And braking performance--174 feet from 70 mph, and zero fade--is on par for this class. The outer seats are comfy and large, and legroom is good. Automatic transmission was standard equipment on all models and the two-barrel 301 cu in 4. Radial tires became standard on all models. I had to drive from further away to look at the car and they were happy to take pictures of the wheels and other areas that I was concerned about. American Cars, 1960—1972: Every Model, Year by Year.
The Chevrolet Corvette also has skip-shift, and I can see the reason for it if it helps a car avoid a gas-guzzler tax the Corvette isn't assessed one. Some believed this recall did not fix the fire problem, and instead the problem is likely faulty fuel rail quick disconnect o-rings. Find sources: — · · · · May 2014 Fourth generation Overview Production 1977—1987 Body and chassis 2-door 1978—1981 1982—1987 Related Powertrain 231 cu in 3. You could stop there and live happily or you could upgrade to a four-speed and a 330-hp 400 engine in 1970. Options are few: a sunroof, all-season tires for colder climates, and a dealer-installed track package that includes upgraded transmission- and engine-oil coolers. This recall covers nearly 1.
The rear bench seat included a center fold-down armrest and a speaker grille that could be made functional with the extra-cost Bi-Phonic rear speaker. The A-body line became front-wheel-drive, leaving the rear-wheel-drive midsize platform as the. My grandsons Nissan Sentra check engine light came on about 3 days after making the purchase. The rear end was much more subtle than the aggressive front Shortened by three inches from the previous Catalina wheelbase, the 118 in 3,000 mm 1969 Grand Prix finally had its own body — and Pontiac's longest-ever hood. 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.
The performance-minded , head of Advanced Engineering at Pontiac, contributed to the development of both the Grand Prix and the. Come on, a closely spaced six-speed could have smoked the porky Hemi Charger. Sadly, all it looks capable of now is serving as an entertaining ride for a few lucky enthusiasts before becoming a footnote in Pontiac history. The car was clean and in great condition. Also known as the Dart, the logo design was updated in 1957. However, at the time of the G8's release, Pontiac did offer the rear-wheel drive.
The base 400 cu in 6. See also: The G8 is based on the , created by for the in the Australian market. Also on models equipped with 3. See a of the 2008 and 2009 G8. The car seen here was raced at. An automatic transmission was offered as a no cost option. However, after experimenting with a number of different tires from a variety of manufacturers, Minch and company decided the problem lay in the tire's construction-the way the plies were wrapped-and not the footprint.
In contrast to that model, it trades in all-wheel-drive for the available Turbo 3. A convertible was new, which lasted only the 1967 model year. Detroit has been doing this since the '60s. We saw 18 mpg on one tank but averaged 14. One significant engine change to note was the 252 cu in 4.
Since the enormous rear glass was fixed not an opening hatch , it forced adoption of a dramatically shortened trunk opening. 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. This is the last year for the fifth generation Grand Prix and this is the last year for the 5th generation Grand Prix. In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the. Instead, it soaked up potholes and pavement heaves with aplomb, preventing any undue harshness from entering the cabin. Instead, we get the hated first-to-fourth skip-shift system on the six-speed manual.
While available, the G8 took the place in the Pontiac lineup of both the , which ceased production after the 2005 model year, and the , which ceased production after the 2008 model year. That's because the G8 hails from Australia, where it's known as the Holden Commodore. You may also notice that the G8's dashboard has a symmetry that's not present in most modern cars, but this helps facilitate both left- and right-hand-drive versions of the sedan. Lurid tail wags are only summoned with a heavy right foot and are then easily controlled. Pontiac has a history of performance cars, but it hadn't had a serious performance sedan in recent years, until the debut of the G8 for 2008. Plus, Pontiac added an Stereo tape player. Five years ago, I think Pontiac would have been on to something.
The G8 was the first rear-wheel drive four-door sedan sold under the Pontiac name since the 1986 and. The G8 differs from the Commodore mainly in frontal styling and interior details. It featured dramatic bodywork and a highly pronounced grill, and rode on a slightly stretched version of the intermediate dubbed the. Also new for 1967 was an energy-absorbing collapsible steering column. Unfortunately, the latter will only deliver its readings--accel, decel, and lateral--when the car is stopped. This V-8 makes nothing but good noises and lots of torque, but how does gearing a car to go over 100 mph in second gear make sense? Also standard was a heads-up-display that projected the speed onto the windshield.
The standard four-barrel 389 in³ V8 was uprated to 333 hp 248 kW with a manual transmission or 325 hp 242 kW with automatic. A Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, variable-ratio power steering, and power brakes were standard equipment on both models. When I first inquired about the truck my email was answered within an hour even when I requested some specific pictures. Several new colors were also added for the 2008 model year. Only a handful of these were ever produced; the majority were steel-bodied beasts with the upgraded engine. This turned out to be a major miscalculation and 301 equipped cars became much less desirable among Grand Prix enthusiasts and collectors in later years.