1996 Pontiac Grand Am Consumer Reviews

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am
2.9
Average based on 8 reviews
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1-8 of 8 reviews

great starter car

by from maine on July 18, 2007

i loved my grand am it was a great first car. i would only recommand this car for new drivers. i drove mine for 2 years with no real problems. i would have kept it longer but i wanted more of a car. i...
i loved my grand am it was a great first car. i would only recommand this car for new drivers. i drove mine for 2 years with no real problems. i would have kept it longer but i wanted more of a car. i miss the car on the days i go to the pump, i got an avg. of 30mpg.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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niggling issues, no doubt, but v. economical

by from Morgantown, WV on July 25, 2007

I have been fairly pleased with this car. If you don't put some money into your car every month, at least with oil changes and fuel additives, I wouldn't be surprised if you are unhappy with the perfo...
I have been fairly pleased with this car. If you don't put some money into your car every month, at least with oil changes and fuel additives, I wouldn't be surprised if you are unhappy with the performance of your car. However, I do everything I can to take care of this car, and the problems it gives me are mostly annoyances, not serious issues. I don't think it handles as well as a car could. It still looks normal in a parking lot, not old like it is, and mine (4 door SE) is loaded with features.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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moneys worth & more

by from Baltimore, MD on June 22, 2009

Great car purchased new and has been regularly maintained for 13 years. 30 mpg which is great for a V6. Great trunk space. Bucket seats better for a younger back - though lumbar support very effective...
Great car purchased new and has been regularly maintained for 13 years. 30 mpg which is great for a V6. Great trunk space. Bucket seats better for a younger back - though lumbar support very effective. While great for "just getting around." Also used for commute to work and a cross country move. Loved this car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Most reliable car

by from Aurora, IL on May 11, 2014

A grand am was my first car and i love it. When I am going 50 it makes me feel like I am actually going 50mph unlike some of these newer cars. I have not had to fix much on this car except little thin...
A grand am was my first car and i love it. When I am going 50 it makes me feel like I am actually going 50mph unlike some of these newer cars. I have not had to fix much on this car except little things like a window motor. I love this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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worst lemon i ever owned

by from Akron,OH on July 14, 2007

avoid! This car was a sure lemon. Every month this year I put money into it! I would NEVER recomend this car to ANYONE! I hate this car. Please make sure to not buy this car I beg of you.
avoid! This car was a sure lemon. Every month this year I put money into it! I would NEVER recomend this car to ANYONE! I hate this car. Please make sure to not buy this car I beg of you.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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A Red 96 4cyl.

by from Riverside, Ca on December 15, 2009

It was a great car for the first 7months it was strong good on gas and the inside was ok i bought it when it was just under 60,000mil. But once things started to break down it was one thing after an o...
It was a great car for the first 7months it was strong good on gas and the inside was ok i bought it when it was just under 60,000mil. But once things started to break down it was one thing after an other and it was a domino affect.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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bad car

by from on August 21, 2009

i found this car to be not running and tht the price is to high
i found this car to be not running and tht the price is to high
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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lots of repairs

by from Wichita, Ks on June 14, 2016

I bought this when on sale + red tag sale in 2002, ever since than I've spent more on repairs than the car is worth...every few years the driver window gets off track when rolling up...A/C isn't cold ...
I bought this when on sale + red tag sale in 2002, ever since than I've spent more on repairs than the car is worth...every few years the driver window gets off track when rolling up...A/C isn't cold enough after me being outside for hours outside during summer, I've had the car in for this and the A/C would blow ice to real cold air for only 2 or 3 days...the car takes about 5 mins to warm up to use the heater during winter...i've had to replace the alternator 3 times since I had the car...i've had to replace the engine cause of the head gasket...i've had to also replace the instrument panel 3 times...the driver door squeaks when opening/closing...the glue holding the felts on the door panels have lost their hold years ago...i've also replaced the battery I'm not sure how many times........spent more on this car than it's worth (past, present and future)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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