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Used Pontiac Grand Am

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Consumer Reviews

repairs on poorly designed parts

By on Monday, June 16, 2008

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

"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."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

My Favorite Car. BEST EVER!!

By on Monday, October 01, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great Price, Cheap to fix, Pretty blue color,"

Cons: "Cup holders could be bigger."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"My 99 Grand Am is a source of pride for me. It has 235k miles on it and runs like a charm. I've owned if for 3 years and have put less than $1000 into it. If it died tomorrow, it has certainly given me everything a car should and i would be sad, not angry; to see it go. But I see no indications of it breaking down beyond repair! I love this car!!"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

overall very Impressed for the $ performance

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,800

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "very enjoyable when maintained"

Cons: "If 3.4 over heats/major cost factor"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"great design~ comfortable and sport Interior~ rides smooth~ plenty of power~dependable and safe!traction control great option. helps because the 3.4 H.O will very easily spin before hooking up with out even trying! attractive design with the ground effects/rear spoiler/moon roof/fog lights built in front bumper cover. great sound system~ easy resale! appears to hold good value when taken care of seems very appealing for purchasers in the $2,0000 to $4,5000 range. good overall reveiew and reasonable Insurance quotes"

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful