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2005 Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 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, roomy interior, crisp handling.

  • Cons

    Five-speed manual no longer available, cheap interior pieces, iffy crash test scores.

  • What's New for 2005

    The sedan has been dropped from the lineup along with the base four-cylinder engine and the manual transmission.

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Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Riding in as a kid,

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I'm not sure how many people are going to look at a review on a 7 year old car but here is mine. My dad bought A V-6 version of this car in '05 almost new, however it was used as a rental car. The only problems we ever had with it were the windows came off track (not a big deal you can fix it yourself), the rear passenger window it dead no movement at all (happened this year), and when i was 10 i had a mini TV and my Xbox hooked up to the 12v outlet and blew a fuse and messed up the outlet. no matter what we do the fuses keep popping. But overall now that its mine it is absolutely perfect for me to go back and forth to high school and work



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

My pontiac grand am se

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

We bought our Grand Am used with 21000 miles in 2006. It has 71000 on it now, it has been quite reliable. The only issues have been: the turn signal switch clicking (the factory put too much grease, I just removed some with a q-tip and it went away) and a battery. Otherwise it has been a good car. It is hard to see out when backing up, and it has a lot of road noise.




Typical gm car -- fast

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I've owned this car for a few years now. Purchased in 2007 with 30k miles, now I have 80k. Nothing major has broken yet, but the car is such a pile of plastic junk it seems about as reliable as a child's toy. Everything under the car is rusting. The paint is fading and flaking. There is body rust on it. The headlights are hazy and fogged. The car has been through 1 battery and 3 CV boots. The brakes were so rusted I needed to have a mechanic fix them. There is this horrible annoying, nonstop clicking from the blinkers that is apparently common with these. Other than being a piece of plasticy junk, it is pretty zippy. If you don't need a reliable car, I'd recommend getting one.




Anthony's 2nd grand am

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

i purchased a 1996 GT and i loved it but it needed a lot of work as time went by but this 05 v6 Grand Am runs smoothly and drives awesome. i love this car it has lots of pick up and very roomy




I love my grand am

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I call my car a mini-rocket..Superb Acceleration..good mileage as compared to the cars in the same segment. No issues with the maintainence as such, small tweaks bound to be there. Only discomforting thing I found is the way the center console tilts towards the driver. Thats one of the small things.




Pontiac is the best

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I am a 54 year old woman who has had nothing but Pontiac's. I wanted the 2005 Grand Am because it was the last year they were making it. I bought it new. I loved my 89 and love this one even more!! You cannot go wrong with a Pontiac!



Full 2005 Pontiac Grand Am Review

What's New for 2005

The sedan has been dropped from the lineup along with the base four-cylinder engine and the manual transmission.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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