2003 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT CoupeReview
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It Is A Great Car, You Won't Be Disappointed. — I absolutely love this car, Handles very good, It is very sporty! I have always kept synthetic oil in it. Car goes a long time on a tank of gas too! The car is pretty rare, and will be worth a pretty penny in the future!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It is fun and sporty

Cons: none

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE1Review
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I Love It — Its a pretty good car. I love the engine in it, braking, doesnt have ABS but I'll deal, its a fortune to drive and pay for gas, but atleast its fun to drive. Love the way it drives overall, and its easy to customize

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its acceleration is nice

Cons: None

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GTReview
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Would I Buy One Again? Probably. —

My 2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Sedan. I've owned this car for over three years now, and done numerous mods to it. It's not by any means the fastest car out there, but it's a sharp looker, reliable and the fit and finish has held up very nice. Perfromance: While out of the box, the LA1 3.4L pushrod V6 leaves a lot to be desired, there is a strong niche aftermarket to make the LA1 a performer, without breaking the bank. But even just adding intake and exhaust made the Grand Am more lively driving around town. But for a V6? It's sadly underpowered HP-wise. but is very torquey. Handling, despite body roll, is decent. With a good set of rubber on the car, it handles pretty well in the turns despite some understeer when pushed too hard. Braking is average, even with upgraded pads and rotors. Build Quality: This car has been very good as far as repairs go. It'll usually go for eight or nine months before something odd would let go. But in the +3 years and +60,000 miles in my ownership, here's it's list of repairs: > Clogged catalytic converter - 82K > Leaking Lower Intake Manifold gasket/thermostat failed - 92K > Failed wheel assembly (right front) - 103K > Floated intake valve on cylinder #3 - 119K > Fuel pump let go - 129K All of these repairs cost me a shade over $1,000. for all the warnings I've gotten about the headaches of owning these cars, and being unreliable, this car has bashed all of their low expectations. Appearence: Even though the 5th generation Grand Am was designed back in late 1997, early 1998, the car look looks good compared to most of the new cars on the road. Of course, my own appearence tweaks have helped as well. Inside, it's stylish, but nothing over the top. Nothing looks cheap and tacky, and still looks new despite the car being eight years old now. Cost of Ownership: Gas mileage is fair. Driving around town, even when the car was bone stock, I average around 21-22 mpgs. But with only 12 gallons at hand, the car usually gets 215-225 miles on a tank of gas. In my ownership, the car has seen both full synthetic, and synthetic blends. It's currently back on synthetic blends, since I really don't want to pay the high costs for oil anymore. On average, oil changes cost me around $25-$30, and are mostly done by myself. Brakes? The car has cross drilled and slotted rotors on all four corners, with ceramic pads. A bit pricey over the normal stuff, but these pads have 24K on them, and they aren't even halfway worn. I don't even have to worry about them. Fun Factor: Being the oddball it is in the car enthusiast community, I've gotten grief of all kinds just for being a Grand Am owner, let alone modifying one. It's taught me to be thick skinned, mod the car to my tastes and enjoy the car anyway. But don't ever expect a Grand Am to be a full attention grabber.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: They're cheap, easy to maintain daily drivers

Cons: Just beware of the fallen, lousy reputation this car has gotten with the car community

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT1Review
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Its Ok For A Family Car, I Wouldnt Dog It Too Hard — dont have much on power but handles great, the engine is weak, dont like being pushed very hard at all. the suspension needs tweaking but i am having my dont :D overall the car is fun to drive, has a crap load of room for people and luggage, and its a great family car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: fun car, cheap too

Cons: engine, a pain to work on

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 CoupeReview
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Great Car! — I love my car! it's has everything, moonroof, power windows, seats, locks, Leather & soo much more! I have traveled like crazy in this car & it is great on gas & it's super quick! or at least it was when I first bought it! it's still a great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Soo many!

Cons: I love this car!

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 CoupeReview
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Awsome Car! — It's a good dependable and reliable car that also looks hot with it's own individualist look. It's gas mileage is acceptable and has a functional interior with more space then what it appears from the outside. I would highly recommend such a car to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's unique look

Cons: nothing

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GTReview
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Pontiac Grand Am Gt With Ram Air — I would love to own anothe one! I love the body style, the way it looks with tinted windows, I now get 29 miles to the gallon! Never had a car with that good except my pontiac sunfire. Get one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The gas mileage

Cons: I wish it had the hood scope

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 CoupeReview
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I'll Drive It But I Want Faster Or A Mudder — Performance-quick pick up, great handling, bad top end. Build Quality-great for audio equipment, few squeaks and rattles Appearance-stock both look good but with a few mods it can be a real nice car Cost of ownership-horrible gas mileage in city but excellent on highway, not very much maintenance needed at all Fun Factory-fun to drive, easy to get around with, great with e braking in the middle of the road and ripping 180s

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Great dependable car

Cons: Gas mileage not the best in the city

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I Love This Car. One Of The Best Cars I've Owned. — This car has been a great one for me. I have been driving it daily for about 2.5 years and have had to do very minimal work to it. It gets 28 mpg on average and has decent power for a small V6. The car is actually very fun to drive and handles well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The HID headlights

Cons: The lack of power. It's ok, but wish it had about 50 more horsies.

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT CoupeReview
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A- — Preformance is ok with stock 175hp but its just begging for mods. Built quality is ok, AC is out, front bearings and lower-intake manifold are common problems. Appearance is great, if you do your part and keep it clean. MPG is around 30 and if you do maintenance yourself its ok Very fun car to drive around.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Cheap, decent preformance, good MPG

Cons: Not a V8

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Reviews From Other Years

2006 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Wouldnt Buy It Again For Myself But Its A Reliable Car By Laura

its not a speed machine it hasnt needed much for repairs the interior appearance and exterior are great. its great on gas and its a very comfortable car to drive and it is a safe car to drive if you... Read More

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Great Car By Williams13

I like just about everything on this car, the 3.8L engine has lots of power, very rummy inside, great gas mileage for a v6 engine, it go lots of miles but still running great, everything works on this... Read More

Good Work Car But Not Much Of A Traveling Car. By Jarrett

Overall I plan to drive this car till it just wont go any more. It should last me many years to come and it seems to be very reliable so far. I took one trip with this car and that was enough for me..... Read More

2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

A Great Reliable Car With Sports Look. By rbalducci

When researching this car it had great fuel economy, wider base, and low maintenance. I liked the look and the appearance of this car. It handles the road well, and makes it a joy to drive. All the ... Read More

Great Starter Car By Shirk3RD

This is my very first car which I plan to keep for as long as possible, and "upgrade" it be more personal or mine. I use this car to get to school, work, and for just driving around. Great brand, and ... Read More

2002 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Fun Pontiac By jpk7883

I owned this car during my college years. It got me through many 300 mile trips to and from college, as well as trips across the country. It sounded great after installing a magnaflow cat-bat exhaust... Read More

Good Car By Aaron

gas mileage is good, needs front struts, window motor on the passengers side is out, has the annoying clicking all the time but getting it fixed. accelerates way better than the talon I had. about as ... Read More

2001 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

My 1st Car By Brightwell2016

I loved my 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 75th Anniversary Edition It was a cool car while it lasted My head gasket blew out and I drove it to the Dealer to get it fixed and by the time i got there I had... Read More

Great Car By Sarah

Performance was great... the engine had a lot of miles but, what do you want for a used car Appearance - few cigarette burns in the seats but otherwise cherry inside and out Cost of Ownership- T... Read More

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