2001 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

Aimed at a younger market, the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am tries to emphasize its sporty performance and styling, overall affordability and good fuel economy (22/32 mpg), and practical family car interior. It seems to have worked, because although the Grand Am in general has questionable reliability, it remains GM's number one compact car in the U.S. market. The biggest change for 2001 is the loss of the SE2 trim. That leaves SE, SE1, GT, and GT1 in both four-door sedan and two-door coupe models. Other minor changes include updated sound systems in all cars, and new fabrics and wheels. The SE trims come standard with a 2.4-liter, 150-hp I4, while the GTs feature the 3.4, 175-hp V6. A 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic are available with the SEs, but only the automatic comes with the V6 engines in the GTs. The base models are well equipped, with standard ABS, traction control, intermittent wipers, power locks and mirrors, lighted entry and a security system. GTs add a rear spoiler and sports-tuned suspension and bigger wheels.
The 2001 Grand Am aims to please those looking for a family car, but not willing to sacrifice sports performance. Indeed, drivers praise the V6 engine power, pickup, and excellent handling of the Grand Am, emphasizing its kick and spirited feel behind the wheel. They also love the overall "head-turning" looks, fuel economy, and fold-down rear seats to expand trunk capacity. The most notable complaint is quality and reliability, with particular mention of the poorly designed brakes, which seem to need service too frequently. Other drivers ask for more horsepower and more rear legroom.


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    Is There A Reset Button For The Fuel Pump

    39 views with 3 answers (last answer about a day ago)
    Tommy Odell

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am

    My transmission fluid is full and my filter is new but when it gets hot my automatic transmission gets hard to shift into any gear but when it is cold it shifts fine

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 days ago)
    Barbara Trivett

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    What would cause a my car to start but not stay running? Car has been sitting for a while, Replaced fuel pump and filter, car fires and starts fine, sounds good, but immediately shuts off, P...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Should I Replace My Timing Belt When I Get My Water Pump Replace In A 2001 ...

    My car have 200000 miles on it and I need to know if I need to replace the timing belt when I replace my water pump

    37 views with 10 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)


    My sister has a 2001 grand am the tranny went on it has the 2.4 what tranny can go in there

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)