About Pontiac Grand Am
The Pontiac Grand Am was a car under the brand of Pontiac, manufactured by General Motors. Its body style included a 2-door fastback coupe, 2-door notchback coupe, 4-door fastback sedan, and 4-door notchback sedan. In 2005, the Grand Am was phased out of the Pontiac line and replaced by the new G6. The SE sedan was retained to meet the needs of the fleet vehicles.
The Pontiac Grand had gone through many phases. In the first generation, the original Grand Am debuted in the fall of 1972 serving as a 1973 model. It was built on the GM A platform with the Chevrolet Chevelle, Pontiac GTO, the Buick Century, and so on. Major design revisions had been made in 1973, showing by not using pillarless hardtops. The OEM parts of cars will help you to experience the revised parts. The oil crisis in 1973 caused a polarized situation in the car market. The sales of Grand Am declined so that the model was discontinued in the lineup in 1975. For the 1978 model year, the Grand Am returned and was built based on the Grand Prix's G platform.
Pontiac Grand Am parts online
Different parts were included, such as a vertical bar grille, which was not founded in the previous LeMans. For 1986, a sedan and a sportier SE model were added. The SE model features a standard V6 engine and composite headlights. The interior was modified slightly. Different cloths were applied on door panels and seats. At the same time, it incorporated 14-inch aluminum wheels. For 1996, Pontiac updated parts including front fascia, rear fascia, and side skirts, allowing the Grand Am to get a smoother, more rounded look. The interior was equipped with HVAC controls dual airbags an easier-to-use audio system and softer plastics. The new engine produced 155 lb-ft (210 N·m) of torque. It came new standard with daytime running lamps with automatic lighting control. 1997 models featured standard air conditioning. In 2003, change was made by the elimination of the body cladding on SE models, thus affecting other models under Pontiac. It offered options of anti-lock brakes and traction control on the SE. For 2004, an MP3 player was used in the model.
In terms of its safety, 1999-2005 Grand Am got a "Poor" rating in its frontal crash test due to structural integrity at the relatively lower level, possible head injury and right leg injury, and so on, rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Searching online, you can learn about what parts will be incorporated in those safe vehicles.