2003 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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Trims

GT
Avg. Price: $4,730
GT Coupe
Avg. Price: $4,820
GT1
Avg. Price: $4,967
GT1 Coupe
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SE
44 national listings
SE1
Avg. Price: $4,478
SE2
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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 37 reviews

Best Car I Have Ever Owned by Christopher
 — Performance... More than expected out of a 3.4 Braking... Good braking especially for the weight of the car Handling... Some body roll, corners better than the average coupe The car has great looks e... Read More
A Great Racing Car With Awesome Sound System by Tenisa
 — This was my first car! I luved it but living in Detroit it was stolen & later I found out that it is on the "Hot list" these cars are stolen all the time here in Detroit. But other than that it is an ... Read More
Just Bought A Pontiac! by Carey
 — I bought my car from a dealership and it came with only 50,000 km and it was immaculate in and out. Ive been driving 4 and 6 cylinder cavaliers and this pontiac makes a joke of those cars. Im a truste... Read More

2003 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 37 reviews

2003 Pontiac Grand Am

In 2003, the Pontiac Grand Am became Pontiac's only compact car offering in its lineup, as the small Sunfire was discontinued.  This could only increase the Grand Am's already high popularity (among the top ten cars sold in the U.S.), along with its stylish looks and energetic performance in the guise of an affordable family car.
The SE2 returns in the 2003 Grand Am, but only as a sedan.  In fact, all SE, SE1, and SE2 trims are sedans only.  The GT and GT1 come in sedan or coupe.  The SE and SE1 feature the 2.2 Ecotec, 140-hp engine and either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.  The SE2, GT, and GT1 come with
the 3.4-liter, 170-hp V6 (175-hp in the GTs).  The V6 is matched only with the auto tran.  While the GTs feature more sports tuning, the SE2 is an upgraded family sedan, offering luxuries such as a 6-way driver's seat, leather trim, and cruise control.
Other additions in the 2003 Grand Am are an XM radio option and standard OnStar on all but the base SE.  The SE also loses standard ABS, which becomes an option in 2003. On the outside, the ribbed body cladding is removed from all SE sedans, but the racier GT gets to keep it along with a lower ride height, sunroof, and rear spoiler.  A 30th anniversary Grand Am package is offered in the GT trims only.
Most 2003 Grand Am owners are pleased with the engine performance, even in the I4.  They say the handling is excellent and the driving experience fun and sporty.  Overwhelmingly, owners are drawn to their Grand Ams for the outside appearance.  Classic, yet with a touch of sporty aggressiveness.  But on the inside, the seats, storage room, and dash layout are practical for family use.  Complaints focus on a cramped rear seat, particularly in the coupe, and a general feeling that the seats are too low and uncomfortable for long trips.  Repairs will set you back, and owners point out early brake pad and rotor wear and intake manifold problems.  They also want a manual transmission in the V6.

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Pontiac Grand Am Questions

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I Slammed On Breaks And My Car Cut Off And It Wont Start , Ive Been Told It...

2003 grand am was slightly smoking and had an o2 sensor that's bad I spammed on breaks and car stopped and hasn't started back up I e replaced fuel pump already

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How Do I Replace Passenger Side Power Mirror?

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Security Light Problem

I have the common problem of the security light flashing and car not starting. My 2003 grand am, does this occasionally, but it is a pain when it does happen, will probably become more frequent. I hav...

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I Need To Know How To Open The Door Panels So I Can Put The Window Back On ...

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Have Rubber Piece Off That Go Near Headlights And Don't No How To Put Back ...

took front end of my 2003 of even the rubber piece that go around the headlight assembly and don't no how to put the rubber piece back on

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