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 21 - 29 of 29 1996 Pontiac Grand Am reviews.

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

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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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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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Dana writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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5

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fun to drive

Cons

paper speakers blew out and all the paint fell off

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My Favorite Car I Have Owned — lots broke but i loved it great mileage sporty and fun with good tires had incredible cornering

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buzz writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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4

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good on gas, electronics are good on mine!,

Cons

gets stuck in snow

buzz
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Great Little Car — great travel car, good power with the v6, a little small in side, easy to maintain and fix. dont get a 2 door, been having problems with both windows since i got it (mechanicly) and since the doors are so big the hinges need extra attention.

Owner for 1 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:40,000

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

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Great snow driver with rated tires.

Cons

not really...

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Good Econ Car — 150hp 2.4L 4-cyl Top Speed: 115 mph (going WITH the wind) Front Wheel Drive

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Greg writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am Review
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5

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great acceleration, COMFORTABLE SEATS!!! long life, if it doesn't get crashed, room for friends. HUGE trunk. it was a fun little car to drive

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gas mileage was just average with the 6cyl engine, and the speedometer went out. that's all I can come up with.

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Not A Bad Car — I got this little 96 as a senior in high school. It's not the coolest car to own, unless you're a grandma, but it actually packs a lot of power, if you have the v6. the speedometer went out on it, but that's probably because the power steering fluid puked out all over it's lines... fun, but not an expensive repair. The acceleration was great, so was the speed. I surprised many drivers with how quickly I could accelerate around them or from a stop! I was really bumbed out when It got rear ended and totaled!

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Jaysen writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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2

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Awesome gas mileage.

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Hard to sit adults in rear seat due to lack of legroom.

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Great Gas Mileage And Great To Get From Point A To Point B. — Gas mileage is great, I was getting around 28 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. The interior was okay, I had to have the seat all the way back, so no one could sit behind me because there was no legroom. It was a good car to get from point a to point b. Not really much of a cruising car, it was nothing great to look at. Yet it was a good car.

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Gtown09 writes:
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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I Miss This Car — It was the best car that we ever had.It had the best engine a V6.It handled the best.Ill try to get some pics of the one that we had.

Owner for 8 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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1974 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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1975 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Better In Memory Than In Reality. By Robert

I ordered mine from the factory to my specifications. The previous writer got a few things wrong about the equipment. First, the big engine was a 455 cubic inch, not a 445. Second, there were no ad... Read More

Beautiful Car By seemann67

There is not much to write, I fell in Love when I saw the car the first time back in 1988 when I was stationed in Texas. Sold it one year later when I went back to Germany. I regret to have sold it ev... Read More

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1978 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Thank Goodness It Wasn't Mine By Jenna

this was a friend's car that i would drive when mine wasn't running ;-) POS Read More

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1985 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Good Looking Compact That Doesn't Really Look Compact.great On Gas. By jaso

I've driven this car for years and have had no serious issues .This car is great for trips to take. I have over 450.000 miles I've never had any problems with my manual transmission.The handling gets ... Read More

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good car EXTREMELY RELIABLE!!! Engine: 3.0L Buick V6 Trans: 125c 3 speed. Read More

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