1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Quad-4 (4 cylinder) from North America
As long as you take good car, it'll treat you good
- Power windows are about shot. Front driver's, passenger's windows only go down slowly and half-way. Rear passenger window is stuck completely.
- Heating core shot, I rerouted when I bought the car, I'll replace it next winter (In Florida, so no biggie)
- Replaced Radiator last weekend, $131 or so and about 3hrs worth of my time to fix.
- Blinkers don't work correctly, think its in the fuse block, replaced and checked lights, wiring and relay.
When I bought the car, it was well kept, dealer serviced up to 114,000 miles (all logged in the book) and ran quite well. Windows are my next project and near winter I'll replace the heating core.
Its quite speedy for a Quad-4 and tho many people have had problems, mine seems to be in top shape. Good compression, quick auto shifting, stiff suspension. Over all I'm happy. I'm prolly up for repairs soon tho. Possibly a head gasket, may take me a couple of days to complete. I don't think so as of yet tho, since there is good compression.
The seats are pretty comfortable and the car offers some nice room, but it can be cramped and a little un comfy for long distance trips. Cruise control helps, since there is a good amount of feedback on the gas.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th March, 2003
28th May 2003, 10:23
I find this all so funny. I too have just replaced my head-gasket and water pump. Just this week I replaced the thermostat. Setting me back $2600. My windows are crappy, they don't go up all the way, so they leak. It also sounds like I have a birds living in the dash with all of the raddling. I have had the car for almost 5 years and with 150K. It is a runner. I do have to agree the seats are comfortable! And my white paint is peeling. There was a recall on the paint, but since I was over 100K, so they wouldn't cover it. I haven't been impressed either with the Ponitac dealerships either. The mechanics DO groan when you tell them you have a quad-4! Their junk!
29th Mar 2004, 19:54
Sounds like it's a good thing I have the crank windows on my 95 Grand Am SE 2.3L 4-cyl.
19th Jul 2004, 23:14
Oh wow! I can't believe your 95' grand am has the same issues as mine.. go figure...I just recently had the heating core replaced... the radiator is busted, the windows only go down a couple inches (power windows). The electric locks don't work, the trunk fills with water when it rains (so I drilled holes in the bottom of the trunk..hah!