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2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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By PA
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We have had this car for a little over 2 years now. Nothing major as far as repairs, but did have to get the thermostat replaced (covered by warranty).


Best Features

XM radio, fun to drive, low maintenance.


Worst Features

Loud blinker, more pickup needed.


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GREAT CAR, POOR ENGINE COMPONENTS
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By Scott Loney
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned my Grand Am for over two years and have had no mechanical issues until now (car has 34,750 miles on it).The problem is the intact manifold is poorly constructed. The bolts that hold the system together work loose over time, causing the intake manifold gasket to come apart and engine coolant to leak out. This is a known problem with GM 3.1 and 3.4 liter engines, yet GM refuses to design a new intact system to correct this issue. It is a somewhat expensive repair ($700 to $800). Fortunately, mine was covered under warranty. So owners beware!!! If you see or smell engine coolant, you have an idea of what your repair most likely will be. Aside from this problem, car is great!


Best Features

SC/T appearance package, monsoon radio, corvette style vents, impressive acceleration in both low and high gears.


Worst Features

General motors needs to design a new intact manifold gasket that will not fall apart in 30,000 to 50,000 miles.


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It's okay
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By nene
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my G.A. for almost a year. Not too crazy about it. Every time a hit a bump or tracks, I think it is going to fall apart (rough ride). The seals around the windshield, and the back window are peeling off. I have had my radio replaced twice, for excessive skipping. It still skips. There is a leak somewhere on the driver side, so, I am forever thinking the door is not closed all of the way. The front seat is really cramped when there's a rear facing car seat behind it. I don't recommend the G.A. as a family car. I do, however, like all of the cup holders and the storage space. I was also looking into buying the Taurus. The Taurus was really generic, compared to the G.A.


Best Features

The exterior look of the car, and the interior "cockpit". Cupholders.


Worst Features

Make it a smoother ride. Better CD player (speakers are alright). Map lights...I only have an overhead "beacon light" in my car.


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A Troubled Car
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By John623
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This was a "GM certified" car, with @
27,000 miles on it. The "change oil"
light was on, 1 headlight had
condensation in it, the tires all had
different pressure, and the intermittent
wipers didn't work - so much
for "certified". This was all fixed
with a smile by the dealer.

At 30,300 miles, the lower intake
manifold gasket and water pump were
leaking. Again - all fixed with a smile.

At 32,900 miles, the lower intake
manifold gasket was again replaced, and
due to a "hot start" problem diagnosed
as low fuel pressure the fuel pump was
replaced. Again - all fixed with a
smile.

Overall. It drives well, smooth
relatively quiet and comfy, and good
stereo. Extended warranty a must!


Best Features

CD stereo system! Thank goodness for the factory warranty - You'll need it!


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Great car
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By ZZDTSZ
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was worried that I would wish I had a
v-6 but this 4 cylinder is plenty
peppy. I am still suprised at how well
this vehicle rides and handles since it
it the base SE model. Great car.


Best Features

Great fuel economy with sport handling.


Worst Features

I see the new G6 which replaces this vehicle. Looks awesome.


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