This vehicle was very reliable out of the 7 years that we owned it. It was sleek and easy to handle, with a V-6 engine it had a lot of get up and go. The Pontiac Grand Am is not designed for carrying lots of people or baggage though..perfect for a single person or a couple without children. The passenger side seatbelt constantly got stuck in the car door...it never would automatically retract...I read that this was a common complaint among 1995 Grand Am owners.
Bought as a program car, this has been a very effotless car to own. My total repair bills in 8 years totals less than 2500 excluding tires/brakes and that does include a new transmission 3 years ago. Comfortable and reliable I hate to face the fact that its time to sell!
My parents bought it at 95,000 miles and i was 15 and eager to drive it. It went from seattle to san diego and back overloaded and equipped with a Quad 4 engine, but it did a good job! Now its at 156,000 miles and it died and is waiting for a new engine. I'm 18 now and the car was given to me, i will fix it up and remember those happy times we had with the family in that car.
Bought this car with 93,000 miles on it. It now has 102,000 on it my husband drives it 4 hours a day back and forth to work.4 times a week. So far so good. the only problem's with it is: a leaky valve cover, and the fuse to the power locks just blew. Nothing big, both easy fixes. and the air conditioner needs charged.
Car has 97xxx miles on it, transmission makes a whining noise past second gear (after some research I've determinded that other people have also had this same problem). Needs to be rebuilt or replaced. Quad 4 engine is has known problems with cracking. Both driver's and passenger side window motors had to be replaced. Hazards recently stopped working. I've gone through three sets of brakes so far. Overall, I've put more money into it than I bought it for used (~$4000) a few years ago. Now that the transmission needs to rebuilt, a $2000 repair, I think I'm going to ditch it and get a new car.