by bpeters1 on Dec 25, 2013 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.
by teh_banditto on Apr 30, 2013 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
by Barry09 on Jan 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Fuel pump went out atleast 4 times within first two months of owning car, constant, constant, constant ticking in dash, AIRBAGS DID NOT GO OFF in wreck when rear ending someone at 35 mph, coolant leaked constantly, tires leaked in cold weather, keyfab did not work, lots of problems. I would not suggest this car to ANYONE.
by Edie on Dec 3, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I don't know if anyone else has this issue but this car all of a sudden is getting bad gas mileage. Was getting around 32mpg before but now I'm lucky if I get 14mpg. Have had other issues too and the car is only 4 years old. Will not buy a Pontiac again.
by Melissa on Nov 11, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
First car ever. While I mourn the lack of power windows, the car itself isn't all that bad. Has quite a bit of zoom for a 4cyl, with excellent freeway acceleration. Also, good gas mileage. I've done 400 miles on a tank. I've made a few boo-boos, and drove for over a year without the passenger side mirror, as well as crunched a few fenders. However, this car has a horrid side crash safety rating, which occasionally gives me nightmares. On the whole, it makes a good first car, since it's fairly cheap but has some power.
by Lindsay03 on Oct 26, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
This is my very first car, and I'm still loving every bit of it. Though we've had to change the front brakes once at about 84000 miles and just replace the signal flasher (?), which was only about $150 (But that was doing the labor from my dad). Even though it has only about a 12 gallon tank, it still gets fairly good gas mileage. I figure I got about 19 to the gallon...could be worse.
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