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By Mary Todd
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car new and have had very good luck with it overall. Gas mileage averages 33 MPG. It always starts and runs very well.


Best Features

Style, color, mileage


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By lisa
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 108,000 miles on it and it has 144,000 on it now and it still runs GREAT...I have had a few brake problems but other than that it has been a great car:)


Best Features

Comfort


Worst Features

They need to work on putting better brakes on these cars!!!!


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Don't buy this car
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By wgowern
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe


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My car had 3 recalls. The dealer didn't have the parts for one of them & I had to come back. The car failed less than a week after purchase(new). It was an electrical failure in the steering column. It was fixed and the same failure occurred less than a week later. There was several other failures (mostly electrical) over the 7 years I owned this car. Most of the plastic parts cracked or fell off,the dash panel cracked & the mirror fell off. Finally the computer failed and various other electrical components burned up (real smoke). The car repairs would have been much more than the car was worth so it went to a junkyard at 37000 miles. In a word it was a pile of junk.


Best Features

Nothing favorite about this junkheap


Worst Features

Make cars that last beyond the warranty.


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well-well
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By jules
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan


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American car, American quality but 28 MPG is impressive. In average $100 maintenance per month and you will spend it all for sure. I have 140K miles but still running well. Forget regular gas, it doesn't like it.


Best Features

smooth ride, 28 MPG!


Worst Features

brakes, suspension, power windows


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the best lemon
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By pmt
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car in the beginnig of 2003 @ 101k. For the last year I had to repalce the starter, alternator, clutch, windshield and water pump (that killed me, over $500 for a simple water pump, problems with A/C. At 104k the transmission died and I junked the car. The worst reliability ever.


Best Features

5 speed, powerful engine


Worst Features

almost everything, extremely bad design.


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