by eddy37 on Feb 7, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Bought mine new in 2001. I've taken decent care of it, oil changes, minor repairs. It's never broken down or had any major issues. Has the same issues as other Grand AM's. Side passenger mirror just fell off, AC has been broken for a couple years, fan speeds 1 and 2 don't work, side mirror control broken. The car itself is no longer waterproof. The factory battery lasted 11 years. Took it on a road trip this summer and actually got really good mileage. To recap, it's been paid for since 2005 and has never left me stranded. Going to drive this thing until it explodes.
by gruvygirl1 on Jul 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This was my first car that I bought used for $4000 with 107,000 miles.
There were a few things that were problematic to begin with -- the driver's side window was difficult to roll down and the air conditioning only worked on speeds 3-5.
Eventually, the entire AC system failed and had to be repaired, which did restore the 1-2 settings.
About a year after purchasing the vehicle, I had to replace both the alternator and the battery.
In the past year, I paid over $600 repairing the ignition switch and the security lock column, only to find that I needed to repair the computer system due to an engine leak, meaning another costly repair, so at 124,000 miles, we finally parted.
by KNOFAC on Jul 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This was my 2nd car, and it was average. Got it used in 07, with about 79,000 miles. The interior is a little cramped despite being a larger coupe. The exterior is sporty and attractive. However, the car never ran too great. It didn't have much kick in terms of acceleration. It's not a very good shock-absorbing car; you can feel every bump. The nagging issue: no matter how many times I reset it, the check oil and ABS lights would not stay off. I took care of it, got routine maintenance, and didn't put a whole of of wear and tear on the car, but I don't think it would've lasted long if I was putting 10,000+ miles on it.
by tcestes on Jan 24, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought mine almost 2 years ago in March 2007. It had 80k on it when purchased. I drive almost 55,000 miles per year for work. And I've gotta say this has been a dependable car. I'm currently at 192k on it and I had to replace the fuel pump 1 time. Other than that it has never left me stranded. And that is very important for my job. On the highway, I regularly got around 30mpg, which is hard to beat. The only recurring problems I've had is the TRAC light coming on, and a strange clicking sound, which I'm told is tied to the ignition system. The security light did come on around 180k but has stayed on with no problems. I've been very impressed with it, it's done the job for me.
by raven24 on Jan 1, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought it and when I accelarted, it would hesitate at high RPMs the dealership ran a check, nothing but 2 years later it now may have an engine problem. I've dumped lots of money into small mechanical problems and the car still is having same issues lots of lights on dash, other owners told me same. Never stranded but always at mechanics. My passaenger and driver door have come misalligned and hitting the fenders for no reason. This all stinks because I really am comfortable driving it because I'm petite. it really is the small problems that have given me the headaches. Oh and the clicking noise coming from hazard button, wheel barrons replaced many times but its easy to find parts
by Briguy on Oct 26, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
When I saw this car on the dealer's lot I fell in love with the style in and out. Also the gas mileage was impressive but little did I know this would be the worst running vehicle I had ever owned. Bought with 10K by 28K ABS system failure, serpentine belt, valve lifters, and engine overheating made me have to say bye-bye. Of course GM did it's damnedest to make sure they fixed nothing, solidifying my decision.
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