1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4 Quad from North America
Your worst nightmare
The Interior lights say on when you put the car in reverse or drive. (I have to remove the fuse if I want to drive at night) The locks doesn't work. The head gasket cracked. I get 93 miles to a full tank (fuel pump gone out). The turn radius is very poor. The tail lights get water in them every time it rains. The brakes go out every year. (I don't live in a area of hills). The transmission power is very poor.
Save your time and money, don't buy a Pontiac Grand Am.
This is the worst car I have every owned.
I will never buy this model car again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th May, 2003
21st May 2003, 12:54
We have a 1992 GA and have had twice if not three times those problems. This car is a piece of junk!! Our mechanic called it (the quad 4) the 3 month engine. We have replaced and rebuilt nearly the whole engine. The head has cracked twice and is on its way out again. Brakes, yup, every year entire system. ABS Sensor as well (a good $400 if you cannot fix it yourself)! But hey it has been great on gas...LOL
I would never tell any one to purchase one of these cars again in the Quad 4 engine. My sister has a 2002 in the V-6 though and is having good luck. SO FAR!!!
3rd Nov 2004, 17:10
I has well have a 95 Grand Am and had the timing tenisoner fail. After replacing four intake valves, head gasket, tenisoner, guides and so on. The car ran for about a month and the crank shaft went. I pulled a 2.2 engine from a Chevy, trans and all and installed it with little difficulty in the car. Trans fits the same with use of mount from Grand Am Transmission. I also pulled the wiring harness from the Chevy and installed it in my car. I may be correct in saying I have the only reliable four cylinder Grad Am in the world. Jeremy.
3rd Jan 2006, 21:24
My wife and I bought our 1994 Grand Am new and it has been a great car. Still running with very few repairs with 218,000 miles, true story.