2000 Pontiac Grand Am

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of the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. Base trim shown.

2000 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 ...
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

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(3.6)
Value For The Money
(3.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fantastic driving car! Very reliable!

by SteakBitz from New Mexico on June 22, 2018

Owning this car for about a month now, I found no problems with it in any way. Its fun and reliable and a great value for money! Read full review

(3.0)

Water falling blues

by $1000 repair lurking any used Gran am 2.4 from Akron on April 26, 2018

I biught my 98 2.4 with 140 k. I knew I would the gas tank was leaking when I bough it. Paid 1000. in 2011. All power windows motors had to be replaced. Previous owner got a manual door put on in ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Grand Am received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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