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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
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Based on 20 reviews
What does it say about a car that generates so many reliability complaints and yet still manages to be the top-selling brand of its automaker? More precisely, what does it say about the other cars this automaker offers? The 1998 Pontiac Grand AM is an affordable four-door sedan or two-door coupe that has an adequately kicky engine and attractive styling, but has suffered from a series of unaddressed problems.
No changes for 1998, as the Grand Am prepares to unveil its fifth generation cars in the coming year. Both the SE and GT sedan and coupe come standard with a 2.4-liter, Twin Cam, 150-hp I4 or an optional 3.1-liter, 155-hp V6. A 5-speed manual is standard on the I4, a 4-speed automatic on the V6 (or optional on the I4). With the auto tran comes standard traction control. Other standard features across the line include ABS brakes, dual front airbags, air conditioning, interior consoles, and an anti-theft system.
For such a long list of complaints about the 1998 Grand Am, it's hard to see why it is GM's top selling car, but there seem to be many owners who love its deceptively sporty styling, responsive acceleration power, and a pricetag and gas mileage that make it an inexpensive car to own. That is, if you don't experience the myriad of mechanical difficulties other 1997 Grand Am owners complain about, most notably with the alternator, intake manifold leaks, and easily worn brake pads. Though drivers like the roomy trunk and the way the dash is laid out, others complain that cheap plastic parts break off too easily and the seats are too body-hugging to be comfortable on long trips.
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Pontiac Grand Am Questions
1998 Pontiac Grand Am Se 2.4l Engine Is Skipping And Shaking?
My car is shaking and jumping and i can not figure out what is wrong with it. It is throwing out a P0300, which is a multiple misfire. I have changed the following parts. Sensors: camshaft, crankshaft...
I Have A 98 Grand Am. How Do I Replace The Rear Brake Cylinder.
It will not slide out after I removed the brake line and two bolts that hold it in. The shoes and springs have been removed.
I have a 1998 p0ntiac grand am se 2 door coup.my clutch went out.how hard would it be to replace & is there anything thats in the way.also do you have specs on the engine
i have a 2.4l twin cam. it runs rough and "coughs" thru the air filter housing. the last time it did this it acted like it ran out of gas and coughed. i now have a white powder substance on most of th...