1987 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.0 V6 from North America
The little Pontiac that won't quit
The coil pack went.
The right side steering rack mounting bracket broke.
The transmission was rebuilt at 105,000 miles.
The left front fender rotted badly and had to be replaced.
The timing chain was replaced as a preventive measure.
People complain about power windows, the roll up windows in this car were a nightmare. The driver side window was the worst. The regulator was replaced twice and the window was still hard to crank up. I put in a handle from a Ford van because it was longer and gave me better leverage.
This was a great commuter car. It had great fuel economy and was pretty quick too. Comfort wasn't a strong point, but it's a Grand Am, not a Grand Marquis. I sold it to a friend who is still using it with no problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2002
7th May 2002, 07:33
I have a 1987 grand am and it is my first car I love it it is fast and reliable, but it is starting to rust a little bit around the wheel wells.
18th Nov 2002, 17:06
My name is Roger Clark and I bought a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am base model new and I love it - best car ever made and I drive it hard all the time. I also have a 1988 Pontiac Grand Am. The cars are very reliable. The Grand Am is the only car I would ever own. I would buy a new Grand Am without hesitation.
3rd Jun 2003, 12:56
My name is Mike and I own a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am
I have taken the car and completely redone the entire thing we painted the body, redid the entire carpet inside, put in brand new seats from a 1988 grand am, great reliable car that I am very proud to have bought.