Inside, a revised instrument panel included a squared off gauge panel and new Strato bucket seats in either Morrokide or cloth upholstery with higher seatbacks and more contoured cushions for improved lateral support. The curvaceous styling is the same on both except for the rear doors and rear side panels. I hope to keep it for many more years. 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. This was a near-exact preview of a redesign for the Grand Prix, due within the 1996 calendar year.
Grand Prix was Motor Trend's for 1988. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It's difficult, as they share the same wheelbase, length, and roofline. 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 Strato buckets were standard equipment along with a console, but a notchback bench seat with center armrest was a no-cost option.
Three different V6 engines are available, along with two automatic transmissions. An automatic transmission was offered as a no cost option. Changing break fluid in Pontiac Grand Prix 2000 is also is a simple task. Also standard were power steering and power brakes. It's a driver's car, with a good environment for passengers as well. The standard three-speed and optional four-speed manual transmissions were carried over from 1964, however, a new three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic transmission with torque-converter that was similar in principle to Ford's Cruise-O-Matic and Chrysler's Torqueflite replaced the older three-speed fluid coupling Roto Hydra-matic along with the four-speed Super Hydra-matic in Bonneville and Star Chief models.
Although the Third Generation Grand Prix was indeed bulkier and heavier than its predecessor, handling was good for a large car, due to improvements in suspension design. The newly redesigned model mostly received positive reviews from critics regarding its distinctive styling, performance, and reliability. The 301 cu in 4. The standard 350 hp 260 kW 400 cu in 6. From 1982-on, all V8-equipped Pontiacs were equipped with Chevy or Olds engines. It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the. The weak link is the 4 speed transmission.
A convertible was new, which lasted only the 1967 model year. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. It's comfortable and roomy enough for family duty, and is one of the most entertaining choices in the midsized sedan category. Two engine sizes were offered with two power options were available in each engine size; a 265 hp 198 kW or 350 hp 260 kW 400 cu in 6. Exterior Though usually considered a midsize car, cars.
In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the. The instrument panel design places important gauges and instruments front and center, with auxiliaries in a central panel angled toward the driver. Remedy Dealers will inspect the vehicle's rear safety belt buckle assembly date codes and, if necessary, will replace any rear safety belt buckle assembly. New power ratings were put into effect, requiring manufacturers to post net horsepower with all accessories installed vs. The base 400 cu in 6. It's a sports car for the whole family. The curvaceous styling is the same on both except for the rear doors and rear side panels.
Bought for my sons 1st car. Over 230 fires were reported. The coolant overflow reservoir was relocated from being in front of the intake box to being mounted to the passenger strut tower. Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. American Cars, 1960—1972: Every Model, Year by Year. The engine, however, was 450 lb 200 kg heavier than a V8, and three times more expensive to make. The bucket seats were available with optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support.
The Pontiac brand was dissolved in 2010 as part of. Automatic transmission was standard equipment on all models and the two-barrel 301 cu in 4. This would be the final year for the B-bodied, full-sized Grand Prix. 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. New standard equipment included rear child-seat anchors and an anti-theft system that disabled the starter unless the proper ignition key was used.