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First Year Of The "quad4" — This was Beth's car. She wanted it. She drove it. She misses it.

Pros: Performance.  Color.  Style.

Cons: GM.  First year of Quad4 engine and the clutch and brakes weren't scaled up for it.  Blew a head gasket and wasn't the same.

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Commuter Car Nothing More — Actaully never drove this car but road in it since I was I was little and ya it had alot of problem later on when i was older and my family decided it wasnt worth the money to keep repairing it. was a two door and black with rims like a fiero has typically but was nothing special looking. got my mom from work and home for over 16 years about so It was well used and well worth the money at the time but now they prolly will be to much to repair. interior was a typical family car interior with the cloth seats front and back and ya thats all I have to say.

Pros: Good family car

Cons: not realiable and not best looking car unless you have the rare turbo one

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1988 Grand Am With Dohc Quad 4. — My first Grand Am was a 1986 with the 3.0 L V6. It was a great car to drive but not great for long trips with kids. Drove it to over 100,000 miles with few problems. Overheating was a problem if you were in stop and go traffic or idling for a long period of time. This was a problem only after about 90,000 miles. My present Grand Am is a 1988 and has the 2.3 L DOHC Quad 4 engine. On my first trip in this car I got 28 mpg. Pretty powerful for a 4 cyllinder and runs great at speeds of 65 to 75 mph. In 2013 all the Grand Ams of this style will be 25 years of age or older. Finding good examples of Grand Ams of this period will be hard to find.

Pros: These 1985 to 1988 Grand Ams are nice stylish cars that resembled the BMWs of the period.  Grand Ams are peppy and actually run really well at highway speeds.

Cons: This is a small car and the headroom is minimal.  Road noise can be bothersome especially on a rough highway.  

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Review Title? — It was an all black SE 10th anniversary edition, fully loaded and powered by the ubiquitous 2.3L Quad 4. All I have to say is this motor has been known for 1 or 2 things, blown head gaskets and the fact that no mechanic likes to work on the Quad 4. So my suggestion is simply, stay away from all quad 4 models. I still miss my black magic though.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: bought if for $325

Cons: Quad 4 =one blown head gasket after another

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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

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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