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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    Why Is My Tranny Shift Hard In My 04 Poniac Grand Am

    hard shifting in 123 gears and doesnt want to go into over drive

    120 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

    My Car Wont Start Please Help!!!

    I have had my car for three months maybe. Piece of shit. 2004 black grand am GT. I loved it and it was perfect til a week later. It stutters every time I try starting it I have to give it gas. It...

    5,993 views with 18 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

    Fuel Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Or Other?

    I bought a car from a guy that said it only needed an o2 sensor. It idles rough on start, then smooths out once it's in gear. My friend noticed there was a vacuum line from the intake that lead no...

    7 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    DPatrick Callahan

    Air Bag Light On

    changed steering column, same air bag, now have air bag light on

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    Desiree Herzog


    My horn does not work. When I press my horn my right turn signal flashes. Also the turn signal lights stay lit on my dash. What is wrong with my car???? Please help

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