by afrodave on Dec 22, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe
I was given this car for my 16th birthday in the early 2000s.
when I got it it had around 75,000 miles on it and I drove it up to 130,000.
Car has been a great car, no major repairs needed.
I have been in 3 or more low speed accidents with it and it has kept me safe and keeps on rolling.
Gas mileage was around 26mpg averaging highway and city together.
I kept up on maintenance and oil changes and the car have been great!
by Hangin In on Aug 16, 2007 Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe
If you don't mind forking out $800 a year on maintenance you can keep it going for 235,000 or more. I commute (for 12 years) 28 miles each way (I know, I know, should move closer to work) & this car has never left me stranded (knock on wood. I drive in - 30 degrees F in the winter and have never had a problem. I guess I got lucky with this series of 4 cylinder engine. I run with synthetic oil. Hope it makes a difference. Engine burns no oil. Yes, be prepared to have your brakes replaced every couple of years or sooner.
by Holtguy on Jul 20, 2007 Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan
I bought this car about 3 years ago, it had 160,000 miles on it. Since then, no real problems other than an oxygen sensor went on me. It runs fine, gets pretty good mileage, and is reliable. The only problem are small things, like it leaks water when it rains, coins easily fall into the lighter and blow fuses, the front passenger door stopped opening, and my rearview mirror fell off at one point. It's annoying stuff, but hey the car runs.
Redesign nets Grand Am swoopy look, standard ABS and optional V6 power. Car is now based on same platform as Chevy Corsica/Beretta. SE and GT models are available. Standard engine is a 120-horsepower SOHC engine. GT gets 180-horsepower Quad 4. Optional on both is a 3.3-liter V6. Hook an automatic to the Quad 4 engine and horsepower drops to 160.