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 Louise on Sep 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Pontiac Grand Am 2dr Coupe
This car was purchased new and I still own it. It has 256,000 miles on it and still going. Had an electronic problem 3 yrs ago -cost $500 to fix. Only other problem has been the alternator-apparently a weak link. It goes out every 2-3 years. Have been replacing them with one from a junk yard because just how long can this car last. Now just keep a spare on hand. Radiator is now leaking so needs some work there. Easy to reach into back seat from the front while driving to retrieve those articles. East to see around when backing up. GM should make more of these cars. Also have a 04 Grand AM but it lacks some of these features.
by Headly on Feb 28, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 Pontiac Grand Am 2dr Coupe
For how old the car is I am surprised
it hasnt blown up yet. But besides
that point. I have owned the car for
three years and besides the usual
maintenance I have not one problem with
this car except for installing a new
starter. I expect the car to last me
for another couple of years with no
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.