2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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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.

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    Jperdue
    20

    My 05 Grand Am 3.4 V6, Out Of The Blue Started Having Idling Problems,it St...

    The car will surge at idle from,500-1500rpms then stall. It will restart sometimes with the same problem and other times not. The surges will last for 5-10 seconds. It drives on the highway fine, but...

    5,831 views with 20 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Monica Luter
    0

    Security Light

    My security light is on. And its been reset and the car still want start. And the light is still flashing. What could be the problem

    19 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Caitlyn Moniz
    5

    Transmission

    I bought an 02 grand am to fix my 05. They are both 3400 engines. We swapped the transmission from the 02 put it in the 05 and it has a hard shift and throwing an incorrect gear ratio code. We don'...

    10 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Allenphipps
    0

    Service Engine Light

    I have a 2005 pontiac grand am. My service engine light has been on for a while. Codes says EGR valve. I replaced the EMG several times and the code still shows. I have run seafoam thru it with no ...

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    97Monte
    0

    Will A '97 3100 Motor Swap For A 2005 3400?

    I have a rebuilt 3100 from a '97 Monte Carlo with only 20K miles. I found a 2005 Grand Am (3400) with a blown head gasket. Will I be able to swap the 3100 for the 3400... plug-n-play? What issues migh...

    13 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)