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2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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Fun to drive, good on long trips!
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By alessing
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Owned mine until 2007 when it was vandalized and totaled by my insurance company (ugh.). Very reliable and fun car for a decent price. Everyone constantly complains about the lack of power from the "Ram Air 3400 V6." The title offers more than the engine itself. 8+ seconds to 60 which can be an issue passing sometimes, however it has a ton of torque. Other than that it's a fun car with decent fuel economy. I've taken to the mountains of NC and it was perfect for what we needed.


Best Features

Traction control (good for wet gravel inclines in the mountains), great stereo with good sound and XM satellite radio, good MPG's, Chrome rims


Worst Features

POWER!!! Beyond that, it wouldn't hurt to add a bigger center console.


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GREAT CAR have had 1 big problem
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By gmforever
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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i love the car to death i really do. great car and it does get attention even without doing mods or anything major to it. i got the car back in SEPT 2011 as a birthday gift from me to myself. 1 month after i got the car the number 5 valve bolt popped out and we had to rethread the hole which was a pain.but ever since i have had nothing at all just minor problems. headlights were too fogged over couldnt even get it cleaned up enough to make them look good or even improve driving at night. so brought new ones and thats really it. if anyone has had this problem tho please POST because seems im the only one so far with it thanks


Best Features

the ability to drive the curves on the road and not having to slow down and it grips the road even with 30% thread tires very VERY good. the way it drives in high wind when driving 60+ on the highway. rock solid


Worst Features

the radio light has been dim since i have owned the car SUCKS but will replace with aftermarket soon.


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I've had two, and no problems!
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By chevygirlie
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had two grand ams.
One was an 03 grand am gt coupe, and the other was an 01 se sedan.
Both have well over 200,000 miles and were excellent cars!
Had a good amount of power with the 3.4Ltr 6cyl.
Gas mileage was amazing!
I live in Wyoming and they both got around in the snow VERY well.
Never had any trouble with either one, I have since upgraded to an SUV, but I do miss those cars.
I would highly recommend, they are cheap to buy, cheap to fill, and cheap to maintain.


Best Features

Gas mileage, ALWAYS started up. Never had any problems with acceleration, or tranny or anything. Cheap to buy ect but doesn't feel cheaply made!


Worst Features

Cup holders in the front were in a dumb place. If there was a cup in the one for the driver, you couldn't put the car in park, and it blocked the heat and cooling knobs. Also the windows scratched easily when they got dusty.


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Awesome car.
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By cbeck3
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I love my car, but I've had problems with the PassKey system - still looking for a way to disable that completely. Also, I'm not a fan of the Monsoon sound system. In spite of all that, my car is great. It's very quick and plenty fast - although the 150mph speedometer is tempting. It's a great looking car; I've received lots of complements. All in all, it's a great car for the money.


Best Features

Sunroof, performance, looks


Worst Features

PassKey system failure which causes the car to not start, fuel economy, Monsoon sound system


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falling apart
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By reycor1842
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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i bought this pontiac grand am with 25,000 miles on it in 2004.was a good car until 2010.
i started having electrical shorts-cruise control,horn,fog light window switch,dome light.
at 90,000 miles the intake manifold gasket went out,while the mechanic was replacing the gasket he also discovered a censor that was not properly clipped down anywhere.the censor wiring was about shredded and in a place not visible unless the intake manifolds and other various parts are off the engine.
had the brakes redone multiple times,in heavy rain the brakes make a grinding noise and seem as though the barely function at all when wet.I HATE THIS CAR...DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE!!!


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