2004 Pontiac Grand Am Review | Edmunds.com

2004 Pontiac Grand Am

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 all others except the base SE.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Still going strong

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

I wrote a review back in Nov. 2012 when I hit 90,000 miles, and its now 2014, at 127,000 miles and its still going strong. I'm hoping that I can get another 100,000 miles before I have to get a new car. Too bad Pontiac is no longer.




Fantastic car.

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

Got this car 5 years ago with 107,000 miles on her; 70,000 later and she still runs great. Motor mount snapped at 155,000 and we had to replace the water pump as well. Signals stopped working right at 175, and wheel bearings need to be replaced soon. Original battery lasted until 120. The mirrors stick out a bit too far. I've lost three. Eventually got ones that fold in. Overall a fantastic car and so much fun to drive. This was my first car; I think it says a lot about the car that it still performs so well after so being driven around so much by a young, inexperienced driver. A big disappointment they stopped making them so long ago; looks like my next car will be a G6.




I really enjoy this car

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

My 2004 Pontiac Grand Am I have had since 2005, and never had one major problem with it besides the blower motor kept going out on it and to replace it 3 times but I think it was because of where I got it from. The car has over 107,000 miles on it and have drove it from Illinois and Michigan numerous times with no problems at all. It drives great and looks great as well. I have been in a couple fender benders but the car still holds up in appearance. The only thing I do not like about this vehicle it has to many cup holders and the interior has to much plastic. Other than that it has great gas mileage while on the highway in the city it is about average.




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.



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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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justthefiance
justthefiance
06-24-2014
Please help. 2004 Grand Am, While driving, security light came on and flashed, drove 20 minutes, shut it off. Went back out 2 hours later, it started and immediately died, did the 10 minute reset, it ...


kochert
kochert
07-08-2014
The parking lamps on 2004 Grand Am cycle with engine off. The relay is chattering in the underhood fuse block. I pulled the relay and the parking lamps went out. I put 12 volts on the relay and it cha...


bensjets
bensjets
04-09-2014
won't work with this system. It's a 2004 Grand Am GT with a stock Monsoon system and also has the stock amplifier in the trunk. The woofers and tweeters have their own seperate hot and ground wires. ...



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