2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Ram Air from North America
Great car, but not for big people
I had to replace the front brakes at 45000 km, but warranty covered it.
This is an excellent mid sized commuter car. I has good performance and economy, while still being stylish and fun.
However, as a large man (six foot three, 230 lbs.) I find the drivers area a tad too small. My right knee rests on the gear shift, and my left against the door grip. In order to have the required leg room, I need the seat far back to the point where the rear passenger area is restricted. Plus, I cannot comfortably reach the steering wheel, since I need to have the seat tilted way back to allow for head room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th August, 2005
5th May 2006, 22:08
I have a 2003 gt1 and don't have those problems. i am also 6foot3 235pounds and have plenty of room. and as for the back seat goes, the way I see it is I don't have to sit there so taking all the room in the front is OK. i used to own a eagle talon and with the front seat all the way up, there is still no room so my friends like my gt1.
6th May 2006, 09:47
I'm 6' 2" and 220 lbs and there is no way I could fit in an Eagle Talon. You must be some sort of contortionist.
18th Aug 2006, 14:29
I think part of the problem with feeling "cramped" in cars is purely psychological. I'm a really big guy and I fit in my Grand Am just fine. I've never felt even remotely cramped. My head did rub the top when I first got it, but I just used the power seat adjustment to lower the driver's seat a little.