by charlzm on Jan 14, 2014 Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2dr Coupe
I got the car from my mom with only 62,000 miles on it.
In the 20 months I had it, I had to replace the drivers side door handle and lock, a/c compressor, radiator, H2O pump, drivers side window motor (which went out AGAIN a year later) and a tie rod
PLUS normal maintenance (battery, tires, struts, brakes).
But when the infamous intake manifold leak appeared, I realized I had spent $5000.00 ($250 a month) on this car and now it needed a repair that could be up to another $1k...
I donated it and bought a new car.
Other cons: the dash had a weird gooey black substance on it, the paint was faded and peeling, plastic body cladding panels falling off... it was a sad car.
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