1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.3 liter Quad 4 from North America
General Motors biggest mistake
My radiator core blew.
My engine overheated.
My head gasket fried.
My head cracked.
My alternator cooked itself.
My water pump housing cracked.
Ball joints needed replacing.
Tie rod ends needed replacing.
My rear defrost is not receiving power.
Currently not pumping out heat.
Windshield washer pump burned out.
Currently on my third windshield.
Wipers blew off when passing another car in a freezing rain storm.
Intake manifold gasket began leaking.
Replaced battery twice.
Driver side window is off track.
Gas filler will not close.
Shocks/struts needed replacing, 3/4" drive Snap-on Impact would not budge mounting nuts.
Transmission grinds when shifting to reverse at a standstill.
Despite the disgusting history of problems, the car is fun to drive.
This car is quite peppy and handles well.
Goes like snot-stops at 180/Km.
I will never buy a Grand Am or any other Pontiac product ever again!
It is not wise to impulse buy vehicles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th November, 2002
12th Dec 2003, 18:34
I have not had any problems with this car except for now that the motor has gone out in it. It is a clean reliable car very easy to maintain If you know about car. I love my car you have to take care of your car in order for your car to take care of you. I know now that its not just for driving its more to it then that. I know now and I do intend to buy a motor for this 1992 Grand Am SE and drive it some more I will now take better care of this car.
19th Jul 2007, 05:36
Did you take a look at the heater core? The plastic lines running from the core to the firewall fail on many of these cars. This may have caused the cooling system failure you wrote about. Don't get me wrong guys these cars have allot of bad parts on them. It's a good idea to use distilled water and red 10y anti-freeze & a good flush whenever a cooling system part is out on a GM car... this may save the other parts from failure.
Peace & luck to anyone out there