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Pontiac Grand Prix, Audio, Interior, Sedan
#1 of 45 Pontiac Grand Prix: Accessories & Mods
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 30, 2006 (6:53 am)
Talk about Grand Prix accessories and mods here!
#2 of 45 My 2006 GXP
Jun 17, 2006 (9:33 am)
Photos on MyCarSpace: http://www.carspace.com/eagle75/.59a3e29b/
Sorry for the oversize photos I posted the other day. I'm not a real digital photo geek, so I make those mistakes every now and then.
Just wanted to show off my car and the little personalized touches I have applied to it. I have owned it for almost three months now--2,700 miles. My previous string of owned cars included six Trans Ams including an '89 Turbo TA. Now there was an animal. When Pontiac stopped making TA's I settled for a 2004 Bonneville GXP. A nice car with the Northstar V8 but it wasn't enough of a hot rod for me. This Grand Prix GXP is a very nice combination of hot rod and utility, and I love the size and coupe-ish styling. There isn't anything about the car that I don't like. About the only thing I had in the Bonneville that I wished this car had was the knobs for the driver and passenger AC temp controls. Spinning the knobs was much more convenient that holding the buttons down to raise and lower the temp. Just a minor point. I love the TAP shift. Don't have much opportunity to play with it, but when I do, I marvel at how fast the shifts are. In my younger days when I used to do a lot of speed-shifting, I don't think I could ever have beat the TAP shift speed, and of course, now I don't worry about missed shifts.
My friends always wonder why I keep buying black cars when they are so hard to keep clean. IMHO there is nothing prettier than a washed and waxed black car, and probably nothing worse looking than a dirty black car. Keeping my car washed and Zaino'd is part of what I do for exercise, and I just enjoy doing it. So black cars are not a problem for me. My wife's car, a 2004 GTP, is black, too, and her next one will probably be a black GXP, too. I keep her cars looking just like mine.
#3 of 45 Re: My 2006 GXP [eagle75]
Jun 19, 2006 (9:56 am)
Your car looks beautiful!!! My GXP is in Dark Cherry Red Metallic so I always have to have it washed, sometimes twice a week. I enjoyed your pictures. Your final touches on the car look great too!
#4 of 45 Re: My 2006 GXP [chats1]
Jun 20, 2006 (10:01 am)
Thanks! Dark Cherry Red Metallic was my 2nd chice. It almost looks black in certain light and from certain angles. My neighbors think I'm crazy spending so much time washing and Zaino'ing my car and my wife's car. Oh, well. I enjoy doing it.
#5 of 45 Re: My 2006 GXP [eagle75]
Jun 23, 2006 (8:59 am)
Has anyone tried the new Turtle Wax Ice yet? Its a new wax that is CLEAR, and therefore doesnt leave any visible waxy residue.
I've heard some good things about it, but its kinda pricy. My coworker said he bought the last bottle at our local Wal-Mart for $16.99. I wanted to get some info about it before I actually tried it out.
#6 of 45 Re: My 2006 GXP [eagle75]
Jun 25, 2006 (10:07 am)
where did you get the 303 hp sticker and the GXP overlay? I would like to purchase them also for my GXP. Same for the brake light. Thanks. V8Jim
#7 of 45 Re: My 2006 GXP [eagle75]
Jun 25, 2006 (12:47 pm)
How often do you reapply Zaino, did mine, four coats with the spray in between. I love the shine. Do you reapply the base before new coats?
#8 of 45 Re: My 2006 GXP [v8jim]
Jun 26, 2006 (4:19 am)
It was posted before that those overlays can be found here:
I've been thinking about getting some myself. I bought some of the vinyl overlays for my previous GTP and it really made the car stand out from the crowd.
#9 of 45 Badges
Jun 30, 2006 (5:07 am)
Can't the GXP badges and a HP303 badge be ordered from the dealer so the GXP badge is exactly the same as the one on the GXP, not a decal? Can someone answer this for me, please? I am going to the dealer next week and will ask in the Parts Dept. and the price. But, I was wondering if anyone knew before I go. Thanks. Chats1
Jun 30, 2006 (5:51 am)
I purchased a hood bra for my 05 gxp to keep the hood from getting the rock chips, and keep the neighborhood cats from free sliding down the front. BAD mistake. The bra left more scuff marks ingraved into the paint that the other. I removed it each time i washed the car, to keep the surface underneath clean. The bra companies claim to have soft materials, and wont harm the paint. BULL CRAP. The only thing those are good for, would be to hide a dent.