My father bought the car for me for my graduation. It had Michigan rust problems and almost no brakes, but after putting $400 into it the car ran just like it was new.
It was purchased for $500, but well worth the money. Cars 6 years old seem to have more miles then my car did when we bought it.
Altogether this car has been amazing. Total cost of repairs have been estimated in the $1000 range, but it beats a car payment.
The car has never let me down, it even got me down to Kentucky, a 700 mile journey, without stopping, except for gas, with no problem.
I want this car to last me as long as it can. The fuel economy is better then anything I've been interested in buying as a replacement. I estimated over 40 mpg in my trip from Michigan to Kentucky.
It's an ugly, gray beast, but the ride is very smooth. I never want to replace it or sell it.
This car has been the best car I've ever owned, even with the repairs.
We've owed a 1979 Thunderbird, 2002 Trailblazer, 1989 Grand Marquis, S-10s, and Somonas, and currently a 2004 Vibe. This car has outlasted them all performance wise (except the Vibe, which we traded the Trailblazer in for).
Pontiac did wrong by discontinuing this vehicle.