2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE from North America
Roomy and Sporty - Fun to Drive!
I haven't had this car very long, but so far I haven't had any trouble with it at all. The engine sounds very smooth.
I don't expect any problems although the temperature sits at 200 degrees constantly. I have not yet had the opportunity to drive the car during the HOT Florida summer.
This is the 3rd Pontiac Grand AM that I have owned. My last car was a 1995 Grand AM GT. It had a 6 cylinder.
My 2002 Grand AM accelerates much faster than my 95 did, but I can't get it to go faster than 95 MPH. (My 95 did 110 easy!) I miss the power and the dual exhaust of the GT model. I got the SE - it has a 4 cylinder.
Other than that, I don't have ANY complaints about this car. It handles great. It has an excellent sound system. It has power door locks and power windows. It's a 4 door. It is sporty looking and economical. It's roomy and the engine is quiet. There's not a lot of 'wind noise' when you're driving. All of the controls are easy to use - the stereo buttons are large and I love the remote key-less entry! I didn't think I would need it, but it's great! It pops the trunk, too which is good when I am carrying groceries.
When I get ready to purchase another car, I will be looking at the new Grand Am's - but I'll get the GT!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2003
7th Jan 2004, 07:48
The temperature is normal at 200 degrees.
19th Nov 2008, 15:19
It not going above 95 is not that it can't, it just won't allow it. It is called a governor and GM cars usually have one at 173kms per hour, Dodges at 180kms an hour. The car could go faster, but the computer will not let it.
20th Nov 2008, 17:39
Either they started putting governors on the Grand Am in 2002, or the one on my 2001 is not working. My 2001 "Quad 4" will easily slam the speedometer hand against the 120. I have no idea what top end is for it. I'd estimate 135 to 140.
It is faster on top end than my 2007 Mustang, which is limited to 120.