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1987 Pontiac Grand Am LE CoupeReview
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Death Trap, Noisy Interior, Too Much Engine For The Body/driveline Setup —

Good- Great looking car, I had the LE with a Quad 4. Noisiest engine ever but more power than most V8's of the time. Great engine, sport looks for a family cruiser. Seats were comfortable Bad- The car was a death trap, literally. The engine was too much for the transmission and I was involved in a crash caused by the front drivers brake locking up on the drivers front side causing the car to spin without warning. I was rear ended by a truck and the back seat ended up pushed into the back of my headrest. Seat belt tensioners failed and threw me into the steering wheel. Back window exploded into shards that my friend still has embedded in the back of his neck to this day 22 years later. Other cons, electrical system was flaky and the driver information center forever told me a door was open even when it wasn't. Door switches were fine when checked btw. Power windows failed and plastic supports broke. Had to prop drivers window up with cardboard. Even though it was a 4 cylinder the Quad 4 was an absolute pig on gas. 18MPG was as good as it got mostly because the engine was set up to spend most of its time above 5K RPM like an old Mazda Miata. My advice, leave it in the salvage yard.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Body styling, Engine (if it was in a different car)

Cons: Interior noise and vibration from the Quad 4 engine, cramped interior, flaky electrical system, reliability, serviceability, fuel economy, safety

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Pretty Good Car I Love It — strong always starters 2.5 iron duke strong motor good mpg performance is a 3 out of 5 handling is a 4 out of 5 build quality is a 5 out of 5 body style i would say is a 4 out of 5 mpg is in the 30s on the highway its pretty fun to drive

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: really good mpg

Cons: the only down side i see is the back seat belts

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1987 Pontiac Grand Am SEReview
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Good Car — I loved this little car. was a great car always started drove nice, my only regret with this car is I let my step father (at that time) use it the idiot took out the front passenger seat for some reason and his dog chewed it all up. and he ruined the car it had a rattle in the dash, so he tore out the dash. and that's how it stayed until I sold it, to someone who fixed it all up. and they still own it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: it ran great, went fast,

Cons: I really never had any

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2006 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Meh By irwillia

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Fun Pontiac By jpk7883

I owned this car during my college years. It got me through many 300 mile trips to and from college, as well as trips across the country. It sounded great after installing a magnaflow cat-bat exhaust... Read More

Good Car By Aaron

gas mileage is good, needs front struts, window motor on the passengers side is out, has the annoying clicking all the time but getting it fixed. accelerates way better than the talon I had. about as ... Read More

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