2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM

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$3,995
$823
above average
90,336 Miles
57,888
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 90336
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Sedan
Interior: Gray
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Option & Equipment

CD / Audio Inputs
Power Options

Notes

This nice, clean grand am has one owner and no accidents as reported by autocheck! With only 90,336 original miles, this immaculate vehicle features a strong 3.4 liter engine, auto. Transmission, power windows and locks, am/fm stereo with cd player and much more! This vehicle is Md. state inspected and comes with a 30 day/1000 mile warranty on the powertrain . We also offer extended warranties at additional costs. Price reflected is for cash sale. Ask about our guaranteed credit approval! Check out our website . Call or come by today. Located at 3616 Wilkens ave., Baltimore, MD. 21229. call us. Thanks for looking and we look forward to hear from you.


Recalls & Defects

VIN 1G2NF52E12M567201 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
  Based on 139 reviews

Great reliable affordable car

5
Amanda on 10/03/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

I have had this car for over 10 years now and I am just now thinking of getting a new car. I have had to do just a few minor repairs since I bought it. It has ample room, and it handles great in the city and on the highway. It has been a very dependable car!

car was free would never buy this after ownership experience

3.4
cannedbobs on 05/03/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

so i got the car when it was 8 years old with 5,000 miles on it, previously owned by my grandmother as an extra car. haven't had to do anything major on it since owning it, biggest annoyance is that every time i have something break and i can't figure out what is broken to cause my problem i find the answer online telling me that this crap happens all the time on this model. lots of interior pieces broke or warped due to gm using plastics that deteriorate after 5 years, as i was told by a gm employee. lots of little quirks, but car has never left me stranded. would be a solid first car for some teen, as fun to drive as a honda, which is saying something.

Good car, cheaply made

3.3
capimo on 01/22/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

*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..)

2002 Grand Am SE1 (3.4L V-6, Automatic)

3.1
macdizzle on 06/07/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

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.

been great so far!

4.3
alan2123 on 05/06/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

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.

Great first car

3.4
kim2013 on 04/29/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE, 4 door, 4 cylinder automatic. This is/was my first car that I bought back in april 2009 I believe. This has been a reliable car for me. Mostly daily driving - school, work, etc. Mostly a town driver, then drove about 25 miles away daily for college. The only serious problem I had was a misfire and a new coil pack fixed that. Routine oil changes, brake pads and tires have been all this car has needed. I drove this car from Wisconsin to Tennesee and back at about 130,000 miles and it did wonderful. I get 24-26 mpg city and probably 30-32 highway. All in all, no big complaints. I do think the car is kind of ugly on the outside but oh well :)

Severe engine problems

3.3
multani4 on 09/14/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Great when bought brand new. but beware of engine problems. #1 lower intake leaks. Head Gasket leaks. hard on brakes. stay away from this vehicle or any other gm vehicle with the 3.4l and 3.6l and 3.8l engines they all have issues with leaks.

Second Owner Experience

3.6
ruffrider2k2 on 06/30/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased car with 50k miles in 2009 as 2nd owner. Carfax showed well maintained. At 130k miles now. Have had to replace rear window motor twice, catylitic converter 70k (free), both cylinder head gaskets 80k, fuel pump 80k, brakes 80k, two sets of tires 85K &100k. Upgraded to better tread on second set of Yoko's with 30k so far. Get intermittent turn signal failures and switch noise when not in use. Security light on rarely, but does not disable engine start. Transmission hard shifting occasionally and have to shut and restart engine to resolve. May be electronic or going out. Oil changes and maintenance regularly.

Piece of Crap

3
becky29 on 01/06/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought this car with 52,000 miles on it for 11,500. Within the first 6 months I replaced the front main gasket and 3 driver side window regulators. I just replaced my passenger reg before Christmas. This car has been in and out of the shop since I bought it in 04. It has 120,000 miles now and is back in the shop as I speak. The oil, thermostat, and temperature sensors are being replaced along with power steering pump. I've had O2 sensor, air compressor, plugs and wires replaced. The list goes on and on if you get my point. I wouldn't recommend or sale this car to my worst enemy!!!!

ROLLING UP DASH PAD

3.8
wsteadman on 12/10/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2002 grand am se sedan 4cyl AT, AC, CDAMFM RADIO, MANNUAL SEATS. I have a problem tha Pontiac has refused to take resposiblity for. The dash pad has started to roll up, has broken the plastic defrost deflectors now the window will not defog properly (safety hazzard). The passenger side air bag is in the dash under the loose dash pad. The airbag is designed to punch thru the pad but with pad being loose it will not function properly and the loose dash pad will impact the passenger instead of the airbag..(safety/deadly hazzard) would like to know how to fix this problem. 9 of 10 gran ams I have looked at have the same problem. The subquality glue is letting go.

grand am

3.5
Anonymous on 12/07/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This is the most miserable car I've ever owned. The same three problems happen every year (window regulator, blower motor, transmission.) I paid $10,000 for it in '04 I've put approx $6,000 into it in repairs. I will never own another pontiac again based on the performance of this car.

Great Car. Will Buy Another Again.

4.9
VazDdrae on 11/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first car, which was bought from a craigslist seller. At first I didn't care to much for it since it was common, but i later realized how nice this car really looks compared to others I see on the road today. The interior is nice, and easily customizable. The exterior of the car is nice, and looks sporty. I have had only one issue with it. It died once at a stop sign, it started back up and was fine and had not had this problem for over a year now. When my brother gets this car, I will probably just buy another (newer) Pontiac Grand Am.

Great car! But

3.9
Robert on 10/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This was my first real car and I absolutely loved it! The car was great in the snow, handled the highway very well and looked so good on the outside that an additional custom paint job on the hood had passers by turning their heads and giving thumbs up! The GT version is not overly common and I enjoyed having a car that separated me from the cars that my friends drove around.

Great car!

4.8
Dadga567 on 10/24/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great daily vehicle. Good on snowy and Ice, excellent handling and acceleration. The leather was great and the inside looked cool. I would buy another

Great Car

4.9
Pj on 06/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in the middle of winter as a gift to myself. It had 131,000 miles on it when I purchased from a local dealer. High miles, and since it was the GT I knew it had been driven hard and put away wet, but it was so sharp I had to buy it. I had the car for two years and never had a problem other than regular maintenance and an occasional fuse blowing. I drove the car like it was a race car, the handling was incredible, and the engine ran like a dream, plus people really took notice of it's awesome monsoon sound system, that thing would boom!

Amaing first car

4.8
TJ on 05/16/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When i first got this car it had some small fixs that were all not hard to fix. the Body was in perfect shape. it runs great and i have had no problems with it. the only think that mite bug some is the suspention kinda gets rough.

Passlock problems

4.4
Ali2681 on 05/15/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Until this year I have never had a problem with my Grand Am. I loved the car....that is until I started getting stranded all the time. Everyone says to wait 10 min with the key on but I always end up waiting at least 40. And it's not always my security light that goes on it's the service engine soon, trac off and ABS. I am getting really tired of having to sit in parking lots for up to an hour waiting for my car to start, how will I go grocery shopping when it's hot!? This is a BIG problem and GM needs to do a recall on this issue. I have always had a problem with the brakes on this car too.

grand am

4
starfire78 on 05/08/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this car from a dealer it had one owner w/17,900 miles on it in 2006 and its unbelievable it was a 2002 so I purchased it it was a great car and very reliable up till last year 2009 when I had to have the head gasket replaced and 6 months later the fuel pump and now with only little over 50,000 miles on it there is something seriously wrong don't know what and no mechanic seems to either went from a reliable car to not so much reliable now I am scared to drive it with my two children not knowing if I am going to be stranded or not

my cat

4.1
Kayla on 02/18/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This car has been absolutely amazing untill I had to get the motor redone. The passenger side window had to be replace once the wire broke and it fell. This is the second one ive owned.. Other than the problems i recently had with the motor.. it has been great I would recommend to anyone as long a they were willing to keep it well taken care of!

Timing Chain eats engine

3.9
Cracky on 02/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

So much for regular maintenance and synthetic oil. The 2002 2.2L ecotec has a child's bicycle chain to drive the cams and it, like thousands of others , have failed. GM knew this. They made improvements in 2003. They sent dealer bulletins but not a word to the owners. I think this is a very poor way to do business. I visited the dealership and got a world class cock and bull story with an offer to take my car in trade for $125 dollars. I'm done with GM... forever.

Surprisingly reliable...except...

4.9
BWM on 10/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2002 Grand Am SE1, with the special tropical teal color. I bought it used from Enterprise at 20k miles. I thought for sure I'd have some problems, since it was a rental.... nope none... It went up to 60k miles before the blower motor resistor went, then at 80k miles the head and upper manifold gaskets went, due to DEXCOOL turning into acid and eating the gaskets and clogging my radiator. Fortunately, the car is easy to work on and I actually replaced the gaskets myself and the car runs great again. Now at 90k miles, nothing else major has broke... Only needed brakes twice, though now the shocks are starting to squeek and the A/C clutch is worn. But everything else is great.

Not bad 4 the price

4.5
Prairie Bob on 08/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

had 119,000 when I bought it. Has minor issues with window clips, weather lights won't shut off. Minor coolant leak that doesn't worsen. Had overheating probs and check engine issues all eventually traced to clogged caty convertor. Runs like new now. Nice to drive, easy on gas, plenty of zip. Until the caty went berserk was fairly trouble free. Makes a nice first car for a student. I'm 5'11 265 and can easily get in and out. tight fit for 3 in the back and trunk holds a three bowling ball bag plus set of golf clubs and a couple gym bags. On fishing trips my rear seat stows extra gear. Will pull my 17' boat w/ trans cooler and still gets decent mileage but struggles a little up steep hills.

One great car (3.4 L V-6 GT1)

5
OPstud326 on 05/02/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So I have to say this car rocks. I did a little modifying to the engine like put in a better air intake, put on high performance tires, and a different exhaust. The manual says that it started with 17 hp but with all my work it is probably around 225 hp now. I have ot say it is super fast. It is auto but when I drop it into first and work it like a stick I can pull a 5 second 0-60. My top end I actually beat a v8 camaro from 60-120. It is a great ride. The only complaint is in the manifold the gaskets keep breaking. They are cheap and plastic surrounded by metal so they will break in all of your cars promise. But take good care of ur car and I guarantee ur car will return the favor. Good buy

Fast Good looking Fun but

4.5
George on 01/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought it new in sept 2001. It now has 65K miles on it. Power window motor repaired replaced 4 times. Turn signal stalk replaced. Blown intake manifold gasket replaced at 60K. Power seat broken 3 times and gave up having it fixed. Cost of repairs over 7 1/2 years is about 1500 which I guess isnt bad. Regular oil changes and 1 set of tires and brakes at 55K. I love the car but the darn 3.4s have a history of bad manifold gaskets. My 95 Grand Prix had same problem but no untillo 165K

Sharp car... good performance, handling

4.4
skytech on 11/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this car with 30K on it. Loved the styling better than previous model years. Generally I have been satsfied with the reliablity, performance and handling. I have driven 37K since I bought it. It has good acceleration (fuel economy has been 17 city to 26 highway MPG). It takes a bit of experience to get the most from the 3.4 V6 power band. The automatic shifts nicely but it is a basic style and leaves something to be desired. I wished I had looked for a 5 speed manual. Seats are comfortable but a bit wide to hug my slim build (I'm 5'11", 168lbs.). Cornering is nice but a Corvette it is not. driver power window broke once (common so I hear). Cold engine ticks slightly but quiets.

Never again

3.1
ronnie on 09/24/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I absolutely loved this car. Even though it would bottom out from time to time. And the head lights seemed to get very dirty very fast. Then the warranty ran out. Then the draining of my pocketbook started. The driver's window mechanism has been replaced twice. The spark box module needed to be replaced. Now the timing chain has went and I need a new motor! My mechanic says that this particular size motor (2.2) in his particular (2002) year has had this problem with both the Windows and the timing chain ruining the rest of the motor. From reading the other reviews, I see that this is true. I hope that people read these before they buy a grand am. I sure wish that I did!

Good Riddance!

3.6
jimdes on 07/27/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I thought I'd be stuck with this car, but fortunately, I totaled it. It was nothing but trouble from day 3. First, the radio had to be replaced because it was draining the battery when the car was parked. Then there was a series of electrical issues, primarily with the brake warning lights coming on indicating the ABS and ETS were not functioning. Pontiac didn't know how to fix this and just told me to keep driving it. Finally, on the 5th attempt, it was fixed. There's also a common issue that the blinker sound will come on while driving. Thank God I purchased a 60K warranty on this when I bought it brand new! My partner, on the other, hand purchased a 2002 Grand Am SE1 and had 0 probs

Horrible!

2.4
Mom on 07/24/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This car was so cheaply made. We had to replace the passlock system twice, fuel pump, driver's side window motor, something else under the hood that was $600 (My husband isn't home and I can't remember the name of it) and the list goes on and on. We have poured roughly 5-6 thousand dollars into this car since we bought it. On repairs that were required unless we wanted the car as a lawn decoration. Pontiac should have stepped up and recalled so many of these problems. I will never again in my life buy another GrandAm, or anything within that family.

Windows, Brakes, Steering, now what?

2.9
Deb on 07/04/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

My 2002 40,800 miles, I'm the original owner. I commute to work via train so my mileage stays low & I only use it on weekends around town. It has gone to neighboring states for family visits & a trip from IL to AK once, hence most of the mileage. I've been through window clip replacements, brakes, battery, tires/wheels, and thought I had the steering shakes corrected while under warranty but never could get to the bottom of it. The car shakes at 55 mph so we take my husband's car for trips that require high speed. Just this week I noticed a squeaking/rattle coming from what might be suspension/under carriage? I should have stayed with Honda. Again, only 40,800 miles!!!!!

Love this car!

4.9
shopgirl24 on 06/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car 3 years ago with 19k miles on it. It now has about 60k miles; I have had to replace the O2 sensor once (about $300). Otherwise my only expense has been the usual maintenance - oil changes and first full round of tires 4 months ago. This car has been extremely reliable, and is a great family vehicle. It also gets decent mileage for its size; I get 28 mpg city/hwy combined. It is also quite stylish for the price and fun to drive! I am very satisfied with my purchase.

Love/Hate Relationship

4.3
capnvonbaron on 05/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I fell in love with it the moment I saw it at the dealer. Finally, a car that didn't look like a dumb Toyota! For a long time it was great. Then a series of maddening little problems cropped up. Brakes are too small, easily overheat & warp. Turn signal clacker frantically clacks all by itself at random. Rear speakers rattle at 80K miles. CD player sometimes has a mind of its own. Theft deterrent system will occasionally shut off the ignition system for no reason (easy fix, but takes 20 minutes). Dexcool coolant system is stupid. Original battery blew a cell, shocks started squeaking at 65K. Overall, I love how it looks and drives, but the little problems keep it from being truly great.

No wonder everyone is buying foreign.

2.6
Paladin96 on 04/16/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

We bought this car brand new, It ran fine until the warranty expired and then the fun began. Wheel bearing, Transmission rebuild, 3 complete sets of brakes in 100,000 miles, intake manifold gasket replace, multifunction switch, and now my abs/trac off light keeps coming on. These are mostly highway miles and we're not rough with the car. I would expect a car company who is trying to compete with the likes of Honda and Toyota to sell a decent vehicle. I have never had a car with so many issues. This is the first GM car I have ever owned and I guarantee, it will be the last.

Fantastic

4.9
sneece on 06/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just totaled my '02 Grand Am and I miss her sorely. For the 5 years I had her and the 104K miles I put on her, I never had to replace anything on her that wasn't expected. I kept my up on my oil changes and took good care of her with tune-ups, alignments and everything. She was a great car. I never had any complaints and I drive in Atlanta!

Don't Buy a Grand Am

3
Gary Harris on 06/21/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought a 2002 Grand Am GT a couple of months ago and the passlock system started acting up. I have read a lot about this subject on message boards so I took my radio out to look at the yellow wire. Someone had soldered it to the black wire. I disconnected it from the black wire but left the yellow wire cut. Now the car won't even turn over let alone start. I wish I had never bought this car.

Great Car

4.9
solitaryberry on 05/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Grand Am. I am a young mom of two so I didn't really want to be relegated to driving a minivan. This is a great alternative for me. I get great gas mileage, which is important these days. I only spend about $40 a month in gas. It's a really comfortable car to drive and has quite a bit of get up and go. The only problem I have found is that it bottoms out fairly easily if I am not careful.

Buyer beware!

3.6
Moondaisy on 04/14/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car three years ago with 34,000 miles on it and until last fall thought it was the best car ever. Boy, was I mistaken! The catalytic converter clogged, the O2 senser went, the brakes still have some problem that causes the pads to have to be replaced every 2,000 miles. The timing chain broke, resulting in $1500.00 new engine, the front end needs work, and there is a mysterious electrical problem that is causing power surges and results in the car stall when I idle in drive. I am in the process of trading it in for a Honda! Not interested in another GM right now, for sure!

Great car!

5
Randall on 04/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Grand Am SE for close to 2 years and the only problem so far was the battery. It's a very comfortable ride and has a good suspension. A great vehicle. I highly recommend it.

Could be better

4.1
broncos4zak on 03/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Overall I have been fairly impressed with the ride and drive of this car. The handling is good, the performance excellent, and the Monsoon sound system has some of the best FM reception I have witnessed. There are some build quality issues I have, but overall a decent car.

Frequent Shop Visits

3.5
Griff on 01/31/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had my GR AM GT since 53 miles on it. I have had to replace brakes 5 times as they are too light for the vehicle. I have blown a head gasket every 60k miles, had the catalytic converter plug. all in all i have put about 8-10 k in repairs in 4 years into this car. trading off this weekend. car has 113k on it now.

Window problems

3.5
John on 01/28/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The electronic window device is of poor quality. The window on the drivers side was repaired twice, and is in need of repair again. The passenger side window has been repaired once.

Sad to say bye

4.8
Robert Nolan on 12/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this silver 4d gt ram air, all leather,monsoon sound, sun roof, power everywhere, really made a statement,especially after I installed Altezza tail lamps and added some pinstriping. Now this is my wifes car, she is a middle aged teenager,and loved the power,and auto daylight headlights, purchased it at 23,000 miles certified, (just traded it off on a 2005 Chrysler pacifica touring) at 57,000 miles,absolutely a problem free car!!!! added brakes in front and protenza tires, that's it! great gas mileage, I'd have kept it a lot longer, but my wife has been diagnosed with MS and it is a strain to get in and out now, as a sports car are low to the ground. Fun car..but had to go #&^%*@!

Finally Rid of It!!!!

3.3
Former Owner on 12/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I just traded my Grand AM in this week. I had to replace the brakes within a month of the warranty expiring. The driver's power window conked out at 20,000 miles, luckily was covered by the warranty. At 40,000 miles the AC quit. This would have been a $1,400 repair bill, so I just suffered the heat in the summer. ( I live in the Northeast where it's cold most of the year, so I was able to live with that). More recently, the radiator needed a $500 repair and 2 weeks ago the catalytic converter went out. Other minor things like leaks of fluid started. Including the AC, I had about $3,000 worth of repairs to make. with only 65,000 miles on it. Never again General Motors!!!

Don't do it

3.5
rodeo3829 on 11/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I am writing this in order to save at least one person from my experiences with this car. It has been in and out of the shop since purchasing. The car only has 60,000 miles and just this year alone I have put in 2000.00 in repairs, not maintenance but repairs. The car has always been maintained to OEM specifications. The engine light is back on again, that will probably be another 1000.00 Oh and the cruise control light comes on even when the cruise is not on. It goes through brakes every 30,000 all around. Run as far and as fast as you can from this car.

2002 Grand AM SE

4.3
Cydal on 10/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have only had this car for about a month now, but it has yet to disappoint me. The fuel economy is great, the style is stylish, the performance is good (Considering it's still stock! LOL) Overall, it is a good car.

Mechanics Dream

2.8
anthony on 10/03/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I second nightmare on wheels. I've sent my mechanic on a few vacations from this car. Brakes are sized for a Geo metro, needs new ones every year and recently my engine control module went out on me, at least thats what the mechanic thinks it is. Another cruise for him! GM definitely needs to get rid of some engineers for this one.

Grand Am

4.4
Jeff24135 on 08/04/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Great car for anyone. Lotsof interior room especially in the back considering it's a two door car.

Pontiac Praise

4.9
Ken M on 07/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Responsive for a 4 cyl, gas milage around 32.5 highway with some city driving. Purchased as used, and have had zero problems in 6 months. I've always owned GM vehicles and will continue to do so, because of the reliability and styling they provide.

SellingPriceRMartin

4.9
R. Martin on 07/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Dependable, sleek looking, easy- handling coupe with no body rust or damage. Has been regularly maintained by authorized automotive servicer. Tires in good shape. It has been used for commuting. Good mileage, good for thousands and thousands of miles.

Somewhat of a Good Car

4.6
littlelisa on 07/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Only had for one year, and had to replace the ignition switch twice. Been dumping money into it left and right.

rmk

4.8
rklister on 06/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car has perfromed without problem in all types of weather from sub-zero to the heat of the summer. Never a problemin starting or operating.

Great Car After New Parts

4.8
Caboosey on 02/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought the car for $10,000 back in Oct. 2004. It had around 69,000 miles, I gave up car at 89,000 miles. Gave up car back to father. Overall it's performance was very good. However the brakes were replaced a 2nd time within a month of 1st replacement. When it was replaced 2nd time, both front calipers, front rotar's, new brake fluid, & new brake fluid lines. (About $600 between both repairs. Brake pads were under warrentry from first repair). After all that was taken car of, It was very reliable and safe. My mechanic found the car's calipers & tie rods to be defective original parts. Hard to believe the car has great quality sound for a stock sound system.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

4
Joe on 11/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just rolled over 100,000 miles and have only had to replace a window motor and fan switch. The front in rattles when going over rough pavement, but can't really complain about the car.

Poor quality

2.6
Brad on 10/17/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had my car for about 4 years and it is now falling apart. The ABS and Traction control are a constant battle. I have had to take the car to the shop 6 times to have them worked on. Now I am having electrical problems. I have a 95 Neon with 130,000 that has considerably less issues then my 02 GA with 62,000. I would not buy another Pontiac.

Once 3000 kicks in !

4.8
A. D. Driver on 08/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a car that I have wanted since 13 yrs old. This car gets up and moves once the ram air kicks in @3000rpm! When you are going about 70mph , you can touch the gas pedal and feel the torque lift the front up a little! Wow. The ride is comfortably firm and it handles flat. I enjoy driving my car , and getting looks because I keep it very clean! This car isn't a Cadillac but it is easy to go faster than you think and the cabin is fairly hushed! Raced a 2005 Dodge Stratus R/T and a tuned 04 Nissan Sentra on the highway , they got blown away! Good job Pontiac!

Good

3.9
Mabel on 06/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

So far so good, good in snow. Good gas mileage and comfortable on long trips. Lots of trunk space.

Dependable, Quality Vehicle

4
Abby on 06/27/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is dependable, with lots of bang for the buck. It is styled better than other cars in it's class. High Quality parts and Sporty Chrome Wheel package a big plus.

One underrated car

5
digitalquirk on 05/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for something bigger than my compact car, and a black Grand Am GT Sedan caught my eye, so I thought, why not try it out? I was impressed. It handled very well and had more than enough power. I turned off the traction control and could easily spin the meaty P225/50R16's. Most importantly, it has awesome stopping power. I thought I wanted a stick shift like my last car, but after driving this car it's clear that the automatic is a perfect match, so I lost the desire to row my own gears. The cockpit layout is very logical. I was quite impressed with the stereo system. Don't be fooled by the horsepower rating; this car has more than enough power. A great car for real drivers.

I love the car

4.8
Barb on 05/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car used and have only had to replace the ignition switch. This has been the only reason it left me walking one time. This car had high mileage but was still in good shape and I have not had any major expenses. I bought a gold one that if the car is dirty you cannot tell!!! I like having enough power to get out of the way of crazy drivers or big trucks.

Zero Quality

2.6
cdubcols on 05/06/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had my Grand Am for 2 years now and the drivers seat has broken, the timing chain broke and I had to have the engine rebuilt, the struts rattle, the wheel covers rattle, there have been several electrical problems... serious lack of quality. No foreign car would be on its second engine at 63k.

Good 1st car

4.1
Brad on 03/03/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the car new in 02 and have put 54000 miles on it with few problems. Windshield leaked, which warranty covered. Since then I have had to replace 2 wheel bearings and the brakes squeak since they've been changed. My mechanic says there is nothing they can do to fix that but they've had that problem with most of the Grand Ams they fixed. Overall it has been a very good car for my 1st car out of college. It runs good and looks good for the money.

Buy the extended warranty

2.9
IndianaDC305 on 02/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This car was purchased used (1 year old, 20500 miles). It was mostly trouble free until 60000 miles. (Except for front brakes only last about 25000 before needing replacement). At approx. 60000 miles the ignition module needed replaced ($200) then about 50 miles later it required a front hub assembly and an O2 sensor ($550). Approx. 100 miles later the timing chain failed (while idling at a stop light) which caused valve damage ($1900). About 75 miles after that problem the SES light is once again on and I'm sure that will result in once again many $$$ being spent on this car. It is not abused and it is maintained properly. Service is done by Pontiac dealership. Unreliable Lemon!

Solid car

4.4
JNiz3 on 02/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I ended up buying my '02 GT1 sedan for a fair price with very low mileage. I love how quick it takes off, whether off the line, but more so on the expressway. I have had a few sensor problems (the Body Control Module [bcm]) died within the first year I had it; luckily I had it under the bumper- to-bumper warranty. The monsoon speaker system is decent, but for an audiophile like myself, it doesn't cut it. I love the looks of this car, specially the sunroof and deep grey interior. The breaks squeak all the time when it's cold/wet; the only other thing is I wish it was slightly heavier to handle better in the winter. I do enjoy driving my car though - it's quick, and handles GREAT!

nightmare on wheels

3
phil on 02/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

If i were to be able to go back in time I would never have looked at this car. My experience has been horrible. The car has been in the shop more times than I can count. I believe it is in the shop more than it is in my driveway. One instance was that the trunk lid would not close properly. Their answer was "all the '02 trunk lids close that way". So they bring another car in and sure enough! This car was poorly engineered from the ground up. In fact I am on my way to get a new one. Save yourself the trouble and buy a honda or a toyota!

love it

5
boomer1 on 10/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have not any significant problems with this vehicle. Some rust below back inside door. Pockets for gravel and dirt to collect in front of rear tires.

Great Car

5
me8976234 on 10/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is excellent.It is reliable and good on gas.

the silver bullet

4.8
BLG on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it has taken some getting used to b/c i'm used to driving a honda. but, it will be great until i can get out of school. very stylish car.

My Grand Am

4.4
BLGodfrey on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I like this car. It's sharp and sleek. But, I am a bone deep Honda fan. I thought I could deal with it...maybe that it was just all in my head. But, I'm currently looking another Honda. But, to someone who's never owned a Honda, it's a wonderful car.

FUN CAR

5
gwstack on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS CAR IS ONE OF THE FINEST CARS I HAVE EVER OWNED. THE SEATS ARE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE AND THE RIDE IS SUPERB.IT REQUIRED A MINIMUM OF SERVICE WORK AND THE DEALERSHIP IS TRUSTWORTHY AND VERY HELPFUL. WOULD NOT HESITATE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER PONTIAC IN THE FUTURE.

I Love My Car

5
stefan440 on 07/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this car when i turned 16 and have had it for almost a year now. When i got it there was about 16,000 miles on it and it has been running great ever since. I haven't experienced any problems. This is a great car, but it's no Lexus.

It's Okay, bu could be better

4.6
Becky1116 on 07/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the body and basic performance. However, car is shaky above 65mph and RAM engine and tires can make for a noisy ride. But, wide tires make it great in harsh weather.

Quality slips QUICKLY as car ages

2.9
Dood on 07/15/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Well, brakes replaces... now intake manifold gasket is bad... at 37000 miles. This is becoming a very weak point in these cars. As the cars get older, their weak quality shows through -- typical for GM I guess.

Improvements Needed

3.3
cin_933 on 06/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had this car in the shop 12 times for repairs to the front end. It still has an annoying noise which cannot be fixed.

Great Car But......

4.5
TNuss915 on 06/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Brake noise! This is my 2nd GT. My first was a 2000. I love the car but won't buy another one, because the brake noise. It sounds like the pads are dragging but there not. I've had it to the dealership several times and they say it's because of what the rotors are made of. I have talked to other Grand Am driver and they have the same problem. It is annoying to the point that it ruins the car.

A great first car

4.8
Flash3377 on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car has had only a few minor problems while i've had it, and it was the cadalidic converter that went out, but my car was still under warranty, the rest was my bad cause i ran over some nails cuz my tire blew out. Other then that its a great car for a high school students first car, and looks like it will last me through college.

My car may be totaled now

4.1
Brandan on 04/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car although the exterior body parts are really upsetting. My car was parked when some guy floored in reverse into the back of it hitting the right side Quarter panel and if you don't know what that is it is like the front fender, well anyway from the force of the impacked the car slid into another car smashing the left side quarter panel well now my car is in jeopardy because the quarter panels are something called a unibody which is a whole bunch of pieces welded together

in the shop moe then

2.5
larryscott on 04/19/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

My car has been in the shop more then I have driven it. One of tires has come apart in pieces, the window on the drivers side did not roll up after 10,000 miles, they had to replace the guide the switch and the relay, I had to have the intake gasket replaced 2 times with only 20,000 miles on the car, then the blinker stayed on and when I took it to the dealer they said there was going to be a recall on the Grand AM. Over all this car is helping me make my mind on another car because all the rental cars that I have gotten while my car was getting fixed.

Grand AM 2002

4.1
tartis on 03/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My 2002 Grand AM gets a lot of miles, but it is starting to burn oil after 75,000 miles. I am also having a major problem with the turn signal mulit- function switch which is starting to click all the time. The performance of the 3.4L v6 is great, and fun to drive.

2002 Pontiac Grand AM GT

4.4
mityhid on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The Grand AM overall is a very nice car. Other than brake rotors needing to be resurfaced at 41000 miles, and the fuel pump at 47000 miles, I have had no problems mechanically with the car. The fuel mileage is somewhat less than expected, I generally average about 20-24mpg. I have gotten 31mpg on a freeway stretch, but I have never seen mileage that high again.

Love the car, hate the tires

4.8
icshadows on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pretty good get up & go and passing ability. Great for cruising down the highway; I put 3900km on mine the first 4 days I had it, including 12-hours of driving each on the first and last day. Ride was comfortable and relaxing. The ABS breaks work great and quieter than in ABS systems I've seen in older cars. Got the Monsoon stero system and quite enjoy it. It can really crank out the music. Its first winter it sat in a parking lot all day at sometimes - 28C weather and always started like a charm.

Pontiac Forever

5
Pontiac Guy on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Performs like a 6 cyl. Handles with the best. Interior roominess and great, but understated cockpit, make my 2002 Grand AM my preferred sedan of choice.

I Love This Car

4.9
sumguy8402 on 10/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Grand Am GT what a perfect car for a teenage guy to drive. Not only do you get a fun exciting car to drive, but your fuel efficient at the same time. While there are aftermarket parts available most are unenncessary for this car. Not only for guys a good chick car also. its got a powerfull V6 engine great styling. Most importantly its very comfortable interior is styled for everyone.

I like it

4.4
Pop-A-G on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is perfect for me. More then enough passing power. I don't even have problems passing at speeds of 80 mph (in the 4 cylinder) roomy enough to sit 2 adults and one child in comfort in the back of the 2 door. I get roughly 380 to 395 miles per tank. The engine is quiet and strong. Great car in bad weather to. The snow strom of 2002 did't even stop me.

Steering Problems

4.3
alank on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

1st problem was steering rack replaced at 9000 miles. 2nd problem steering pump replaced at 15000 miles. 3rd problem sensor for variable rate steering replaced at 19000 miles. Car now has 23000 miles. At 16000 miles also replaced front brake pads and rotors. This is the most troublesome car I have ever owned. I plan to trade it in. Lemon Law also crossed my mind.

A family car but sporty

4.6
TheKid on 08/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The grand am GT is a fun family car. It is very reliable and comfortable. It is fast for a sedan and can beat most car(civics, integras) off the line.

Excellent Car

5
drive_pontiac on 07/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is definately a car worth investing in. I had my car for a year, and people still talk about it.

More car than what you expect!

4.8
tacmedsolutions on 06/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like this car. This is the first Pontiac I have ever owned - and it has been fantastic! I have owned a wide range of cars, trucks and suv's and I must say this is just as fun, just as comfortable and in my opinion just as well built as my Mercedes. I have put just over 11000 miles on it - and have pushed the little v6 and the cars abilities as far as I would dare - and found that performance and handling was great. Only problem I've had has been a little section of the trunk weather strip which wants to fall off.

BEWARE!

3.4
Joro on 03/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Car seemed to be a good deal for the money and the reviews were positive. Actually later found out that is sucks on the Crash test peformed by experts. Also at 20,000 miles needed a new oxygen sensor, and Now I am having front end problems. Feels and sounds like the front end of my car is going to fall off and that the whole front suspension is giving out! All this at the turn of 20,000 miles. What a YUGO deal!

2002 pontiac grand am se1

4.5
yaddagirl on 03/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle, I absolutely love it. The only thing I do not like is the fact that it comes in a 4- cyclinder. This vehicle is too big to be offered in a 4-cylinder engine. It seems as if the engine is working too hard to pull the weight and it will pass everything but a gas station. It should only be offered in a 6-cylinder, like the GT. It is definately more cost effective in the longrun.

I love it

4.8
yes2rock on 02/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

had this car for a year now, no sign of the problems other reviewers have had. The handling is on par with sporty Europeans, and the engine is powerful enough so you don't really need a stickshift. This is the first automatic car I have had that actually performs . The ride is surprisingly quiet, and you just have to love all the little niceties that are usually available only at 30K and up. Best car for the money.

love it so far

4.4
mfarrugg on 01/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

i bought the grand am GT1 with the sports perfromance package. this car looks great and for a relatively cheap price. its still early (9,000 miles) but so far i love this car. my main complaint is the cheap bumper. living in NYC, the parking is tight and i often find a new black scratch and dent in my silver bumber when the other car just taps my car. its called a bumber for a reason....its should act like one

Grand Am GT1 SC/t

4.3
mekaleka on 01/28/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This black beauty looks fast, and it doesn't disappoint. Excellent acceleration, handling and braking. Gas mileage is good. I traded a '99 Malibu LS for this one...making me sorry I didn't buy this car sooner. I also own an '02 Alero GLS, which would seem to be almost identical mechanically...but the Grand Am feels like a different car altogether. Much sportier!

Fun nice looking car

5
papasmurf on 01/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun and Reliable

Great Car for the Money

5
Jack11 on 12/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought a 2002 Grand Am GT in Sept. I currently have 3,500 miles on it. My experience has been great so far. The car has sufficient power and bold looks. The interior is roomy and sits four adults. The Monsoon stereo is great. The car ride is smooth and it appears to be well made. Very nice sporty sedan for the money! It's a passenger car with a little attitude that makes it fun to drive.

Where's the driving excitement?

2.3
lcs on 12/02/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

My car was a lemon painted to resemble a lime. It was a problem from day 1 and it never stopped until I dumped it last month. Everything from the trunk latch popping while I was moving to the radio that wouldn't go down to the struts that failed at 5000 miles to the grinding noise that no one could fix etc etc. The list goes on and on. I have finally found the advertised driving excitement in my new Acura and will never again own a GM product!

This car is the fwd car I've ever onwed!

5
Chris Circe on 11/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Let me start by saying, I LOVE THIS CAR! This car is great. I have had no problems with it. It's only been in the shop for a scheduled oil change. I just love the design of the car. The aggresive look, and the torquey Ram Air V6. If you are loking in to buying this car, you must. It will be the best money you will ever spend on a car. If you do by get the GT.

on my new car

4.4
midniteman24 on 11/21/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy happy with my new car the se1 model has many options i like and some i probley have yet to figure out it is very nice to drive and looks even better i would suggest anyone atleast test driving one if not buying.

Awesome......when it works

4.1
toyotaboyesl on 11/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We rented it for a week and loved it. I loved the handling and speed. It looked REALLY cool, it was really so much different than the Camrys, Accords, Corollas, and Siennas and I am used to! That must be why I liked it so much, a VERY cool car, it will definatly wake you up from the boringness of most other cars in its class! Another thing that I loved was the sound system. Oh, I could go on and on about that! It played CDs so perfectly clear, it was the first factory stereo system that I have ever seen that could actually play heavy bass.

2002 Grand Am

5
JDogg27 on 11/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good car.I have the 2.2 4 cyl w/ manual tranny.Awesome car to have with a stick shift.

Where are my breaks?

2.8
Fleur on 11/01/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

used to love it, until i swerved to dodge a bob cat, lost my breaks and steering.....I mean totally, i hit the breaks several times and nothing. The steering you ask....um none. I hit a median and flipped 2 and a half times. I walked away with little to no injury, but i will probably never buy another grand am. I totally agree with the artical crashkid wrote. I know where you are coming from. It happend to me to. Not as safe as i thought it was.

My Second One

4.9
Eldon McElhiney on 10/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Last Grand Am was a 93 model. It gave me 5 years of "no payements" and while pushing 200,000 miles, was still running like a top when I traded it for the new style that I wanted! What a great car!

Great Car

4.9
C.E.White on 10/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Grande Am my first was a 99 4dr SE1 wich was totaled in a multi- car accident. After my wife and 2 children both under the age of 2 walked away from the crach without so much as a scratch or bruise we decided we would only buy another Grande Am. We got a bit of an uprgrade buying a GT and i have been thrilled with the car to this day. I would recomend this car to anyone. It has a great price for what i can dicribe only as a great family spaorts car.

Grand Crap

3.5
EMC on 10/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

This car started off good and turned into a lemon. The GM dealer wanted $400 to replace breaks and rotors. I had to replace a rim on the car and that was $180. This was the worst car I have ever owned. The car was made very poorly.

Great Car

5
turtlboy on 08/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just sold my 1999 GA SE and bought a 2002 GA GT. I was very happy with my 1999 model, so happy that I decided to buy another one! I went for the GT model this time, wow! Go for the GT, it doesn't cost much more and well worth it. I love the bigger engine, the tighter suspension, the Goodyear Eagles, and the monsooon stereo!

ALL GOOD

3.8
JamesMIV on 08/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I love the my Grand Am, just wished that I could have affored the Grand Prix. The only major maintance that it need was a replacement of the lower intake manifolds. After it was replaced I got better performance from it. All in all the GrandAm is a good starter car, but if you have the extra money I would recommened the Grand Prix GT just because of the larger size and increased performance.

Enjoyable Grand Am

5
GrandAmSE119 on 07/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my 2001 Saturn SC2 in for my 2002 Grand Am SE1. The Grand Am is a great car for its value. Even though I opted for the 4 cyl it is still fun to drive and can keep up with everyone else. The interior is very creative with the large round vents and the thoughtfully designed dash. The seats are comfortable and very supportive great for long trips. I would recomend the car to anyone.

Great Value For The Money!

4.9
MemoryGuy on 07/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This web site was extremely helpful while I was shopping for a new car. I did lots of research before buying the Grand Am GT and feel I made the right decision. It looks great, has impressive interior space, loaded with lots of useful features, excellent performance and handling, and is priced right. As someone who drives 25,000 miles per year, this car fits all my needs. Test drive one for yourself - you won't be disappointed.

Went Back and got another

4.8
kdoyea on 06/28/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I foolishly got rid of my 2000 red GT, when I wanted to go down a car, (we had too many). However we have gone back and got one now, 2 yrs later, in an awesome color they did not have on my 2000. POLO GREEN, it is gorgeous! However, I was a little bummed they changed the mirrors to be like the Alero's, ie: no vent thru, like the Grand Prix's, and they changed the side ribbing/cladding a little, but the new polished wheel style and monsoon system is great!

Review

3.5
poor choice on 06/19/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I have had this car for little over a year and have had it in the shop three times for serious problems (brakes, steering, and the engine kept overheating). I am so dissatisfied that I will never purchase another Pontiac again!

Replace the gas cap properly

4.9
FWGT on 06/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a great looking car inside and out! The performance is adequate. To all the people that have the check engine light appear randomly...instead of blaming the car, why don't you read your owners manual and educate yourselves. The check engine light will appear if you do not properly lighten the gas cap.

Great Car!

5
Ninja on 06/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had Honda's,Toyota's,and Mazda's before this but I love this car and don't regret the purchase of it!.

Great Car, but not Perfect

4.6
Grand Am Driver on 06/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a joy to drive everyday. The ram air V6 that I have preforms beyond my expectations for an american car, as does the sporty suspension. In black, my car has earned the nickname of "Batmobile" among most of my friends. The feeling of driving this car on winding country roads can only be paralleled by the likes of small sports cars and expensive import sport sedans. All in all, a bargain at only $22,000.

Solid performer; annoying problems

4.6
BHans on 05/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Solid car, but a few problems include the terrible steering wheel shake at 75+ mph. I've heard it's from the tires and that they don't fit the rims correcty. Whatever it is, it's annoying, and it doesn't go away. The tires also make noises that resemble that of a brake pad rubbing on the rotor. Overall, not too bad, just a few annoying problems with the tire/wheel setup (which no matter how many times I've brought the car in, they say it's just natural and will go away on it's own.) If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably think twice.

Grand AM

5
kellymarie on 05/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had a lot of fun with my 2001 Grand AM GT1! It drives great and looks sharp.

LOVIN' IT SO FAR

4.5
pat on 05/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I've only got 1100 miles on my GA so far and I couldn't be more pleased. I initially had a problem with the brakes but the people at Suttle motors in Newport News took care of it post haste and there has been no re-occurance, The interior and exterior styling are out of this world (even though there are a lot of these babies on the road theheads still turn!) and the performance has been first rate.

loaded for the price, fun to drive

4.3
richb on 05/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

for the price, the GT model is fun to drive with a lot of options. Real value!

Very Unreliable

3.4
Sandy on 05/16/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

This is the worst car I ever owned.This car has lived at the dealership since week one.In the first 30000 miles I had replace the power steering pump,the coolant bottle due to a leak,the intake manifold seal due to a leak,rotors replaced once & resurfaced once,very rough idle that the service dept can't find,noise from front end that I am told the tires are walking on the rims. The check engine light has come on & off but they can find no stored codes.I could go on forever.I work on the road & this is very inconvenient.

Absolute Junk!

3.6
billybob on 05/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has been a lemon from the start. List of repairs... 1) 5 trips to the shop for leaking water when it rains. Problem continues. 2) Driver side window quit working. 3) Electric driver seat control quit working. 4) Gas gauge sending unit went out. 5) Service engine soon light came on at 23,000 miles.

Fun car

5
H101 on 05/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great value for the dollar. We traded a Grand Am with 54K miles that had never been in the shop except for oil changes (and a little bit of body work). We have only a few hundred miles on the new car, but it sure seems solid, quick and gets 30 mpg... not bad for the way I drive :)

excellent

4.4
zexerking on 05/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had a wonderful time driving my grand am gt.Very reliable,i admit i have a heavy foot, i put my my car thru hell and back every week pbut it never fails me.I am extremely happy with my grand am.

Best when comparing

4.8
sweetmusic on 04/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my third Grand am and my first 6cyl. I also bought it withe the SC/T hood. It is exteremly sharp looking and is one of the few in town, at least for the time being. I test drone cars like the 2003 TiburonGT, Stratus R/T and camaro, and the Grand am drove better and I got it loaded for the same if not less than those other cars.

Awsome, sporty, and perfect for teens

4.9
Alex T on 04/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My parents bought me the SE 4-cylinder after my other car broke down. This car is great to drive and picks up chicks left and right. I had to have the cruise control module replaced after the first 3k miles but have had no other problems. The wiring in the car is a little funny, so have any alarm or keyless entry system done by a pro. This car is very quick even for being 140 horse. Overall I love this car and would reccomend it to anyone!

Great car

4.9
me1010101 on 04/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my GT1, it looks great, drives great. But there is one thing wrong why put the cup holders so close to the stick and radio?

ga gt

4.1
cwood on 04/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

my car is awsome.love the handling,the performance,and the looks.it asks what i want from the car and has a lot of room for a car that is considered a midsize car.so far not one problem and am always smileing to my car when i'm about to drive it .its styling is quite distinctave and my only problem is that there are too many grand ams on the road ,but i must remind myself that only a few are GTs!!!....if i had a say in future grand ams is that they should have locking gas caps,and a power antenna.oh one more thing lighted visor mirrors!!!!!thank you pontiac.

Excellence

5
Stacy on 04/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I didn't buy one, but I drove my aunt's that she was using from a rent a car place. The driving is so smooth, and it's just an overall awesome experience.

Did u see that

4.9
amarkintime on 04/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

well just the other day i test drove the 2dr GT coupe and im going back to put my down payment this weekend it was an amazing car im gonna be 19 and its a car that a teenager should have its has great acceleration power and comfort.

Second Time Around

3.5
jkidd on 04/03/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I owned a '99 GA SE sedan and now an '02 SE1, I even got the same color. This one is loaded, except the V6. Differences? You can turn the DRL's off, but the parking lights remain. Chimes for the various reminders are not as loud as they were in the '99. A nifty cup holder was added on the console. The new 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine vs the 2.4. I keep reading about how smooth & quiet the new 2.2 is. I find the new engine to be loud, it makes a clicking sound even @ idle. The car is less torquey, fuel mileage is exceptional. 2 nagging concerns on build quality. A rattle in the roof liner near the moonroof button. Plastic pieces in my car are not flush.

GT could use a bit more power

4.5
TheToothCarpenter on 03/31/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having driven the car for a month, have had no problems so far. Impressed with the smooth ride handling. Adequate pickup from the V6, but GM should be able to extract more power from it. The Monsoon audio system is a nice feature, but would be nicer with an in-dash CD changer.

Race Car Feel

5
MyBlacknWhiteGT on 03/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car a few months ago, and I love the way some people can underestamate it. This car keeps up with the best of the best. The 3.4L Ram Air V6 is very fast. This car is very popular so luckly there are many things available to make it faster and custom looking! Buy with confidence.

A lot of car for the money

4.4
Ray Lussier on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought at cost plus the 2002 rebate. Got a lot of car for the money. Got the v6 engine and love the way it performs. The controls are well-laid out, and the steering and handling are good. Does not have the build quality that toyota or honda have, but for the money I paid, I'm quite happy.

GM sold me a lemon!!!!

2.9
Mindy on 03/19/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

My vehicle was a lemon and GM would not stand behind vehicle. Currently in lawsuit with GM to get my money back. GM did not treat me like a real customer. A customer who before making the first payment car was in shop. Then in shop about every 2-3 weeks for same problem. GM customer service was terrible. If you have a GM product I will pray for you!!!!!

A great car at an affordable price.

5
Michaelangelo on 03/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new 2002 Pontiac Grand Am drives like a true sportscar. The coupe looks very nice, and is very fun to drive. It has a great stereo system in it as well. I am planning on upgrades upgrades onto it, even though it is extremely nice the way it comes from the factory. The car could come with a larger engine, and the sc/t spoiler should take place of the current spoilers for gt models. The wheels are the best wheels I have seen that acually come with the car. The ride is exceptionally smooth, and it is a great value for what you pay for the vehicle.

2.2-L4 ENGINE and MANUAL TRANNY!!

4.1
bill 731 on 03/17/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Great car so far,only 600 miles on it so I can give no opinion on reliability.This Ecotec 2.2-L4 engine is so smooth you would think it was a six Cly.And the 5 speed manual Trans.is a perfect mate,we got 35 MPG on only the 2nd fill up.

Team Pontiac

4.9
jbaker511 on 03/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the 4-dr GT1 75th Anniversary Edition about 8 months ago. It has been the best decision I have made. The car absolutly rocks. Everyone that has driven it has been amazed about the great pick up and how smooth it rides. I can not say enough great things about this car.

Avoid long trips

4.5
Ernesto Rodriguez on 03/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I drove the car 300 miles, and that trip was not very pleasant as far as driver sit concern, after a couple hours, my butt was telling me get out of the sit, (there is not enough padding, cushion in the sit)and I'm a normal weight guy 170 pnds, and the same comment i heared from other people who has driven that car, for the other hand the car is just fine.

It only has 4 cylinders?

4.6
Adam on 03/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought a 94 Grand Am SE sedan as my first car and i LOVE IT! I was a bit upset i could only afford a 4 cylinder but this car can hold its own against most v-6 engines, the car has been forgiving despite my driving habits. The 4 speed auto tranny with a quick pump of the gas will pin you to the seat. The interior is nice, but i wish the front belts werent on the door. I can't really complain, only think about how many tickets a v-6 would've gotten me

The Best First Car Ever!

5
RON on 03/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Is My First New Car And It's Great. My Parents Bought It For Me For Graduation. It Is A Galaxy Silver Metalic - Fully Loaded 2dr. Coupe. It Has A Leather Interior,Spoiler,Dual Exhaust,Moonroof,Monsoon Sound System Which Is Very Very Loud Just To Mention A Few Things! The Price Is Very Great For This Vehicle!

brakes brakes

4.3
jrr2002 on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

its a nice car but therotars warp every 10,000 miles and the monsoon speakers quit! The chrome wheels are just wheel covers over the rim!!!!!!!! WHAT A JOKE

GT Grand AM

5
gemini40 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very smooth ride, perfect first vehicle. Good on fuel economy for a 175hp V6 engine.

Great Car

5
blackgagt1 on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car no problems what so ever.


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