1996 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

1996 Pontiac Grand Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 29 1996 Pontiac Grand Am reviews.

Donovan writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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3

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Its one of the only stickshift Grand Ams you will ever see.

Cons

Its not fast enough.

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Balls — Its my frist car I really like it alot. It started off stock at 150HP its probably at about 165-170HP. Its cheap to maintain but it has a 13 gallon tank takes alot of gas. I love driving it. It has pretty fast acceleration.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amber writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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1

Pros

nothing

Cons

constantly broke

25

Terrible — Worst car i ever owned. spent more time in the garage then own the road. It handled not bad, good on gas, had lots of power But it was generally broke. would not buy another grand am. crappiest car ever

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dakota writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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4

Pros

fwd, pwr everything

Cons

engine is poor

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Grand Am — Not a bad car. Manual tranny made it really fun... Had an awesome stereo, moon roof, and all power options. fwd made it awesome in the snow. However, the engine build is crap. performance isnt bad if you know how to drive a stick

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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5

Pros

comfortable

Cons

not made anymore

25

Like!!!! — like the car has some problems but pretty easy to fix all around i really like the car is is easy to mainain and pretty easy to customize it is a great car to drive and has many features that are easy to love

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Riley writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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3

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Good on Gas, Black, 2DR, 5 Speed

Cons

Poor Handling, Kinda Big, Not Enough Power.

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1996 Grand Am Se — Pretty good little car, but I crashed it so now I have a new one. This car is cheap to run, If you are not me. Not the strongest drive train however. Very comfortable car for the money. Only good Grand Am made (96-98 Black 2 DR).

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S Michelle writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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3

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Gets me where I need to get, reliable

Cons

Repairs/parts a expensive

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It's A Keeper! — I Love it, especially since it is mine and it is paid for. It runs good but does need some work to help it continue at it's peak. Gets me where I need to go and I have keept it looking good to be over 10 years old. My friend commented the other day about how well I had kept the car up.

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Amanda writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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5

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The gas mileage

Cons

Part Prices

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Grand Am Se — I love the room and the storage compartments... not to mention the 4 doors is great when loading the baby in...The power is better than some vehicles I've driven and I love the green color of it... The gas mileage is great but needs a bit of work on it.

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Janine writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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5

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again handles great and fantastic pickup and cornering

Cons

again too much power for a new driver

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Sweet First Car! — This car handles great, fantastic pickup and cornering, almost too much power for a new driver!

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David writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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4

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For only a 4-cyl has a good amount of power and quick of the line

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takes a while to get it warmed up

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An Outstanding Car — The interior is kinda of plain, the exterior has that sporty fast look to it, it handles like no other car i have driven it grips sharp turns like it was nothing, handles decent in bad weather, overall performance is pretty good, what it doesn't have in Horsepower it makes up with outstanding acceleration. Best 0-60 is around 5.5-6 seconds

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Lisa writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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5

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It's an awesome car because it suits our lifestyle and purposes.

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It's not running. It might take more to fix it than it's worth. Sigh.

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Our Car — Well, it was Grandpap's, then he sold it to Tami, and then we bought it from her. It's a perfect little car...but it needs work now and it's sitting in the driveway because we're not rich folks. When it's up and running, it's comfortable, perfect size, great for travel, pretty as older cars go, and there's room for the doggies even though they coat it with fur. We're furry folks..oh well.

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2006 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Wouldnt Buy It Again For Myself But Its A Reliable Car By Laura

its not a speed machine it hasnt needed much for repairs the interior appearance and exterior are great. its great on gas and its a very comfortable car to drive and it is a safe car to drive if you... Read More

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Great Car By Williams13

I like just about everything on this car, the 3.8L engine has lots of power, very rummy inside, great gas mileage for a v6 engine, it go lots of miles but still running great, everything works on this... Read More

Good Work Car But Not Much Of A Traveling Car. By jgerman

Overall I plan to drive this car till it just wont go any more. It should last me many years to come and it seems to be very reliable so far. I took one trip with this car and that was enough for me..... Read More

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Great Starter Car By Shirk3RD

This is my very first car which I plan to keep for as long as possible, and "upgrade" it be more personal or mine. I use this car to get to school, work, and for just driving around. Great brand, and ... Read More

I Call This One The "poor Man's Gto". By rfry

It's interesting that the Rally Racing hood changes the appearance & the feel of driving the car so much. Without it - it is just another little car, with it driving through the Arkansas hills; it’s a... Read More

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I'm A Pontiac Man , Love My Pontiac Vehicles By Garry

Monsoon CD Stereo system sounds great with the Factory Monsoon 250 watt Amplifier and the Monsoon Speakers, but for the rear panel 6x9 speakers needs up grade what i don't like about is that my F... Read More

Happy With This Car By professortemple

Was very sorry to let this car go this summer when the transmission failed on me suddenly. Bought it in 2008 with 56,000 miles and had to junk it with 140,000 miles on it. Was our only car for a few y... Read More

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Fun Pontiac By jpk7883

I owned this car during my college years. It got me through many 300 mile trips to and from college, as well as trips across the country. It sounded great after installing a magnaflow cat-bat exhaust... Read More

Good Car By Aaron

gas mileage is good, needs front struts, window motor on the passengers side is out, has the annoying clicking all the time but getting it fixed. accelerates way better than the talon I had. about as ... Read More

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