This car is my favorite car I've ever owned.
Poor seating ergonomics for my husband (He's 6 ft 5/250 lbs), but I had no problems.
It's roomy enough for a family plus car seats, yet sporty enough for a new teenage driver. Great car!
The way you drive this car has a huge impact on its reliability. I base this on the huge number of problems people have had with the Grand Am. I like to take it easy, and hardly ever have to go over 2500RPM.
I bought it this year, and have put 86,000 miles on it. I was expecting it to fall apart like my old car (Ford Probe), but it didn't. This car has been such a great ride!
In summary, I find the 2004 Grand Am to be a fun and practical choice in vehicle. It has great styling, it has very reasonable power, and nice ergonomics. It is a very easy car to live with. It does what you ask of it readily, and with enthusiasm.