2001 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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GT
34 national listings
GT Coupe
42 national listings
GT1
12 national listings
GT1 Coupe
Avg. Price: $4,539
SE
30 national listings
SE Coupe
5 national listings
SE1
70 national listings
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24 national listings

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4.25 stars

Based on 51 reviews

My Baby by Mark
 — What can I say about this car, I love it. This is the first car I've ever purchased from a dealership. I bought her in 2006, with only 9,998 miles on the ticker. She's already 5 years old!!!!! The pre... Read More
Grand Am Gt1 by Robert
 — In the performance department, the Grand Am is fair. It's acceleration is enough to make the drive exciting. Braking is less than ideal due to poor caliper design. That can be remedied with small b... Read More
Love These Cars! Have Owned Two! by ashly
 — I've owned two. First one was a silver 01 SE coupe 2.4L. Ran well and lasted me 6years and is still running but I sold it to buy another Grand Am. I bought it used and put over 100k on it. It started ... Read More

2001 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am

Aimed at a younger market, the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am tries to emphasize its sporty performance and styling, overall affordability and good fuel economy (22/32 mpg), and practical family car interior.  It seems to have worked, because although the Grand Am in general has questionable reliability, it remains GM's number one compact car in the U.S. market.
The biggest change for 2001 is the loss of the SE2 trim.  That leaves SE, SE1, GT, and GT1 in both four-door sedan and two-door coupe models.  Other minor changes include updated sound systems in all cars, and new fabrics and wheels.  The SE trims come standard with a 2.4-liter, 150-hp I4, while the GTs feature the 3.4, 175-hp V6.  A 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic are available with the SEs, but only the automatic comes with the V6 engines in the GTs.  The base models are well equipped, with standard ABS, traction control, intermittent wipers, power locks and mirrors, lighted entry and a security system.  GTs add a rear spoiler and sports-tuned suspension and bigger wheels.  
The 2001 Grand Am aims to please those looking for a family car, but not willing to sacrifice sports performance.  Indeed, drivers praise the V6 engine power, pickup, and excellent handling of the Grand Am, emphasizing its kick and spirited feel behind the wheel.  They also love the overall "head-turning" looks, fuel economy, and fold-down rear seats to expand trunk capacity.  The most notable complaint is quality and reliability, with particular mention of the poorly designed brakes, which seem to need service too frequently.  Other drivers ask for more horsepower and more rear legroom.

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Pontiac Grand Am Questions

gryharrington
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Pontiac Grand Am Gt 2001 3400 Ram Air Try Starting,startsfor A Sec And Dies...

Wont stay running n no lomger have gauges

11 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Hdel
155

Starts And Dies

Why would my sons 2001 Grand Am start for a second and then die? I disconnected the negative side of battery and waited about 10 mins. Reconnected battery and it started. Ran for 4-5 mins, shut it off...

5,814 views with 41 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Joshua Ellen
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High Rpm / Low Speed Gain / Engine-shifting Issues?

Pontiac Grand Am SE - v6 Engine - Automatic Transmission I am experiencing SERIOUS issues with my acceleration. When I try to accelerate from an idle position, my engine refuses to pick up speed. If ...

11,542 views with 16 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Netterz1226
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Replaced Battery And Now Certain Things Don't Work

I got my battery replaced at Auto Zone last week and ever since my car has not been working properly. The security light and service vehicle soon light won't go off. The clock/radio says LOCKED and ...

10,194 views with 32 answers (last answer about a month ago)
dghowell
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Whst Would Cause 01 Grand Am 2.4 Motor To All Of A Sudden Start Sputtering ...

Im stumped on this.it neve done this til I changed the top water outlet and imno dummy and have been under many hoods.i checked for vacum leak or electrical connection that maybe I knocked off but I...

15 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)