Ask for the maintenance history. Like the Grand Prix's dynamics, the interior makes a similar evolutionary advance. I've never had any problem with a glare or anything and you can turn it on and off anytime you want. This car is a perfect fit! But hey, even Mother Nature lets a few off the evolutionary hook. The more boost you try to make with a supercharger, the more power it takes from the engine to turn the supercharger. More compliance is badly needed in the middle inch or two of shock travel.
Carfax and check very carefully for any possible accident damage. Better all-around responses and improved ride quality, even in this performance-oriented Comp G. Passengers are also shorted of separate climate controls, and there is no automatic function. The mechanicals still have some growing up to do. Such nanny systems usually send a car into a fit of engine pacification and brake application to counter stoplight shenanigans, but Pontiac saw fit to reward the driver with a satisfying audio cue that ultimately does improve acceleration times.
There are a great deal of factors that affect the Pontiac cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. Some passengers will find issue with the seat back and bottom angles. The restyling of the Grand Prix cleaned off most of Pontiac's trademark exterior plastic. One passenger noted that the driver-canted center console makes it harder for right-seat riders to read the clock and trip computer. . I hadnt checked the Kell Blu book or anything for what is worth, It is a really good deal. Like them, the Grand Prix is ascending to a higher form at its own leisurely pace.
The system quietly and unobtrusively works individual calipers to keep the car on course with minimal power-killing throttle intervention. Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! Do we have your interest now? The cruise function is now on a small, easier to diddle stalk at the 5 o'clock position that resembles those found in Toyotas. Trouble is, the finest form of the new Grand Prix is pricey. It also pinched the rear door glass into an even tighter ellipse to accentuate the coupe-with-four-doors look. That equates to about 350 hp at the crank. So fitted, the Grand Prix feels solid with limited body roll and controlled manners, though not firm. While Americans are known for their straightline passions, Pontiac regarded handling as a primary objective, intent on pushing the sedan's corner-carving abilities to the segment's limits.
Taking pole position for a rebirth, the all-new 2004 Grand Prix is cleaner, meaner, and more refined than Ponchos past. More important, the Grand Prix offers higher horsepower and torque that is locomotive low. Our benchmark was to make it like a tap on the shoulder rather than a bear hug. Puffed up by the 9. Once it started hitting 12s, things got fun as people kept coming to the pits to see what just beat them. The steering wheel feels a tad large, but its diameter enables a clear view of the instrument panel. Consider the crocodile and the squid, for example.
Still, he managed to make quite a showing. The V-6 and the Hydra-Matic 4T65-E four-speed automatic communicate like the old friends they are. And during back-road workouts the steering becomes too heavy, an electric resistance machine for toning the forearms. A welcomed distinguishing feature, such controls were previously the province of premium autos, such as the , , or. The latter two noticeably improve Grand Prix's driving dynamics. For 2yrs old it still smelt of Leather! With such twisting force available, we expected the front-driver to torque steer on hard launch like the Altima, but such sideways motion is almost entirely stifled.
Gone are the tacked-on cladding, overwrought interior, and benign road manners, all supplanted by an ambitious effort to challenge the midsize sedan segment wielding performance and packaging as weapons. The sporty steering wheel, the classy woven headliner, the simple ball-in-socket vents, and the slick sliding levers and buttons are signs of detail sweating. It could just be a reduction in value due to the mileage since it sounds high for a two year old car. The claimed 0-60 mph time is 6. The result is a clean, streamlined exterior, relatively restrained interior, and patriotic bravado in the right places. Shifts are nearly transparent, the torque holes between gears slurred even smoother by the engine's new electronic throttle.
Development was conducted on a stock L36-powered Grand Prix. Front riders are treated to wide bucket seats, with gentle bolsters. Likewise, the tires read out the road texture in places where it's particularly abrasive, although on more freshly deposited asphalt the cabin is peacefully insulated from road and wind noise. Okay, you get some other equipment in the deal, including power seats, bigger wheels and tires, and a better stereo. So what about this kit? Inside, the Grand Prix is overloaded with plastic textures.