1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE Quad 4 from North America
Would buy another
Timing chain gasket leaking, causing oil to be sprayed into engine compartment.
Alternator died about 6 months, and 9 months after purchase, may have been due to oil spray.
Engine seized at 220,000 miles, with no hope of return. Probably due to a cracked and repaired oil pan that occurred about a month prior. I believe that if the oil pan hadn't cracked on this car, I may still well be driving it.
Transmission was slipping in 2nd gear at the time of the car's demise.
Power windows were off track.
Only rear speakers worked.
Wipers would sometimes freeze in cold weather. (Very dangerous on white-out mountain highways where I lived at the time)
Despite all of its quirks, I loved this car. Once I learned how to manage it, it was a very, very good car. I used to drive it from Pittsburgh to Morgantown nearly weekly with no problems at all. Handled decently, fuel consumption was not exceptional either way.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2007