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Pontiac Grand Am Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1990 Pontiac Grand Am

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  • What's New for 1990

    Turbocharged engine dumped in favor of high-output Quad 4 motor. It is standard on SE model. Base Quad 4 engine is up ten horsepower this year. Express-down power windows are optional. SE gets 16-inch alloys.

Full 1990 Pontiac Grand Am Review

What's New for 1990

Turbocharged engine dumped in favor of high-output Quad 4 motor. It is standard on SE model. Base Quad 4 engine is up ten horsepower this year. Express-down power windows are optional. SE gets 16-inch alloys.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Ran good, but body was

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe

Bought one for $800 at a fairly shady lot. Had 111,000 miles on it, it started and got me to school everyday. It had the 4Tech engine in it (not the horrendous Quad), and I attribute that factor to how well it ran. Some frigid Illinois mornings (-15F), my car, amazingly, was the only one that would start. How it looked was a different story. Got it with no rust, no real dings or anything, but that first winter DESTROYED the body. Rust spreading like an infection on my car body, and glad to read in the reviews that mine wasn't the only one that had the rear shocks break up into the trunk. 2 1/2 years and 30,000 miles later, engine dies. Sold to junk yard for $35. (Trans was still good)




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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe

I owned this Pontiac for two years and put over 500,000 miles on it! The little car fell right apart around the engine though. I had the 2.3 DOHC 16 Valve oh she was a fast little girl! I just wish Pontiac would've built the body better. The rear shocks endded up coming up though the trunk. I paid $1,500 for it and drove it back and forth to college everyday. I'd say I got my money out of it.




1990 grand am le coupe

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2dr Coupe

I've had this car for almost three years and the only thing that has gone wrong is the A/C compressor. It has over 140K miles on the original Quad 4. Most Quad motors aren't very reliable but this one has been perfect. Everyone thinks of the GA as a junk but it really is a solid car, you just have to take care of it. Don't beat the hell out of your car, ignore oil changes and expect it to run forever.




Advice: don't waste even little

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2dr Coupe

Mechanical Quality: Blown engine at purchase. Alternator has been replaced 4 times. Check engine light came on causing all sorts of electrical problems (AC and Speedometer died and transmission ran at 1700 RPM at idle, but became normal after light went off). Replaced 3 sensors (O2; Coolant; TPS), EGR Valve and thermosthat. Replaced engine computer which fixed engine light problem. Shocks/Struts need to be replaced. Body/Interior Quality: Body rusts out rather quickly. Exterior paint job is terrible. Tire noise in city and highway driving is very loud and annoying. Feature/Accessory Quality: Heating takes a while to get warm. AC is cold, but needs more power to blow our more. Good Stereo!




Go pontiac

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe

This car is SWEET! Everyone in my family has owned Pontiacs before, and no one has ever had a single problem with them. There are 3 Grand Am's and one Grand Prix in my house right now, and all of them are different years and styles. I think that I love the 1990-1991 style the best! The car is fun to drive, and still looks like it just came off the showroom floor.




Racer

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe

My Oh so wonderful 1990 Grand Am SE 2 Door coupe is one of the fastest 4 cylinder cars on the road, Or at least it was. The performance of this car was unimaginable thanks to the custom quad turbo I had on it. The only problem was the quad 4 motor cant handle any type of stress. I found myself under the hood weekly working on the engine to keep it running. I would definately recomend this car for someone who doesnt care to much about comfort and likes to work on motors. As for my car its now in the junk heap after I blew the motor for the 6th time. Maybe a quad turbo is just to much for that engine,



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athens
athens
05-17-2008
In 1985 an entry level BMW 3 series was priced at about $20K in the US. By comparison, an entry level Pontiac Grand Am (now the G6) was priced at $8000!!!...


norbs1
norbs1
08-25-2007
So I go to get somthing out of my car, and what do I find? 2 - 3 inches of water above the carpets. And when you step on the carpet, it feels like your standing on a water bed. I have a 1990 grand am,...


jamesd3
jamesd3
06-28-2007
I'm an owner of a 1987/88 Pontiac Grand Am. This car was Bought in 1990 and has been in the same family since then. I am now the car's daily driver. This car has the heavy but very reliable 2.5L 4cyl ...



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