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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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...

I Have A 2001 Grand Am And It Shakes Real Bad When I Drive On The Interstat...

My "BRAKE" "ABS" and "Trac Off" lights are on. From time to time, my "BRAKE" light will go off, but then my "Service Vehicle Soon" light will come on and I have no idea. I've had a hub bearing rep...

What's It Mean When Your Service Engine Soon Light Comes On

High Rpm / Low Speed Gain / Engine-shifting Issues?

Pontiac Grand Am SE - v6 Engine - Automatic Transmission I am experiencing SERIOUS issues with my acceleration. When I try to accelerate from an idle position, my engine refuses to pick up speed. If ...

2001 Pontiac Grand Am Gt

I have bought this car and it won't start. I hear a clicking noise like it want to start, but dont. I dont know if its the starter or battery, but the radio comes on and headlights. But recently ...