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Interesting '90 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo Review Video...

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Was just searching through for some Motorweek videos...and found this one of a 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo. Guess I was out of the loop, unaware of the TURBO 3.1L V6.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGcEqvOgEVw

Otherwise, a really interesting review, and WOW, so evident of that awful 80's/90's "GM syndrome" with the visbily clunky and junky interior, KIT car dash lights and buttons, etc. And really love that, uh, "great" braking action of the 1990 ABS system and wonderfully non-sophisticated mushy all-strut W-body suspension.

As much as I had to laugh, really brought back fond memories of crusing around in my grandmother's '92 Grand Prix LE sedan--that was still, by far, her favorite vehicle ever. Bench seat, column shifter, and all...it was an oddly fun car.

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lol, GM's passive seatbelt design was hilarious!

I know. Seeing things like that in person was one thing, but NOW going back 17 years (or even just 10 in a lot of ways) and seeing what some GM vehicles were actually like in reality is fascinating.

Just things like those seatbelts, the way the car jumps up and down when the ABS is working, how clickity clacky and crappy the darth vader interiors were no matter how fun things like the computer screen thing and 50 way seats seemed, etc.

OH, the days of cars like that...I laugh, but at the same time, have oddly fond memories of them, whether it be grandma's '92 Grand Prix or even our '89 Corsica...had no idea how terrible they were, until years later.

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It turned a respectable quarter mile for the time. Let's see, what else was out there, domestically, to compete with it? T-bird SC... was that it? Edited by ocnblu
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Thanks for the clip, but yes, that is true. You see how things really were and you think and laugh. I have enjoyed that show for years. GM put those seats belts like that in so many cars. That Grand Prix actually has more features than the current one. GM has taken things out of cars over the years too. The quality of materials was not great for quite some time too.

It is just good to see these things..

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I'd hit it.

But not for $25k, then or now.

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comparable max hp and torque with the 3.8...

audio was kinda horrible

i never knew these were made. cool

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comparable max hp and torque with the 3.8...

audio was kinda horrible

i never knew these were made. cool

Yeah, I knew of various special editions, and also the 5-speed manual teamed up with the V6 early on...but never knew they had a 3.1L Turbo. The power output was nothing great, but I wonder how many are still around...or even how many were made in the first place.

Interesting, "crappy" late 80's/early 90's GM car, for sure--at least in Turbo, etc. guise, and with the Kit-car like dash.

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