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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 18 reviews
2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 18 reviews
It's odd that GM would discontinue Pontiac's best-selling car, but that's just what it did with the Grand Am. The 2005 Grand Am is the last production year for this model, which would be refashioned into the G6 sedan for 2006. For this reason, all Grand Am sedan models were discontinued in 2005 except for fleet use. Only a GT and GT1 coupe were available to the buying public.
Since it now came only as a GT, the engine was the 3.4-liter, 175-hp Ram Air V6 with four-speed automatic transmission. The performance-oriented coupe featured a sports suspension, 16-inch wheels, and large anti-sway bars, but a new SC/T package for the GT1 added a lot of superficial extras, such as a spoiler, sunroof, leather seats, chrome wheels and exhaust tips, and SC/T badging. Other standard features included ABS brakes, traction control, dual front airbags, power driver's seat, daytime running lights, and remote entry. Being a coupe, the rear legroom was a bit tight for adults, as was access to the backseat. The trunk was adequately sized, however, and could be expanded with fold-down seats.
The 2005 Grand Am was as popular as ever, so perhaps Pontiac was simply trying to refresh its lineup by getting rid of the 32-year-old classic name. Owners liked the fast and peppy V6 as well as the sporty handling. They also loved the car's aggressive look, the roomy interior, and the cockpit-like front seat. An affordable price attracted a lot of first-time buyers. But the Grand Am has long suffered from mechanical problems, particularly with brake pads and rotors that wear out too easily and coolant leaks due to a faulty intake manifold. Other complaints focus on the small trunk lid, uncomfortable seats, and the need for more horsepower.
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Pontiac Grand Am Questions
2005 Grand Am Se Strut Tire Rod ?
driving front driver wheel shakes side to side went to change tire rod end it was fine but with the tire off u can grab an wiggle it side to side one person said strut the other still says tire ro...
Can A Bad Oil Pressure Switch Actual Shut Off The Fuel Pump?
I've had this car for quite some time and a few months ago the car stopped and I had to have it towed and had the fuel pump replaced. This first fix worked for about a month perfectly until I was ...
Should I Replace The Water Pump Or Just The Hose?
I have a 2005 Pontiac grand am , my thermostat was sticking and eventually went out. my freeze plug popped wich i replaced. also replaced thermostat . now water pump hose is spraying belt system. wi...
Cold Air Then Warm Air
I have a 2005 Pontiac grand am se with a 2.4 liter engine. Heater blows cold on the selector of defrost, defrost n floor, and all other but when I select to direct air from just out of the dash, it ...
Heads Redone New Heater Core Running Hot Still And Blowing Hot Air Out The ...
ac worked before the guy replaced everything