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2004 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 23/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Price has crept up in recent years, five-speed not available with V6, cheap interior pieces, iffy crash test scores.

  • What's New for 2004

    An upgraded four-speaker sound system is now standard on SE models, while an MP3 player is standard on uplevel GT models and optional on…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (141 total reviews)


2004 grand am 2.2 4cyl

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I've had the car for about 3 months now and have put a little over 3,000 miles on it. I bought it used with 98,000 miles on it. So far I've had no problems with it. The 4cyl engine suits this car well, but sometimes seems reluctant to downshift. It has absolutely zero power at low RPM. The gas mileage I get is exactly as listed at 27 MPG. Love the way the car handles. The interior (especially light switches) are obviously cheaply made, and often pop in and out of their slots.




My 2004 grand am

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This was my last car. It served me well. Wasn't exactly the best car I ever had though. Head gasket went on it shortly after I bought it (used). My aunt bought me a remote starter for it. Wich the car was not to reliable with. Every time I used the remote, I would have to check to see if the car actually started or not. All lights (running lights ect.) gave an indication that it did start, but the engine did otherwise. It would however start every time with the key (sometime a rough start). It was surprisingly good in the snow even with cheap black label tires. I will admit, it never left me stranded any where. I would not recommend this car for a tall person.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I own a 01 grand am se 3.4L and a 04 grand am gt ram air 3.4L 95k miles. the 01 has 185,000 miles and still runs like brand new. never any problems. just replaced normal maintenance stuff like struts, front hub bearings. other then that no prob's whatsoever. brakes lasted just over 3yrs before needed replaced. i tow a trailer also with the 01 sometimes. has original tran's also. both are great cars.




2004 pontiac grand am se

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Frankly, I do not believe the negative commenters, I have had mine for 14 months, and it has been a very reliable vehicle, granted I have ran into some rarely occuring transaxle problems, otherwise it's a strong, car with a peppy motor



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Good

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

all the people who complain about security issues with this car just need to cut the little tiny yellow wire that goes to the ignition and there will never be another issue with starting it again. its a simple and free fix. you just have to find the bundle of 3 little tiny wires and cut yellow one. seriously people dont complain about something that you can fix so easily. never had any issues with anything else other than brakes and starter which will need to be replaced in any vehicle eventually




Excellent car

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Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased my Pontiac in 2005 when it only had about 12000 miles. I would have to say it is our most dependable running and peppy vehicle. It now has about 95000 miles on it and it still runs like a champ and the V6 still has a get-up and go. I wouldn't trade it for anything, especially seeing it is going to be passed on to my daughter.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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Full 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Review

What's New for 2004

An upgraded four-speaker sound system is now standard on SE models, while an MP3 player is standard on uplevel GT models and optional on all others except the base SE.

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