I have pretty much bought this car, just getting the final "stuff" together and preparing for a delivery date.
My question is, what kind of things should I check, look out for in it. Currently reads almost 35,000 miles on the clock, appears to be well cared for, and as I mentioned in the title, has the Competition Group Package. Sunroof is nice and I can't argue with the color being black.
The dealership has offered me a 6year/100k warranty for about 2 thousand dollars and a 100 dollar deductible per claim from "Warranty American, LLC". I have to ask why this certified car isn't listed as having a certified warranty when I stop in there again (just learned about the new and longer 100K/5year from date of service certified warranty).
My question is what kind of "major" repairs could I expect in 6years? Their main selling point is "the supercharger could need replacing" which I haven't really heard of failing superchargers on stock engines. They say thats a 3000 dollar job. I have heard of intakes or gaskets or something like that failing on 3800's.
Suspension components were mainly what I thought would eat into my wallet. All in all from my understanding parts for a Grand Prix are cheaper than other cars out there, especially for do it yourselfers like myself
Previous to this I had been a "Cadillac guru" and know the northstar and my fathers 98 deville pretty well. I'd like to shift over to a "Pontiac Guru" .
So for those of you who like a summary:
04 Pontiac Grand Prix-what to look out for?
3800 Series III Supercharged-what to look out for?
Cost of the above things to look out for more than an aftermarket 2000 dollar warranty, 6 year/100k (more I say it the more I think I don't need that warranty).