A rip off lemon that looks decent and drives decent in a straight line
Struts/suspension very noisy
Steering VERY Stiff feels like I have no power steering!
Engine sounds like a sewing machine
Leaks about a quart of oil a week
Exhaust noisy - $400+ to fix needs catalytic converter
Oil pan leaking would require engine to be removed to fix
Dash rattles and squeaks like a mouse
The car sounds like its going to fall apart going 10-15 MPH over any railroad tracks or slight bumps in road.
A mistake! My 91 prizm had 70,000 miles and drove much nicer than this 94 vehicle even though it did have a minor power steering leak. This grand am leaks about a quart of oil all the over the driveway. This car is a LEMON sure it drives OK in a straight line, but you'll build arm muscles trying to turn with the stiff squeaky steering. Maybe I got a bad one of the batch although many other reviews suggest otherwise, but now on I'm sticking with Toyota / Honda / Nissan, possibly even Ford. I'm NOT impressed with this GM vehicle, I hope for their sake their newer vehicles are built better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th April, 2005