The Car Design Yearbook 2. Pontiac made waves with their six-cylinder engine and then in the 1930s and 1940s they offered an eight-cylinder engine. Inside, the burled-elm trim was replaced by a new teakwood design and upholstery trim patterns for vinyl and cloth selections were revised for both bucket and bench seat offerings. This system, first introduced by in 1964, was available in addition to the regular Circ-L-Aire Conditioning. There have been reports of fires happening after the recall has been performed. A leather trim option which also replaced nylon loop rug with cut-pile carpeting was finally offered in addition to the redoubtable Morrokide vinyl and cloth and Morrokide upholstery offerings.
Again, the Pontiac V8s were not available in California, where they were replaced by Chevy 305 cu in 5. This was also the last year for the style of dashboard used 1988—1993. Show full review Vehicle Overview Pontiac gives the base Grand Prix engine more horsepower and adds a racy pace-car replica as a special-edition model for 2000. The bucket seats were available with optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support. 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 recall covered nearly 1. Under the hood, the 3. 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. The 303 hp 226 kW 389 four-barrel V8 remained the standard engine. A police interceptor model was offered.
Like all but the short-lived 1967 convertible, the new Grand Prix was a 2-door hardtop. Then in the 1980s Pontiac introduced the Fiero, which was a small fuel sipping commuter car that later evolved into a small sports car. This prevented common rust of the rear strut towers of the 1997-2000 models. Interiors were revised with all-new instrument panels featuring a larger dose of walnut trim which now extended to the center console standard with bucket seats, along with a new steering wheel with horn bars replacing the horn ring used in previous years. Not long after that the Pontiac Firebird was introduced to the public and the Firebird Trans Am.
Commencing with this generation, the 2-door coupe version of the Grand Prix was no longer an available body style. All come with a four-speed automatic transmission and standard traction control. The introduction of radial-ply tires was also a boon for handling. To mark the occasion, Pontiac is offering 2,000 replicas of the pace car with silver paint, checkered flag and Daytona 500 graphics on the rear flanks, a rear spoiler and hood air intakes. This is especially true if you are experiencing P0401 right after doing some engine work. In 2002, the Pontiac Grand Prix G-Force Concept car was unveiled at the Chicago International Auto Show and the production version was introduced at the 2003 Los Angeles International Auto Show marked the start of the seventh generation Pontiac Grand Prix 2004-2008.
The tire-pressure monitor was dropped. . Related: Pontiac Grand Prix P0401 Symptoms Most of the time there are not going to be symptoms when P0401 is triggered, other than the service engine soon light itself. A four-barrel 455 cu in 7. The Grand Prix's overall length of 196. Hazard flashers were also optional. The Grand Prix came with a.
The last Grand Prix coupe rolled off the assembly line on July 19, 2002 and it was the last mid-sized 6th generation Grand Prix. First introduced as part of Pontiac's model offering for the 1962 model year, the marque varied repeatedly in size, luxury, and performance during its lifespan. New for 1975 was a more economical 170 hp 130 kW 400 cu in 6. Rely on our Grand Prix replacement engines to get you and your car back on the road. A convertible was new, which lasted only the 1967 model year. The most notable styling feature of this generation was the appearance of the fixed opera window, replacing the previous disappearing rear side glass. Engine offerings were mostly unchanged from 1963 except that the standard 303 hp 226 kW 389 four-barrel V8 gained three 3 hp 2.
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. Production of the larger , however, ended in June 2009. Smaller than the hulking and , but positioned to be nimbler and more performance oriented than the slightly less bulky and , the new Grand Prix was designed to outshine the upscale and B-bodied performance-oriented intermediate. Left head cast 293, 443, 377, 445, 098. Call Surefire at 1-800-790-9094 for customer service, availability and technical assistance.
Grand Prix production increased: sales went up to 228,091 units total a plus of 226% , making this Bicentennial year the best in Grand Prix' history — and second in its class only to the Chevrolet Monte Carlo with 353,272 units. News Best Cars Staff May 28, 2009 Note: This review was created when the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was new. The recall for the Supercharged engine involved changing the left front valve cover gasket, as oil leaks onto the exhaust manifold may cause engine fires. All models now came standard with the Buick 231 cu in 3. The non-supercharged 3800 Series V6 engine gained five horsepower. By 1993, a final design was approved and show concept developed during the latter half of 1994. A pass-through section in the rear seatback allows storage of long items.
Grand Prix was Motor Trend's for 1988. Pedals received revised custom trim plates. Under the Hood The front-drive Grand Prix comes in three flavors: mild, spicy and hot. The base trim is offered with a 200 hp 150 kW V6 engine and 16 in 41 cm wheels. In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the. For the first time in Grand Prix history, a V8 engine was not standard equipment.