1994 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 24 of 24

1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.6 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

It's cheap, so you pay for what you get in quality

Faults:

My alternator went out, and my tensioner belt pulley broke.

General Comments:

I personally don't like the car, it rides rough and is noisy for a V-6, but it is a very clean, nice car though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th January, 2001

1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.2 Quad from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.2 Quad Automatic
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance67585 miles

Summary:

I wouldn't buy another one

Faults:

I have just gotten this car out of the shop (to the tune of $1200) for a blown head gasket, catalytic converter and timing chain. I have a friend with the same car with approximately the same # of miles who just had her car repaired for the same thing(s). I would seriously like to look into forcing a recall of this particular car. Any help there?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th September, 2000

26th Oct 2002, 20:30

The Quad4 head gasket and brake problems are well-known; GM chooses to shrug its shoulders and ignore them. This is the major reason that I will never buy another GM product, and I have convinced at least 9 people that I know to shop GM's competition. I just hope that the chain continues so that all of these lemons will be off the road SOON!

1994 Pontiac Grand Am V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance78500 miles

Summary:

A good car for people who are monetarily secure

Faults:

Bought it used from a friend. Since then the brakes wore out and the alternator died. Plus repaired damage from two accidents... airbag works! :)

General Comments:

Comfortable ride.

Has the stuff you need for a quick start (ie. short entrance onto the highway). Great for highway driving.

Cute looks.

A/C has always gotten hot/cold when it's needed.

Sound system keeps me happy.

ABS very helpful.

Rarely has a problem but when it does it can be pretty expensive. Relatively expensive insurance. If you can afford it, go for it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

4th Aug 2001, 15:11

I bought my 1994 Grand Am SE used from a dealership almost 3 years ago and it had 122252 Km's on it. It now has over 207000 Km's on it and rides generally well.

I have gotten the oil and filters changed regularly.

I have gotten the front pads and rotors changed as well as the ignition control module and all 3 coils both twice.

I had to get the alternator and battery changed.

I got a recall notice in the winter of 2000 about an ignition switch problem.

I now have a transmission problem causing the car to shudder when turning at high speeds and when driving straight there seems to be a knocking in the front end.

1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE Quad 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Quad 4 Don't Know
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Poorly designed engine

Faults:

Head gasket, lifters, tension kit for the timing chain, brakes need replaced frequently, poor milage.

General Comments:

All these repairs needed done between the mileage 67,000 to 70,000.

Poor manufacturing of the engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th June, 2000

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 85 reviews