...There are plenty of options in the form of leather seats, power driver's seat, sunroof, and a heads-up display which projects dash information onto the windshield so you don't have to take your eye off the road. The GT and GTP sedans and coupes are the main attraction, though, for their engine power and loaded offerings.Though practical for families due to its large interior room and large trunk, the 1998 Grand Prix also satisfies drivers looking for a little fun on the highway. The 3800 engine is perfect for cruising at high speeds, and the wide track platform provides solid handling, less...
...But th e climate control worked with typicalthoroughness. The audio system was the standard GM upgrade with decent sound and greatimaging. The system contained an AM/FM stereo, cassette player and in-dash CDplayer. The imaging was particularly good. The only real distraction on the dash, aside from its garish red lighting,was a pictogram of a car that's always lit and is supposed to display when adoor is open, etc. It's more annoying than useful. The seats were awful. The front buckets were lumpy and, despite lots ofbolsters, proved more painful than anything else. The rear seats were too...
...Interiors feature analog instrumentation and large, easy-to-use controls. The dashboard is busy looking in the Pontiac tradition, and is lit by a soothing red glow at night. An integrated child seat with a removable wash-out pad is optional on all models. Also optional is the Eyecue head-up display, which projects data for speed, fuel, radio and turn signals onto the windshield for easy viewing. The standard driver information center includes a tire-pressure monitoring system. Standard on GT Sedan and optional on GT Coupe is MagnaSteer variable effort steering, which uses magnetism to vary...
...the company will do a thorough conversion, ripping out that GM-supplied instrument panel and installing something more purpose-oriented, perhaps an offering of simple, black-and-white analog gauges in more spartan surroundings. Praise: Overall, the GTX Ram Air is a hoot to drive, the perfect motorized antidote to political correctness. The perfect anti-Washington, anti-regulatory, anti-goody car. Ride, acceleration and handling: Excellent all around. A car for people who appreciate the sheer joy of movement. Good braking. Power vented front discs and solid rea rdiscs. An ti-lock is standard...
...The standard transmission is an electronically controlled, four-speed automatic. Standard brakes, power four-wheel-discs, includes anti-locks. The Grand Prix is available as a coupe or sedan. 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Complaints: Fat A-pillars, which frame the windshield, create some blind spots left and right. Rear seating is comfortable for two short people, but it's a real squeeze for three. Praise: The absolute fun of it all. Varrrooommm! I love this car. Head-turning quotient: Split decision. For example, one of the righteous types condemned it as "excessive, garish; everything that's...
...Our test car was black -- a color I wouldn't recommend in Florida, especially during the summer. The interior, also black, was like an oven each afternoon. The air conditioner struggled to bring down the temperature. The GTX is also available in red or white for no extra charge. The four-door test car has what Pontiac calls a ``sports roof'' -- a sloping roof that gives the sedan a coupe look. In fact, you have to look twice to even notice the car has four doors. There's excellent room for adults and plenty of comfort in the rear of the GTX. I like the view from the backseat of this car. You...
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