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2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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With five trim levels and some style and equipment refinements, the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am has a lot to offer for consumers in the compact car class.

It is designed to be both a practical and economical family sedan, yet a Coupe version with superb handling and accelerative ability is available. The chameleon 2003 Pontiac Grand Am is a front-wheel drive 2 or 4-door car that can have any of three engines under the hood.

Available Models
The sedan version of the 2003 Pontaic Grand Am comes as an SE, SE1, SE2, GT or GT1 while the Coupe comes only at the GT or GT1 models. These differences in trim level are not representative of simple enhancements to interior features. In fact, they also indicate different engines and/or performance components.

Interior Features
Base SE comes with great features for a base model; including air conditioning, AM/FM/CD player, cloth upholstery on front bucket seats, tachometer, variable intermittent wipers plus more valuable basics. SE1 adds cruise control, power windows and mirrors, power height adjustable drivers seat and a split-folding rear seat.

The two GT models add even more comfort-related features. For example, GTs mean an upgrade to a Monsoon Stereo system, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, 6-way power adjustable driver's seat and at the GT1 level, a power sunroof.

Exterior Features
On the outside the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am continues to sport the award winning styling that has distinguished it in the past. However, 2003 sees a deletion of the lower body plastic side cladding. Other characteristics include a rear spoiler at the GT levels and alloy wheels from the SE on up. Fog lights are standard on all models and a variety of additional options, like the power sunroof or spoiler, can be included according to the buyer's discretion.

The three engine choices and the variety of mechanical differences really set the various Grand Am versions apart, but, it should be said, even the base SE has pretty good handling and accelerative capacity.

The SE has a 4-cyl 2.2-liter engine with 140 hp at 5600rpm. This produces 150lb-ft of torque at 4000rpm and it gets 24/33 mpg (city/hwy) with a slight fluctuation depending on whether you are running a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. A move to SE2 brings on the 3.4-liter V6 with 170 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Finally, at the GT level, you enjoy a slightly more powerful Ram Air engine. This is capable of 175 hp and 205lb-ft of torque and performance is also enhanced at this level with sport suspension.

Safety and Security
Traction control and ABS brakes are standard from the SE1 level on up while GTs have 4-wheel disc brakes instead of drums.

New for 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

SE2 sedan model
Refreshed SE sedan exterior
Base and uplevel fabric available
XM Satellite Radio available
OnStar now standard on all models except base SE
Packaging initiatives
Exterior colors: Summit White, Victory Red and Graystone Metallic
SE coupe models discontinued

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.2L 4-cylinder
3.4L V6
3.4L Ram Air V6
140 @ 5600
170 @ 5200
175 @ 4800
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
 4 cyl auto - 24/32
4 cyl man. - 25/33
3.4L V6 - 20/29
Ram Air V6 - 20/29

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