We bought our Grand Am used with 21000 miles in 2006. It has 71000 on it now, it has been quite reliable. The only issues have been: the turn signal switch clicking (the factory put too much grease, I just removed some with a q-tip and it went away) and a battery. Otherwise it has been a good car. It is hard to see out when backing up, and it has a lot of road noise.
I'm not sure how many people are going to look at a review on a 7 year old car but here is mine. My dad bought A V-6 version of this car in '05 almost new, however it was used as a rental car. The only problems we ever had with it were the windows came off track (not a big deal you can fix it yourself), the rear passenger window it dead no movement at all (happened this year), and when i was 10 i had a mini TV and my Xbox hooked up to the 12v outlet and blew a fuse and messed up the outlet. no matter what we do the fuses keep popping.
But overall now that its mine it is absolutely perfect for me to go back and forth to high school and work
I bought this car used for my wife. She had an '85 2-door sedan SE with a V- 6 and we both loved that one. This one a 2005 4 door sedan with a V-8 was in great shape. Paid $8500 from a private individual (through E-bay), but still got stung with sales tax in Michigan. Care had 20,000 miles. The V-6 is nice, but seems to not be as peppy as the 85 was. This one has the spoiler, but no sunroof. Had to replace a power window switch first thing. Warranty work. One other issue is the starter sticks ocassionally. We'll have to take that in before the warranty expires. Can't complain, Good car, great price and nice gas mileage.
I am a 54 year old woman who has had nothing but Pontiac's. I wanted the 2005 Grand Am because it was the last year they were making it. I bought it new. I loved my 89 and love this one even more!! You cannot go wrong with a Pontiac!