The car is a very nice family/work sedan - Too bad GM does not back this up with service
Have replaced Water Pump at 115,000KMS and am now looking at options to replace NOTORIOUS Intake Manifold Gasket and this motor now has Lifter problems too!!
After owning a 1990 Lumina with little trouble, I thought I would step up to something newer and bought a gently used 1999. After I purchased it, I found out about the notorious Intake Manifold Gasket problem with this engine. I have had this car for a little more than 1 year and put high KMS on it with my job - I change the oil every 5,000KMS and never drive it more than 120KMS/HR. I am not hard on my vehicles and have always taken very good care of them. It really disappoints me that a problem that was so well known and documented by GM, wasn't voluntarily fixed past the standard 60,000KM warranty. I contacted my local GM dealer when the car had 65,000KMS on it and was told I was "on my own". I can't believe that this car has lifter problems already - probably as a result of the bad Intake Gasket?? I have always owned GM products with pretty good success, but after this ordeal - I can see that GM really doesn't care about me at all and I will definitely rethink my next vehicle purchase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th September, 2004