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Pontiac Grand Prix - 2000-2005

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  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    I test drove a GTP without Comp G and thought that the suspension was a bit too soft. Softer than my Acura TL-S.
  • dan165dan165 Posts: 653
    I drove a GT which has very comparable suspension to the V6 Accord. The Accord was a touch more refined over all but I really like the looks of the GP. It's a really sharp car. Coming from an Accord a few years ago, I know the Hondas are good. That said our GMC truck has been good also so I certainly know GM builds decent product these days also. Apparently the Oshawa plant where the 04 GP is made has a very good reputation so I have a lot of faith in the quality both cars.

    Tuff call, I will likely do another test of each before I make any decision.
  • fred707fred707 Posts: 27
    The results are out from the SCCA in which they tested the Pontiac Grand Prix against some stiff competition. Man they rode the cars hard and were relentless. Over 41000 miles of pure push on our little guy....

    17 Vehciles 5 Tests 1 OVERAll Winner. Folks the proud winner is the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Comp-G. To get more info go to Pontiac's web site and go to GP there you will see the test that the scca ran
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    Some more new 2004 GP’s, to show different options & colors:

    Sport Red GTP:
    http://www.woodbridgepontiac.com/Pontiac/24008.html

    Silver GT2:
    http://www.woodbridgepontiac.com/Pontiac/24007.html

    Silver GT1:
    http://www.woodbridgepontiac.com/Pontiac/24006.html

    Silver GT2:
    http://www.woodbridgepontiac.com/Pontiac/24005.html

    White GT2:
    http://www.woodbridgepontiac.com/Pontiac/24003.html

    Sport Red GT2:
    http://www.driveultimate.com/Pontiac/4518_1.html

    Boy, someone ordering these cars sure likes silver—that’s all you ever find! The GTP looks really nice, and those wheels are much better than the GT ones, just make them chrome though—the silver painted is too plain, IMHO.
  • mike935mike935 Posts: 10
    does anyone own a gtp w/ comp g or have any pictures of them?
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Ever noticed how many gray cars are on the road? It's the number 1 color these days. We have a gray Intrigue and while it looks good IMO, the next car will have a different color.
  • montanafanmontanafan Posts: 945
    Not all the Grand Prix colors are available at start up. And since Silver is the ad & catalog car, initial build was most likely tilted that way. Not usually a red fan, but pictures look good, can't wait to see one in person. Also the dark colors keep the OnStar and XM from standing out as much as the white/silver.
  • I'll be picking up my black GTP with Comp G on Friday and will post some pictures over the weekend. I was supposed to pick up a GTP w/o the Comp G 2 weeks ago but the dealer noticed some rear end damage when they were cleaning it up so they sent it back to the factory.
    For those of you who are eligible, don't let the dealers tell you that the employee or supplier discounts are not available on the 04 GP. It is completely at the dealers discretion, shop around until you find one who will honor it.
  • mike935mike935 Posts: 10
    jeff, where do you live and how long ago did you order the car if you did?
  • Mike, I live in northern NJ and I did not order this car. I'm taking one that they had in stock with several more options including the Comp G w/ the 10 spoke rims that I originally did not intend on getting. By the way, all of the Comp G's that they had coming in had the 5 spoke chrome rims for an additional $600. The dealer didn't even realize it until I pointed it out to them when they showed me the list of what they had coming in. They actually thought that there had been a price increase on the car. From what I was told there is about a 4-6 week wait if you order 1 from the factory.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Congrats!

    Look forward to reviews and pictures from you.
  • patssoxpatssox Posts: 8
    <<Ever noticed how many gray cars are on the road?>>

    According to several reports I've read recently grey/silver is going to be "The" color for the next several years. Beats Teal, I guess.

    Paul
  • orwoodyorwoody Posts: 269
    I saw the black GTP at the auto show and it looked great. Silver seems to be the most available color on the new GP. I read somewhere that silver has been the largest seller for the last year or two. My 2000 GTP was silver and looked good.
    As for teal; I didn't think the teal they put on the 2002-2003 GP looked as good as the teal they offered on the previous generation Bonneville. i.e. the teal that changed color as the light changed. We had a 96 Bonne that looked drop dead gorgeous all shined up in that teal.
    The Pontiac dealer I've dealt with finally got 7/8 new GPs in - unfortunaeltly I've been too busy to get over and take him up on his offer of a few test drives.
  • richm4richm4 Posts: 169
    Just brought home a 2004 GTP last week. Since the car was probably built and painted in the last month or so, does anyone know if I need to wait a certain period of time before I can wax my car?
  • hammen2hammen2 Posts: 1,313
    In the Olden Days, you did need to wait for paint to "cure". This should no longer be an issue with modern paints (my wife had this same concern when she got her 2001 GTP).

    I would seriously think about using something other than wax on a new car (i.e. Zaino, BlackFire). Now that spring has (finally) arrived in Wisconsin, today I can finally do a full wash-and-detail on my wife's GTP and my Aurora - I haven't hand-washed or applied Zaino her GTP since last June, and it still "glows" and beads very nicely - try that with wax!

    --Robert
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Gray looks nice, but when everyone else has it you blend in too much.

    Next car will be an onyx blue or polo green.
  • oldsman01oldsman01 Posts: 1,203
    Polo green has always been a favorite color of mine. I remember when Cadillac first started offering that color on the Eldorado touring coupe way back in 1991. I was only 15 when I saw one of those in that color at a local auto show and that was what I dreamed of for my 16th birthday. Does Pontiac offer a dark blue on the new GP?
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Don't know.. I saw a Polo Green one at the local lot though and it's nice.
  • Hi guys. I have a 98 Grand Prix GTP. I was just looking to improve the exaust sound. Guys have any suggestions on a pair of mufflers?
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,276
    How do you compare the '04 GTP to the previous one you owned?
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    it looks much refined. More features. It is very close to Chrysler 300M. It is 300M with more punch and without memory seats (passenger seat is actually not powered at all)
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,276
    Thanks....I've got 110K mi on my 300M. It's been the best car I've ever owned.

    I was thinking of replacing it with the GTP since I saw it at the Detroit Auto Show. I may hold onto the 300M for another year and wait to see what Chrysler does with the 300N.

    Of course, there's always the RX8, which I like a lot, too.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Looks like Toyota is getting primed for NASCAR..

    http://www.autoweek.com/specials/2003_newyork/

    The new Solara on the bottom looks a lot like a smoothed out Monte Carlo.

    Saw my first 04 GP on the road today. A gray GT, very nice.
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    from the back it looks like Tiburon!
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    The sculpted rear panels look very Monte Carlo but the rear does look a little Hyundia.

    Too bad there is no GP coupe anymore. Wonder what it would have looked like.
  • evandroevandro Posts: 1,108
    What the freak did they do the 300??? That's an eyesore!!! :-P
  • vcjumpervcjumper Posts: 1,110
    looks a lot like their convertible.

    New TL looks surprisingly modern/not overly conservative.
  • Lot's of cars getting hit with the ugly stick!!!
    At least the 300 is distinctive.
    It never fails to amaze me how Japanese cars always come out at the same time with the same design cues. The front of the 2004 Galant has basically the same design elements and layout as the Maxima. Even the roof is similar. Even the new Sienna has that chunk in the middle of the grille now. Do the designers call each other?
    What happened with the Diamante!!! They stuck the nose from an old Pontiac on it?

    Hey... wait...is this the Grand Prix board?
    The new one is very attractive....and no one will flame me for that. ...and it comes in metallic orange!
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