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Pontiac Grand Prix - 2000-2005

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  • mariner7mariner7 Posts: 509
    When I first saw the Solara rear, I knew it looks Korean, but couldn't say which one. It also looks like fugly SC430

    Don't you think the new Galant has more than a few hints of Maxima, both front & rear?

    TL is best Honda/Acura design in forever. Looks like Acura is going rakish, like Caddy.

    What did they do to the Maxx? Last time I looked, it had unconventional European style. All that is gone!
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    Those headlights are from Lexus. And they don't fit at all.
  • laker3laker3 Posts: 12
    Has anyone gone with the Comp G pkg? I've always been a fan of sticks, which is one of the reasons I'm also considering a smaller Subaru WRX (AWD) or RX-8 (RWD). I hear the TAPshift is much better than those other manumatics, almost Porsche-like.

    My color choice is silver or polo green, but I'd also like to see that orange.
  • Hey laker3 & orangelebaron, if too many of you get the GP in Orange, I won't be unique anymore!

    Anyway, I've got an order started on a GTP WS6 in Fusion Orange, but the holdup is the side impact airbags. There's currently a hold on them and no one at Pontiac will say what the delay is or how long it will be before they're available. Has anyone heard anything (preferably with a grain of truth to it)?
  • mike935mike935 Posts: 10
    i ordered a comp g black about a month ago with side airbags and they said somewhere between a month to two monthes when i ordered it, i also heard that the orange doesnt come in for a couple of months.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,127
    Mercy, that 300C will now make me rethink either the RX8 or the GTP. That's a classy piece. I'll be all over it if pricing is similar to the current 300M.
  • dan165dan165 Posts: 653
    I tested an 04 GT and a 03 Accord V6 Sedan today and I think I am leaning towards the GP because I like the styling and driving feel of the car better.

    Have people been able to get much of MSRP and how do owners like their cars?
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    chill out, we are just comparing different cars to Grand Prix here
  • fred707fred707 Posts: 27
    I was told back in February that the side curtain air bags were on restriction and no one knew when they would be available. I ordered My Comp G with them then we took them off to get the car built. To this day there is still a restriction on the BAGS.

    My car arrived 4/18/03 and I picked it up on 4/19/03 on a great warm Saturday in Baltimore. The car was given a pin stripe against my knowing and you know what it did not look all that bad. you see the stripe matches the gray in the ten spokes. The TAP shift is to die for. You can get to 30-35 before your get a gear design in the HUD telling you to shift. I stay in 3rd most of the time then floor it drop to fourth and cruise from there. The 3rd gear is a great passing gear.

    I have 500 miles on it in just 4 days. Was a great Easter surprise. If you have any questions about it I can give you the details. I paid almost nothing for it and the dealership was great. My MSRP was $30,370. Just ask and I will tell ya all I know. I also have pics. Including under the hood.....
  • mike935mike935 Posts: 10
    i would like to see some pics
  • fred707fred707 Posts: 27
    Will post sunday afternoon.
  • mike935mike935 Posts: 10
    sounds good
  • fred707fred707 Posts: 27
    My web page is up and you can now view some of the pics. I will add alot more on sunday. I am attending a Grand Prix Rally so I will have lots of Pics to share.

    http://www.msnusers.com/GrandPrixGTP
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Nice pix! Thank you. Looks like you have 2 GPs now?

    Do you get a lot of looks in the new one?
  • orwoodyorwoody Posts: 269
    Thanks for the pics; I really like the 5 spoke chrome wheels. Did you have them swapped? I noticed the one photo(driveway, trees with woman) it has the 10 spoke machined, but looks like the 5 spke in the others.
  • fred707fred707 Posts: 27
    The Photo with the 5 spokes is a dealer borrowed car. The vehicle I own is the ten spoke with the people looking over the car. They were is aww over it. I posted the pics of the optional wheels because people wanted to see what they looked like. I will post engine shots and undercarage shots later today Sunday 4/27/03
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Sat in a 04 GT-2 yesterday again. Car is definitely growing on me, the front seats are incredibly comfortable. A few things I don't like are the low back seat (though I will never sit there anyway), the inside door handles and the strange bubble display on the center stack. That all said, the car look great inside and out and I can't wait to have the time to test on. The local dealer must have had a GP sales a thon or something as they had all the 03s and 04s up front. With the 04s they has 2 GT2s and 3 GTPs, one with tap-shift.
  • oldsman01oldsman01 Posts: 1,203
    I'm pretty much with you on the initial GP impressions. The back seat could be a little better, but after all the driver seat is where the GP's excitment is:) Does anyone know if the new GP offers an auto dimming rearview mirror? I can't remember if any I've seen at the dealer have one. I do wish that higher end GPs had auto climate control. Other than these two things, I think the new GP is pretty much where it should be. The dealer had one GTP with the Comp G package and it had the optional 5 spoke chrome wheels so I haven't seen the 10 spoke wheels in person. From pictures though, I'd rather have the 10 spoke wheels rather than the 5 spoke ones.
  • fred707fred707 Posts: 27
    I have added a new series of pics. They incllude engine as well as my actual 10 spoke unit

    Click the Link

    http://groups.msn.com/GrandPrixGTP
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    The 10 spoke look the best. I have seen them all the rims and they rule. I think they are only available on the GTP, but I may be wrong.

    Dual zone would be nice (I have it on the Intrigue), but I can live with out it if I ever get a GP.
  • evandroevandro Posts: 1,108
    What's that dial behind the shifter?

    TIA
  • fred707fred707 Posts: 27
    The deal behind the shifter is a TC button. That is a switch that allows you to Turn on/off traction control. The knob to the right is the HUD options and controls.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    You'll need that button if you ever get stuck in snow. I had to show the lady across the street that it had to be turned off when stuck. She was amazed I was able to help her with the push of a button.
  • oldsman01oldsman01 Posts: 1,203
    I had to turn the TC off on my Intrigue when in snow last winter. Generally TC works great but the trouble I encountered was with the wheels sliiping alot it was applying the brakes to the point there were getting hot and the heated wheels would melt the snow on contact and just make it a slushy. Turned the TC off and let the wheels cool a bit and tried the slope again and made it up by controlling wheelspin the old fashion way. Don't get me wrong, TC is great and I wouldn't have a car without it, but there are times that you may need to turn it off.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Absolutely. You only need to turn off if you get stuck, no other reason.

    I would also NEVER buy a car without TC and ABS.
  • evandroevandro Posts: 1,108
    Living in the sun-belt, I don't drive on snow very often. But when we went skiing in NM, I got stuck and just gently rocked the car back and forth and until it was unstuck. Because of the gentleness, the TC never kicked in or had to be turned off.

    Or did I miss anything?

    TIA
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    You either weren't that stuck or your traction control wasn't very sensitive. The girl I helped out was stick in a foot of compact icy snow
  • evandroevandro Posts: 1,108
    As I said, the tires never spun, but it was only a few inches of snow.

    Then again, who am I to argue about snow with someone from the Great White North? :-)
  • dan165dan165 Posts: 653
    Went to the local Pontiac shop and managed to negotiate $1500 off a 04 GT-2. Anyone know if more could be had?? Seems to me I should be able to do a little better.
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