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Pontiac Grand Am, Sedan
#1 of 3 New To Grand Ams
Jan 19, 2008 (11:05 am)
For my girlfriends birthday I'm getting her a car, she has her heart set on a Grand Am. She has two lil ones so shell need the four door. Im looking at 1998s-2002. What Is the most dependable motor trans combo for these cars? What are some issues with these cars I should watch our for when I go to buy one? Any of those years I should stay away from?
#2 of 3 Re: New To Grand Ams [darkhaven]
Jan 19, 2008 (8:13 pm)
Personally, even though I've owned three, I wouldn't consider a Grand Am for a used car. If she's dead set on it though, I'd go with the latest model you can get with the lowest mileage you can find. In my opinion it's tossup on reliability between the 6 cylinder and the 4, with the consideration that the tech 4 is better than the quad 4 in many ways. The 6 has the nasty habit of leaking intake manifold gaskets, especially in the year ranges your looking at.
It would be beneficial if you bought from a private party with good maintenance record history.