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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
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Based on 29 reviews
How does a car with so many problems continue to be Pontiac's top seller for so many years? Perhaps because its flaws are outweighed by excellent highway performance and handling and a comfortable interior, according to 1996 Grand Am owners.
For 1996, the Pontiac Grand Am gets more aggressive styling, with a new front end, including a new grille and headlights. Taillights and some body trim also get a new look. Inside, the dash has been redesigned, with the parking brake moved to the center console from the foot well. Now standard on both SE and GT models are ABS brakes, dual front airbags, anti-theft locks, variable effort power steering, and daytime running lights, in addition to the already standard power locks and fog lights.
A new Twin Cam 2.4-liter I4 engine replaces the now defunct DOHC Quad 4. It hits 150-hp and is paired with a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. It is standard on both SE and GT trims. The optional 3.1, 155-hp V6 is unchanged in the 1996 Grand Am and still only comes with the auto tran. A new feature is traction control, which comes bundled with the auto tran option.
The 1996 Pontiac Grand Am is a roomy family sedan that also makes a good commuter car because it drives well and has decent fuel economy, while still loaded with sufficient creature comforts. Drivers like its highway performance, sporty handling, and the sleek styling of the coupe. The Grand Am has suffered from a long list of repaithe car holds up well over the years, they note significant problems with the intake manifold, steering column, and early brake wear. There is also annoying rattling and squeaking from the dash, despite its redesign.
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Pontiac Grand Am Questions
Why Would All My Rear Lights And Dash Lights Dont Work But All Fuses Are Go...
Why Won't The Abs Light Go Off After Replacing Front Rotors & Pads?
The ABS light in the dash stays on. The front rotors & pads have just been replaced & the rear brakes are good but the light in the dash still stays on.
What Makes A Catalytic Converter To Get Cherry Red After The Car Warms Up?
After the car warms up the catalytic converter gets red.
How Do I Get The Emergency Brake To Go All The Way Down? Something Is Block...
I don't even know how the break got pulled up, but something is stopping it from going all the way down and the light on my dash is still on.
Why Is My 96 Grand Am Slow To Start And Rough Idling
i have a 96 grand am with the 2.4l twin cam. When you first crank it it is very slow to crank and has a rough idle. when driving it is fine no skips and has all power. Fuel pump has been replaced.