1987 Pontiac Grand Am 3.0 V6 from North America
The 87 was one of the best economy cars ever build by General Motors
Alternator at 60,000.
Timing chain at 65,000.
Brakes at 75,000.
CV joints at 80,000.
Fuel pump at 192,000.
Odometer stopped at 199,999.
I have two 1987 Grand Am's. My first one was purchased new, late in 1986.
This vehicle has gone somewhere in the 300,000 mile range (digital odometer stopped at 199,999).
I have rebuilt & restored this car twice, in the last 25 years. Underside rust is a major problem in the state I live in.
The second one was purchased in 2008, on eBay. It had 62,000 original miles on it, and came from Louisville, KY.
It was in beautiful condition, when I received it.
Even though I am 6' 5", there is ample room in these LE two door models.
The 185 HP fuel injected V6 power plant has excellent throttle response. Its automatic transmission is extremely smooth, when shifting, and the vehicle handles nicely in all weather and road conditions.
Both of these cars have undergone a rebuild to qualify them as a "show-car".
Approximate investment for car #1 was $25,000.00.
Car #2 so far, $18,500.00.
The second one features, a leather interior, factory cruise control, tilt steering wheel, delay windshield wipers, power door locks with remote entry, power windows, electronic rear view mirror, with temperature and compass, twin digital video cameras, one mounted on the dash, and the other mounted near the rear window. Both utilize a 12mp camera and a digital recorder onto a 64gb memory chip for external playback. The rear camera plays video to a 17" high def flat screen monitor mounted on the glove compartment door. The JVC in-dash AM FM GPS DVD Movie player also plays to the flat screen monitor. The exterior was finished with 2 coats of solid color, and 9 coats of clear coat urethane.
Photos upon request.
These are the only cars I will ever own.
Thank you, GM.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th May, 2013
I too have a 1987 that has great mileage, and when taken care of it has gone over 250,000 miles. The rust, I blasted it off under the floor boards and replaced the running boards with thicker steel and painted on the inside. All GM cars right up my 1998 Eighty Eight kept bare unprotected steel on the inside of the running boards. Kinda stupid then I'm afraid.