Pontiac Grand Am Reviews from Germany

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 V6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance159129 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

It is a good town car, but no more

Faults:

I was going down the autobahn (highway) about 140kph (87 mph) and the hood popped off and went into the opposite line of traffic and hit a ford ka. one time I was in town and I slammed on brakes and the brake lights didn't come on and a car slamed in behind me at 40kph (25mph). the seat belts didn't lock and the airbags didn't come out. every time I slammed on the gas real hard the car shuts off the dealership saids that they can't find the problem. I have been to over 4 dealerships now to check on this problem. the brake rotors have to be changed every time the pads do. the radio sucks. the speakers in the back don't work so I had to buy new ones. the doors leak in the rain or when washing the car. the engine blew up because the transmission wouldn't change from 1st to 2nd. this caused me to pay for a new engine and transmission and that cost ed me $2453.54 in American dollars.

General Comments:

This car is a great car when it is working right. I hate the steering wheel and I hate the radio. the car looks great. I like the way the headlights and the fog lights look. the speedometer says that the car will go 240kph (150mph) but I have only got the car to go 201kph (126 mph). this was when the car was new. my BMW would go a whole lot faster than that piece of junk that I bought from Pontiac. my BMW will go over 250 kph (155 mph) and it has a smaller engine. this grand am sucks. and when you get over 160kph (100 mph) the car starts to shake and the steering will make your hands go numb. and the wind noise is awful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st January, 2004

16th Apr 2005, 01:22

How can you compare a grand am to a BMW?

11th Mar 2008, 09:29

Actually it depends on what motor is in the BMW! Also you need to take into consideration that BMWs over here cost more than american vehicles, because they are made over here. Well over there in Germany, the BMWS are around the same price as American cars that are "supposely" built over here. Yes GM sells a lot of products over there, but if the car is going to be in the same price range as say a BMW, I would have chose the BMW over the Pontiac any day!

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 3.4

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A great 6 cylinder car

Faults:

Not much wrong, I just wanted a bigger engine.

General Comments:

I love putting my Grand Am on the German autobahn (highway). It is a good car for the high speed travelling that is allowed on the German autobahn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2001

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews