"2000 Pontiac Grand AM Se2:
bought used in 2003 with 45K, 2008 and now has 93K. First 4 years I put on 30K and last 1.5 years has been 18K.
Repairs: water pump/serpentine 50K, intake manifold gasket replaced at 55K (expensive), battery at 56K, intermittent blinker (recalled) 67K, radio display went out 68K (did not repair), 4 tires at 73K, front wheel bearing/hub assembly at 75K, front rotars and pads. Also had to replace both side mirros, washer fluid tank, and all four window regulators (stupid plastic parts). I'll give GM the battery, rotars/pads...maybe water pump, but c'mon with the gasket, wheel bearings and stupid, cheap plastic parts.
transmission is slipping on rare occasions in shifting from 2nd to 3rd, great! mechanic can't seem to replicate and can't find a problem. time will tell.
Oh another thing, mysterious coolant leaks. reservoir has emptied on two occasions (63K and 86K)...not a slow drain either. the puddles were easy to spot but the leak not so much.
FYI, i drive to preserve my car for as long as possible and follow all routine maintenance.
Fair car at best IMO. I don't know what the first 45K miles were like, but the last 48K have been a bit rough. I'm going to run it into the ground as long as it doesn't break my wallet in doing so. Will never buy another Pontiac."
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