2004 Pontiac Grand Am Review

List Price Range
$1,800 - $4,995
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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Lots of standard features, available five-speed manual transmission, crisp handling.
  • Price has crept up in recent years, five-speed not available with V6, cheap interior pieces, iffy crash test scores.

A viable import alternative, but don't expect Camry- or Accord-like resale values or build quality.

2004 Highlights

An upgraded four-speaker sound system is now standard on SE models, while an MP3 player is standard on uplevel GT models and optional on all others except the base SE.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am.

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GT1 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
all the people who complain about security issues with this car just need to cut the little tiny yellow wire that goes to the ignition and there will never be another issue with starting it again. its a simple and free fix. you just have to find the bundle of 3 little tiny wires and cut yellow one. seriously people dont complain about something that you can fix so easily. never had any issues with anything else other than brakes and starter which will need to be replaced in any vehicle eventually
Mediocre has a new definition
Camryn Cox,02/15/2016
SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Pros sporty look strong v6 engine smooth ride decent mpg for a v6 18-20city 23-26 highway Cons not very reliable cheap interior poor safety rating very little resale value bought car in 2012 with 65k, now has 106k, had numerous pricey repairs done, timing belt twice in 6 months, oil pan and transmission fluid leaks, faulty alternator, air conditioning stopped working at around 95k.
Great Grand Am GT
GT1 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I see some reviews saying that their car (having been bought used) isn't reliable...well some upkeep is required to keep a car moving (duh)...Mine has been great with only the expected items (brake pads, spark plugs) being replaced. Has never failed to start and has the original battery (04) in it. Don't blame the manufacturer if you bought a used car and it isn't up to par---maintain it! I've changed plugs and brake pads and thats it for replacement items. Proper oil changes will do wonders....
14 years old and still kicking asphalt.
GT 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
If you are looking for something sporty looking with hood scoops that rides like you are floating on a couch cushion, look no further than the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT with a Ram-air V6. This car has excellent traction in the winter time. The engine performs astonishingly well when floored. The Monsoon sound system is of very good quality and if you're not a fan of traction control (as I am not), you can turn it off with the push of a button. Although my car is now 14 years old is just barely over 82,000 miles, it is the best I could ever expect in a used sports coupe.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver1 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
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

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Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

The Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am is offered in the following submodels: Grand Am Sedan, Grand Am Coupe. Available styles include SE1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), GT 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), GT 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A), GT1 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), GT1 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A). Pre-owned Pontiac Grand Am models are available with a 2.2 L-liter gas engine or a 3.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 175 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic. The Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 is priced between $1,800 and$4,995 with odometer readings between 94724 and255823 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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