1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE Quad Four from North America


Someone's nightmare come to life


10 tiers in three years. Don't ask.

New brakes at 100,000, we bought it is had over 80,000 miles.

Head gasket blew at 122,000.

Interior is falling apart.

New timing belt at 122,000.

Bad gas mileage!

General Comments:

The worst car I ever drove. But it lasted for longer than I expected. I can't tell you how many problems we have had, just too many to list. The one thing that sticks out about this car, is that, it is horrible in the snow! Never, I mean Never buy this car if you live up north.

We are now selling this junker for 1,000 or best offer. I just bought a 98 Isuzu, it puts this car or any other Grand Am to shame!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th May, 2002

13th Nov 2005, 18:21

I live up in northern Ontario and I love mine in the snow. My only complaint is the foot operated e-brake, but once you get used to hitting it while cornering its fairly easy. I have never had a problem in the snow up here.

1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE QUAD 4 from North America


Total waste of money


Every possible thing has gone wrong. At only 37,000 the electrical system in the dash went totaLLY hay wire. At 38,000 the transmission expired. The vehicle eats brakes like no other. The water pump failed at 43,000. The head blew up at 58,000 and is still parked in my drive way looking brand new.

General Comments:

This is quite possibly the worst power train General Motors has ever designed. How they continued to sale this vehicle is unbelievable to me. I wouldn't sale this vehicle to my worst enemy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th May, 2002

27th Dec 2003, 13:49

GM has recalled the cylinder head and is a warranty item.

1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Quad 4 from North America


A good deal for what I paid for it


I have cooling problems about once every two months.

I have had to replace the heater core.

The thermostat began to stick. I replaced that when the heater core was replaced.

The compressor for the air conditioning is sticking. I am currently fixing that.

The oil light goes on and off regardless of ammount of oil in oil system or temperature.

The "dinging" noise my car made when the door was ajar won't ever stop dinging. I removed the fuse.

The struts and rear shocks will eventually have to be replaced.

Plastic interior squeaks.

General Comments:

This car was bought used for 1600 dollars.

So far, it has had the usual repairs I have expected for a car of this value.

Even though I don't like the idea of pouring more money into a car so old, I need to get around.

It has a roomy interior. Being a man of 6ft 3, it's nice to get good gas mileage and to be comfortable.

The interior is clean as a whistle.

The a/c blows chilly and the heater blows hot.

The handling is good.

The engine power is decent. Enormous power loss when A/c is on. More than I'd expect.

The stupid 4x6 speakers in the doors are inacessable unless you pull off the door panel.

Roomy trunk.

It is big enough to call a 4 door and save insurance costs.

It is small enough to make people not want to ride in the back, so I treat it like a 2 seater.

The gas tank nozzle is on the passenger side. This made for interesting arguments at gas stations when swinging around to try and get into the spot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st April, 2002

1993 Pontiac Grand Am from North America


An excellent starter car


There has been rusting on the edges of the trunk and around the tires.

The car stalls every few months. Unknown reason.

General Comments:

This car accelerates very fast and handles exceptionally well. The interior is very comfortable and the body is well built. However the rust spots on the trunk and tire wells seem to be a design flaw as they are the same place in all cars around the same year. The factory stereo system has amazing speakers and bass.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2002