodge Stealth - Currently being revived. Modded

  13. #13
    SE Level Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    NE
    Posts
    76
    Chats
    44

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Reliable daily driver for dirt cheap is what got me into a GP. For what these piles go for now days its hard to beat it.
    Grand Prixs and CamEros suck
    96 mustang GT, CAI, Catback, springs, 93 toon
    98 GP GT, plasti dipped parts, sony cd player

  14. #14
    GrandPrix Junkie spazzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Madison
    Posts
    3,277
    Chats
    0

    Default Re: What is it that makes grand prix so great!?

    Relatively cheap parts, discontinued parts, HUD, wheel gap in stock form,FWD, pretty good in snow, rust, fold down rear seats, hard gm paint,21mpg over-all,
    moderate HP or no HP, low end torque,rock chips and stupid people dings, expensive Bilstein struts, finally got aftermarket coil over provider.....other than some annoying ABS bs at the moment....Blackspike2710 pretty much summed it up.

Similar Threads

  1. Hawaii 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix - LETS MAKE IT GREAT
    By PaintballZach in forum Members Rides
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 04-11-2013, 12:53 AM
  2. 01 Grand Prix ES is a great car.
    By cervantes81 in forum Introductions/Noob Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-05-2011, 07:34 PM
  3. zzp makes great products BUTTTTT
    By BoostJunki3 in forum The Rant Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-15-2009, 01:49 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •