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2003 Pontiac Grand Am - Consumer Reviews

2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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it's okay
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By Doug
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I drive my cousins 2003 Pontiac grand am gt all the time that it's basically my car. there so many problems. the big ones are the coolant system problems, leaks coolant and overheats, always filling coolant. needs a new radiator. seals around windshield and back windshield are coming up, radio doesn't light up anymore, cheap materials overall. has good power and acceleration though, I'm not afraid to put it to the floor and pass someone, electrical issues with security system though, keyless entry doesn't work. headlights very foggy. only but if it has less than 120k


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not best car
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By minotrice
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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*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


Worst Features

pontiac is out of business so theres nothing they can imporve


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Good first car, lots of problems.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By whiteside1013
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is a good first car, but not much more than that. I purchased it from my older brother, who owned it for about 2 years. Before him, it was owned by a family friend and before that a car rental service, so my car has seen its fair share of abuse. When my brother bought the car, it had a leak in the cooling system to where it had to be filled every week or so. It was too expensive to fix, so I've been living with it. The driver side windows have been broken twice. The oil switch broke, which almost totaled the car. The starter went out. The washer pump is broken. The horn is broken. The dashboard is warping up. The keyless entry system is broke


Best Features

The car is responsive and quick to accelerate at around 4000-5000 RPM, just takes a while to get there. My aftermarket sound system is pretty good, although it isn't a part of the car and the original stereo was trash. It is low slung, which makes it seem more sporty.


Worst Features

See problems listed above and then make all the broken parts out of metal instead of plastic. Electrical problems.


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Great second car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jtemple5
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this car used back in 2008 with around 55k miles on it... just hit 140k and am looking to replace it, but not for anything specific, I'm just anticipating a problem since I've never had one yet. Even winding up nose first in a snow bank on the side of the highway didn't stop it. Aside from minor wear and tear work, we've never had to replace anything major, even with it being our only car for 4+ years, surviving all those New England winters. Excellent car, excellent style, and roomy inside even with its smaller exterior.


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Great mileage, small exterior profile but roomy interior, quality workmanship, stylish, affordable, solid and reliable.


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Not a bad car considering, but not great.
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By rumrunner83
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


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