The lack of a manual transmission is just the first of a number of annoying performance contradictions on this car. Archived from on July 14, 2012. I won't be going back to Hatch Motors. All the controls are easy to reach, and the switch feel matches that of Japanese competition. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
Circular hoods shroud the instruments and ventilation ducts and remind us of sports cars past. In 1995, the Quad 4 engines received balance shafts, and a direct driven power steering off the intake camshaft. My 1999 grand am has over 182000 miles and runs and drives great! Find sources: — · · · · November 2018 Fourth generation Overview Production 1991—1998 1992—1998 Assembly , Body and chassis Related Powertrain 2. A 5-speed manual was standard, and a 3-speed automatic was optional, the latter required if the V6 engine was ordered. Pontiac also produced a single 1973 Grand Am station wagon as a feasibility study. Pontiac recently let us get our hands on several pre-pilot versions of the extremely popular vehicle in Long Beach, California-residence of the retired luxury cruise ship turned….
But Pontiac is merely saving its money — it knows that Americans prefer automatics even on their performance cars. New aluminum brake calipers reduce unsprung weight, which should improve handling in bumpy corners. The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. Like the 1973-75 models, this generation of Grand Ams also featured standard radial tires plus an upgraded Radial Tuned Suspension with front and rear sway bars. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
Now it has the hardware to back those looks up. In 2005, Pontiac began phasing out the Grand Am lineup for the new G6 replacement. In addition to Federal emissions regulations, new safety standards required a 5 mph 8. Warm, red light illuminates the instruments, which are large and easy to read. Unsourced material may be challenged and. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The Quad 4 was replaced by a new 'Twin Cam' 2.
Other options included a Driver Information Center, electronic trunk release, and a moon roof. Redesigned interiors make it more comfortable, while new convenience features make life a little easier. But the curvy interior remains tasteful and actually works pretty well. The 1973 Pontiac Grand Am style had a unique flexible urethane front fascia center nose known as the 'Endura' nose that was squeezable and could return to its original shape following a minor collision along with the new energy-absorbing bumpers, a total of six grille openings with vertical bars, round front turn signals with a cross-hair design, horizontal rear tail lights, and chrome rear bumper. It also gets a low-restriction exhaust system.
A few functional Ram Air systems were sold over the counter. Dealers are moving the '98 models out as fast as possible to make way for the new one, which is beginning to arrive in showrooms and roll out onto the streets now. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. This gives the Grand Am a more aggressive, sporty appearance. The base model was dropped after this model year. But the curvy interior remains tasteful and actually works pretty well. These grand am's are great! The only carry-over part is the base four-cylinder engine.
If a door is opened before that time, the timer stops and starts over when the door is closed again. The Grand Am was redesigned for 1999. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. The 1999 model is almost all-new from the ground up. Stopping ability and pedal feel are virtually world-class for a car of this price.
We focused on driving a sedan equipped with the standard 2. It also gets a low-restriction exhaust system. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. For example, sometimes when backing out of a driveway, between shifting from reverse to drive, it would hesitate and the speedometer flipped all the way to 150mph when I wasn't moving. More good news: Bigger front brakes have reduced braking distances by 14 percent, according to Pontiac. With its relatively flat torque curve, this engine delivers plenty of power around town and offers good acceleration for tackling freeway on-ramps.