by got 1 of the lucky 1 on Apr 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I got this grand am With 130,000 miles on it.now it has 174,000miles. had it for 3yrs. i had to change the thermostat just once cause it was heatin up a lil. i change the oil every sungle time. i changed the sparkplugs on my own and the only tIhng i hated was the clicking noise from the hazard signal button. i changed that but still clicks a lil. sound system is great. I never had problems with the intake maifold gasget cause i changed the anntifreeze in the car. its been good to me but im gettin a new car now
by Romine on Mar 8, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car about a year ago and it had about 157,000 miles on it. The lady I bought it from used to drive down gravel a lot and I had to replace a hub and an outer tire rod... security light came on and cause my car to not start for 10 min each time as well as my idol staying at 1200 rpm but fix both problems by pulling out the ignition and cleaning the sensors. Excellent sound system and got 37 mpg believe or not the last road trip I made. It's had its ups and down and have put about $700 into it but only bought it for $1500. Take care of it and it will treat you right... if you don't, it will let you know. Mine now has over 170,000 and still runs like a champ.
by Chris.I on Feb 13, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I Bought my Grand Am in 2004, with 38k miles on it. I recently traded it in last week with 103k miles, and the dealership gave me $900 trade in value on it. I never really had any MAJOR issues, but had tons of minor issues, like 2 electrical issues, Drivers side power window broke, Both rearview mirrors broke, Oil change light constantly on (even right after an oil change), Trac system light comes on whenever I turn a sharp corner, Dials fell off, radio volume faded in & Out. last problem I had was everytime I stopped at a red light, the car would putt, like it wanted to stall, So I got a tuneup, hoping it would fix the problem, which it didn't. Overall I loved the car, but It had to go
by MikeD on May 9, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
If you're thinking of getting an affordable car, then I would definitely put a Pontiac Grand AM on your list. This car is a speed demon, just to warn, the acceleration takes some getting used to at first, but once you've driven it enough, it gets easier. This car is a champion to me, and I've only had it for 2 days. If you can find one for a good price tag, then its a steal. This is the perfect first car, it is sharp and not tacky or too sophisticated at all. Runs great, sounds quiet, handles well and easily. Shocks absorb any road divots or potholes, just be on the look-out for them though, never know where you will find one, especially in states with a lot of un-paved streets. A+ car!
by molady on Aug 4, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car used. I guess that was my first mistake. I have had numerous problems. Fuel leaks, brakes, water outlet valve keeps blowing apart, over-heating, now it has been in the shop for a month, replaced fuel pump and filter ($350) and it still won't start. Now while at the shop something with the security system is locked up. The security light is on and the car will do nothing. Anyone wanna buy it? Real cheap!! Pay it off and it's yours!!
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