Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Sedan


Pros & Cons

  • 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.
List Price Estimate
$1,056 - $2,437

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

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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.
Maintain your car - No problems!!!!
Grand AM GT for me!,12/04/2010
I am sitting here laughing my backside off at all the complaints. All but a few are due to lack of maintaince, just plain ignorance in taking care of a car, and the attitude "if it ain't broke don't fix it"! For instance the clicking in the dash is nothing but cleaning the turn signal wires on the blinker control. I bought my 2004 Grand Am Gt, loaded, used, with 57000 miles on it. It had everything original even the tires. I am still driving it as I bought it cause someone took great care of it and maintained it as any intelligent will do. Get off your backside "crybabies" and read the manual or can't you read???? Great car, no proglems! Always blame someone else for your troubles!! Duh!
Fantastic car.
Got this car 5 years ago with 107,000 miles on her; 70,000 later and she still runs great. Motor mount snapped at 155,000 and we had to replace the water pump as well. Signals stopped working right at 175, and wheel bearings need to be replaced soon. Original battery lasted until 120. The mirrors stick out a bit too far. I've lost three. Eventually got ones that fold in. Overall a fantastic car and so much fun to drive. This was my first car; I think it says a lot about the car that it still performs so well after so being driven around so much by a young, inexperienced driver. A big disappointment they stopped making them so long ago; looks like my next car will be a G6.
Still Going Strong
I wrote a review back in Nov. 2012 when I hit 90,000 miles, and its now 2014, at 127,000 miles and its still going strong. I'm hoping that I can get another 100,000 miles before I have to get a new car. Too bad Pontiac is no longer.

Features & Specs

23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
140 hp @ 5600 rpm
23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
140 hp @ 5600 rpm
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
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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 Sedan Overview

The Used 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Sedan is offered in the following styles: SE1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), GT 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), GT1 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and SE2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A).

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