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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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GT
Avg. Price: $4,794
GT Coupe
Avg. Price: $4,942
GT1
Avg. Price: $5,204
GT1 Coupe
Avg. Price: $5,324
SE
38 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,477
SE Coupe
7 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,104
SE1
127 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,228
SE1 Coupe
21 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,240

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 31 reviews

It's Not The "end-all" Sports Car, But It's Hell Of A Lot Of Fun To Drive! by Bill
 — Strap yourself in, drop the windows, open the moonroof, pop your favorite "driving music" CD into the Monsoon stereo system, crank it ALL the way up, and find yourself a desolate country road...do thi... Read More
Better Then New by Jerry
 — This car has alot of potential... if you have the patience for it. I bought this car for $10k w/ 35k miles. Since then I added a little bit at a time to make it mine. (Why keep a car stock?) Maybe I w... Read More
Fun Sporty Sedan For The Family Or Low Key Person by Nick
 — This car is a great car for the family person that wants a little sport. Accelaration is enough to get you going with a 3.4 V6 engine that has 175 horsepower its of the highest grade of stock GA's. Th... Read More

2002 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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Based on 31 reviews

2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Since its redesign in 1999, the Pontiac Grand Am has fared somewhat better in the reliability department, while increasing its cache as a sporty, dynamic yet practical family car.  As a sedan or coupe, its styling has become much more sleek, and engine performance and overall handling have been improved with a more rigid body and expanded wheelbase.
The 2002 Grand Am comes in four trim levels, all as either a coupe or sedan.  In 2002, the SE and SE1 receive a new engine, the 2.2-liter, 140-hp 4-cylinder EcoTec engine.  This is a drop in ten horsepower, but reviews say it's not significant, and its lighter weight improves fuel economy. The SE1 can have an optional 3.4-liter, 170-hp V6.  This engine is standard in the GT and GT1 trims, though it's rated at 175-hp.  The V6 comes only with a 4-speed automatic, while the I4s have the added option of a 5-speed manual.  Standard features on all include ABS brakes, dual front airbags, power locks, tachometer, and air conditioning, and the offerings increase with each successive trim.  GT models also feature bigger wheels, larger anti-sway bars, and a sports-tuned suspension.  
Also new in the 2002 Grand Am is a redesigned console.  Drivers already liked the convenient ergonomics of the restyled interior, especially the red-lit cockpit dash, as well as the fold-down rear trunk pass-through.  Most owners comment on the powerful V6, which makes the driving experience zippy and fun, with good acceleration and crisp handling.  They also like the jazzy exterior styling and roomy interior.  Some negatives include lack of side impact airbags and a need for more horsepower and a manual option in the V6.  Though improved over the earlier generation, the 2002 Grand Am still needs lots of repairs, say owners, including frequent brake pads and rotors.  This leaves many disappointed with their purchase.

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Rear Speaker Replacement

Well, I didn't think it was possible, but I managed to blow the rear speakers in my car. I have the Monsoon system, and am wondering what would be the best speakers to replace the factory ones with. ...

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I Have A 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. I'm Driving And The Battery Light Comes On ...

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My 2002 Pontiac Grand Am Will Go In Reverse But Not Drive Is My Tranny Toas...

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My 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Cylinder Fwd Speedometer Just Started Going Hayw...

Speedometer going haywire out of nowhere, and car not shifting right. I know my front passenger hub needs replaced, not sure if this could also cause these problems. Also heard this could be the sp...

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