The car is very odd to drive in general. The power steering preforms well, but does not, by any means, give you a one finger driving experience. The car is considered a compact vehicular, however, I find that it tends to corner as if it were a heavy, mid-size vehicular instead. The V6 model has the power to get up and go, that's for sure! But to tell you the truth, I would have bought the Grand Am Quad Four if I had a choice about it.
The Grand Am SE in one of the quietest cars I have owned. My tires are almost balled and I can still hear the radio going down the interstate at 60MPH.
It could have used a much better factory suspension and higher quality break pads. I am going to replace both of the aforementioned parts very soon. All and all, I guess I can not complain much about the Grand Am. Mine has 147,690 miles on it and still starts every time I turn the key.
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