SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557532183326 ; listingsSearchManager. By the year 2000, the Grand Am won the Best Overall Value of the Year Award by IntelliChoice. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Units Affected 1003556 Power makes a musclecar, and the greater the power, the greater the musclecar. The Grand Am had two separate three-year runs in the 1970s: from 1973 to 1975, and again from 1978 to 1980. By 1985, the Grand Am was in its third cycle of production, which lasted for fifteen years before it was discontinued in 2005.
In California, only an automatic transmission was available and engine offerings included the standard Buick 231 cu in 3. The length was shortened slightly, but the wheelbase grew by more than three inches 76 mm. Pontiac also produced a single 1973 Grand Am station wagon as a feasibility study. Production of the Grand Am was canceled in 1980 when it was replaced by the. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. For 1999, all the Grand Ams featured a four-speed automatic transmission. Popular Mechanics did the quarter-mile with the Turbo engine and five-speed manual in 15.
We purchased two of these vehicles new in 1998 and just traded one of them in. The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold. Out of no where this just started happening. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. Archived from on 10 May 2013. Grand Ams also were among the first U.
Other options included a Driver Information Center, electronic trunk release, and a moon roof. The recall began on February 19, 2016. The standard 1988 Pontiac Grand Am dash. A driver's side airbag also became standard for '94, but the door-mounted automatic seatbelts remained. Daytime running lamps with automatic lighting control were newly standard on all Grand Ams.
In 1995, the Quad 4 engines received balance shafts, and a direct driven power steering off the intake camshaft. Standard equipment included power steering, power front disc brakes, Turbo Hydra-matic transmission, full instrumentation and Pontiac's 301 cu in 4. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. In 1979, the Grand Am was featured in the circuit. The first generation Grand Am was larger and heavier than other sedans on the market, thus making its fuel economy very poor.
Notably, the American sports car was usually without luxury features and the luxury car without sport features. Major items replaced are: Power steering pump and radio on both. When purchased it had about 100,000 miles on it already and its close to 146,000 now. During its first generation, the Grand Am was a mid-size sedan with two optional V8 engines. Turbo Hydra-matic was standard equipment and the only transmission offered this year. Slow sales of the Grand Am led to its discontinuation after the 1980 model year.
This resulted in a dichotomy of buyers: total luxury or total economy. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557567500400 ; listingsSearchManager. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Most items were replaced after the 6th year. All Grand Ams between 1985 and 2005 were built in at the. All 1973-1975 Grand Ams were built in at Pontiac's main assembly plant.
Foreign makes mixed these features. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. During its first generation, the Grand Am was a mid-size sedan with two optional V8 engines. No convertibles were produced due to the rollover standards that never were enacted. Unsourced material may be challenged and. Upscale options included air conditioning, tinted glass, power windows-locks-seat, rear defogger, various sound systems, and tilt-steering-wheel.