1999 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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2 Dr GT Coupe
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2 Dr GT1 Coupe
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2 Dr SE Coupe
11 national listings
2 Dr SE1 Coupe
9 national listings
2 Dr SE2 Coupe
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4 Dr GT Sedan
27 national listings
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4 Dr SE Sedan
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4 Dr SE1 Sedan
18 national listings
4 Dr SE2 Sedan
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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

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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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I Have A 1999 Pontiac Grand Am

I just recently changed the water pump , which means I had to remove the housing cover to do the replacement. Sense that job was done the engine lopes at an idle , but runs fine on acceleration . I ...

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My 1999 Pontiac Grand Am has been experiencing electrical problems. The trunk button does not work along with my fog lights. My power lock button will unlock but not lock my doors and the bright h...

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Clicking Sound In The Front End Of 99 Pontiac Grand Am

Only when you are turning right is there a clicking sound like a playing card in the spokes of a bicycle tire. I have had the cv joint and axle changed on both sides, no luck. I had the bearing/hub ...

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^ Cyl. Pontiac Grand Am.. Running Very Rough

My girl's car suddenly started to run like it was only firing on half the cylinders yesterday, I bought new plugs and changed them thinking she may have fouled a couple for some reason.. The old ones ...

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No power - gas pedal all the way to the floor. New fuel filter, throttle body sensor, new coil packs, thermostat, fuel injectors from the salvage yard, new plugs - help

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