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#3717 of 4457 GT2 Seats without lumber support also hurts my back
Mar 27, 2004 (8:01 pm)
I bought a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 with cloth seats. I was going to get a sunroof and leather seats, but they only had the red exterior that I didn't like, so I went without the leather. The leather option includes 4 way power lumbar and heated front seats. I have driven the car 10,000 miles in 6 months and the driver's seat still bother's me. It is the most uncomfortable car seat that I have ever had, and that includes a Ford Pinto. I too have started having lower back problems from sitting in this car. I have never had back problems before. I noticed that one local dealer has started to order all of his Grand Prixs with at least the $150 Power Lumber option. I am surprised that more owner's of Grand Prix's without lumbar support have not commented on this. Consumer Reports also mentioned the "lumpy" feeling seats in the car they tested. I am still pissed that the salesman lied to me and said that the 24 hour test drive program had been discontinued. Within 24 hours of owning the car, I suspected I had made a mistake about not getting the power lumbar support. I figured I would get used to it, instead I just got a perpetually sore lower back.
Mar 29, 2004 (7:40 am)
Few things you could do to help your problem. Check out the local yellow pages for an auto seat company in your area. Have them replace the cloth with leather, or add support where your back needs it most. Check out http://www.katzkin.com in their other products section for the "Relaxor" seat system. Or trade your car before you put even more miles on it.
Mar 30, 2004 (7:32 am)
I saw an ad in the paper yesterday for a GT2 with sun roof, leather wrapped steering wheel with controls and all the standard stuff for $24995 Canadian cash price. Wow! Less money for more car than I have. Guess I should have waited. No wonder the GPs are selling so well.
#3720 of 4457 Should have waited?
Apr 01, 2004 (2:08 pm)
Isn't that always the way???
Apr 02, 2004 (10:36 am)
I wnated the 04 Grand Prix as soon as it came to the market. At that time, I was debating between an 03 leftover GP and an 04 GP. The 03 had much better incentives, but I wanted the newer body style. I decided to order an 04 fusion orange GP, since the dealer did not have any in stock. It took nearly 3 months to be built, which was very frustrating. But during those 3 months, the rebates went from $1000 to $3000. And I paid 3 more payments on my trade in vehicle. So, patience certainly is a virtue!
Apr 02, 2004 (11:09 am)
Are you happy you made 3 more payments on your trade in? I'm not sure that was good thing. Did the trade in value stay the same, or probably go down? And don't forget you now have 3 more payments to make on the GP.
We got our FOM GTP in December - I don't think the incentives are better now, and one we had received in the mail, a $750 24 hr. test drive incentive, has expired as of 1/2/04, so we have no regrets. We went out of our way for the FOM color - we drove from Fountain Hills, AZ to Tucson - over 2 hrs. each way - to get the car in FOM and with the options we wanted (every possible option except block heater - we don't need that here in the desert!) we even got the XM satellite radio, which we didn't think we wanted, but which found we like - especially me - I love it!
Apr 02, 2004 (7:53 pm)
I guess I did get the benefit of having one of the first 04 GPs on the road. It was nice getting the looks all the time. Still do but not as much unless my wife is in the car.
Apr 05, 2004 (11:45 am)
I made an extra 3 payments on my trade in vehicle...AND....I locked in my trade-in value when I ordered the GP. So I paid off another $1000 on my trade in, but lost no extra money on my trade-in vehicle. I won both ways!
#3725 of 4457 Extra 3 payments
Apr 06, 2004 (11:44 pm)
That sounds like a good deal! The best of both worlds.
#3726 of 4457 Re: GT1 vs. Comp G seats - no comparison [oogilieorang04 #3706]
Apr 12, 2004 (11:49 pm)
I think the leather PKG makes a HUGE difference in comfort compared to the early base seats. I just bought a GT2 with leather PKG including heated frt and pass seats with lumbar support adjuster, heads-up display and upgraded trip computer, the six CD changer with 9 speaker 243 watt monsoon stereo, side impact air bags, sun roof, 16" 5 spoke chrome wheels, and the color is silver. I work for GM so I got a REALLY good deal on the vehical. Heres how I think someone ought to order there GP if they want the best features at a reasonable price: 1) get the GT2 (24,075.00) with only the leather PKG (795.00) and the Heads-up PKG (600.00) and maybe the side impact bags (395.00) and XM audio PKG is cheap if desired. You will have a REAL classy sedan for around 25,500.00 less rebate at about 3,000.00 will get you down to about 22,500.00. Most dealers try to stack up the options on the GT2 like they did with the one I bought so you might have to order one or do a search at various dealers in your area. My wife traded in Her 1998 Olds Aurora that was loades with the autobaun PKG, aftermarket gold PKG, wood grain PKG, and chrome wheels, plus sun roof and the smooth northstar V8, and after driving the Olds for for 4 years and comparing it to the GP2 she said she wouldn't go back to the Olds for anything. She thinks the GT2 is smoother, quieter, more comfortable, stops quicker, has more features that make driving fun... like the heads up display and better handling on corners and less body roll and the CD changer is in dash instead of in the trunk. She bought the late model Regal LS when it came out in 1997 and drove it for 2 years and thinks the GT2 blows it away by a huge margin also. Before she bought the GT2 she test drove an Impala and a Montecarlo and they didn't measure up to the GT2 either, so she is very much in love with this car and will probably be driving it for a long time.