Pontiac Grand Am Reviews from Puerto Rico

1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Not perfect by any means, but a nice car for the money

Faults:

Rack and pinion leaks.

Ignition coils and housing failed at 130000 miles.

Dashboard deformed with extreme tropical heat.

Wheel covers are made out of garbage.

General Comments:

Good gas mileage.

Really comfortable.

Suspension is way too soft.

4 cylinder / 4 speed AOD combo feels anemic.

Good styling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2011

1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3 V6

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance279813 miles

Summary:

Reliable Pontiac Grand AM SE

Faults:

Mainly replaced brakes, suspension, thermostat, radiator, tires, change coolant twice a year, change transmission fluid every 30K miles, change oil every 3,000 miles, change brake fluid every 75,000 miles, change power steering pump at every 80,000 miles, changed alternator, starter, maintain it by spraying CARB Cleaner spray into the manifold intake suction to clean out manifold, (stop hesitation, add gasoline cleaners into the gas tank every 2000 miles, keeps injectors clean and fuel filter. Wax it every week. Still running at 279K because since I first got the car, I did my own maintenance and all this pays off. I am not lazy because my car is not lazy neither, but if I become lazy, my car then becomes lazy and has a heart attack.

General Comments:

This car since I first got, it has really been there for me when I need to start, and accelerate , and stop. This does well in cornering and at high speeds. It has really COLD A/C, and real smooth riding. I have added new seats and carpet and smells like new. The engine is very strong still & transmission, and very quiet, though not quiet when I first got it, but still quieter then those that have like 100K, like my brother's Pontiac.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2003

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Crap

Faults:

Rear speaker doesn't work

Door panels had to be replaced

Air conditioner

Power steering leaks

Tires blowing out

Dash board coming apart.

General Comments:

This car is a piece of crap, will never purchase GM cars again.

The dealer says that the car is out of warranty and will do nothing for the problems with the dash board.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2003

7th Jun 2004, 12:47

The owners comments are very very clear. Some car dealers maintenance shops can be very cold and unreliable. After your warranty is up, it's either do you want an extended warranty or if not get lost.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews