1999 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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1999 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

As though ambushed by the Extreme Makover crew, the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am gets a new body, more Grand Prix-like styling, and a whole new set of trim styles for its fifth generation. Though shorter in overall length, a longer wheelbase and pushed-out wheels help provide a sturdier, more stable ride. Bigger front brakes add extra safety, and an all-new stiffer chassis with four-wheel independent suspension guarantees less highway shudder than previous models. New ribbed lower cladding and body-colored moldings beef up the attitude and sporty styling. The interior has also been reworked, with a whole new dash design and seats that are set higher for better comfort and visibility. Still available as a coupe or sedan, the 1999 Grand Am adds some new trim names, whose differences lie mainly in their standard feature offerings. SE and SE1 share the old 2.4-liter, Twin Cam, 150-hp I4 engine. The SE2, GT, and GT1 are powered by a new 3.4-liter, 170-hp V6. Only a 4-speed automatic transmission is available in 1999. Standard across the line are ABS brakes, traction control, power locks, tachometer, and daytime running lights. A rear spoiler, cruise control, and power windows are added as you go up the line. The looks and style of the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am earn praise from owners, who like the new engine power and improved acceleration response. Traction control has also been improved. Unfortunately, the Grand Am is still saddled with a long list of repair problems, including the quickly worn brake pads and rotors, and a new problem with window regulators. Overall build quality is heavily criticized. More minor complaints focus on the poor cupholder placement and a not particularly roomy interior.

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    MTSmiley
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    Ignition Switch

    Is it common for the #16 & #18 relays in the engine fuse box to burn up because of a bad ignition switch? The starter and alt are both good2

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    Tasha Taylor
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    Way Won't My Car Start And I Just Drove It This Morning

    My grand am won't start and I just drove it a couple hours ago. Been starting up fine with no problems. Just got in it and it won't start. No engine light or anything came on. What can be the probl...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    jdavis9690
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    99 Pontiac Grand Am Dies After Start Unless Gas Is Applied

    Recently my car started having a little trouble starting. I would turn it over and it would start but then die imediatly after unless i applied the gas. once i did it would keep running without appl...

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Jeanne Donaldson
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    1999 Pontiac Grand Am Se 2.4 Ltr

    My coolant light is staying on even after i add coolant. When driving it stays at 200 like always. Fans seem to be working fine is there a reset button for the add coolant light it is leaking under...

    12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Smiley23
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    Engine

    Can I use a 2000 pontiac grand am engine for my 1999 pontiac grand am?

    7 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)