2002 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews
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- $2,302 - $3,026
- Looks good, good handling and breaking
- low power, poor mpgs in reality, chrome is poor, tires leak air, built with a lot of old parts
Purchased As Used
This is my wifes car and she has been good to it. It is a nice looking car, and has many similarities to the base Camaro/Firebird in terms of where you sit and tire size. That being said it is another "sporty" car writing checks it can't cash. The performance isn't terrible, the car does handle decent and stops fairly well. But the car only has 175hp from its 3.4 V6(and that V6 started its life in 1980 and just was updated over the years) from that it will hit 60 in 7.7sec but after that it shows its limited power. Then again even my 07 Camry V6 or Highlander Limited would eat it for breakfast. The other issue is that the car really isn't modern at all. Even for a car built 11 years ago. Many of the parts underneath the hood are hand me downs, but this isn't totally a bad thing. It has never broken down, though the security system does have problems.(As any GM car from these years) There is chrome all around this car which looked great in 02 but the cheap chrome did not fair well. The tires leak every weather change(due to the chromes corrosion) and the exhaust tips look bad. The interior seems cramped, much like a Camaro/firebird from this time, and the rear seats are useless. Now that is ok for the Camaro/Firebird, because they are about performance. The Grand AM GT is not really about that at all, with a top speed of 125. The other thing is that the car has 245/16 tires, rather large for 175hp. So it eats gas. This site claims that it get 20city/29highway... I remember seeing one magazine got 18/24 and that's what I would say I get. May be 25 or 26 highway, but never better. Seeing how I get the same mileage out of my custom 97 Camaro Z28 with 390hp I can't say this is good.
Really this is a good car for a college student, but has very limited market. For what this is worth a new owner wouldn't complain....read morehide
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