All 1973-1975 Grand Ams were built in at Pontiac's main assembly plant. 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. . About 1 month after this repair, the front right wheel partially attached during a freeway drive. Archived from on July 14, 2012.
For 1996, the Pontiac Grand Am gets more aggressive styling, with a new front end, including a new grille and headlights. Check out listings for your specific vehicle applications. A 5-speed manual was standard, and a 3-speed automatic was optional, the latter required if the V6 engine was ordered. The 1996 Pontiac Grand Am is a roomy family sedan that also makes a good commuter car because it drives well and has decent fuel economy, while still loaded with sufficient creature comforts. A V6 option returned in the form of the 160 hp 120 kW 3. The springs were advertised as being computer selected.
The Encyclopedia of American Cars. Only 17,083 Grand Ams were built. It is engineered from premium-quality materials to ensure durability and reliable operation. It hits 150-hp and is paired with a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. Foreign makes mixed these features.
This was also the last year that the Buick sourced 3. This resulted in a dichotomy of buyers: total luxury or total economy. That was the last straw. If one were to get the turbo engine, then the turbo boost gauge would take the place of the voltmeter. All Grand Ams between 1985 and 2005 were built in at the. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. The four-speed automatic that was mated to the 3.
This was also the last car to be made at Lansing's old Fisher Body plant. It was based on the. In 2005, Pontiac began phasing out the Grand Am lineup for the new G6 replacement. Also a factor leading to the Grand Am's cancellation, were plans for all 1976 Pontiac A-body cars receiving the newly approved rectangular headlights, which would necessitate a complete redesign of the Grand Am's Endura nose and Pontiac officials decided that the expense of such a redesign could not be justified based on low production numbers. New for 1979 was a four-speed manual available with the 150-horsepower 301 four-barrel in 49 states. The Quad 4 was replaced by a new 'Twin Cam' 2. Grand Ams also were among the first U.
Production of the Grand Am was canceled in 1980 when it was replaced by the. How does a car with so many problems continue to be Pontiac's top seller for so many years? DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. It drove and handled well, with nice muscular stance not found in competitors like the Ford Contour or the Honda Accord. The standard 1988 Pontiac Grand Am dash. A total of 43,136 Grand Ams were built during the first year of production both two-door and four-door models. The Grand Am was redesigned for 1999.
This brand new replacement unit helps re-establish passenger comfort over tough road conditions. It was based on the A-body along with other cars such as the , , , , and the. A totally new front and rear fascia along with an interior redesign made news for 1989. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. For the most part, the final year of this body style was essentially a carry over year. Pontiac hybridized the Trans Am with the Grand Prix to create the Grand Am. The radio size in 2001 also changed from a 1.
Archived from on July 10, 2012. Find sources: — · · · · November 2018 Fourth generation Overview Production 1991—1998 1992—1998 Assembly , Body and chassis Related Powertrain 2. The base model was dropped after this model year. A new Twin Cam 2. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. The engine displacement, expressed in liters, was displayed on the bootlid in an effort to accentuate the car's supposedly European character.
The 1974 Grand Am's rear-end styling was redesigned for the new 5 mph crash standards and had vertical rear taillights with relocated license plate and fuel filler above the bumper. 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. The length was shortened slightly, but the wheelbase grew by more than three inches 76 mm. No convertibles were produced due to the rollover standards that never were enacted. Engines were also detuned to meet the with the dropping to a new low of 7.