My experience with Pontiac's Grand Am
has been mixed. While the car is sleek
and it has the engine capacity, the 3.4
liter is far too anemic for the GT's
perfoemance image. Acceleration from a
standing start is OK, but it quickly
runs out of breath. This engine is,
however, very smooth and reliable. Ride
quality is adequate as is handling. In
general, a sporty car at a low price.
With the generous rebates the car cost
less than $16,000.00 new.
Comprehensive standard equipment,
including power windows, mirrors, door
locks. Other amenities are standard
ABS, Traction Control, good radio and
speakers and CD player. Alloy wheels
and low profile tires are sweet. The
car was perfect in its standard form.
Get rid of the mouse gray cloth
interior and use vinyl. Ditto the ugly
rear wing. Put some more power in an
otherwise excellent engine. 200 HP
would be about right.
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