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.