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Pontiac Grand Prix, Sedan
#197 of 4457 Go Grand Prix
Aug 22, 2000 (2:37 pm)
Hi, folks! This is my first Pontiac post. Likely like most of you, I am always interested in cars - even after having recently bought a new one - from Ford (Merc). I have a "5%" GM credit card and sometimes wonder why I'm using it because there are so few GM products I actually like. That is, many of their cars look good at first view, but then when I see the interiors, price, and overall assembly quality, it's a turn-off. The one GM product I really like is the Grand Prix GT sedan. Great style. Good engine and transmission. Good handling. For 2001, they have added a plastic liner to the rear wheel wells - an important touch to me (though it could fit better). The biggest negative to the car is the low back seat. Kids can hardly see out of it. Anyway, thank goodness for the Grand Prix. It gives me hope for GM. Bye for now.
Comment on recent post on cast iron blocks with aluminum heads. The '86-89 Honda Accords have that set-up and they don't have problems at way beyond 100K miles.
#198 of 4457 foxy40
Aug 22, 2000 (3:48 pm)
The 3800 wasn't available in the '91 Grand Prix. The only engine choices were a 140hp 3.1 and a 210hp DOHC 3.4.
Aug 22, 2000 (4:27 pm)
I agree that the newness of the car and my speed didn't help the mpg.
This definitely is a small world. I grew up in Hammond as well. Went to Gavit - Class of '89.
#200 of 4457 Ech227: Hammond High '67
Aug 22, 2000 (11:04 pm)
I guess I have a year or two on you- I was class of '67 at Dear Old Hammond High.
Are you still living in Hammond? I now live in Kentucky.
Aug 23, 2000 (1:04 pm)
I live in Chicago now, but my family still lives in Highland & Crown Point so I go back quite often.
Keep enjoying your GP.
#202 of 4457 Rotor Problem/
Aug 24, 2000 (4:23 pm)
Have a '00' GP. Purchased in ene of February. Fun car to drive. Like it more each day. Question? Had about 9,000 miles on it. When I would break the front end would pulse. Dealer said Pontiac had possible problem with rotors. They turned the rotors. Problem went away, now it seems to be coming back. Has anyone else had this or similar problems. Does turning the rotors now affect the life of them several years down the road? I live in the Cleveland area.
Aug 24, 2000 (4:49 pm)
There is a bulletin for at least the 97-99 models that covers that. I had a similar issue with my 99. Only thing was the pulse seemed to be in the back and was in fact in the front. Had to do with the front pads being too thick or something. I have the bulletin in my files at home as my dad is a GM rep. The ended up replacing the front pads and that fixed the problem permanently.
#204 of 4457 madcat
Aug 25, 2000 (3:18 am)
The rotors can only be turned so many times before they become too thin. They have to be replaced after that.
If you've had them turned once and they already need it again, I would insist that they be replaced before your warranty runs out and you end up doing it at your own expense.
I went through this on my '99 Grand Cherokee Laredo that I traded for my Grand Prix. Many different makes of vehicles have been having rotor problems the last couple years from what I'm hearing.
I have had no such problems on my 2000 GP after 12K miles.
Aug 25, 2000 (12:09 pm)
The dealer said that they would replace the rotors should the problem return. Currently the rotors seem to pulse only on occasion. Since I still have the warranty for a good while yet I will pay close attention to this problem. The only other problem with the car was that the back spoiler filled up water, and the dealer fixed that. So far the car runs great. Love its passing power.
#206 of 4457 madcat
Aug 25, 2000 (3:47 pm)
give it a few hard stops to make the rotors warp more and then go get new ones under warranty