Used 2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Pros & Cons
- Lots of standard features, roomy interior, crisp handling.
- Five-speed manual no longer available, cheap interior pieces, iffy crash test scores.
Edmunds' Expert Review
A viable import alternative, but don't expect Camry- or Accord-like resale values or build quality.
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- reliability & manufacturing quality
- driving experience
- fuel efficiency
- sound system
- handling & steering
- ride quality
- maintenance & parts
- road noise
- electrical system
Most helpful consumer reviews
solid, reliable car. looks great, performs really well. definitely fun to drive and still gets good gas mileage (I've averaging like 26-27 with a mix of city and highway driving)
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
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.
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!
Features & Specs
|SE Fleet 4dr Sedan|
2.2L 4cyl 4A
|MPG||22 city / 31 hwy|
|140 hp @ 5600 rpm|
NHTSA Overall Rating
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
|Frontal Barrier Crash Rating||Rating|
|Driver||4 / 5|
|Passenger||5 / 5|
|Side Crash Rating||Rating|
|Side Barrier Rating||Rating|
|Driver||1 / 5|
|Passenger||4 / 5|
|Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings||Rating|
|Front Seat||Not Rated|
|Back Seat||Not Rated|
|Rollover||4 / 5|
|Dynamic Test Result||No Tip|
|Risk Of Rollover||Not Rated|
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
|Side Impact Test||Not Tested|
|Roof Strength Test||Not Tested|
|Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint|
|IIHS Small Overlap Front Test||Not Tested|
|Moderate Overlap Front Test|
Is the Pontiac Grand Am a good car?
Is the Pontiac Grand Am reliable?
Is the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am?
The least-expensive 2005 Pontiac Grand Am is the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $20,090.
Other versions include:
- SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $20,090
What are the different models of Pontiac Grand Am?
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Used 2005 Pontiac Grand Am Overview
The Used 2005 Pontiac Grand Am is offered in the following submodels: Grand Am Sedan, Grand Am Coupe. Available styles include GT 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A), GT1 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A).
What do people think of the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Grand Am 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2005 Grand Am.
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