1998 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

1998 Pontiac Grand Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5

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"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"brakes" 2 reviews

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Really good in fuel economy

Cons

It's not a new car of the year, not for big families

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Good Car On Fuel Economy — It's a really good car for fuel economy, doesn't waste much gas especially on long trips, it's a reliable car it will take you to work safely, but it's not a very good car for big families 5 people can fit in the car relatively enough space

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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nothing

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everything

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P.o.s. — biggest P.O.S. I ever owned. Was a Headache from the moment I began driving it. The 3.1 V6 is the worst motor GM ever conceived. I will never even dream of buying another. I wish I still had it so I could set fire to it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Probably one of the fastest cars under 150 hp

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drum brakes in rear, disc brakes in front are to small

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Bang For The Buck — Mild acceleration, weak braking, aggressive cornering, blah interior. It's really hard to find aftermarket parts, anything performance parts wise is nothing but a headache. You'll have to spend a ton of money to get a lot of power or just deal with the fact of not having any. Prices are cheap, fairly reliable. Overall not bad for a cheaper used car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Still Stylish after all these years,quick speed with 4 cyc,great gas mileage

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Cheap Door Panels,Seats are not supportive

grandamboi
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This One Im Planning On Having For A Long Time Since Its Paid Off..:) — Not Much to really to dislike it gets me all over for work and vacation trips with no problems go back and forth everywhere and it still gets comment cause now these cars are disappearing...pontiac fan for life lol..:)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nothing

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everything

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No It Wouldn't — Performance- acceleration is average, braking needs improvement, handling is pretty good. It sucks and it needs to be better. Not worth the price paid for it. No it is not fun to drive. Suck it lol my car sucks l.

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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paid

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Good — very good family car and very good mileage. would trust this vehicle on any given road trip. low mileage makes this vehicle well worth having. appearance of this vehicle is in great shape considering the year. a very fun car to drive, has plenty of pick for a 3.0 6 cylinder engine

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reliable. It's a Pontiac!

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None that I can think of off the top of my head

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It's A Good Car. — The performance is incredible, coming from the age of the car. The 2.4L engine really has the kick it needs. The build quality is nice. The appearance is nice, not as sporty as the newer Grand Am's or Grand Prix's, but its still a Pontiac! The gas mileage is alright, about 27ish highway. It did need some maintenance when I first got it, but that was just an oil change, and that cheap easy stuff. All in All this car is pretty good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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comfortable

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repairs

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Ga — This car was a nice solid car for the highway. Had good accelleration, very comfortable. The repairs although parts were very cheap were becomming far to frequent. This car looked fabulous and could be pretty fun to drive. started to degrade near the 175k mark

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reliable, economical, quick, light, trunk space

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Lack of aftermarket parts, interior room, overall size

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Gt V6 Coupe — Despite being a compact car, the Grand Am still has the feel and power of a midrange sports car while being economical at the same time. The 3100 SFI V6 has plenty of power to get you where you need to go quickly; it even sounds good, too. It handles remarkably well, although despite the ABS, the braking leaves a little bit to be desired. High quality brake pads are recommended. This car is of a solid build quality, and despite GM's goofy layouts, the car is still easy enough to work on by yourself. It's a strong, solid performer and has tirelessly stood up to LONG trips, deep snow, and hard driving without batting an eye! It is a 2-door, and although it's slightly lacking on interior room, the exterior styling is clean and aggressive. It has lots of trunk space. The interior room is minimal, but for a two door, it can still comfortably fit 4 people. The Grand Am gets decent gas mileage, especially when driving at a constant speed for prolonged periods of time. On a full tank of gas, it can easily make 350 miles of easy driving. This car is lots of fun to drive with the exception of it being a front-wheel-drive platform. It can take quick, hard turns; loud, tire-squealing take-offs; spirited highway driving; and easy, Sunday morning rides while still being completely comfortable. There isn't a whole lot of aftermarket support for 4th gen. Grand Am's, but for what is available, this car can instantly become very exciting. It hasn't needed any major repairs since I've owned it, other than simple maintenance (brake job, oil change, air filter, etc.). This car is very easy to maintain, and if properly cared for, it will last a LONG time.

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

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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What?

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Pretty much everything :)

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This Car! — I've been thru alot with this Car..Has both a rebuilt motor and tranny! Ive replaced number of things on this car, and done some cosmetic work to it. As Far as Performance It has a 2.4 Twin Cam I-4 Motor..Before the rebuild, it was making 150hp and 160tq..Now..After rebuild, with a taller compression ratio, K&N Cone filter and performance muffler..I'd say 180hp and about 190tq to the most..Not bad for a car with ECU limits, and exhaust restrictions. But dont judge this car..It can beat my Dad's Stock BMW 325i, i've beatin every honda i've ever raced.. Only cars that ive raced and lost..Were A Cobalt SS (turbo) And Subaru WRX (Turbo, with mods) Now for Build Quality..Sucks ass..Like major..And i dont mean things break..I mean things are really hard to work on and replace when needed..Pain in the ASS! Appearance...I'd give the outside a 6 (maybe) of 1-10, and Interior, a 7-8..Its really clean and no tears or random stains ;) Cost of Ownership? As far as Insurance..For me is about 110 A month..And gas is really good..But the way i drive..It sucks. I normally get 280 miles to a tank. Fun factor? No..Its a FWD car with an auto tranny, and things break to easily..so no..No fun.. But it gets me to point A to B :)

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

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

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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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

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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

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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

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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

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