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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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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comfortable

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not made anymore

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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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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Good on Gas, Black, 2DR, 5 Speed

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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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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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Gets me where I need to get, reliable

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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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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Great fuel milage

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bad compression when engine tempurature is too high.

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My Car — This car is great. 250,000 miles and no major problems. Gas mileage is around 34 mpg in town and 38 on the highway. Relatively lost operating costs, minus the fact that gas is flipping 4 dollars a gallon. This car has a manual transmission and which makes it more fuel efficient and much more fun to drive.

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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The gas mileage

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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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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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fun to drive and its a nice car

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the engine is the worst gm has ever made

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Good Car But Not A Good Engine — The car is a fairly nice car. It runs great and drives very nice but the engine is awful. It only had 63k miles on it and the engine blew. The gas mileage is not that bad it gets about 25 miles to the gallon. Maintenance is kind of expensive. This car is really fun to drive around town and stuff.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Dependable and comfortable to drive with great ac and handling.

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Could be better mileage, but for what it's been through, I won't complain-I should really tune it up.

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A Good Work Car — I bought this car for $1600 in 2004. It has been relatively trouble free the whole time. In 2006, my wife stalled it in high water, water actually in the cylinder banks. Spent $100 on the starter, cleaned out the engine, and runs great. Soon after, someone didn't yield at a stop sign, and smacked the rear passenger side. Got $1400 from their insurance, spent $20 for parts, and fixed it myself. Put new tires with full alignment and fuel pump on it since then, have a net cost of about $800 in it, still worth probably $1200-1500. 144,000miles and running strong. Great factory CD player and icy AC. Does the job, gets me back and forth to work every day!

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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again handles great and fantastic pickup and cornering

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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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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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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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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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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

A Great Reliable Car With Sports Look. By rbalducci

When researching this car it had great fuel economy, wider base, and low maintenance. I liked the look and the appearance of this car. It handles the road well, and makes it a joy to drive. All the ... Read More

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

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Meh By irwillia

It was an el cheapo car until I could afford a better one. I don't plan on having this car long term.The car gets really good gas mileage, but it lacks power. The engine is pretty reliable and I've ha... Read More

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 ... 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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