2000 Pontiac Grand Am

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$16,090

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am

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5 trims

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Do-it-yourselfers will applaud the arrival of a five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment with the Grand Am’s four-cylinder engine. When a redesigned Grand Am went on sale for 1999, a four-speed automatic was the only transmission offered.

The Grand Am comes in four-door sedan and two-door coupe body styles and is built from the same design as the Oldsmobile Alero. The two share engines and their front-drive chassis but have different styling and interior features.

Exterior
A low nose and high tail give the aggressively styled Grand Am a pronounced wedge profile. The ribbed lower body cladding and a twin-port grille are traditional Pontiac styling cues.

Both coupe and sedan ride a 107-inch wheelbase and measure 186 inches front to rear. The overall length is a couple of inches less than the best selling midsize cars, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, and about a foot shorter than the Ford Taurus.

Interior
Pontiac says all models seat five, but the coupe’s narrower rear seat is better suited for two people than three. Front buckets are standard across the board. All models except the base SE have a split, folding rear seatback that supplements the 14.6-cubic-foot trunk.

Whereas the similar Alero has a simple, functional dashboard, the Grand Am’s looks cluttered and has small audio controls that are hard to use while driving.

Under the Hood
The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 150 horsepower and now teams with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. V-6 models come with a 3.4-liter engine that generates 170 horsepower and are paired with automatic transmission.

Anti-lock brakes and traction control are standard on all Grand Ams.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.1

Boss bought fir company car

Nice handling in V-6 3.6l series. Nice interior and body, good suspension handles turns well at high speeds. Not happy with engine performance and expensive to maintain

4.3

Best value for your money

I purchased my grand am 2.4 from at auction for $600 just to make pizza deliveries. It had 215,000 miles on it when i purchased it so i told myself if i got one year out of her, that would be lucky. Well its been almost 3yrs andalmost 6000 deliveries and the only part i needed to replace was a fuel pump and oil sensor...though the water pump just let go recently. These are truly unbelivable cars for people on a tight budget like me!

5.0

Best Car I've Driven to Date

Literally fell in love with this car as soon as I saw it on the lot. not a single scratch in detailing outside and in, no weird noises coming from car. brand new tires that were put on by the dealer themselves.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles