Okay, I bought this car for $900 with 85k on it...a steal right?...yes, but just like ma says.."you get what you pay for". This car scares the hell out of me sometimes. There is obviously a problem with the cylinders that causes them to work twice as hard as they should and I'm almost positive the engine has an oil leak in it, which from what I hear Pontiac had problems with on this model in the past. The engine is strong and the car always starts but not without scary sounds from the "grinding" transmission....It's horrible...you can hear every gear! Mine also has a swaybar problem that causes the car to bounce all over the place. The only time it really smooths out is on the expressway!.
ABS, power steering. Incredible fuel efficiency! For such a cheaply made car the stereo is awesome!
Cup holders! The front one can't fit more than a 12oz. can of soda. Better tranny...you should not hear the thump of every gear switch!
Bought used as third car but drive it the most. Love the power, handling and reliability. Built for a guy. I'm 6'2"/ 240 lbs but have no problem getting in and out. Innovative features like cup holder folding down from dashboard. A smaller car with relatively big engine means it doesn't have to work too hard and has therefore held up well. Great value in used car market which is also a problem- probably have to drive into the ground because can't sell for anything- too bad great car.
Mine has power windows,doors, sunroof and locks with leather int. Bought in 2003 with 89k miles for $2300- incredible value! ABS brakes + wide tires provide great traction in snow. Large engine means good power to pass. Not racing car but good power. Low price, good performance, great value
Extra driver side cup holder that would hold a larger cup. Cigarette lighter too close to cup holder- use the lighter to recharge cell phone and cup holder to hold change. When lighter not in, too easy to drop coin into the slot and short out the lighter. Wheel covers look dated.
I bought this car about 4 months ago with about 123,000 miles on it. I had to fix the steering collum and some minor things but this car is really aewsome. Great speed with the V6 engine. This car is so much fun to drive. the power windows are a little slow but that is common. I got a really good deal it was 950.00 dollars.
The V6 engine is awesome. The sunroof and the cup holders on the passengers side. Also love the sporty look. Very comfortable car to drive in. Great first car.
Better steering collum (it is always breaking down). Faster power windows. Don't buy a grand am with a quad 4 engine they are junk and worthless.
I got this car used about 6 years ago. It was like new then and still runs excellent. This car is a lot of fun to drive, and I can say this as someone who also owns a 2001 Trans Am WS6. Although the Grand Am GT is no muscle car, it is light and sporty, and the stiff suspension gives it excellent handling. This car is also beautiful. Sporty-looking, yet classy. Nice low profile. Much better looking than newer Grand Ams. It also has the most comfortable seats of any car I have ever sat in.
Exterior design, seats, stiff sporty suspension
Could have used better cup holders in front. The cup holder that folds down off the dash does not have the support to not bounce and cause spills. Also should have had bigger brakes.