2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 548 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,395.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.4 5 stars
Based on 20 reviews

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

It's odd that GM would discontinue Pontiac's best-selling car, but that's just what it did with the Grand Am. The 2005 Grand Am is the last production year for this model, which would be refashioned into the G6 sedan for 2006. For this reason, all Grand Am sedan models were discontinued in 2005 except for fleet use. Only a GT and GT1 coupe were available to the buying public.

Since it now came only as a GT, the engine was the 3.4-liter, 175-hp Ram Air V6 with four-speed automatic transmission. The performance-oriented coupe featured a sports suspension, 16-inch wheels, and large anti-sway bars, but a new SC/T package for the GT1 added a lot of superficial extras, such as a spoiler, sunroof, leather seats, chrome wheels and exhaust tips, and SC/T badging. Other standard features included ABS brakes, traction control, dual front airbags, power driver's seat, daytime running lights, and remote entry. Being a coupe, the rear legroom was a bit tight for adults, as was access to the backseat. The trunk was adequately sized, however, and could be expanded with fold-down seats.

The 2005 Grand Am was as popular as ever, so perhaps Pontiac was simply trying to refresh its lineup by getting rid of the 32-year-old classic name. Owners liked the fast and peppy V6 as well as the sporty handling. They also loved the car's aggressive look, the roomy interior, and the cockpit-like front seat. An affordable price attracted a lot of first-time buyers. But the Grand Am has long suffered from mechanical problems, particularly with brake pads and rotors that wear out too easily and coolant leaks due to a faulty intake manifold. Other complaints focus on the small trunk lid, uncomfortable seats, and the need for more horsepower.

Updated

What's your take on the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am?

  • Report
Have you driven a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am?  
Rank This Car
Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 548 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,395.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Havc Selector Not Working

I have changed my climate controls twice, but my for some reason I get air from all vents instead of which ever setting I have selected has anyone else had this problem and or know how to fix it. A...

Will It Fit?

will parts from previous years fit on a 2005 pontiac grand am se?

Maintenance Repair

What tools are needed to change rear trailing bar

What Is Up With My Headlights?

I have a Pontiac grand am 2005. I replace the headlamps and light bulbs and adjusted the headlamps multiple times. I still don't know why my lights look like that they're all patchy and look like s...

2005 Grand Am Won't Start

I had my oil, oil filter, and air filter changed. The next day my car won't start. It sounds like it wants but won't turn over. Suggestions?