1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 from North America


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


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


I wouldn't buy another one


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


A good car for people who are monetarily secure


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


Poorly designed engine


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