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Pontiac Grand Am Model Overview

Pontiac Grand Am Questions

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Starts And Dies

Why would my sons 2001 Grand Am start for a second and then die? I disconnected the negative side of battery and waited about 10 mins. Reconnected battery and it started. Ran for 4-5 mins, shut it off...

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Dalered
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2000 2.4l Gran Am Won't Ilde, Runs Rich Below 1000 Rpms. Replaced Fuel Filt...

Runs rich when trying to idle,

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Cargirlangela
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I Have A 2002 Grand Am Gt, I Have Changed Water Pump, Thermostat, Flushed T...

Changed the thermostat twice, replaced the water pump, flushed the radiator and heater core. The car goes through coolant like no other. It now blows either hot or ice cold air no inbtwn. I can not fi...

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Christian Diamond
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How Do I Check My Transmission Fluid In A 2000 Grand Am Gt

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Nicole Becker
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My Pontiac Grand Am Is Stuck In Park And I Can't Move It Out. Is There A Wa...

21 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

Older Pontiac Grand Am

1994 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1994 Pontiac Grand Am
43 pictures
1994 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1993 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1993 Pontiac Grand Am
34 pictures
1993 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars
1992 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1992 Pontiac Grand Am
28 pictures
1992 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1991 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1991 Pontiac Grand Am
11 pictures
1991 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1990 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1990 Pontiac Grand Am
7 pictures
1990 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1989 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1989 Pontiac Grand Am
10 pictures
1989 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars
1988 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1988 Pontiac Grand Am
10 pictures
1988 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars
1987 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1987 Pontiac Grand Am
6 pictures
1987 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars
1986 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1986 Pontiac Grand Am
7 pictures
1986 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1985 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1985 Pontiac Grand Am
2 pictures
1985 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1980 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1980 Pontiac Grand Am
1979 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1979 Pontiac Grand Am
1 picture
1978 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1978 Pontiac Grand Am
1 picture
1978 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars
1975 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1975 Pontiac Grand Am
17 pictures
1975 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1974 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1974 Pontiac Grand Am
6 pictures
1974 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1973 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
1973 Pontiac Grand Am
14 pictures
1973 Pontiac Grand Am reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars

About the Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac has always been the performance division of General Motors, with a focus on sporty engines and stylish exteriors. The Pontiac Grand Am made its debut in 1973 as a GT model in the GM lineup. Coming in at the start of the gas crisis, its midsize body and sports suspension were probably too heavy to be practical in terms of fuel economy. But GM's marketing goal was to serve the Grand Am up as a combination of European styling, engineering, and luxury with American power and performance. Even its name, Grand Am, was a combination of the high-end Grand Prix and the sporty Trans Am.

The first generation of Grand Ams lasted three model years, from 1973 to 1975. Both the sedan and coupe featured a heavy-duty suspension, anti-sway bars, 15-inch performance tires, and powerful V8 engines that left it trailing only the Firebird and Corvette. Nice interior touches included reclining leather bucket seats, an automatic light dimmer, and mahogany trim. But sales were never high, and the fuel crunch tolled its death knell. A brief reappearance in 1978, again as a sedan and coupe, came with either a V6 or V8 engine and had a lot of nice power features, including an adjustable driver's seat.  

But the most successful Grand Am first appeared in 1985, remodeled as a compact, albeit a large compact. Again as a sedan or coupe, it was marketed as an affordable performance car, practical for families and first-time buyers, but with enough thrill behind the wheel to keep you interested. Both SE and GT trims were featured until 2005, when only a GT coupe was offered, as Pontiac prepared to unveil its new G6 sedan. The G6 eventually replaced the Grand Am in 2006.  

This last generation of Grand Ams was Pontiac's top seller and one of the top ten best selling cars generally in the United States. Despite high praise for its handling, zippy engines, fuel economy, and sporty appearance, it was plagued by repair nightmares and complaints of cheap-looking parts that turned many people away from Pontiac. This didn't seem to hurt sales of the Grand Am, as Pontiac was readying itself for an overall rebranding of its lineup, and the new G6 will be its flagship sedan for the future.