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1998 Pontiac Grand-am - Consumer Reviews

1998 Pontiac Grand Am

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By baybays4
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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I have a 98 pontiac grand am while driving it ALL the gauges stopped working, turned it off and let it sit for a few weeks, started car let it run for about 30 minutes, and guages still not working.


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Great car just needs taken care of right
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By amariscruz
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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Love my car it's a 98' Grand Am GT. Handles like no other fuel economy is great. This car is good it just needs taken care of. Sounds like the guy above who had to replace all those things on his car a month after buying it had a leak in his radiator but kept trying to drive it like that thats why it messed up his head gasket. You"ll love to drive this car fast and fun


Favorite Features

like i said fast and fun to drive. handles GREAT good gas mileage!


Suggested Improvements

front cup holder. bigger engine. rear wheel or all wheel drive of course.


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My Favorite Car!
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By calmann
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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Tough car! I have always taken care of it and it has done the same for me! Bought it with 57k on it and it now has 135k. For the money, the best car I've owned! I've spent 400 bucks on it besides reg maintenance. Been back and forth between coasts and would still trust it to go right now! Windows are slow, has a water leak in the interior. Has never been in a garage since I have owned it. I still beatrun it to work and don't ever have a problem! I would buy another in a minute. I have had people ask me to sell it more than a few times!IE. A note on my window after being in a store! Not selling! Gonna keep her till she drops!


Favorite Features

Motor! Gas mileage!


Suggested Improvements

Manual windows or better motors for the power windows!


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It's just as good as Honda or Toyota
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By Rob
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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This is my first car and I love it. I did do some window shopping at the Camry or Accord, but those cars are fairly bland. The Grand Am, especially in GT form, can get you anywhere you need. Read any review and you will likely see "piece of crap" and "unreliable" associated with this car. This is not the case. Treat it like gold, and it will last. Since Feb 2007 i have had only two problems. The EGR valve and an exhaust manifold leak. The car runs like a dream and the 3100 V6 is as fast as a V6 powered camry or accord, but for far less money. The car is safe, too, with dual airbags and ABS. I strongly recommend getting one fairly well equipped with the CD player, power equipment, etc.


Favorite Features

The 3.1L V6, sport suspension, power everything, the AM/FM Cassette/CD sound system and the sunroof, but my all time favorite would be the sporty styling, that beats the camry or accord in any way.


Suggested Improvements

I dont really have much to say in this category, except the rattles from the interior, but that does nothing to bother me.


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Fun car to drive expensive to keep
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By carlover
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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Had this car for about a year when problems slowly started appearing. First was the notorious Coolant leak that GrandAMs commonly have.Next the igngition coils blew on 2 cylinders, all this needing about 1200$ to fix.As a poor student, this ate most of my savings. Car is extremely powerful.Just step on the gas pedal and all it asks you is what speed you want to run to. Interior is not well designed..esp the cup holders are awkward.The front cup holder cant be used when gear is in Park.Fuel economy is 15-16 mpg once you reach about 60k miles.ALl I can say is that dont buy the HorsePower you dont need.Go for a Toyota/Honda and keep maintenance minimum and get a good resale value.


Favorite Features

AntiLock Brakes - Saved me twice


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holders Reliable Electronics/Engine/Coolant System


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