1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3 from North America


I think it is the best car they should send it across the sea


The head light switch went out.

The starter went out three time.

The coils both went out at once.

The heads both went out.

General Comments:

This car it the worst thing I have ever seen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th November, 2002

1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 from North America


A great car


My ignition coil went, which the dealer paid for.

The light sensor stinks.

General Comments:

The car is fast, rides smooth and handles great. If you do some minor changes to the engine, you can get more hp. I have the V4 with factory 150. After some changes, I have 170. It was worth the $200 I paid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2002

1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 SHI from North America


Better than any import by far!


At about 75,000 miles the fog-light connectors were too corroded to work properly, so the dealer cleaned them up and they worked fine. At about 120,000 miles they quit working altogether. Also, at 125,500 miles an intake seal was sucked into the engine. It leaked all of the coolant into the engine. Not knowing this at the time, I filled the bottle with ice-cold water (It's all I could find) to drive it home. The dealer brought it in and we all swore that a head would be cracked. But not only did they survive, there was no other damage other than the seal.

Otherwise the engine is indestructible (with regular care!)

General Comments:

I love this car. It always serves me well, whether I need to get to work quickly or I just need to get home.

My only nitpick is that the interior plastic squeaks a little.

Powerful, reliable American made quality: the definition of my Grand Am.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2002

1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE quad 4 from North America


An okay, not great, car


The alternator went out at 120,000 miles.

The second battery on the car just went out four years after it was replaced.

At 105,000 miles, I had a blocked oil valve that very nearly ruined the engine.

I have to replace a coolant hose or two every six months.

There is a clanging noise coming from the undercarriage that no mechanic has been able to diagnose.

The engine floods in the morning, and occasionally simply refuses to start. Nobody has ever been able to diagnose this problem.

There is a stuck spark plug that is going to require a new had gasket to replace.

General Comments:

I got this car as a gift from my parents, so I haven't minded the upkeep on it as it's otherwise mostly free. Lately, though, the maintenence has been becoming costly, and it looks like I'm going to have to have the transmission replaced next year, to the tune of $2000.

It's a cranky old thing these days, and I don't dare take it out of the area for fear it's going to break down and leave me stranded in the middle of nowhere.

The gas gauge appears to be on a logarithmic scale--if I fill it at half a tank, I'll put in 9 gallons--but at a quarter of a tank, I'll put in 10.5 gallons. It's easy to run out of gas if I don't fill the car when the gauge says half full.

It handles relatively well. My only real complaint is that the front end is so long that it makes parking in tight spaces a real challenge. I live in a large city, so being able to park a car easily is important!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th August, 2002

13th May 2004, 13:30

I actually am in a remarkably similar situation to this individual (i.e., received same year and model care as gift from relative) and think his review is very accurate and reliable. I too wouldn't buy another grand am se.

19th May 2004, 20:06

Hello, I too have 95 Grand AM. Of all the cars I've driven and riden in (and there's a lot) the only car company that seems to make accurate gas guages is Ford. Every other gas gauge seems to be funny once it gets under half. My solution is to fill up before it gets too far under half of a tank.

1st Feb 2008, 22:05

Yeah, I have a 1995 Grand Am too and the head gasket went on it, and now I have to replace it...