i replaced the trans in my cadillac last year. heavy trans. i lowered subframe. now the trans in my grand prix is due. i have been told it is easier since trans is lighter but i do know the subframe still has too come out. once subframe is gone, it is real easy to reach any brackets that attach motor to trans. i think the caddy job was very hard. on a scale of 1-100 it was about a 85. i think the grand prix job will be about a 75. i guess the only folks who can offer opinion on job would actually have done both. i do not see this as being even slightly easier.