Those especially concerned about occupant safety should steer away from the Grand Prix, though. Radial tires were also a new option on the Model J this year. In fact a Grand Prix handles terrible. Unique elements such as the Dark Cherry Metallic paint, 40th Anniversary badges, and Ruby Red and Graphite interior trim with the 40th Anniversary logo embroidered on the front seats and floormats differentiated this option package from the previous year's offering. Among the changes were positioning in the market segment and offering from the 2nd generation to the 5th generation for the sedan and from the 2nd generation to the 6th generation from the coupe; it returned to a full-size car from the 6th generation to the 7th generation for the sedan, positioned above the larger in Pontiac's model lineup.
Grand Prix was Motor Trend's for 1988. Other changes included a revised instrument panel and door panel trim. Until the arrival of the eagerly-anticipated G8, the Grand Prix takes top billing as Pontiac's largest and most sophisticated sedan. The newly redesigned model mostly received positive reviews from critics regarding its distinctive styling, performance, and reliability. The base 400 cu in 6. The non-supercharged 3800 Series V6 engine gained five horsepower. Also standard were power steering and power brakes.
This recall covers nearly 1. It was also the last year that a manual transmission could be ordered as an option. This regulation, which was very unpopular with the buying public, was offered only this one year and on some early 1975 models. The coolant overflow reservoir was relocated from being in front of the intake box to being mounted to the passenger strut tower. But no improvement in mileage.
They are very different from other Grand Prix models of the same year. I'm impressed with the fuel economy in the earlier posts. The large wheels eliminate the unsightly gap that can make a car look like it's riding on tires that are too small. The Strato bucket seats were completely new with higher seatbacks and integrated headrests in Morrokide or scivvy cloth trims, and optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support, with a notchback bench seat offered as a no-cost option. The Brougham models came standard with all power options, a plush cloth interior similar to the full-sized Bonneville Brougham, and a half roof vinyl top with coach lamps.
A convertible was new, which lasted only the 1967 model year. If the throttle body is damaged or has stopped working altogether, you will need to replace it. This was a near-exact preview of a redesign for the Grand Prix, due within the 1996 calendar year. Archived from on May 9, 2013. Large corner-mounted taillights flank the rear spoiler. I haven't messed with monte carlos because again it wouldn't be fair to my gxp to put it up against somthing that wouldn't be a close race. If people knew how good they are for fuel economy, there wouldn't be so many for sale.
OnStar's wireless services are provided by , which switched fully to digital cellular communications. Overall, my gas mileage is about 22. As of October 27, 2015, there is no remedy for this recall. How much is a Pontiac Grand Prix throttle body? I then took it on a 10-15 mile highway trip and initially my mpg went up to closer to 40, but it leveled off to 37-38 while I was cruising at 55-60mph. This system, first introduced by in 1964, was available in addition to the regular Circ-L-Aire Conditioning. New for 1975 was a more economical 170 hp 130 kW 400 cu in 6.
Sounds more like an opinion to me, and he was experienced, he owns more than one, my father has a z06 and he has driven my car as well his opinion is the gxp was smoother than the vet at certain corners, the vet is quicker to fishtail and straighten back out around tight corners. In its standard form, the Grand Prix is powered by a 200-horsepower, 3. Engine choices included the standard 400 cu in 6. Two other high-performance 389s were offered, including a four-barrel version rated at 333 hp 248 kW and a 348 hp 260 kW Tri-Power. Interior trim also received minor revisions, and a bench seat with center armrest returned as a no-cost option to the standard Strato bucket seats and console.
Early models were available with Pontiac performance options, including the factory-race powertrain installed in a handful of 1962 and 1963 cars. Headroom is ample in each seating position, but the optional power sunroof steals some space. Some will find the driving position in the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix a little too low and reclined, and though headroom is a little tight in back, few will complain about the generous backseat legroom. I haven't messed with monte carlos because again it wouldn't be fair to my gxp to put it up against somthing that wouldn't be a close race. Engine offerings again included the standard Buick 3.
Because Pontiac's own V8 engines could not meet the more stringent California emission standards set for 1977, all Grand Prixs and other Pontiac models sold in California were powered by Oldsmobile-built engines including Lansing's 350 cu in 5. At least that's what the odometer said. All models got a new simulated rosewood trim for the dash, door panels and console with bucket seats that replaced the African Crossfire Mahogany trim of previous years. The standard bucket seats could be upholstered either in expanded Morrokide vinyl or a new cloth-and-Morrokide trim. The Grand Prix is a big car on the outside but smallish on the inside. Available 16 in 41 cm alloy wheels came in a new 5-spoke design.