1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3 OHC from North America
An excellent, easy to maintain car for the do-it-yourself owner
The most expensive was that the cylinder head cracked at 130000 miles which was 30000 miles past what GM would replace it at. The cracked cylinder head was a manufacturing defect.
A check engine light on occasions where the cooling fan would also run. This normally occurred at start-up and after a few minutes of operating, the fan would cut off and the check engine light would go off. A check of computer codes displayed reference to the knock sensor. By unplugging the temp. sensor on the intake manifold, the same condition could be duplicated. Technician suggested, if it doesn't effect how the car runs, then leave it alone.
Overall, this car has paid for itself several times over. I can't bring myself to get rid of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2003