2002 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

Since its redesign in 1999, the Pontiac Grand Am has fared somewhat better in the reliability department, while increasing its cache as a sporty, dynamic yet practical family car. As a sedan or coupe, its styling has become much more sleek, and engine performance and overall handling have been improved with a more rigid body and expanded wheelbase. The 2002 Grand Am comes in four trim levels, all as either a coupe or sedan. In 2002, the SE and SE1 receive a new engine, the 2.2-liter, 140-hp 4-cylinder EcoTec engine. This is a drop in ten horsepower, but reviews say it's not significant, and its lighter weight improves fuel economy. The SE1 can have an optional 3.4-liter, 170-hp V6. This engine is standard in the GT and GT1 trims, though it's rated at 175-hp. The V6 comes only with a 4-speed automatic, while the I4s have the added option of a 5-speed manual. Standard features on all include ABS brakes, dual front airbags, power locks, tachometer, and air conditioning, and the offerings increase with each successive trim. GT models also feature bigger wheels, larger anti-sway bars, and a sports-tuned suspension.
Also new in the 2002 Grand Am is a redesigned console. Drivers already liked the convenient ergonomics of the restyled interior, especially the red-lit cockpit dash, as well as the fold-down rear trunk pass-through. Most owners comment on the powerful V6, which makes the driving experience zippy and fun, with good acceleration and crisp handling. They also like the jazzy exterior styling and roomy interior. Some negatives include lack of side impact airbags and a need for more horsepower and a manual option in the V6. Though improved over the earlier generation, the 2002 Grand Am still needs lots of repairs, say owners, including frequent brake pads and rotors. This leaves many disappointed with their purchase.

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    Mary Hayes
    10

    My Car Won't Start After It Has Been Started Recently.

    This began about two years ago. It starts fine in the morning, or after it has been sitting a while, but if I drove it for a short distance, it wouldn't start again. Sometimes it would start and ...

    7,305 views with 29 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
    Jerry32185
    0

    Can I Converyy 2.4 To A 3.4 (3400) In My 2001 Grand Am

    1 view with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Leiane34
    5

    Rough Idle While On The Brakes & Sometimes Won't Go All The Way In Park So ...

    My car has a really rough idle & shakes while sitting still holding the brake. It has also just started not wanting to go all the way in Park, its like its in Park (not moving) but when I go to tur...

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    Stacey Pendergrass
    0

    Cv Axel

    OK so I replaced my cv axel in my 2002 poniac grand am gt and when I make a right turn it still a click click click what else do I need to check this is starting to get pricey

    10 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Tamera Bledsoe Lambert
    0

    Grand Am 2002 Won't Start It Was Cranking Over But Now It Just Whines When ...

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