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 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.
by Kasten on Oct 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan
I have my Pont for 7 years had no problem. When it hit 119,450 miles the transmission broke down. I sent it to mechanick and he said it was factory defect. He showed to me that old transmission and I could see that it cracked exacly in the middle all round the transmission. OK I asked him to change and get another one with 80,000 on it. Which hi did. I was driving it for a year. Big oil consumption. In 3000 miles i had to add 2.5 quars of oil. When it was 130,000 My motor broke down in the middle of the higway. I barely got to my brother's house. And I am not fixing it. What, Do i have to change motor and transmission every 130,000 Miles?
by daxx on Sep 23, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan
I've had my Pontiac for 7 years, and put over 120,000 miles on it. It's fairly comfortable, quick enough for daily driving and fun to drive. Reliability is... okay. It's had intake gaskets, power steering pump, fuel pump, water pump, power seat motors, front power windows replaced twice each, rear power windows replaced and a new BCM computer. It looks like junk with peeling clearcoat and disintegrating dashboard, but it starts first try and gets me to my destination with no fuss. Gas mileage averages mid-20's, but that's mostly my fault as I like making the V6 work hard.
by Terri on Aug 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4dr Sedan
When I purchased this car,it had 165k miles. My Volvo's pmts were $400.00 a month, and repairs on the Volvo were never less than $1000-$2000., just to keep it on the road! For the last three years. I was never told EXACTLY what was wrong, but they definitely wanted their money! Since the Pontiac purchase, I have replaced the ignition switch,$400.00, and now know that the intake manifold gasket will need to be replaced- the a/c needs to be fixed, and the passenger side windows no longer roll down- must fix soon. Live in MS! All this is STILL less than I have put into my USED Volvo over a one year period. I think that I will live with the Pontiac- did I mention that I purchased for $1000.00?
by Jamie on Dec 26, 2009 Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4dr Sedan
I received this car in mid-2006 and have had it ever since. It just hit 200,000 miles and has still kept going (knock on wood!) I am pleased with the way it has held up. I drive an average of 25,000 miles each year so I am pretty hard on cars.
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