I bought this car and it only had
12,000 miles on it. At 19,000 miles
the automatic transmission went out
and had to be replaced at MY COST
($3,000)! Then the alternater was
replaced (Twice), both window motors
had to be replaced, two front hub
assembiles, the left CV joint twice,
the right CV joint once, and it eats
brakes like crazy (replaced 4 times
just this year). I do not drive my car
hard nor do I neglect it. I loved this
car at first and now it is nothing but
a headache. DO NOT BUY GRAND AM's they
will live you in ruins!
Moonroof, radio controls on steering
wheel and the Ram Air!
Save your money, do not bother with a
Grand Am. I have had numerous
problems with mine, some within the
first year. Original battery cracked
open and acid leaked out (within first
year), blinker went out after a few
minutes of driving each time (1st
year), oil leak, coolant leak,
replaced factory radio, etc. Need I
Also, beware that you'll need
the "ultra high performance" type of
tires, so when you go to replace them
it costs a fortune.
It's fast, though not necessarily
nimble. Stereo sound was good.
That's about it!
Where to start? Make a car that lasts
long-term, like most Toyotas and
This is a great car to drive.
Brilliant handling, turn on a dime
steering, traction control, CD sound
system, showy sporty exterior,
especially for a family car. Great
handling on wet surfaces, very safe. I
will definitely buy another Pontiac.
Steering, traction control, CD player,
Rear view window is too high to see
out of when backing up. Otherwise a
Solid car for the money. The seat
padding is not good. A year after
purchase the padding is worn down where
you get in and out. The paint on the
rear bumper is flaking off. Engine revs
too high before shifting. I've gon
through 2 sets of rotors and I am
purchasing aftermarket cross-drilled
rotors to hopefully fix this. The radio
was messed up (won't play tapes,
display shows garbeled info) Warrenty
would not cover. Passenger speaker has
bad rattle. If you purchase this car be
aware you do not get the best fit and
finish. I take long trips and a more
solid seat and lumbar would be ideal.
Watch out for the blind spots, the
shape of the car makes these large.
Nice exterior styling, Traction control
is great with front wheel drive. Nice
guage layout and unique air vents.
Improved power to weight ratio. Seat
durability and comfort. Cup holder
placement (can get drink in or out when
shifter is in park). Improved breaking
relibility. Safety should not be an