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This Car is Junk
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By DoNotBuy
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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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!


Best Features

Moonroof, radio controls on steering wheel and the Ram Air!


Worst Features

A complete rebuild or recall of this car!


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Not worth your money
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By fla2000
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan


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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 say more? Also, beware that you'll need the "ultra high performance" type of tires, so when you go to replace them it costs a fortune.


Best Features

It's fast, though not necessarily nimble. Stereo sound was good. That's about it!


Worst Features

Where to start? Make a car that lasts long-term, like most Toyotas and Hondas do.


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My Baby Blue Grand AM!
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By Mason420
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2dr Coupe


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I love my pontiac Grand Am....my only complaint would be that the window regulators in these cars have got to be recalled....other than that ITA ALL GOOD!!


Best Features

There are endless uprgrades for this thing!


Worst Features

BETTER WINDOW REGULATORS!!


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I plan to continue buying Pontiacs
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By leeza112
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Steering, traction control, CD player, exterior


Worst Features

Rear view window is too high to see out of when backing up. Otherwise a great car.


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OK CAR
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By turkeyleg
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Nice exterior styling, Traction control is great with front wheel drive. Nice guage layout and unique air vents.


Worst Features

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 option.


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