by smurfmobile on Apr 12, 2013 Vehicle: 1991 Pontiac Grand Am 2dr Coupe
I bought my 1991 Grand Am for my son when it had 146,000 miles on it. There had been several previous owners.
I bought it for him, but he gave it back to me. To resolve oil leaks, and running problems, I had the 2.5 L engine rebuilt. By the time I finished repairs, A/C, brake cylinders, paint, carpet, starter, Rt front wheel bearing, I was getting about 33 mpg on the highway (w/out AC on.)
i had spent about $6,000.
The car now has 235,000 miles on it, and the only problem is a slightly weak reverse gear. I'd rate the interior and exterior higher except
for plastic, and poor trim.
Oil filter hard to change w/out getting leaks, but the engine is all metal. No plastic manifold to crack!
by holtz on Mar 15, 2010 Vehicle: 1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2dr Coupe
I had the car for a year and a half. I bought the car with 104,000 and now have 144,000. I put a lot of mile on it. there are a few thins that I had to fix. I replaced the valve gasket twice, replaced the egr valve, alternator, overdrive sensor and battery. other than that just the normal maintenance.runs great. Paints coming off and is starting to rust. my average mpg is 20-23.
ABS is standard on SE. Larger, vented front rotors increase stopping ability on SE. LE with Sport Performance Package adds several SE goodies, like high-output Quad 4 engine, alloy wheels, exterior trim, and a revised suspension.