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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    2004 Pontiac Grand Am Will Not Start.

    Car will crank but will not start. Fuel pump ok, all fuses are fine, coil pack are good, Security light is solid not blinking like other posting.

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    04 Grand Am 3.4 V6

    I have a 04 grand am 3.4 v6 have to start it with ether in morning and if it sits to long couple hours but then when it starts runs fine just need to start it with starting flued

    11 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    What Do They Call That Little Lever Or Button On The Back Of The Seats

    Do you know what they call the lever or button on the back of the front seats in a 2 door or coupe that is used to fold the seats forward to allow access to the back seat. My button broke off and I wo...

    13 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Grand Am Wont Start

    I just changed the battery and starter on my car its a pontiac grand am 2004 it tries to start but wont turn over just keeps cranking or trying to start

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    04 Grand Am Transmission In A 99 Grand Am Se?

    I just wrecked my 2004 Pontiac Grand Am (NOT and SE), and found a 1999 Grand Am SE that just needs a transmission. The motor and trans and everything is just fine in my 04, but can I take the tran...

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