1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L OHC from North America


Not a wise decision


The head gasket blew at 70,000 miles.

The water pump broke.

The thermostat needed to be replaced.

The brakes needed to be redone twice.

The alternator needed to be changed.

The starter needed to be changed.

The radiator needed to be replaced.

The head needed to be machined.

The exhaust is going to need to be replaced very shortly.

The interior rattles very badly.

The car idles rough.

It hesitates off the line.

Have actually had it stall on me before in an intersection (it's an automatic).

General Comments:

This car seemed like a nice buy before I discovered the evil that lurks around this vehicle. I learned my lesson and will take proper measures not to make the mistake again. I will definitely buy a Japanese car next time. They are more economical than this car and they also last much longer with little or no repairs, unlike this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2001

19th Aug 2002, 19:10

I have a 93, V6, automatic (wife's car) which has had the same engine problem:

Idling rough, stalling at the intersection as well.

Hint: I replaced the harmonic balancer, which was all, but gone. (100k+ miles)

Now it purrs like new.

25th Aug 2002, 19:27

I have the same car with the same engine. (1992 grand AM SE 4 cyl. 2.3 liter OHC) It runs great and looks nice too. I think all of your problems are from a bad mechanic who is guessing at a problem and not getting it right the first, second, third,...hundredth time. I fix my car myself and take good care if it. I check all the fluid level every week (under the hood not from the computer inside the car), and if it is going to be sitting for a long time I like to start it every 2-3 days to make sure the engine gets oil run through it. Maybe my car has not been a problem cause of all the time I take to make sure it is in proper order.

1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE Quad OHC 2.3 L from North America


Better have money to burn if you want it


Needed new brake pads and seems to need new ones again.

Car stalls due to torque converter computer problems. A cable had to be disconnected from the computer.

Leaks engine coolant, had to get special coolant pipe from the manufacturer, took over a week!

Needs a new starter box.

Very loose steering wheel.

General Comments:

I think it's one of the most relaxing cars I have ever driven. Very fun to drive when there are no problems with it.

Don't have to worry about it getting stolen (who would waste their time!).

Very good acceleration. Good gas mileage.

You better know a good mechanic if you want this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th June, 2001

1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.3 V-6 from North America


GT is the poor man's sports car with style and class!



Front brakes.

Drive axle.

2 sets of expensive off size tires.

Plug wires.

Lower control arm.

General Comments:

Very solid sports car feel on any road. With the 3.3 V-6, acceleration is comparable to the 3.8. I ran a 17.6 in the 1/4 mile with plug wires, 106000 miles old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2001

1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.3 V6 from North America


An economical high performance car


Heater core went bad.

Check engine and check oil lights come on for no reason.

Fresh air vent leaked water into the car.

Battery had to be replaced.

Trunk gasket had to be replaced.

General Comments:

All in all I like this car a lot.

The only thing is, I wish I had it when it was brand new.

It is a very quick car and handles just as well.

The interior wears very well and is easy to keep clean.

It is a very dependable car and something that I am proud of owning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2001

1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE Quad 4 from North America


A great first car


I had problems with the manifold gasket at 60,000 miles. This may have been due to running at 80-100+ MPH for an hour.

The heater is not currently working, but the air conditioner works fine.

General Comments:

This is a great car for cruising, very comfortable and great stock speakers.

It's not the best looking car, but better than most. It got me through high school.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001