2000 Pontiac Grand Am

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Color: BLACK
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Dallas, TX

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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Alloy Wheels

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3.4L V6 SFI. Recent Arrival! Black 2000 Pontiac Grand Am 4D Sedan SE2 3.4L V6 SFI FWD 4-Speed Automatic Clay Cooley VW of Park Cities is minutes from Downtown,​ Highland Park,​ Oak Cliff,​ and just outside Love Field. All of our pre-owned vehicles go through a full bumper-to-bumper inspection,​ and our Certified Pre-Owned VWs receive a 24 month/24,​000 mile warranty (12 month/12,​000 mile for 2018+ models). Online pricing does not include dealer prep,​ reconditioning,​ certification,​ taxes,​ or fees. Please contact dealership for more information. Minutes from Downtown Dallas,​ Love Field,​ SMU,​ Highland Park,​ and Oak Cliff we are centrally located to better fit your needs. Clay Cooley has the largest new VW inventory in the DFW Metroplex,​ so finding your new VW is easy! 7 Day Vehicle Exchange Program on cars,​ trucks,​ and SUV inventory in Dallas,​ near Irving,​ Visit us at .
Option Package 1SA,​16" Aluminum Multi Spoke Wheels,​Redondo/Patina Cloth Seat Trim,​4-Way Manual Driver's Seat,​Cruise Control w/Resume Speed,​Lighter/Ashtray,​ETR AM/FM Stereo w/CD,​High Performance Sound System,​Remote Keyless Entry,​Rear Deck Spoiler,​Front Licence Plate Depression Cover,​Power Windows,​Split Folding Rear Seat,​Automatic Power Door Locks,​Electric Rear-Window Defogger,​Custom Air Conditioning,​Controlled Cycle Windshield Wipers,​Left & Right Power Mirrors,​Tilt Steering Wheel,​Steering Wheel Radio Controls,​6 Speakers,​Air Conditioning,​Front Bucket Seats,​Leather Shift Knob,​Tachometer,​ABS brakes,​AM/FM radio,​Alloy wheels,​Bodyside moldings,​Bumpers: body-color,​CD player,​Delay-off headlights,​Driver door bin,​Driver vanity mirror,​Dual front impact airbags,​Four wheel independent suspension,​Front anti-roll bar,​Front fog lights,​Front reading lights,​Fully automatic headlights,​Illuminated entry,​Leather steering wheel,​Overhead console,​Panic alarm,​Passenger door bin,​Passenger vanity mirror,​Power door mirrors,​Power driver seat,​Power steering,​Power windows,​Rear anti-roll bar,​Rear reading lights,​Rear window defroster,​Remote keyless entry,​Speed control,​Speed-sensing steering,​Split folding rear seat,​Steering wheel mounted audio controls,​Tilt steering wheel,​Traction control,​Variably intermittent wipers,​1-touch down,​Front Center Armrest w/Storage


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VIN 1G2NG52E4YM797823 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

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VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE OCCUPANT PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." THE CONSOLE COVER ON THESE VEHICLES DOES NOT STAY CLOSED WHEN A SPECIFIED VERTICAL LOAD IS APPLIED.


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5
Nancy on 11/10/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

What a really great experience we had buying a used car . I purchased a beautiful vw as a guft for a family member this afternoon. Not really knowledgeable about the process I think I caught on on how to work a deal. Alex was the person who showed the VW and Oliver did the closing. These guys are so professional and fun to work with . I recommend them and please go and visit with them if you're interested in a VW.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4
  Based on 125 reviews

Great car for work!

4
Demetrius Hartman on 12/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 2

Before you buy this car, there are a couple key points to know first; Year, oil change rate, and suspention. If the year of the vehicle is 1995 or lower then it's not worth investing your time into. Second, the oil should always be changed EVERY 1500 miles. If it's a 3.4 L, then the engine will obviously burn more ( but not a large amount) fuel and oil on cold starts. Third, if your inspecting a Grand Am to purchase and you can easily make a corner of the vehicle bounce up and down without a lot of strength (or with one arm), then the suspension is bad, and isint worth getting. Those are some things to look out for.

Pretty Little Liar

3.1
am_can_drift on 04/21/2015

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

From the outside, this car looks amazing. It looks good on the inside and under the hood, too. But...this car was a repair boat for me and everyone I know who drove one. Granted, mine had 130k when I got it. In two months, I had repaired the fuel pump, head gasket, and transmission. My aunt owned this, and also repaired a good deal on it, and she bought hers new. (water pump, transmission, radiator). All in all this car did not live up to expectations at all. It falls into a class of "cheap sports cars", but also the "lemon category".

14yrs

4.9
Joseph Cole on 03/02/2015

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

I have had my Grand Am since oct of 2000... she had 13k miles on her. she now has close to 150k on her. just recently had problems with the engine. My timing guide snapped and now I replaced it bout to start her up and hope for the best. 14 yrs and she still has the same alternator and starter from factory. only had to replace the upper rad inlet n the bcm in the 14yrs I have had her. very good car. plan on keeping her till she all rusted out n can no longer drive.

My pontia saved my life.

5
ferrellb on 01/08/2015

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

Yesterday I had a sever wreck. I totaled my pontiac going into a ditch. The car is the only thing that took a hit. I was able to get out of my pontiac with just a seat belt burn and a broken nail. I had no hospital bill as I am completely fine. I spun around in the ditch and came back on the road. This car is very safe and reliable car. My pontiac is destroyed and looks like those horrible accidents you see on the news where people were killed. My pontiac took all the beating for me and saved my life. If you are thinking about getting a first car for anyone, I recommend the pontiac it's very safe and reliable.

Another Reliable Pontiac! :)

4.6
ggaring2012 on 09/09/2013

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

Before buying my 2000 Grand Am, I owned a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire, and even though it was old and a little rough around the edges, it never failed me... even with having 250,000 miles on it! For that reason, I felt secure with purchasing another Pontiac, the Grand Am. I've had this car for 6 months without any major problems. I purchased it from a friend with 170,000 miles. It now has almost 180,000 miles on it, and I have only had to replace a wheel bearing, blower motor for the a/c, and the drive belt, which is expected from a car with that many miles. None of which were expensive at all! They are neat little cars and I plan to keep mine until it dies! Too bad they stopped making Pontiac's...

This Car Has Been Great!

4.3
kcx1992 on 03/28/2013

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

Over all this car has been so realiable to me. The body was in rough shape when I got the car, but it just keeps running. I bought the car in Summer 2010, it is now spring 2013, the car has 178,478 miles on it! Still kick ass. I've only had to replace a water pump (15 Dollars Brand New, Advanced Auto Parts), a starter (50 Dollars Brand new Ebay), & When I bought it the driver side window never worked. 70 dollars and an ebay search got me all new parts for both driver and passenger windows. Both work flawlessly now! also got two brand new headlights for 60 bucks, wasn't needed but wanted. LOVE THIS CAR! Still driving this car!

Amazing car for being almost 12

4.1
richie_east on 12/15/2011

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

I purchased my car two years ago with 99,000 miles and it now has 142,000. I have had very minimal repairs. Great car, paint still looks great with the exception of minor paint chips in the hood and bumper. I love the fact this car gives me all the power and response i need. Ive driven friends new Mercedes c230 thats feels gutless and slow to respond compared to my Grand am. I plan on driving the wheels off this car. After being 11 years old, i still catch myself looking at it and admiring the beauty of it. I see lots of grand am gt's on the road and not to sound superficial, but mine is one of the best looking ones on the road. Overall i love this car and get compliments on it all the time!

2000 SE (Automatic Transmission option)

3.5
teravain on 08/18/2011

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

Over all the 2000 Grand Am has been an excellent car. Mine has over 200k miles on it with 185k of them put on by me. The car lasted up until about 189k then one of the cylinders dropped to 60% pressure and I can't use the AC when I am stopped at a stop sign or the engine will stall. Paint started peeling at the bottom of the front doors after 8 years of driving on a dirt road at 45 miles per hour for 2 miles per day. The front dash has started to lift a little from the sun light hitting it the last 11 years, and driver side window button is finally starting to act up. At 13k this car has lived up to all my expectations.

Not bad at all after all these years

4.1
sholomar on 04/30/2011

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

All in all I haven't had to spend much at all on maintenance over the years.. the biggest expense was the intake manifold but that didn't need to be done, just a slow external leak that doesn't harm anything.. dealer sensationalism and gouging.. lesson learned. The blinker contacts are dirty making it blink a lot, the power window just went, the fan doesn't work above 3, the radios display is dead, the power lock on the passenger side is dead.. little electronic things are starting to happen over time that I could fix myself pretty cheap and just might.. but overall I can't complain for having a car last 10 years. Starts first time, every time.. even at 30 below zero. Well built powertrain

I'm gonna miss ya, 'Joey

4
jleahcap on 03/09/2011

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

I bought my Grand Am in '99, and she's still with me at 133,000 miles. I Love getting into this car every time. The color (navy blue), the style. There are just too many things that are falling off - both side mirrors, the overhead light, no visible clock, back window goes half-way up/down depending on mood. It's a good thing I own this car, because I wouldn't be able to afford the repairs every 3-4 months if I had to make car payments. Giving up my Grand Am will be like losing my best friend - albeit a high-maintenance friend. If I could find a way to replace all these problems to make it run for another 10 years, I would in half-a-heartbeat.

2000 Grand Am

4
Mary on 10/07/2010

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

Good buy for the money, but now becoming an expense. Driver's widow motor went out 2 years ago, then air conditioner stopped working a little later. Repair estimates came in starting at $800 so I drove around with no air in Atlanta's worst heat in history! The one honest mechanic left in the whole world (Poston Motors, Cumming, GA) bypassed a switch and voila - air! And an oil change: Less than $100.00! Now, dashboard coming apart, both outside mirrors bout to fall off, automatic door buttons & mirror adjustment have fallen through the door panel & yesterday, interior rear view fell off! City mileage: bad, Highway mileage: good Forcing pick-up speed too fast can damage computer.

130,000 and it is dead

3.8
Kasten on 10/01/2010

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

I have my Pont for 7 years had no problem. When it hit 119,450 miles the transmission broke down. I sent it to mechanick and he said it was factory defect. He showed to me that old transmission and I could see that it cracked exacly in the middle all round the transmission. OK I asked him to change and get another one with 80,000 on it. Which hi did. I was driving it for a year. Big oil consumption. In 3000 miles i had to add 2.5 quars of oil. When it was 130,000 My motor broke down in the middle of the higway. I barely got to my brother's house. And I am not fixing it. What, Do i have to change motor and transmission every 130,000 Miles?

Not a bad car, but...

3.4
daxx on 09/23/2010

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

I've had my Pontiac for 7 years, and put over 120,000 miles on it. It's fairly comfortable, quick enough for daily driving and fun to drive. Reliability is... okay. It's had intake gaskets, power steering pump, fuel pump, water pump, power seat motors, front power windows replaced twice each, rear power windows replaced and a new BCM computer. It looks like junk with peeling clearcoat and disintegrating dashboard, but it starts first try and gets me to my destination with no fuss. Gas mileage averages mid-20's, but that's mostly my fault as I like making the V6 work hard.

Some Like it Hot

4.4
Terri on 08/26/2010

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

When I purchased this car,it had 165k miles. My Volvo's pmts were $400.00 a month, and repairs on the Volvo were never less than $1000-$2000., just to keep it on the road! For the last three years. I was never told EXACTLY what was wrong, but they definitely wanted their money! Since the Pontiac purchase, I have replaced the ignition switch,$400.00, and now know that the intake manifold gasket will need to be replaced- the a/c needs to be fixed, and the passenger side windows no longer roll down- must fix soon. Live in MS! All this is STILL less than I have put into my USED Volvo over a one year period. I think that I will live with the Pontiac- did I mention that I purchased for $1000.00?

Pretty and Expensive

4
Eric on 06/25/2010

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

Bought the car with 55k on it. It did all normal maintenance on the car. I had to change brakes every year, rotors about every 18 months. The clips in the drivers side window broke several times, leaving me without a window to use. At 90k the car just fell apart. First the wheel bearings and rack and pinion needed changed. Then the power steering pump went. Not two weeks later, i had to have the intake manifold gaskets replaced. After that the fuel pump went out on me. Not reliable at all. But fun to drive.

Great for 11 years old!

4.5
Grego on 05/29/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 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 this car, upgrading from a 94 Taurus, from a co-worker. This car is in great condition thanks to the previous owner. Maintenance goes a long way when done properly and on time. Braking seems soft, even with new brake pads installed. Very fun and sporty, and so far I get about 29-31 MPG highway. Great handling on winding roads, even with sub-par tires. Tires for the GT can be a little pricier and is hard to find good all seasons that don't change tire size, which means recalibrating the speedometer. Overall I am very happy, and make sure you do your upkeep! Acceleration can seem sluggish at times, and @ 110K mi. time for new belts, hoses, and a good tune-up.

Great Car!!

4.3
wild_166 on 05/04/2010

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

I got my car with 49,000 miles in 2003. It has been a great car. Yes I have had to do normal maintenance and a few extra but other then that It has done broke down on me. It now has 237,000 + miles on it and the fuel pump has finally died. Everyone about dies when I tell them it's never been replace before now. The gas mileage is also great . The only downside is that brakes and rotors don't last long with the mileage I drive every year. Also If you buy one look under the spare trunk lid and see if it says NC1. I live in Indiana and my car has never been in CA and that is where it was built for so if you ever need to replace heads , and other parts you cannot buy them in other places in us.

Quick but not worth it

3.3
DJR on 01/31/2010

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

Purchased the GT with the Ram-air V6. I'll never forget how fun it was the 1st time I test drove it. I'm a sucker for fast acceleration, and that alone attracted me enough to fork out the 3100.00 price. It wasn't long though before realizing what every one else does. Its an electrical nightmare and found out recently the 1998-2000 models have been known to catch fire without even being started (DO NOT PARK NEAR HOUSE) The cheap plastic control knobs break easy in cold weather. The CD players are famous for flashing "error messages" and quit working around 120,000 miles. Blown head gaskets are very common around 90- 100,000 miles. So yes, it looks good, drives tight but I wouldn't buy another!!

Pretty decent car

4.1
Jamie on 12/26/2009

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 received this car in mid-2006 and have had it ever since. It just hit 200,000 miles and has still kept going (knock on wood!) I am pleased with the way it has held up. I drive an average of 25,000 miles each year so I am pretty hard on cars.

Junk

1.4
m.j on 12/06/2009

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

I bought this car with 63000 miles on it and has been nothing but headache. Window motors broke down, brakes, overheats; you name it. It is unreliable and very unsafe car.

the best car i have owned

4.4
hotsnowfallsup88 on 09/16/2009

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

I love my gramd am. Sure a few things have gone wrong but nothing serious whatsoever. The check engine light goes on whenever I drive over a large bump in the road but my mechanic just said that's because something is getting stress put on it and sending a signal to the engine saying it needs to be fixed when it actually doesn't. Pontiacs have a lot of computer codes inside of the car and thats why a lot of these reviews say "my check engine light is always on". Other than that I love this car. It has a Nice pick-up and has awesome fuel economy.

Why not a recall??!!

3.4
jinx on 09/09/2009

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

I can not understand why a recall has not been issued for the passlock system! I googled the problem with my car and saw hundreds of people having the same problem as I have with having to wait ten minutes ,randomly , to start my car. I was docked 15 minutes of pay last week because I was 45 seconds late for work one morning.! I left the house at 6:30 am and twice in a row my car made me wait ten minutes to start it...even though I live just a few minutes from work with half an hour to spare to get there ( I thought ) I ended up being late. I called the nearest Pontiac dealer and was told there was no recall because it is not a safety issue.

Good for the money..

4.3
Leo on 03/13/2009

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

I bought my car with 102k at 2005 and it's still running strong till today with 165k in 2009 when i first got it i noticed the temp always stays high,there was a clench in the shifts and my oil place change place advised me to sell it whenever i get a chance..the car used to stop while running and the shifts was pretty rough..my mechanic changed the throttle sensor ($50 part)..and the car never gave me any problems sence..smooth shifts fun ride I only does my oil change on time and my annual tune up in time . Changing the brakes, rotors, the battery, the CD player and couple of fuses were all the work I did in 4 years.

Great looking..big problems

3.8
Carli on 01/23/2009

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

I love driving this car yet have had many large problems with it. I have heard that Ponitac Grand Ams and Prix tend to have a lot of electrical problems, yet mine had many more than that. Six months into having the vehicle I needed to replace my power steering pump. I just replaced a fuel pump and a day later needed a new intake manifold gasket because my antifreeze was leaking (about a gallon or two a day). The fuel pump caused a lot of problems because my car continued to break down yet mechanics found nothing wrong several times. I have put as much money into fixing my car as I did buying it, and I still need new antilock brakes.I would suggest buying a newer year or different vehicle.

It is the devil

2.9
kandb09 on 01/05/2009

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

I got this car 5 years ago with 60,000 miles it now has 123,000 and it was fine up until a year after I bought it. Then it became trouble. My side mirror just randomly fell off, the inside dash is falling apart for no apparent reason, my dome light fell out just the other night when I closed the door! I've replaced the fuel pump, the oil pan, the radiator hose, 2 car window motors, a tail light, the stereo system twice, blinker fuse box, and now the head gasket is offically pooing out! I hate this car with a passion. I believe it is the devil! Also, I started by getting great gas mileage and now I can barely get 24mpg on the highway! And I get maybe 16 in town!

Stay far away from GM cars!

3.4
Simply FAB on 11/28/2008

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

I have had this car for 4 years and I had fixed the intake gasket 3 times. I have to do brakes like twice a year. Both side mirrors broke easily. Service vehicle and engine light always on!Signals and power seat broke and there is a cracking noise when I turn the wheel. This car is a nightmare!

Lovin every minute of it

5
Titanlmn on 10/08/2008

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

After owning a Grand Am GT for a year that I never wanted to buy in the first place. I have to say I am very pleased, aside from the cheap plastic clips used to hold the windows to the track that continue to break (JB Weld makes a good permanent fix) this car has been nothing but great. It has survived a year of my "all or nothing" "hey wanna race" driving without a sputter. I drive a lot and i drive hard and the Grand Am continues to deliver. It has the styling and performance I want in a car and the comfort and economy me wife wants. I never wanted to own a Grand am before this one. Now we plan to sell our Grand Prix and get another Grand Am GT preferably the SCT.

Good car

4.9
vengland on 09/23/2008

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 my grand am in June of 2008 with 114,000 miles on it. I had one problem when the gas cap didn't get tightened up properly and the car wouldn't start. But I have had no other problems with it. It's reliable, gets ok gas mileage and I would buy another one just newer next time. I am a big fan of GM products and this car is great. I love the way it looks and the sound system is awesome.

A beautiful disaster

3.4
MW on 08/01/2008

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

I fell in love with the Grand Am when my grandmother owned one, and let my family use it at the time our old Plymouth broke down. I threw the car up on a pedestal and practically worshiped the idea. Today, I'm here to tear that idea down. Since buying the car LESS than a year ago when it only had 50,000 miles on it, it has given me nothing but hell. The brakes are poor, three power windows broke down, the head gasket went ($850), tie rod good-bye, CD player Error 20-ed out... and the PassLock system believes I'm the enemy! Granted, the car is fun to drive and looks sleek, but the amount of money invested is NOT worth the pain unless $3000 is in your budget in a six month span.

Love this Car

4
Rob on 05/23/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Bought this car new in 2000 and has had few problems, minor work here and there, now has 190,000 miles on it and doesn't burn any oil. This car handles real well and is fun to drive. Every once and a while the windows stop working, but a well placed hit can get them working, mind this cars mileage, and it gets 25 miles per gallon, so okay. The electronics are starting to go, but it is 8 years old, so not a problem. I would recommend this car to anyone and would probably buy another. The stereo system is amazing as well.

Questionable Reliability

3.8
hshepteach on 04/10/2008

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

I have owned this car for 3 years and have had several problems with it. I drive 80 miles a day and it gets me from here to there, but I am constantly having to have my rotors turned. The car also shakes a lot and I have had it looked at several times and they can't find anything wrong. The computer is always saying something is wrong. The throttle also sticks and it will speed up on its own. Now don't get me wrong I love how the car looks but when it comes down to it I would want something more reliable.

Few problems overall...

4.1
Jason on 04/02/2008

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

I have had this car almost 3 years now, bought it with 60,000 miles. I did replace the Intake manifold gaskets due to coolant leaking into the oil, but this is a known problem with this car that will only get worse if not fixed. It wasn't cheap but I knew this going in, and got a good deal because of this. Other than that I have had no serious problems. Just a little problem with the hazard switch that ended up being recalled by GM and fixed for free anyways. Someone busted my passenger side mirror, but it was surprisingly cheap and easy to fix myself. I have been happy with this car.

Love it!

4.9
Roxanne on 02/07/2008

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

Bought this car with 62000 on it in 2002 and now it has 138000+. It runs great, only one major repair, front struts, the rest has been basic maintenence. I do agree with a previous writer that the side view mirrors tend to become loose, why, I dont know, but plan on driving it till it drops! I would definitely buy another!

Great first car

4.3
chris on 11/01/2007

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

I've had this car now for three years and not one problem besides the usual oil change, and new tires.

Great Car

4.5
Great Car on 09/18/2007

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

Great car, bought it with 17000 miles on it, now have 133000 miles on it, never broke down and runs great. One of the best cars I've ever owned. The 2.4 liter engine is absolutely reliable, fairly fast, and decent on gas. Highly recommmend Pontiac, especially Grand Am.

Not my top choice

2.6
keith on 08/04/2007

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

I liked this car when I bought it in 2005 with 70000 miles, that's where the fun stopped. Now has 92000. My biggest peeve is the bad gas mileage. You can hear your money thrown away in the guzzle sound the motor makes. The window motors are crap. They make weird noises and seem like they will break, already replaced one. The interior is just plain ugly. Sound system is great though. Single CD with equalizer. Amazing bass as stock. And I can't go anywhere without the front end bottoming out. Steep driveways, curbs, you name it. But the car gets me where I need to go. Just not very high quality of a car. I like the new g6 coupe, but my car makes me think twice about another Pontiac.

LEMON, LEMON, LEMON

2.5
Kelly on 01/26/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 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 nothing but problems with this heap, and don't know many people who haven't (if you haven't, you will). Brake rotors need replaced every 10k mi, power windows replaced 2 times each, sunroof motor replaced, turn signal replaced twice, leak in fuel line, I could go on for days. I'm only stuck with this car because I went back to school, but you can bet the minute I graduate that piece of junk is outta here. DO NOT BUY A PONTIAC...EVER!

Grand AM

3
Kriss on 11/28/2006

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

I have had my Grand AM for 2 years now and it's been a horrible experience. They are made very poorly, and nothing is easy to get to when trying to fix it. It has broken down 4 times already and nothing has been cheap to fix. It still runs and I am still driving it but I hate it. It is a very unreliable car and I'm hoping to sell it or trade it off as soon as possible because I have a baby on the way and I don't want to be driving a unreliable car when I have a newborn.

I still love this car!

4.8
Nancy on 07/11/2006

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 purchased this car new and have been driving it for 7 years. With the rear spoiler and power sunroof it is very sporty and lots of fun to drive. Very dependable and handles well.

Looks nice, no Quality!

1.6
CRitter on 05/28/2006

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

From the day I bought my 200 Grand AM, I have had to put thousands..yes thousands, into this car. The first problem was in the very first month, the power steering went ... it was covered under warranty .. .thank god, but the very day I picked it up the emergency brake was now not working. The car has just under 105,000 KMs on it and I have had to replace the brakes 3x, not only that the front AND rear struts/springs have had to be replaced 2x!! The next thing blew my mind! As I was driving all of a sudden the cassette panel started to smoke??!! Then it went away then there was this "clicky click" noise comming from the inside...That was another $300 to fix...and the coolant is constantly leaking!

Love this car

5
Pam on 04/24/2006

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 brand new with 2 miles on it, it now has 115,000. I had a fuel pump go at 105,000 but other than that it hasn't had any problems. It is wonderful to drive and I absolutely love the way that it handles. I have been looking to get a new car, but I just can't bring myself to trade it in. There is nothing else that I like as much. I would definitely recommend.

Still Love the Ride

4.5
Bob B. on 04/21/2006

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

This is my second car, and my second Pontiac, and I'm going to stick with them. V6 has good power, but very smooth. Only downside is the gas mileage could be better with today's prices.

great car

4.9
tim on 02/18/2006

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

i bought this car with 6000 miles on it in 2000 and i have never hade any problems with this grand am i drive about an hour somedays to work and its very comfortable for me very easy to us all function in the car. i also have a 2004 ford explorer and rather drive the grand instead of that.

GM denotes General Maintainence

2.8
GM JUNK on 12/26/2005

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

What a horrible vehicle. From the day i bought it, it was in the shop for an intake gasket then, a fuel pump, brakes, constant emissions problems, power seat, a/c, cracked exhaust manifold and the problems continue. No wonder imports retain value. With the quality of gm cars, there is no competition for imports. Keep-up the "great" work GM.

Like the car

4.1
sara on 12/03/2005

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

I never owned a poniac before. Im a jeff gordan fan hehe but.. This car runs very good 100,000 miles and no repairs yet. even drive 9 hour trips home and back. I feel safe in this car. I love the look, and think its a great car.

Honestly speaking......

4.8
BOY WONDER on 11/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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 got this car (80,000 mi.) About a month ago. After reading some of your reviews i'm scared to death... It's been good to me so far. I did have to replace the turn signal and the brakes are a lil squeeky. But overall it hasn't been a problem. The gas mileage is ok, but i've had better. Thank god i got a 2 year warranty on this thing. Hopefully i won't need to get it fixed as often as you guys have. I love the car. But i guess i'll update this thing in about 2 years. From the 94 nightmare ($500 every 2 months) saturn sl2 i had. This is a big improvement...Trust me!

matt's review

4.6
matt on 10/30/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For being an SE, not the sportier GT, it handles quite nicely, and has a smooth ride too. The v6 makes enough power to smoke the tires if you're interested to know. Mine happens to have 130,000 miles on it and I get throttle happy with it sometimes anyway. It makes Tauruses look lethargic, and Honda Civic, hah, is that a sedated hamster under the hood of those things? In all seriousness, for being rated at a rather low 170HP, the 207c.i. v6 has more than enough torque to compensate. There's also performance parts if stock just isn't good enough. If you think American cars are crap, you're wrong. I've had no problems since I've had it. Pros- it's quick, girls like it Cons- still FWD

Fair Experience

4.1
Glein on 09/27/2005

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

Fun car to drive, but several flaws in make. Brakes went out at 20K, tires at 25K, lost two driver side mirrors in cold weather (just fell off). Other GM problems were fixed by dealerhsip so I've give those a pass. If you can only keep it on the road, it'd be a great car.

Nice looking, poorly built

3.1
Matt Grabau on 08/27/2005

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

Pontiac does not stand behind their vehicles. While the car looks great, it's a nightmare to own. I promise myself that I will never buy from GM again (new or used). This car has endless electrical problems. My next car will be Japanese! There seems to be too many known problems with this car (in general) but not recognized by Pontiac / General Motors.

red rocket

4
Paul on 08/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Bean a great car . had problem with E- Vac sensor. took months to figure out. brakes used to squeak and sounded like scaping backing out of driveway cold in the morning ONLY. Fine when warm. Great sound system. Been a very good car - sharp looking car. very well kept .super clean inside and out. and clean engine.

My Second Grand Am

4.6
Carolyn Shipley on 04/22/2005

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

Bought it brand new and it's now 5 years old. Very reliable. Warranty has paid off. Changed oil regularly and had very few problems. Love the exterior design. My first Grand Am had 4 doors and this one has 2. Now I know I prefer 4 because it's difficult getting into and out of the back seat. Value is now less than half what I am paying for it. I think I owe more on the loan that it is now worth – because of this, I may never by new again. I would think about upgrading to a Grand Prix next time for more interior comfort.

My Grand Am GT sucks too

3.3
Eunity T on 02/20/2005

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

I had to get new rotors after one month, new struts, bushing, fuel sensor, serpentine belt, wheel sensors, seat motor, 2 new batteries that only lasted 2 years a piece, had an intake gasket leak, and now it needs a new rod and pinion and a water pump. I'm sure I'm forgetting some of the other problems I've had with it. After my extended warranty expires I'm getting rid of this crappy car.

Great Car

4.4
Kris on 12/28/2004

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

This car has been great so far after almost 2 years, No really big problems except a tie rod that was supposily gona go, at least thats what firestone said. But in two years i've only put in $200 in repairs, thats pretty good considering my Ford Escort I had and was dumping a grand a year in that stupid thing. Tires sucked that came with it so i had to replace that, boy did that make a difference in handling around turns, and in the rain.

A sastified customer

4.8
KZR on 11/11/2004

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

Bought new in 2000. Still driving to work daily after 67K miles. Excellent engine -- plenty of get up and go for a 4-cylinder, excellent gas mileage. Very pleased with this car overall. Fed crash ratings overall are good.

Oops I did it again

3.8
VROOM on 10/29/2004

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

Can you believe I traded an Accord for this!?! Loved the looks, paid for them in quality. Once I put CERAMIC pads on all 4, aftermarket rotors and calipers on, brakes lasted a little longer. Wheel bearings junk. Drive train great, everything else is ensuring AC Delco workers their retirement pay and keeping the Dealerships repair dept busy. Almost got rid of it, but was upside down and paying on repairs. 110,000 miles and no problems (except brakes) in last 50K.

Solid car thats fun

4.6
chipontiac on 10/09/2004

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

I bought this car used with 33,000 miles on it. It now has 50,000 miles on it. I have had not one problem what-so- ever. I have yet to replace brakes (need to in about 3,000 miles), tires, or any other part. The car works great, sometimes it has some trouble turing over, but it has always started for me. I have babied the car, changing the oil every 3,000 miles and being easy on the brakes and accelerator most of the time. It is unrealistic for you to beat on a car and expect it to run well, if your hard on the brakes expect to change them alot, if you hot rod the car around expect to get bad gas milage. The car definitly has kick to it, and is equiped with a very good sound system.

Great car

4.6
sj on 09/25/2004

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

I purchased this vehicle used with appx 39k. It now has 54K and seems to be going strong. I did purchase new tires because the others were terrible. It's a fun to drive vehicle, handles well, has an excellent radio, gets good gas mileage and looks great on the road. I've been very pleased with the purchase. Sounds like some others haven't had such luck.

HORRIBLE CAR!!!!

2.5
Bart2 on 07/28/2004

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

This car has cost me thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention the repairs that had to be done while still under warranty. Repairs include: 4 brake jobs, intake gasket crack, front wheel hub bearing replace, fuel pump went out, power steering went out, etc. etc. I am trading it in and cutting my losses! Don't buy this car.

Don't believe good Grand Am Reviews

1.8
adn1996 on 07/17/2004

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

I bought my 2000 Grand Am new. It has had 4 (yes 4) rack and pinions. It has had all 4 window motors replaced 2 times each and now another one is broken. All totalled, my warranty company has paid almost $10,000 in repair bills in 4 years! Not to mention a new transmission, 3 fuel pumps, rotors (recalled). The trim around the windshield keeps coming off. The paint has had to be done on the trunk and wing. What a piece of crap - I don't think I could even give it away at this point - nobody would want it.

GRAND-AM REVIEW

4.8
ITSME on 07/12/2004

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 LOVE MY CAR.

Great car if you're taking it easy

4.3
Ceeblur on 05/21/2004

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

ME and my car have a love hate relationship. I love the layout of it, the features, and the speed, but I hate the gas mileage you get on it, and also the shortness of brake life. I have heard that you get better gas mileage if you use synthetic oil. Gas mileage is fine as long as you don't hotrod it like I do.

Fabulous Car!

5
cuaak5 on 05/12/2004

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 love driving my Pontiac, I will always buy Pontiac

Not reliable at all!!!

3.3
Drive it on 05/10/2004

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

This car is a piece of crap!!! GM knows this car is crap and will settle suits. Within 20K miles this was replaced: tires, full brakes, intake manifold gasket, all fuel injectors, fuel pump, fuel sensor, turn switch, window regulator, power steering pump, and belt. It might be fun to drive but it will be in the shop all the time… and that’s no fun. I have heard that the newer models are even worse. GM produces throw away cars.

2000 Pontiac 4Dr Grand Am

4.4
Punisher on 05/06/2004

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

This car has been very good to me and I no plans of getting rid of it. 16000+ miles a year. Regular maintenance.

Cool Car

4.5
funloving on 05/02/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

All i can say is I have had this car for about a year and bought it with about 89000 miles on it. It runs great and over all is a fun car. I have had to fix a few things but nothing that would not be expected to be fixed at this kind of miliage. I drive the car over 150 miles a day to work and not yet once have had a problem with brake downs ect.. I would suggest this car to anyone.

Wouldn't buy another one.

3.8
Pielz on 04/02/2004

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

Replaced brakes at 5,000 miles. Vinyl on passenger side back door came out and had to be fixed in the body shop at 20,000 miles. Driver side electric seat broke in the up position and need a new motor put in it at 30,000 miles. New fuel pump at 35,600 miles, 500 miles after my warranty went out. New brakes and rotors at 41,000 miles. Replaced Serpentine belt at 41,000 miles. Coolant light keeps coming on and was told that the coolant was leaking into the engine, at 41,000 miles. Just waiting for the next problem.

Excellent

5
Lowery2000 on 03/22/2004

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

this car is excellent.

Decent but with problems

3.8
--Andy on 03/12/2004

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

If you ride your brakes, forget this car. My wife uses this car and has gone through 6 brake changes. With that said, it has been reliable. Good pick-up and loose steering. Not my kind of steering, but wifey loves if. We have gone through 2 driver's side mirrors. They don't seem to like the carwash.

What a piece of junk

3.3
oy vey on 03/06/2004

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

Fun to drive but now I just want to drive it off a cliff. Rear bumper molding replaced. Turn signal switch replaced. A/C blower motor replaced. Fuel level sensor replaced. Ignition lock cylinder replaced. Drivers side window regulator and glass attachment replaced twice. Power steering hydraulic return hose replaced. Thats quite a list for a 3 year old car. The worst part is after the window went for the 2nd time and complaining about the power steering for the 3rd time I asked for the service manager to complain. His response to me was "everything breaks". Of course my response was "thats what Im complaining about".

Fun to drive - horrible to own

3.3
bcmtojm on 02/18/2004

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

This car has been in for service more times than any of my previous cars combined. Twice the very expensive intake manifold gasket has been replaced as well as gaskets for the power steering fluid and transmission fluid. I've also had to have the turn signal noise indicator replaced because it won't stop clicking(which is once again broken). I've had a gas module replaced and the power mirror control fixed. This car is great when it it running properly but not worth the trouble or the money!

Too many problems

1.9
RED 52 on 02/15/2004

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

Have owned car since it was new. Many problems including heater control switch on dashboard broken, brakes and rotors three times, sun visor falls off,etc. Just out of warranty and had to have intake manifold gasket leak - repaired for $800. Mechanic said, "poor design" and has had others with same problem. Not happy with car for what it cost new - $21,000. Ride is rough. Plan to sell soon and get something reliable, that is to say, something not GM.

Loved my Car

4.8
Kerrilynn on 01/18/2004

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

I bought this car brand new & drove it 60K miles until it was totalled after being hit at 60 MPH (I was doing 35) in a semi-T-bone on the drivers side by a DUI in a Tahoe. My injuries were less than expected considering it took jaws of life & 45 minutes to extract me. Both axles were broke off. But the car protected me and my passenger!! Car ran perfectly with zero problems. Big- O brakes never lasted long - was it them or the car?

awesome ride

4.9
blue_eyes_rc on 12/27/2003

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 car is a real head turner. It has enough power to suck you back in your seat when you tromp on it. The seats are extremely comfortable and all the controls are within easy reach. There is very little if any road noise and she handles like a dream. If you like a nice, comfortable ride but also like to be the grandma that turns heads this is the car for you.

One big headache

2.9
mmabry on 12/17/2003

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

The car started out great, fun to drive and handled well. I put a lot of miles on it but it looks great and I've taken care of it. But the brakes shake, even after being replaced. The Intake gasket leaks and may cause engine damage. The drivers window no longer rolls up the whole way. People have made comments that it doesn't sound good and that it makes a lot of noises. Not being able to check the transmission fluid caused a problem when the dealership failed to put enough in and I couldn't tell without taking it back to them. It just seems to be a constant headache.

Lemon Lemon Lemon

3
jakeybo on 12/17/2003

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

This car is junk.I would not recommend it to anyone.Problems all the time.Everything electrical going wrong.Signal light switch,emergency switch,power window motor,blower motor,bad breaks,intake gasket,and alot of check engin lights.All after warrenty ran out within 6 months.LEMON.

Very good vehicle

4.9
Dan C on 12/06/2003

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 had this car for almost 4 yrs and drive the heck out of it with over 80k now. It's been through every state from east coast to TX and all kinds of weather with never a problem. I'm out with all the SUVs in the snow. I tow a 3,000lb boat, and the car performs like it's towing very little. The extent of my maintenance is that I've replaced tires once and brakes twice, a window and heat blower motor, some antifreeze wiper blades, lamps and of course many oil changes.

Grand Am Brake Nightmare

3.8
DrRotty on 12/01/2003

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

The car is a blast to drive, when it isn't in the shop having the front brakes worked on! I'm very disappointed with Pontiac in the brake department. I've had my 2000 GT in the shop four times in 1 1/2 years because of brake problems. One would think that GM would have taken care of the poor brake design by now, with all of the warranty work they are paying for. Because of this I will never buy another Grand AM!

my new used car

5
Mojogo20 on 11/03/2003

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

I just got this car two weeks ago to replace a 2000 SE-1 which I got in January of this year and was totalled in an accident in September. I love this (these) car(s)! The handling, power, ride and styling are the best I have ever owned in a vehicle. The layout of the instrumentation and accessories are very user friendly and easy to understand and use.

Miss My Baby

4.8
AutumnEliza on 10/14/2003

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 car has been a dream to own! I bought this used in the end of 2000 and have had NO problems with it. The interior was so comfortable, the drive so wonderful, I am having the hardest time finding another car to compare. Visibility is great in this car with oversized side-view mirrors and for a 4 cylinder, boy does this car have pep! You don't even need the V6.

most fun ever

4.8
theunbound1 on 10/12/2003

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

this car is great...i love everything about it..never had a problem. everything is positioned where is should be, the interior is pretty and functional..supports extra large fast food drink cups..sun roof works great. radio is friggn fantastic..you dont need to do anything to this car. plenty powerfull engine sounds as good as it performs.

Great car

4.8
hockeymancw on 09/27/2003

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

I love driving this car. It is quick and nimble and handles great. I love the styling; it definatly grows on you the longer you own one. The dash is excellently designed. Very reliable. No noises or other sounds and no maintenence bills yet.

Fun so far!

4.9
funsofar on 09/17/2003

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

Bought car from son 47000 mil. He had it for 3 month. Insurance to high. Switch for fan speed n/g, clutch on a/c compressor noisy except when engauged. Will take advice and change fuel filter. Brakes noisy.Fuel milage 18 in city.

Nice for an American Car

4.5
Nowda on 09/09/2003

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 admit it is nice for an American car, and it handles very well. The exterior has a very exciting look and the interior definately gives you the sports car feeling. The chrome wheels add that accent in which other than tint your windows, all you have to do when purchasing this car is turn on the ignition and drive...the car will do the rest.

I HAVE ENJOYED MY GRAND AM GT

4.9
LADYBUGGIRL on 09/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR A VEHICLE. VERY DEPENDABLE. I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH MINE. DRIVES SMOOTH, VERY FUN TO DRIVE. I LOVE THE BODY STYLE. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST CAR IVE EVER OWNED. I HATE TO SELL IT, BUT I HAVE TO MOVE UP TO AN SUV NOW TO HAVE MORE ROOM FOR OUT GROWING FAMILY. I WILL MISS MY GRAND AM...:(

Great looks! Great quality! Great car!

4.9
ChrisJ on 09/03/2003

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

Once I drove this car, I loved it. It was in mint condition. Under the car, the engine, and around the doors all rust free! And no the car was not painted. The interior was the same with no cheep plastics that break. It has the 3.4L V6 which has great proformance. It has excellent acceleration. The comfort is excellent:lots of leg room in the front and back. The sporty design, and my favourite (red dash lights) make this car look awesome. As for build quality and reliability , I've had no problems. It has great handling and a smooth ride. Its solid and doesnt have road noises. This is a great car and I would recommend it.

What the.......with pontiac

4.3
gagtr00 on 08/21/2003

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

This car was great for the first 3 years. I bought mine brand new with 159 miles on it. At 33000 miles it started to have problems. It all started with the intake gaskets, then the #6 fuel injector, then the radiator flow being blocked and the thermostat sticking at 37000. Right after the warranty??? I have spent $1000 in the last month on repairs to include the drivers door window, but that was repaired for free. Thank god for GM Goodwrench Service Plus Dealers and it was a Chevy dealer at that. I agree with WhyMe. Great car, then it starts to fall apart even if you baby it like I did. Time for me to go back to Ford........

Hate to see it go

4.6
BobbyDough on 08/20/2003

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

Lease is coming due and I have mixed feelings. I love the car but I'm looking at that 350Z and...hmmmm. Fun to drive. Awesome color (midnight metallic blue). Great sound. I hear a little rattle on the right side I need checked and the fuel pump went early on (replaced by warranty). Brakes changed twice. Otherwise..no problems. I've even been on the same set of tires for 50,000 miles! 4 cylinder not bad.

have enjoyed this car

3.8
fungirlok on 08/15/2003

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

This was my first brand new car, and it has been reliable and very fun to drive. Had 4 years, with 50K miles, haven't had many problems. Got my first bad suprise when I had to replace a tire, almost 160 for one! My fuel filter and pump went out, left me on the road on Thanksgiving, $800 repair!, advice, replace the fuel filter every year, this is not listed in the manual. Also, what is up with the brakes? Mine make noise, especially when it is humid. Also my pads are warped because GM used cheap brakes for production. Hibdon says they are fine, but I still have to put up with the noise.

I Love My Grand Am

5
cdaniel on 08/07/2003

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 car in my opinion has been everything i could ask for. Since i have bought it I have had absolutely no problems with it at all, I take it in for the oil change and that is all i have to worry about. This car is not only reliable, but it has the looks as well. I would highly recomend this car to anyone who was in the market.

Looks nice, not so reliable......

2.6
California on 07/23/2003

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

Luved the car at first, very first new fast car... Have always done regular maintance,used only fully synthetic oil,treated this car like my baby, Have brought this car in more times than I want to admit, luckily the dealership talked me into the full warranty or I would have been hosed, the power sterring pump went out, alternator at 60,000, abs light has come on twice to be fixed,anything that was electrical went out!!! signals, daytime running lights,fuel gage, and of course the most expensive the tranny... I luv the looks of it and it got me lots of looks, fast, but just really dissapointing with everything that has gone wrong with it.

2000 Granda Am Gt 4 Door

4.1
Rnimrick on 07/22/2003

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

Hardly ever had any major problems,Replaced Front Brake Calipers, Intake Gasket. Would purchase another one.

2000 SE1 Electrical Problems

3.1
FED-UP on 07/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Never again! I've had this car in the shop 9 times in almost 3 years. Mostly electrical problems. Many times the dealerships were very difficult to work with and wouldn't fix it on the first try. When the car is running, it is a great vehicle. I drive easy highway miles and hope to get at least 150,000 miles out of this car, but I'm not holding my breath. Be warned!

Nice looking, but........

3.8
Kimmyc on 07/03/2003

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

It looks great. Have owned it for 2yrs & although it looks really nice, there are problems. As soon as the 36,000 mi warranty was up, there was a crack in the fly wheel - VERY expensive. Thsnks to the dealership, they covered it. There have been electrical problems. , the blower motor went on speed 1 & 2 -t $100 to fix. The drivers side window would not go up or down - $300 to fix. There are other signs that there are pending electrical problems. Now the car wont pass inspection because of a bad wheel bearing, NO MORE - so needless to say, I am trading it before it kills me financially.

Good Lil Pontiac

4.9
PontiacGM on 06/29/2003

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

I change my oil whenever the light goes on and have rotate my tires a few times. I have put on new front brake pads once around 30K miles and a new set at 60K miles. The battery is now giving me a problem at 60k miles. The lil 4 cyl still gets me the speeding tickets I have been looking for in a vehicle. Although this is a commuting car, the stereo with the CD player still sounds great. This has been one of the best lil cars I have ever owned. I just do not like the miles that the odometer says I have. Other than that, I do recommend highly this car.

good car

4.3
Bobo13 on 06/27/2003

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

ive had the car for 2.5 years and have a couple of problems. I had to kick it in a nowhere back of the woods place in wisconsin cause a module blew on me. but after that ive had no problems cept that ive had to replace my brake pads every year.... but thats prob cause of my exsesive speeds and hard braking. IM prob gonna buy a mazda 6 for next car though....

Don't buy the 2.4 liter

2.8
TRLL on 06/17/2003

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

Overall not a bad car. However the 2.4 liter engine is the worst that GM makes.It has not been imoroved on since 1989 when it came out. All the parts are very expensive and they all will fail. My local Pontiac dealership told me " I don't know why we still make that engine, it's garbage"

Good First Car

4.3
JAB2588 on 06/05/2003

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

My experience with this car is very good. I have had no serious problems nad the still runs great after 50000 miles.

1fun1

5
rswilson01 on 05/22/2003

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

Great Car! Had to replace a bigun' that was stolen and tried a few. My wife loved it. I wasn't sure even after buying it(if Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!). 3 yrs later I'm glad her emotion overruled me. It's a fantastic car. It's a lively, road warrior that's a joy to drive; always responsive no matter what. Almost beach season and the family's eager to use the moonroof and stereo every Saturday. The car's big enough but not too big; cute enough for her; exciting enough for me. My 12yo son is already asking if he's going to "inherit" the car when he's old enough. I'm sure it's safe enough, but I'm definitely not ready to let him have all the fun!

Love the car but too many problems

4.1
aczorn on 05/20/2003

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

Replaced brakes(rotors and pads)at 19000 miles (warranty), power steering rack replaced at 30700 miles (warranty), replaced front struts and strut mounts ($1157.60) at 40308 miles, coolant light began flashing off and on because of a leaking intake manifold gasket. Had to replace it (918.00 - dealer absorbed the cost). Turn signal switch replaced - 139.15. Driver side window motor had to be replaced - 360.00. Brakes have been replaced (rotors and pads) twice in 2002. Instrument panel fuse blew. I am still paying the car note. What's next?

I have NEVER been so disappointed!

3.1
Valerie on 05/11/2003

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

This was my very first brand new car. I started having problems within the first year and and it has been one thing after another. Thank God I bought the extended warranty. As of right now I have been waiting three weeks for the dealership that I have been using to get my car in to have the power steering pump replaced and to fix a hub problem on the right front. The Pontiac dealership is not the same one that I bought the car from,although I was assured that would not be a problem. Because of all the problems with this vehicle, I will probably never buy another GM product.

No wonder Pontiac is struggling

1.9
kannuc on 03/30/2003

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

In the last year we've had 3 brake failures, plus many other mechanical problems

Grand Am SE2

4.8
ppotte on 03/13/2003

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 am really happy with this car. It has the 6 cylinder engine, and with a fairly light car, it has plenty of pickup and power. It is nice to drive. I like the traction control, it makes me feel quite safe in the rain. Overall, I like the car. I have had a couple of cooling systems problems, which I am told are expected due to the very high temperatures in Phoenix. Otherwise, everything else works just fine.

I expected more as a repeat Pontiac cust

4.1
cojoe735 on 03/11/2003

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

Overall, I have had a few nusiance problems with the car that I should not have had a problem with being a new car. I have had trouble with a side view mirror breaking during an automatic car wash, lost power steering due to a failed hose connection, drivers side window retaining clips failed, cigarette/accesory plug in keeps popping fuses, moisture in the taillights causing the turn signals to fail, abs never worked correctly, brake replacement @ 10,000 miles. Overall, It's a great looking car with alot of power for its class. The great looking style and power almost makes it bearable to put up with the mechanical short-commings of this vehicle.

Very good car for the money

4.6
Just me on 02/06/2003

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

I bought this car used with 28,000 miles on it. In the 2+ years since I have had it, I only had to change the oil and put on brakes around 60,000 miles. it has very good pickup for a 4 cylinder and I've gotten better mileage than advertised (30-34 mpg).

Decent car

3.8
daishi48 on 01/13/2003

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

I have owned this car for less than a year, and I am satified overall. The only problem I have had is the driver's side power window quit working about 3000 miles out of warranty.

Falling apart

1.5
WhyMe on 01/03/2003

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

I bought the car brand new and three years later I can't wait to get rid of it. The fuel pump went out at 26000 miles. Seals around passenger windows leaked so flooded my interior at 29000. The front bearings had to be repacked at 32000. Windshield plastic moldings flew off while driving down the road. Window falls in door and costs $600 to fix!! Rearview mirror falls off repeatedly despite getting fixed everytime. The list continues, I will NEVER buy another Pontiac . . .or Domestic for that matter.

Good car but there's better out there

3.3
mtnbiker44 on 12/26/2002

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

It's a nice little car, but the quality could be better. Our company has leased many of these cars and we have had numerous electrical and brake problems. Other than that, not a bad little car. Personally I would get a Saturn, Honda, or Nissan instead (If I had to buy one).

Terrific from GM

5
Rod72 on 12/14/2002

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 had left GM for many years and it took this car to bring me back singing its praises. It is both beautiful and quick and 30+ MPG is easy to take too. Had a hard time deciding between the Grand Prix and AM and am happy with the choice, because it handles lighter and quicker. GP is softer but still a great car also. Thanks Pontiac.

Going back to Ford

3.5
kenscott on 11/26/2002

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

I bought this car about 5 months ago. It ran much better than I anticipated; for a 4-cylinder that is. Gas mileage averages about 23-25 mpg. I know I can be a lead foot, but my 6-cylinder Taurus did the same mpg. Recently, I had to replace the catalytic converter- CC(covered under warranty) The mechanic noticed a bad transmission leak. He thinks that some of the knocking that I attributed to the CC was actually the torque converter in the transmission. I await the bad news. Also there is a groan at times when turning the steering wheel severely at low speeds.

My black Grandam

3.9
robmart on 11/01/2002

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

It is a fun car to drive, light steering...easy handling of radio devices while your fingers rest on a divider and your elbow on the arm rest. love the sunroof..and the overall look and feel of the car. The spedometer looks great in the sport-car-like design...easy to monitor your speed --I still use a radar detector.

gt

5
homie 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

its a good car for the price

I Love My Pontiac Grand Am!!!

5
Melba on 08/05/2002

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 absolutely love my Pontiac Grand Am SE. I have had it for two years now. I have owned several cars and this one is by far my favorite. It has a great look inside and out. It is comfortable on the highway. I haven't had any problems with it whatsoever.

Great car, even for families!

5
Tinnelle on 08/01/2002

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

This was definitely the car of my dreams! Safety is a definite in this vehicle -- the car has been hit four times in the past two years that I've owned it, however, it's come out in the end looking like a charm and still functioning perfectly -- and occupants sustained only minor injuries. This is remarkable considering that the first accident involved a Ford Explorer hitting the passenger-side between the two doors with their front right fender. $13,000 worth of damage, but easily repaired, and again very little injury to the occupants. Gas mileage is great -- lots of room for lots of people and furry friends (we have two dogs).

Terrible service from Pontiac Dealers

4
2000 Pontiac SE1 on 07/19/2002

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

I've had the 2000 SE1 for just over 2 years. The doors are not lined up and paint has chipped on the doors because of it (in the first 10000 miles). Dealers won't help at all, even the place I bought it. Car was in the shop 3 times for the check engine light. I finally figured out ON MY OWN that the gas cap wasen't tight enough. (smart mechanics) Now, it won't start and has been in twice for this problem in 2 weeks. My entended warrenty didn't even cover half! It was fixed without me ever okaying the extra cost. I fought it and lost. I am so fed up with Pontiac not standing behind their product! Never again.

very cool car for the price

4.8
dutch on 07/03/2002

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

Smoothe ride with the feel of a muscle car.

Fun

4.6
rickity on 06/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Fun car to drive

Great Car!!!

4.6
Brian331 on 05/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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 absolutly love my Grand Am. I have had only one problem at the dealership - - clogged fuel injectors and (i am told) that is probably the previous owner's fault in putting cheap gas in the car. It's a blast to drive and in my humble opinion, although I might be in the minority, it looks GREAT!

about to trade it after 1 year

3.8
madeline on 05/24/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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 have the V6, almost all the frills. Fun to drive BUT horrible to maintain. Pontiac has been very accommodating with repairs but they're needed so often. My car now has 42,000 miles - only put 6,000 on in one year. Beyond normal maintenance, I’ve fixed the compressor, head gasket, drivers side window (fell into the door), blinkers that quit on left hand turns, clock display that occasionally disappeared, brakes, and now it needs new struts (over $3000 in repairs on things I'm told shouldn't yet be broken). Never dreamed I would want to trade it but now I'm looking. Terrified of what I might have to spend to keep it.

Great car, horrible service from Pontiac

4.5
K. Janz on 05/19/2002

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 my '99 GT as a "GM Certified Used Vehicle". While it was still under warranty the paint started to peel badly on the trim moldings behind both windows. I took it to the local Pontiac dealership & they suggested calling Pontiac because they wouldn't do anything for me. Ponitac refused to do anything about it as well. They gave me every excuse they could think of including that this was normal wear and tear. (the car was only 2 yrs old) Pontiac completly rejected the idea of taking care of this small paint job & taking care of me as their (former) loyal customer. This is a great car, one of the best I've owened, but I will not buy another Pontiac after the treament I recieved!

Grand Am not bad

4
Rich Langster on 05/17/2002

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

Fairly decent vehicle for the price. Looks good and turns heads. Good amount of power but not very solid in highway driving. Rearview window has poor visibility and no room in back with the coupe. Body is very flimsy and while interior does look good, it is rather cheap with interior parts always coming loose. Brakes started making noise at 12000 miles.

Attainable Dream Car!

4.9
freddie01r on 05/06/2002

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

No out of warranty problems to date and all warranty service was done well, thanks Pontiac!

wasn't perfect ......

3.8
InfernoDan98 on 05/04/2002

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

When I first bought the car it had a bad pull to the left at speeds over 50 mph. Pontiac said it was torque steer. Took to local chevy dealer where a buddy works and found the left strut was not installed correctly. And Pontiac just blew me off.

Getting The Looks.....

4.3
Carriebear22 on 05/02/2002

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

I absolutely love my 200 pontiac grand am. The greatest part is when the sporty styling grabs the attention of the good looking guys next to me at the stop light! The only things better than that is blowing that guy in the other car away with the amazing takeoff! Eat My Dust Baby!

The True Meaning of superiority

5
Steven C on 05/02/2002

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 the best car I have ever owned, Every feature is so perfect that it seems surreal. I have the 3.4 liter RAM AIR V6 and I have not been overtaken by anyone! The ETS comes in handy while leaving the line by eliminating wheel hop. The steering wheel cruise control and stereo buttons provide a lazy mans dreams. The seats give all the support and comfort I need without being too sloppy while maneuvering. This car can turn heads if configured right. I have a ram air hood, chrome wheels, tint and high perf. exhaust along with some other performance mods on mine and everyone says "Wow that’s one bad car man!" to which I reply, "Thank you!" with a smirk of superiority.

Awesome Ride for the Price!!!

5
pontiac_lover on 04/22/2002

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 no trouble whatsoever with this car! It's a blast to drive... sporty, sleek, and comfortable.


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