This year's 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix is the stronger, faster
big-brother to the smaller, Grand Am Sedan. It is all about
comfort and convenience but it has the heart, and engine,
of a sports-car. A choice of three different V6 engines,
actually; all of them powerful enough to make you instinctively
reach for your seatbelt. Each engine choice is accompanied
by a different set of performance components appropriate
to the power package on board but none of the 2003 Pontiac
Grand Prix models skimp on luxury or handling ability. Pontiac
Driving Excitement is here and it is called Grand Prix.
The 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix comes as an SE, GT or top of
the line GTS model. Available for this year on the GT and
GTS models is the Limited Edition Package that offers some
excellent stylistic extras that include a unique collection
of interior and exterior features such as. Seats and paint-job
are also enhanced.
Base SE comes with great features for a base model; including
air conditioning, cruise control and AM/FM/CD player. The
GT adds some luxurious extras with steering wheel radio
controls and 6-way power driver seat. However, the pinnacle
is the GTS with heads-up instrument display, leather-wrapped
steering, 4-way power lumbar adjustment and a trip computer.
The instrument panel for the Limited Edition has white gauges
while the seats feature leather bolsters and cloth inserts.
On all models the rear split-bench seats fold down to allow
a pass-through space from the trunk; an already capacious
storage area. Interior occupants enjoy lots of legroom and
headroom, even in the back, with comfortable seating for
five adult passengers.
The 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix has a strong history of popular
and classic exterior styling and this year's model is no
exception except perhaps in being even better. Items such
as the rear spoiler add to the sporty look while the Limited
Edition provides a number of exterior bonuses. Blue fog
lights, white, silver or blue exterior, unique rear spoiler
and chrome multi-spoke rims with Limited Edition center
caps are all part of the package.
This is the fun part about the Grand Prix as it is all about
performance. Each successive model has different V6 options
but they all have lots under the hood. The SE has 175 hp
at 5200rpm from its 3.1-liter V6 engine, which produces
195lb-ft of torque. The GT moves up to the 3.8-liter. It
is a significant increase, with 200 hp and 225lb-ft of torque
at the same rev level, 4000rpm. The GTS, at the top of the
scale, is the real mover. With 240 hp at 5200rpm and 280lb-ft
of torque at 3600rpm, the supercharged 3.8-liter V6 will
rock you back into your seat with punchy acceleration and
serious passing power at above highway speeds.
As for handling capability, the SE and GT editions have
enhanced traction control and low-friction rack and pinion
steering. The GTS goes one better full traction control
and performance-driven sport suspension.
Safety and Security
Dual front airbags are standard on all three Grand Prix
models as are 4-wheel disc brakes. However, the GTS also
comes with an antilock braking system.
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