25th Jul 2008, 17:15
I bought a fantastic 2001 Grand Am from a rental car company with very low mileage for $9995 and it has been the best car we've ever owned. It now has over 70,000 miles and all I've done is replace tires (a performance upgrade), one battery, and the front brake pads a few months ago at 70,000 miles.
It is smooth, fast, very quite and gets decent mileage. I love the Grand Am styling (much better than the ugly G-6) and mine is a beautiful bright red.
My family has had extremely good luck with used rental cars because they have any bugs already worked out (and I don't know that mine had any to begin with), and they are properly serviced and maintained.
My nephew is currently driving a Buick that was purchased as a used rental, and it currently has over 270,000 miles with no problems. You also save all the first-year depreciation on used cars with low mileage.
28th Aug 2008, 11:25
I bought a 2004 Grand AM Gt recently and got a real good deal on it. More than I expected. It drives great, looks even better. A lot of people check my car out, it stands out as it is a copper color. But I put in the work to keep it looking good. Haven't had one problem yet, and I have to laugh a little because I still get trapped in the car for a sec or two because of the locking too. Great car.
21st Oct 2008, 10:15
To 08:27. I have added a cold air intake system to both my 2007 Mustang 4.0 and my 2001 Grand Am 2.4 "quad 4". The system on the Mustang is an aftermarket BBK system and gives a slight but noticeable increase in power. I engineered and built the system on my GA myself, as no aftermarket units were available for the 4. The increase in power on the GA is VERY noticeable. I kept the intake tube as short as possible, with no tight bends, and used a fabricated curved enclosure around the air filter to keep turbulence down and maximize air flow. The secret to cold air systems is avoiding bends in the intake and keeping the intake tubes as short as possible. On the 4 that was easy and has resulted in a dramatic power boost. On your V-6 I'd try to either find a system with with those features, or fabricate your own. Of course, making your own is MUCH cheaper, but requires a little know-how (I'm a mechanic). Let us know how yours works out.
5th Jun 2010, 20:16
I own a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE V6 (I think). I know it is a V6, just not sure on the trim level. It is a deep cranberry red that I purchased with 91 k on it, as a teenager and being my first car I was definitely looking for something sporty with a nice tight steering and quick acceleration. So I bought this because of the V6, and let me tell you, I could not be any happier with it. I do wish the interior was done better, but hey, whatever right.
The outside styling is fantastic and is very fast. I spin my tires off a complete stop with little effort. I love the 0-50 on this car when the throttle is all the way pushed down; it'll get in the 5k rpms and sound MEAN. I love it, and it will beat most Mustangs until 2005.
26th Jun 2010, 15:18
I bought my 2003 Grand Am GT. I love this car! I've had it for 2 years, and the only problem I had was the window, my cable broke, and my catalytic converter was stopped up some. So I took the converter out and replaced the window assembly for less than $400.
I bought the car when it had 68,000 on it, and it now has 92000. I would never give this car up.
Pontiac is unbelievably crazy for not continuing this car. I'm praying in the future that they come back. I pray!
But my car is silver, with the ram air. So I'm looking for a ram air hood cheap. The cheapest I found was on ebay for $327.00. If you can help me, please do.
28th Jun 2010, 13:17
The Grand Am is an awesome, very under-rated car. It has style, power and great performance. They are also one of the biggest used car bargains around.