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You are in the Pontiac Grand Prix
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Pontiac Grand Prix, Sedan
Nov 25, 2003 (8:13 pm)
No rear window defogger interference with the radio here. I have heard of cases where the connector to the defogger was loose, and this was the result.
No, I don't want another Impala--too many wonderful features on my 2000 didn't make it to the 2004's, from the PRNDL console indicator to the coin holder to the driver's seatback pockets, to the glove box light, etc.
And I realise that most cars won't have the rear seat room that my Impala does....but there is no reason to have as uncomfortable space in the rear as does the current Pontiac Grand Prix...
Nov 26, 2003 (6:10 am)
Since the defroster is the one function that a driver tends to use immediately upon startup, it makes no sense for someone to tell you to wait 15 minutes until you turn it on. Sure, we'll just drive around blind for a while......
Nov 26, 2003 (10:16 am)
Oh gosh, they took away the coin holder, 2 pockets and a light bulb. Ya, I wouldn't buy another one either.
#3317 of 4457 1998 GRAND PRIX SRS LIGHT (AIR BAG)
Nov 28, 2003 (11:51 am)
Air bag (srs) fuse was removed when car was new. Now srs light refuses to go off when fuse is put back in. Any idea on how to repair this condition.
Nov 28, 2003 (3:14 pm)
Response to bill233:
Since there is a problem with the "SRS" air bag system, you need to let a GM dealer diagnose this thing. Don't mess around trying "this & that" on your own, unless you have air bag system experience! Otherwise, you'll be wasting your time, money, and patience!
Nov 28, 2003 (4:57 pm)
And possibly risking your life...either in the repair or in a subsequent accident should the repair be faulty. I agree with jlgolden, this is not something to be messing around with unless you KNOW what you are doing. And if you are asking questions on an Internet message board, with all due respect, you do NOT know what you are doing...
Nov 29, 2003 (12:32 am)
I want to know where you drive because you go through alot of cars it seems like to me. I mean over the past decade you have had a Nissan Maxima, Chevy Impala, Olds Intrigue, Chrysler Concorde and I think you said you had a Grand Prix too. Just to add something in there Mazda would have made alot of money off of you because you said you really liked the Mazda 626 except it was very very hard to find with ABS from 1992-2000. To go through cars like that is unbelieveable to me. Some people go through a cars every 3 years but they lease every 3 years.
Nov 29, 2003 (5:20 am)
Leasing is NOT an option for me. I never had an Olds Intrigue. I drive 35-55 thousand miles a year, though my job with the Government just changed, which will cut my mileage by 10-15k, it looks like. I live and work in Western West Virginia.
My Impala has 143k on it right now. I also drive to the places where the objects of a passion I have are, amusement parks. In the past month I have been to Atlanta and to Orlando, on separate trips, and yes, I drove the Impala. In the last several months, I also went to Branson, MO twice (Celebration City has a new wooden coaster, and Dollywood will have one next year). There were numerous trips to Jackson, NJ to go to Six Flags Great Adventure, one of my very favourite parks.
As for cars, let's see the past ten years:
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS (143k on it right now)
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (traded at 77k...Dad had Alzheimers and could no longer get in and out easily--the ONLY reason I traded it)
1995 Olds LSS (excellent car, traded at 81k, two months before GTP arrived--factory order--it blew a head gasket on IT's 3800, made me feel REAL good about buying another, then again it was not supercharged)
1994 Chrysler Concorde (owned 9 months, in shop more than half of that while I drove dealer loaners, Chrysler bought it back and I traded for the Olds, it had unbearable noises coming from the rear suspension that apparently could not be fixed, metal on metal noises...nice car otherwise, but...)
1992 Nissan Maxima SE--great car, 5 speed. Dropped by Chrysler dealer to see the new LH cars, dealer offered to buy SE at about 125 percent of retail, I bit, buying the LH at wholesale. Dealer had SE for over 18 months, finally sold to local Nissan dealer who ended up auctioning it off!
1989 Ford Taurus, program car bought used in 1990with 11k on dial, traded for Maxima at 84k. Always wanted to own a Taurus, got that out of my system.
#3322 of 4457 Olds Intrigue:
Nov 29, 2003 (10:53 am)
Oh it was a 95 LSS not an Intigue. My bad there.
I'm sorry to hear about your Dad by the way.
On a side note with your Amusement park hobby I have never been to Six Flags in Jersey and as you I live in New Jersey. I can never go on a ride like the scream machine. That would scare me to death.