by ggaring2012 on Sep 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe
Before buying my 2000 Grand Am, I owned a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire, and even though it was old and a little rough around the edges, it never failed me... even with having 250,000 miles on it! For that reason, I felt secure with purchasing another Pontiac, the Grand Am. I've had this car for 6 months without any major problems. I purchased it from a friend with 170,000 miles. It now has almost 180,000 miles on it, and I have only had to replace a wheel bearing, blower motor for the a/c, and the drive belt, which is expected from a car with that many miles. None of which were expensive at all! They are neat little cars and I plan to keep mine until it dies! Too bad they stopped making Pontiac's...
by kcx1992 on Mar 27, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 2dr Coupe
Over all this car has been so realiable to me. The body was in rough shape when I got the car, but it just keeps running. I bought the car in Summer 2010, it is now spring 2013, the car has 178,478 miles on it! Still kick ass. I've only had to replace a water pump (15 Dollars Brand New, Advanced Auto Parts), a starter (50 Dollars Brand new Ebay), & When I bought it the driver side window never worked. 70 dollars and an ebay search got me all new parts for both driver and passenger windows. Both work flawlessly now! also got two brand new headlights for 60 bucks, wasn't needed but wanted. LOVE THIS CAR! Still driving this car!
by richie_east on Dec 14, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe
I purchased my car two years ago with 99,000 miles and it now has 142,000. I have had very minimal repairs. Great car, paint still looks great with the exception of minor paint chips in the hood and bumper. I love the fact this car gives me all the power and response i need. Ive driven friends new Mercedes c230 thats feels gutless and slow to respond compared to my Grand am. I plan on driving the wheels off this car. After being 11 years old, i still catch myself looking at it and admiring the beauty of it. I see lots of grand am gt's on the road and not to sound superficial, but mine is one of the best looking ones on the road. Overall i love this car and get compliments on it all the time!
by teravain on Aug 18, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan
Over all the 2000 Grand Am has been an excellent car. Mine has over 200k miles on it with 185k of them put on by me.
The car lasted up until about 189k then one of the cylinders dropped to 60% pressure and I can't use the AC when I am stopped at a stop sign or the engine will stall.
Paint started peeling at the bottom of the front doors after 8 years of driving on a dirt road at 45 miles per hour for 2 miles per day.
The front dash has started to lift a little from the sun light hitting it the last 11 years, and driver side window button is finally starting to act up.
At 13k this car has lived up to all my expectations.
by sholomar on Apr 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe
All in all I haven't had to spend much at all on maintenance over the years.. the biggest expense was the intake manifold but that didn't need to be done, just a slow external leak that doesn't harm anything.. dealer sensationalism and gouging.. lesson learned.
The blinker contacts are dirty making it blink a lot, the power window just went, the fan doesn't work above 3, the radios display is dead, the power lock on the passenger side is dead.. little electronic things are starting to happen over time that I could fix myself pretty cheap and just might.. but overall I can't complain for having a car last 10 years.
Starts first time, every time.. even at 30 below zero. Well built powertrain
by jleahcap on Mar 9, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 4dr Sedan
I bought my Grand Am in '99, and she's still with me at 133,000 miles.
I Love getting into this car every time. The color (navy blue), the style.
There are just too many things that are falling off - both side mirrors, the overhead light, no visible clock, back window goes half-way up/down depending on mood. It's a good thing I own this car, because I wouldn't be able to afford the repairs every 3-4 months if I had to make car payments.
Giving up my Grand Am will be like losing my best friend - albeit a high-maintenance friend.
If I could find a way to replace all these problems to make it run for another 10 years, I would in half-a-heartbeat.
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