The Pontiac Grand Am name was a combination of Grand Prix and Trans Am and was made up by Pontiac to continue the performance theme of their car lineup. It started as a sporty performance vehicle in 1973 and featured Pontiac's signature Endura bumper. It was available for just two years to start, then came back in 1978. In the early 80s, it was replaced be the Pontiac 6000 model. It then came back in 1985 where is served as Pontiacs mainstream family sedan until the end of production in 2004. Pontiac made an odd choice to replace the Grand Am with the G6 name considering that the Grand Am was Pontiac's best-selling car for many years. See our site for Pontiac Grand Am parts like tie rods and brake pads.