Popular Mechanics did the quarter-mile with the Turbo engine and five-speed manual in 15. Standard Catalog of Pontiac, 1926-2002 2nd ed. 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. November 2018 The year 1980 was the finale for the second-generation Grand Am. I was stuck in a parking lot for 45 minutes trying to get it started once. The engine displacement, expressed in liters, was displayed on the bootlid in an effort to accentuate the car's supposedly European character. Then pick the best tire size for your 1993 Pontiac Grand Am.
The Grand Am was reintroduced in 1985 when it replaced the. The four-speed automatic that was mated to the 3. It also received new body work and a revised interior. The base model was dropped after this model year. The Quad 4 was replaced by a new 'Twin Cam' 2. The Encyclopedia of American Cars.
The rear suspension is a more refined Multi-link design. Engines were also detuned to meet the with the dropping to a new low of 7. All engines were available with a 400 automatic transmission as standard equipment. Changes for 2002 also included a stationary cup holder in the center console as opposed to a removable one. Sometimes while driving my car will stall. Archived from on July 14, 2012.
Only 17,083 Grand Ams were built. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. Engine and transmission offerings were the same as 1973, but four-speed manual transmissions were no longer offered in California, where only the Turbo Hydra-matic automatic was available. The 2000 models added a Getrag five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment with the four-cylinder. If one were to get the turbo engine, then the turbo boost gauge would take the place of the voltmeter. Turbo Hydra-matic was standard equipment and the only transmission offered this year. All Grand Ams between 1985 and 2005 were built in at the.
Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Pontiac Grand Am's' tire size. Unsourced material may be challenged and. Other options included a Driver Information Center, electronic trunk release, and a moon roof. The Grand Am was redesigned for 1992. Sometimes the power will flicker I know this because I will hear the locks unlock then lock and the speedometer will drop then jump right back up. The suspension was now fully independent, with a revised MacPherson-Strut design up front.
Pontiac also produced a single 1973 Grand Am station wagon as a feasibility study. A total of 43,136 Grand Ams were built during the first year of production both two-door and four-door models. Performance from 0-60 was 7. The standard 1988 Pontiac Grand Am dash. In 1995, the Quad 4 engines received balance shafts, and a direct driven power steering off the intake camshaft.
In California, only an automatic transmission was available and engine offerings included the standard Buick 231 cu in 3. Production of the Grand Am was canceled in 1980 when it was replaced by the. The Grand Am shared the same front-wheel drive platform as the renamed in 1987 and the. Pontiac hybridized the Trans Am with the Grand Prix to create the Grand Am. This was a LeMans wagon converted to a Grand Am. This problem hasn't been much of a problem up until I moved here to Omaha. Outside, an updated front fascia, rear fascia,and side skirts gave the Grand Am a smoother, more rounded look.
The Grand Am was redesigned for 1999. A total of 10,679 Grand Ams were built in 1975 and the series was dropped after this year due to declining sales and rising gas prices as a result of the. Notably, the American sports car was usually without luxury features and the luxury car without sport features. It became Pontiac's best selling car and was later replaced by the , so named as it was intended to be the 6th generation of the Grand Am. They did note, however, large amounts of torque steer from a dead stop.