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2003 Pontiac Grand Am

   
 
Pontiac Grand Am Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

  • A viable import alternative, but don't expect Camry- or Accordlike resale values or build quality.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of standard features, available five-speed manual transmission, crisp handling.

  • Cons

    Price creep has followed sales growth, five-speed not available with V6, cheap interior pieces, iffy crash test scores.

  • What's New for 2003

    A new trim level has been added -- SE2 -- that offers buyers more standard equipment and additional options, while the SE coupe is no…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)


Not best car

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

*had the 2.2 with autotran, was not a choice. bought brand new, had it 11 years untill it was totaled and overall just not a great car. blew tranny at 80,000 miles blew fuel pump at 60,00o lots of other issues, electrial gremils ect. the worst part was when hit the tree the airbags deployed minutes after the crash not durng, i was stoped and already shut off motor




Not a bad car considering,

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my Grand AM SE 2.2L brand new in November of 2002. I still have the car just over ten years now. Its a sporty car with a particularly powerful four cylinder engine. That being said, it is a four cylinder, and while the car is absolutely fantastic for highway driving, the car is simply too heavy for hills and cold weather. Even when the car was new it did not like climbing hills, and in the cold the engine loses significant horsepower. However, the car is amazing on gas if properly maintained and I have driven from southern Massachusetts to Bangor, Maine (Approximately 300 miles) before refueling.




Been a great car for

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I have had a great experience with this car. I was especially happy when I moved from to a state where it snows and my car handled incredibly well in the snow. I lived on a very steep hill and my neighbors could not get up the hill in the snow but my Pontiac went right up the hill. This car looks nice,I like how it looks sporty. Handles well,gets good gas mileage. I always thought it was pretty roomy until a car seat would not really fit well in the back seat. Stroller also takes up the entire trunk. I have only had to repair the fuel pump and that was at 125,000 miles. All other work on the car has been just routine maintenance. My only complaint would be that it's little noisy inside



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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Full 2003 Pontiac Grand Am Review

What's New for 2003

A new trim level has been added -- SE2 -- that offers buyers more standard equipment and additional options, while the SE coupe is no longer available. All SE sedans now feature cleaner styling thanks to less body cladding and smoother front and rear fascias. XM Satellite Radio is an available option on all models, while the OnStar communications system is now standard on all models except the base SE.

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live2race
live2race
10-26-2013
I have a 2003 Grand AM GT 3.4 with 166,000 miles, its hard to explain but will try. When your first taken off the car seems like its holding back, but then once you hit 3,000 rpm's with the gas pedal ...


bambrough
bambrough
01-03-2014
2003 Pontiac Grand am GT...


lovemygrandam
lovemygrandam
09-03-2011
before. I've done the mod on a 2002 and 2004 grand am, a 2003 and 2004 alero, and one Impala. Always found the wires in a small bundle of three coming off the main ignition switch bundle just to the ...