2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,183 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,599.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.4 5 stars
Based on 19 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

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Pontiac Grand Am against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2005 Pontiac Grand Am vs:

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

    Cars compared to 2005 Pontiac Grand AmPeople researching a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am contacted a dealer about

    Grand Am

    Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

    CarGurus has 1,183 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,599.

    ZIP:
    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Pontiac Grand Am Questions

    Heads Redone New Heater Core Running Hot Still And Blowing Hot Air Out The ...

    ac worked before the guy replaced everything

    6 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 days ago)

    I Changed The Fuse Wire And Now The Car Starts Without A Key

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Alternator

    Can I use a 2005 Pontiac grandam alternator in my 2007 Pontiac g6

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    50

    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...

    8,105 views with 22 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    How Do I Drain The Gas Out Of A 2005 Grand Am Gas Tank

    I don't see a drain tube plug, and its got a cover, that I don't see how to take off from the bottom

    16 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)