1991 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Summary:

Wonderful car!

Faults:

This car didn't have enough cup holders.

General Comments:

I loved this car. It was like a tank and had so much power.

The big bucket seats are so comfortable.

I bought the car for $750 dollars and drove it for four years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2005

1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5 Tech 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 Tech 4 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 miles
Most recent distance153000 miles
Previous carJeep CJ5

Summary:

A Great Car For A Beginner!

Faults:

The car had been sitting for about one year, so it naturally needed a few things here and there.

All new brake lines and brakes installed.

New exhaust system.

New transmission speed sensor.

New Struts.

Paint is peeling badly.

Weatherstripping by windows is cracked and is falling apart.

Drivers Window came off track.

General Comments:

It's a great car. At 153,000 miles, it runs great and drives great. The car seems solid, and has minor body roll. The car has some rust starting in the rear wheel-wells, which can be expected in Ohio weather. The interior is nice. It's comfortable and functional. The stock radio has a lot of bass too! I think GM knew what they were doing when they made this car. Thanks Pontiac!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2005

1991 Pontiac Grand Am SE from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired131300 miles
Most recent distance136218 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

Grand Ams not bad, but not good either

Faults:

The day I got it the battery died and the window came off track.

The battery died numerous times no one truly knows why.

The Window came off track. A piece of the track had broken. $50 to fix it.

At 133,892 miles the car began pulling to the right. A belt had separated from the right front tire. The tires were rotated and the problem was solved. It cost $75 with a discount.

The oil began to leak around 136,000 miles. It was close to $40 with a discount.

At 136,617 miles the starter went out and the freeze plug went bad. The starter replacement was $48 with discount. Freeze plug replacement will be over $300 with labor.

General Comments:

I've always loved Pontiacs. They are sporty yet aren't extremely expensive. I was super excited to get my 1991 Grand am in the summer of 2004. But the day I got it should have been a good indicator of what was to come. The day I got it the battery died and the window came off track. A quick jump and 3 hours of personal labor fixed both of those problems.

The window then came off track about a month later and had to be professionally put back on the track. A piece of the track was broken and had to be replaced.

It ran good through the Ohio winter until the pot holes came. The tire was separating from the belt and caused it to pull to the right. Rotating the front tires solved the problem.

The oil began to leak. The pressure gauge needed to be replaced. That was about $50 bucks with a discount.

At 136,617 miles the starter had to be replaced. That was $48 dollars not including labor and towing. While the starter was being replaced an anti freeze leak was found. That's when the bad freeze plug was discovered. Unfortunately it will be too costly to repair it so I am forced to get another car.

Although I have had plenty of problems with my Grand am I would gladly buy another one. In fact I'm now looking at 1999-2000 models right now! So I would say if you're looking at a 91 be prepared to put a lot of money in to repairs.

It's a good car and they handle great. But repairs are definitely a problem (or at least it was with mine)!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2005

20th May 2005, 12:38

Have you read the reviews of 1999-2000 Pontiac Grand Ams? They're not much better than your 1991. Good luck, I hope you stumble on a good one. My friend used to have a 1999 one. It gave her so much headaches that she sold it and bought an old Honda with twice the kilometers and no problems.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 14 reviews