by capimo on Jan 21, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
*Note this is a "sports" car your insurance will be expensive
I bought it May 2013 (MY first car :D) $1,800 and 147K miles. Mine is a Canadian car (I live in Michigan) so everything is metric/km :S
But yeah good mpg, very rust resistant, lots of power for lil' 4 cyl, after 9 months still reliable.
Problems: The seats and various useless plastics are breaking. The previous owner wore down the springs, catalytic converter went (I hear this is a common problem, I bought mine online $75 and had Tuffy put it in $45.
12 years old and most everything on the car is factory gear! (Although not good in some cases..)
by macdizzle on Jun 7, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I bought mine used in 2005 with 60k miles on it.
I am just now (in mid 2013) through steps to fix it up a little to resell or trade in.
I was attracted to it because I could by afford it, and it had a pretty sexy looking body style, an ergonomic interior design, and a nice little dose of low end torque.
It was a bright red car and I dubbed it 'the Ferrari.'
I have been through a lot with it and have kept it so long that I have spent almost as much insuring it as I did to buy it.
The downside is that it is a General Motors car from an era where the passenger cars where he trim, plastics, and electrical systems suffer from poor design and durability.
by alan2123 on May 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
We have owned this car since it was brand new. it now has 209400 miles on it! I've out in an alternator, window wiper motor, and a new ignition. it still needs a couple things, like a new indicator switch because it makes a ticking noise while off, but for how long it's lasted and the little work its needed, it has been a great car! it still runs great, and I'll probably get it up to 250000 miles before I sell it.