1999 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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2 Dr GT Coupe
18 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,990
2 Dr GT1 Coupe
Avg. Price: $3,408
2 Dr SE Coupe
12 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,114
2 Dr SE1 Coupe
Avg. Price: $3,106
2 Dr SE2 Coupe
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,858
4 Dr GT Sedan
30 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,752
4 Dr GT1 Sedan
Avg. Price: $3,850
4 Dr SE Sedan
50 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,677
4 Dr SE1 Sedan
34 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,052
4 Dr SE2 Sedan
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,072

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 66 reviews

Best Car Ever, Will Drive It As Long As She Allows Me To! by Anjila
 — Best Car Eva!!!! I mean it is only a Pontiac Grand Am right????Overall easy to work on GM did a fabulous job building this car. Awesome driveability, the car takes corners like a champ. Handles the ro... Read More
Best Car For Its Age.... by Willie
 — I got this car for my 16th birthday. Bought it with about 140,000 miles and it was in good shape. It ran pretty good, but i decided i wanted it to perform better so i put a cold air intake and a chi... Read More
Awesome Car by Eric
 — GM's build quality on passenger cars was way up on this model year, you usually can't buy the first model year of a car without problems. This car had them, but they were far less than any GM make I ... Read More

1999 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

Overall User Score

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1999 Pontiac Grand Am

As though ambushed by the Extreme Makover crew, the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am gets a new body, more Grand Prix-like styling, and a whole new set of trim styles for its fifth generation.  Though shorter in overall length, a longer wheelbase and pushed-out wheels help provide a sturdier, more stable ride.  Bigger front brakes add extra safety, and an all-new stiffer chassis with four-wheel independent suspension guarantees less highway shudder than previous models.  New ribbed lower cladding and body-colored moldings beef up the attitude and sporty styling.  The interior has also been reworked, with a whole new dash design and seats that are set higher for better comfort and visibility.
Still available as a coupe or sedan, the 1999 Grand Am adds some new trim names, whose differences lie mainly in their standard feature offerings.  SE and SE1 share the old 2.4-liter, Twin Cam, 150-hp I4 engine.  The SE2, GT, and GT1 are powered by a new 3.4-liter, 170-hp V6.  Only a 4-speed automatic transmission is available in 1999.  Standard across the line are ABS brakes, traction control, power locks, tachometer, and daytime running lights.  A rear spoiler, cruise control, and power windows are added as you go up the line.
The looks and style of the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am earn praise from owners, who like the new engine power and improved acceleration response.  Traction control has also been improved.  Unfortunately, the Grand Am is still saddled with a long list of repair problems, including the quickly worn brake pads and rotors, and a new problem with window regulators.  Overall build quality is heavily criticized.  More minor complaints focus on the poor cupholder placement and a not particularly roomy interior.


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Trac Off Light Coming On In My Grand Am....99 Model Well Taken Care Of...wh...

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I Have A 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Gt. I Just Replaced The Lower Intake Manifol...

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Putting Se Transmission In Gt

I have a 99 GT and the tranny went. I purchased a low mileage used tranny for a V6 se by accident. Will the difference in gear ratio be a problem with compatibilty? Does the ecu need to be reflashed...

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I Have A 99 Grand Am That Idles Rough For A Couple Minutes When I First Sta...

If I shut it off after the engine warms most of the time it will not re fire until the engine cools back down. Does this sound like a fuel issue or a spark problem? I have very basic automotive ...

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I Have A Pontiac Grand Am Se 1999 And The Oil Pressure Light Keeps Coming O...

I checked oil levels, does not need an oil change yet. Has 185,000 + miles, and never had problems with this B 4. Gauge comes on with a ding while driving and then shuts off engine and steering. ...

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