1998 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

1998 Pontiac Grand Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 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" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Andrew writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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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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Alex writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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3

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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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Travis writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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3

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Probably one of the fastest cars under 150 hp

Cons

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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Bill writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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it looks nice and has great gas mileage

Cons

there is non

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Its An Amazeing First Car — it runs great its real real fast for hte most part it dont run anywhere near to a camaro or anything but for what it is it is fast its very fun to drive since its 5 speed ive only had few problems with it since i bought it to

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gene writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Styling, options, vastly underrated

Cons

Suprisingly non-powerful engines, chews up brakes, poor resale value, GM parts

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A Stylish Car That Was Undervalued During Its Time. — Around for 30 years before getting the axe, the Pontiac Grand Am was one of GM's best-selling vehicles. As much of a seller as it was, the Grand Am was plagued with poor resale and trade values, for reasons I am unaware of. Biggest problem I found was brake and fuel systems, which seemed to need constant maintenance. Other than that, the car experience a wide array of wear-and-tear problems at only 40,000+ miles. Styling and sportiness was nice. If you don't mind the occassional trip to the garage, and not much money back when you trade in, this is the cool, underrated, sporty car for you.

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Kenny writes:
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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grandamboi writes:
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

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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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Craig writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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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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Rick writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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paid

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nothing

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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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Austin writes:
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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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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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

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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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

All Around Nice Car By CPENCE

I like the power and handling, also has good gas mileage and spacious interior if there are only 5 small people. Only room for 1 larger person and a carseat in the back if you have children. All aroun... Read More

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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

2003 Pontiac Grand Am By William

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Fun Pontiac By jpk7883

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