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4.3 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 31 reviews
2002 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 31 reviews
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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Pontiac Grand Am Questions
How Much To Fix A Water Pump In An 02 Grand Am Gt V6
Coolant issues... coolant spewing out of the reservoir... advised its prob the head gasket which I purchased - now coming of the hose on the water pump, so now I need to replace that. Any ideas on h...
I Have A 2002 Grand Am The Heat Comes Out Real Real Low On Any 1-4 Its Soo ...
I need to know am I replacing the motor blower or the resistor or both
Non-ready Rejection Of State Inspection
Two Months ago the engine light with an error code of malfunction O2 sensor came on, I sent my car to a garage to replace the sensors. The engine light came off. However the vehicle's diagnostic monit...
I have a 2002 pontiac vin#1G2NF12F42C152011 with a broken timing chain, i have it removed and am able to replace, however my question is, is the4 2.2 echotec a "Zero clearance" engine? did not want ...
I Am Replacing My Stock Speakers With New Pioneer Speakers, Would It Be Ok?...
My monsoon car speakers are basically all blown and I bought four pioneer speakers for the door panels, and above trunk. They are 4 ohm speakers. I also have a second amp running two subwoofers s...