2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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4.45 stars

Based on 18 reviews

Perfect by Kym
 — my car still looks good for being in the country for a year, no major damage to it at all. it runs really good. still has the same motor, and its really good on gas, at least 28 or so. breaks work rea... Read More
Its A Great Car... Afe And Great On Gas. by Jodi
 — My car is named Juicy la Berry and she absolutely rocks!! She's pretty, fast and likes to shake it when she can... (sounds like her mother, doesn't it?) She's good on gas, a great shade of raspberry... Read More
Bamm by Katherina
 — Faster than the neon and more reliable Having a white car really sucks cause you see Everything Performance, well it rides very nice. Cheaper if you buy it a couple yrs older. Governs out at 170 kms, ... Read More

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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Based on 18 reviews

2005 Pontiac Grand Am

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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Nina McGowan

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...

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Joshua White

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 ...

9 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Tristin Beliveau

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...

27 views with 7 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

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 ...

10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

Heads Redone New Heater Core Running Hot Still And Blowing Hot Air Out The ...

ac worked before the guy replaced everything

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