2004 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

The Grand Am continues to be the top-selling Pontiac in the U.S. and one of the top ten most popular cars overall. The mid-size sedan or coupe tries to seamlessly blend practicality with performance, combining interior space with a sporty engine and sleek exterior styling, all at an affordable pricetag. New colors and a standard mp3 player in the GT trims are what's new for the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The SE, SE1, and SE2 trims come in sedan only, featuring either the Ecotec 2.2-liter, 140-hp I4 engine coupled with a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic, or the 3.4-liter, 170-hp V6. The V6 engine only comes with an automatic transmission. The GT and GT1 can be had as a coupe or sedan with a Ram Air version of the V6 rated at 175-hp. The SE2 sedan is more luxury oriented, with many more standard features, while the GT models are focused on performance, with bigger tires, anti-sway bars, rear spoiler, and a stiffer and lower suspension.
There is only one more year left for the 2004 Grand Am, and some owners say good riddance. The Grand Am has been riddled with repair problems, though not as many with this current generation. Most of these repairs have to do with the window regulator and the brakes. Drivers also say the seats are uncomfortable, the car is hard to get in and out of, and the trunk opening is too small. Cheap plastic materials spoil the overall sporty image, and most would like a manual transmission with the V6. On the plus side, everyone likes the Grand Am's looks, which are much sportier than the actual performance. Engine power and acceleration are good, as is the handling. Many owners say it is fun to drive on the highway, and gets good gas mileage even in the city.


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    Car Won't Start

    my car was starting the last few days no issues, yesterday the car wouldn't even turn over

    7 views with 2 answers (last answer 14 hours ago)

    Wheels/cv Axle

    My 2004 Grand Am GT, when I'm not moving and turn the wheel it makes a clanking noise...when I'm driving the front left wheel feels like it's vibrating so bad t could come off. I have new shocks an...

    6 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
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    04 Pontiac Grand Am Gt Backfired Now Idels Rough What Could This Be

    Went to start that car and it sounded like it backfired. Now when it turns over it sounds and runs rough. What could this be? Any help would be appreciated!!!

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)


    How to change coils step by step gor 2004 pontiac grand am

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 days ago)

    Car Cranks Wont Start

    My grand am won't start the check engine soon light is on fuel gauge stuck on full then u come out of work it won't start ignition. Key replaced last month any ideas ? Relay fuse ?

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