by KenB on Aug 26, 2006 Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 4dr Sedan
This car was trash almost from the start. Brakes always noisy. Replaced 4 alternators. Drivers window regulator replaced. Water pump replaced twice. Front wheel bearings replaced. Now the intake gasket is leaking. This car and my family will soon part company. I will never buy a Pontiac again. I will think very hard about buying ANY GM product.
by R Sanders on May 27, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 4dr Sedan
Overall I have really enjoyed driving my black Grand Am GT-1 a whole lot. It handles better than anything I have ever owned...I have Brigestone Re730 Z rated tires and they never squeal! However the car has had quality issues...manifold replaced twice, power window regulator, fan switch...luckily I had purchased a bumper to bumper warranty through 75,000 miles with Warranty Direct and it has paid for itself many times over. One design flaw is that the only way to keep out bad outside air is to set it to MAX AC because the car lacks a Recirculate Air button like every car I have ever owned in my life...it is a mystery why they didn't include such an essential....eg Deisel Bus up ahead
by cgaspard100 on Jan 26, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 4dr Sedan
I bought my 1999 Grand Am GT Sedan
brand-new from the dealer and had
nothing but trouble from the start.
First the entire break system went
out, not once but multiple times
within the first year. In the second
year, the head gasket had to be
replaced (and yes, I mainted my car
religiously). The radiator had
problems for the first couple of years
and had to be replaced. The
Alternator went out 4 times in year 3
of ownership. The wind noise in this
vehicle is TERRIBLE. This car
performs very poorly on wet roads.
This is a beautiful car; I love its
style and look. It's fun to drive.
But if you're looking for
dependability, look elsewhere.
by wayseeker on May 30, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 4dr Sedan
I have owned my car for almost 3 years
now. I have only had three things in
need of repair at the shop - the
driver's side window, a gasket leak
(caused by me), and new brake rotors.
Otherwise, with regular maintenance,
this car has been a reliable and
consistent performer. Excellent pick-
up, great handling, decent fuel-
economy from a domestic V6, and
styling that still turns heads. They
didn't skimp on interior features
either - the seats are comfortable,
even on lengthy trips, and passengers
aren't crammed in as an afterthought.
The sound system is solid, and the A/C
is still icey-cool.
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