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Pontiac Grand Prix, Sedan
Aug 20, 2009 (2:30 pm)
My sister's father-in-law has an '04 Grand Prix that has been his company car. He's offering to sell it to my sis for $6500 which is what his company wants for it. She's a radical sports car fan (would rather buy a rebuilt '92 Stealth to replace her '92 Mitsu 3000GT twin turbo, but hey, that's my sis!) Anyway, she thought I would like it, and I do!
(BTW, if anyone wants to buy that 1992 3000GT, contact me and I'll let my sister know. It's a cherry.)
My handle notwithstanding, I am currently driving an '02 Chevy Malibu (urp) due to the Great Recession. My current budget doesn't really include replacing it but this is too good not to give it serious consideration.
I don't have the details yet - don't know mileage or repair history or options, for example, but his parents take care of their things, so I have no reason to believe the car is hurt. I certainly don't think it's been wrecked.
Can anyone think of a reason NOT to grab this car? CarMax is asking $12k for their '05s. I don't care so much that Pontiac is now a dead brand, in fact I rather relish the idea of driving something like that. I'm not hard on a car and do expect to be able to return to driving more expensive cars someday - my '05 MB E320 CDI spoiled me forever.
I'll drive this until maybe I can afford the new Taurus SHO, at any rate - then happily drive my GP in the Old Farts parade in another 25 years.
Your input greatly appreciated!
#4423 of 4457 Re: 04 GP for $6500 [fordfanatic]
Aug 20, 2009 (3:02 pm)
I've had my GP 2004 for 4 years now and I have little problems with. It rides nice and i drive it through some wicked snow storms in winter. Not much more to say that I have enjoyed it!
#4424 of 4457 Re: 04 GP for $6500 [fordfanatic]
Aug 21, 2009 (5:34 am)
I have a '04 GT2 and am happy with the reliablilty of it, but that's about it. It only has 32k miles with only one problem. Had to replace the power steering rack and electrical switch in the steering column, all at around $700. That said, if my wife would agree to get rid of it (it's actually her car) I would in a heart beat. I'm only 5'8" and have less than an inch of head room. The center stack is too thick making it feel cramped. The ride is not that great, and the power is not as strong as my Hyundai Sonata. The interior has many parts pieced together, allowing a multitude of rattles and squeaks. It's not a bad car, but there are definitely better out there.
#4425 of 4457 2004 Grand Prix GT - Check Gas Cap Light
Aug 21, 2009 (7:55 am)
My 2004 Grand Prix Check Gas Cap light keeps coming on...I have tried to clear it as the manual describes - drove the mileage indicated it is supposed to clear by, but it just keeps coming on and it's really starting to annoy me. Does anyone know what needs to be done to correct this problem?
#4426 of 4457 Re: 04 GP for $6500 [jal012773]
Sep 05, 2009 (5:47 am)
I appreciate the feedback. You have to remember that compared to my Malibu, the GP seems like a Rolls at this point. I drove the car and it's remarkaby tight for 65k mi. Thanks again for your reply,
Sep 22, 2009 (5:57 am)
Have you guys seen Savingpontiac.org? Wouldn't that be nice to have the brand go on forever....A new Grand Prix?
#4429 of 4457 Re: Saving Pontiac [chiefpontiac]
Sep 28, 2009 (8:56 am)
I admit I've scratched my head over GM's decision - but I guess Buicks will sell better in China. Personally, I'd have dumped Chevy as a trash brand (excl. Camaro/Corvette - which could stand brand-free IMHO). Develop out the G6/GP as sport-oriented import contenders and introduce a mass-appeal new-fuel people's car a la the original Beetle. (Volt in production? I don't think so). Pontiac is a proud American name, so this tree-hugging car lover (oxymoronic? not necessarily.) thinks GM could have appealed to the next gen by evolving Pontiac into a brand that represents the best of nature... the Pontiac Fire, Sun or Star, maybe, in homage to the -fires and -birds of yore.
#4430 of 4457 Re: Saving Pontiac [fordfanatic]
Sep 28, 2009 (9:18 am)
Fordfanatic....we are trying to work on that very thought....Let's build a car that appeals to people that they want to own! That is what we hope to accomplish. Savingpontiac.org
Nov 30, 2009 (7:07 am)
I'm wanting to purchase a remote start w/ keyless entry for my 2004 GP GT2. I've talked to two retailers so far and both are trying to sell me an extra relay module of some kind. Is this really necessary? One mentioned it has to do with an antitheft immobilizer on the car. Does this car have that? There is nothing inside the car "advertising" anti-theft anything.