However, the front seats are not as comfortable as they should be despite their many adjustments. The standard 1988 Pontiac Grand Am dash. The Grand Am was redesigned for 1992. Notably, the American sports car was usually without luxury features and the luxury car without sport features. When the driver removes the key from the ignition, three chimes indicate the system is activated. Won't be calling them again. There were no squeaks or rattles in our pre-production test car.
The engine displacement, expressed in liters, was displayed on the bootlid in an effort to accentuate the car's supposedly European character. To see just how wild this styling is, you need only to park the Grand Am next to its technical twin at Oldsmobile, the new Alero. However, the front seats are not as comfortable as they should be despite their many adjustments. All Grand Ams come equipped with electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmissions. When that is weighed against the improved driving experience, the all-new 1999 Pontiac Grand Am has a lot to offer. The four-door sedan was dropped, leaving only the two-door coupe, which received only minor appearance changes.
Bold, new styling with aggressive ribbed body work is designed to draw even more attention to this sporty compact than before. The car is really fun to drive, it have a Great Car Apperance, great car in the snow, because of the power. A 150-mph speedometer and V-rated tires, for example, suggest an unrestricted top speed, but a speed governor cuts off the fun at 126 mph. So they wanted more down and raised the price or offered me another type of car which I said no to. But the curvy interior remains tasteful and actually works pretty well. In effect, the wheels have been pushed farther out toward the corners of the car.
This gives the Grand Am a more aggressive, sporty appearance. Inside, the genuine African crossfire mahogany trim on the instrument panel was replaced by a simulated material due to delamination problems on the 1973 models but the real wood was continued on the center console, optional console clock, and radio bezel. In effect, the wheels have been pushed farther out toward the corners of the car. No Tiptronic-type shift-gate is offered, although Pontiac says there may be one in the future — just like it says with the manual transmission. When that is weighed against the improved driving experience, the all-new 1999 Pontiac Grand Am has a lot to offer. Most of the time, though, the drivetrain delivers respectable performance.
It locks the car seven seconds after the last door is closed. Redesigned interiors make it more comfortable, while new convenience features make life a little easier. The front track—the distance between the left and right tires—is a significant 3. A bright picture underneath The picture brightens with the rest of this car. Pontiac is launching a totally new Grand Am for 1999 with new exterior styling, a redesigned interior, a re-engineered chassis and suspension, a bigger optional V6 engine, and more convenience features. Sales were down more than 50 percent due to the , and while the recession continued, prices increased for all 1974 model cars.
The tacked-on body cladding helps avoid door dents from shopping carts and other drivers' doors. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. They did note, however, large amounts of torque steer from a dead stop. If a door is opened before that time, the timer stops and starts over when the door is closed again. Driving Impressions A day spent driving around greater Miami revealed that the 1999 Grand Am offers a smoother, more controlled ride quality than the 1998 model.
This is overall a very affordable car that has that power when needed. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557668796527 ; listingsSearchManager. Yet the ride remained well-damped, and impact harshness of bumps was minimal. Likewise, the wheelbase has been stretched a substantial 3. 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. The interior it's ok, but the seats are not too comfortable Avg. The rear suspension is a more refined Multi-link design.
Every new Pontiac since then has had wilder styling than the car it replaced. Driving Impressions A day spent driving around greater Miami revealed that the 1999 Grand Am offers a smoother, more controlled ride quality than the 1998 model. Other options included a Driver Information Center, electronic trunk release, and a moon roof. In 1979, the Grand Am was featured in the circuit. Every new Pontiac since then has had wilder styling than the car it replaced.
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We waited for over a week and I had already given my down payment. The lack of a manual transmission is just the first of a number of annoying performance contradictions on this car. Unsourced material may be challenged and. This was also the last car to be made at Lansing's old Fisher Body plant. Archived from on 10 May 2013. Fuel pump, power steering assembly, rack, alternator. When the driver removes the key from the ignition, three chimes indicate the system is activated.