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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.1 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 1299 Ratings for the 1997 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

2 years later. My first car and the journey...

By on Saturday, April 09, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Well, when I got this car it was at about 170,000 miles already, but it was my first car and I figured what the heck. My moms fiance which is the best mechanic I know drove the car from MN where it was purchased to IA, about a 500 mile trip and there were no problems. After the first week went by I started noticing that if you were constantly moving around town and having errands and if you were constantly turning off and on the car that it really didn't want to start. It would start...eventually. So once the engine was hot and didn't have time to cool down, I was having a heck of a problem. I called my mom's fiance as he went back home, and we talked about it and went out and changed the fuel filter and checked the fuel pressure and everything went well for a few days, but then it started doing it again he told me he figured it was the MAP sensor, but couldn't be 100% sure like I said he is 500 miles away and I am only 18 and this is my first car with very little experience. I let this problem go on for awhile because it wasn't too bad and usually my car had time to cool down, but finally I took it to a mechanic in town and I was told it was the MAF sensor, so I purchased the MAF sensor and put it in myself and my mom's fiance told me to purchase an intake air sensor just in case, well I put those in and everything was running wonderful! I have taken my car on multiple trips to MN and back -about 16 in the past 2 years (about 8,000 miles) just going there, on long highway trips I never experienced a problem. I have obviously made more repairs then those sensors, when I received the car the struts were already bad and I replaced those, I replaced the radiator that cracked Sept. 2015, replaced brakes and front wheel bearings. I really had a great teacher and I have taken real good care of it the past 2 years I've owned it and it shows no signs of quitting anytime soon with over 200,000 miles, my plan is to run it until something major might pop up and I don't wanna put the time/money into it and look for a new vehicle. It was a struggle at first trying to figure it out, because I was getting told, "you just have to figure it out.", unless you want to go to a mechanic and get charged a whole lot more than it would be for you to get that part out of a junkyard or even new and fix it yourself. It also is funny to me that on the interstate I am right up there with my friends in their newer models of cars, I can keep right up with them no problem and even go a little faster sometimes. :) It still has the ease of increasing those RPMs with no problem. As for the appearance if I didn't live in MN/IA there would probably be no rust on the bottom, other than that I don't really like the long front - looks kind of weird, but other than that it doesn't look bad. I really don't have any other damage except for rusting at the bottom. Interior is alright, nothing fancy obviously. I wouldn't really necessarily recommend this car unless you do realize that there are gonna be necessary repairs, it is I mean 16 years old and depending on how many miles are on it, that's a given. I really enjoyed the hassle sometimes though, it seriously was a great experience at first. I came from not even knowing how to change oil to being able to do most things by myself, it actually set my interest off in the automotive technician program at school. If you're gonna get made cause your hands might get a little dirty and you're gonna have to put some money into it - then don't get an older car. I seriously have no complaints, and I'm glad she's sill a going."

It is an okay first car

By on Thursday, April 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fast and fun to drive"

Cons: "The rear strut towers."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This was one of my first cars, ive owned. The only problem I really had, was the rear strut towers are rotting out. So my back strut is busting through my trunk. But overall, this car gets pretty good gas millage."

its a great car

By on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "the supercharge s going bad but this is a old car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"its a good car i just dont have the money to get the little repairs such as the fuel injection ,and i need a new supercharge or it can be took out"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I really love this car!

By on Thursday, March 17, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 208,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My brother owned this car for 6 years and then sold it to me and I've owned it for about 2 years now. Him and I both have done some big modifications to the power of the vehicle and the motor holds up strong. The only weak points of these cars are the transmissions and the window regulators. They both are cheap. The transmission was rebuilt at 160,000 miles due to a clogged filter and no fluid circulating. Ever since then it has been great. The interior is simple but comfortable. It turns like a boat, but i did some suspension upgrades with GMPP sway bars and it corners like a sports car should now. I would suggest to anyone to invest in one of these cars! Keep an extra $2,300 on you for a transmission rebuild though."

she's been the best car

By on Thursday, January 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 260,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my car in 2003.. going from a Ford explorer. I was looking for a Camry at the time and couldn't find what I wanted and I was shown my GrandPrix.. took it for a test drive and really liked it. She had 35,000 miles on it .Through the 13 years I have had her there has been minor repairs done.. no accidents and I got no less than 25 mpg more often 30. My husband has had the oil changed every 3-5000 miles and she has been taken very good care of...needs a paint job... The only thing I never like about it was the hubcaps.. they peeled...I doubt if I will ever find a car that has been so faithful and I hate to get rid of her but I'm retired and need another vehicle...I know she will go to another good owner and they take good care of her."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I love my car. I have from the minute I sat in it!

By on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "EVERYTHING ABOUT HER"

Cons: "Nothing!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love my car. I have from the minute I sat in it to buy it. I took one look at her and said I want it! So I got it. I don't ever want to get rid of her but I now need something with 3rd row seating. I wish I could just keep her and get another one but I cant. She is a beauty. She has brand new fuel pump, new tires, new windshield, new hood, The interior has a few problems. But other than that she is great. I highly recommend she goes to somebody willing to take good care of her!"

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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