1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3 DOHC from North America


Get a grand am if you like to sit on the shoulder


There were many problems with this car.

I went threw three alternators.

The water pump sprung a leak.

I had to get two new radiators.

The car constantly overheated and yet no shop or even the dealer could fix the problem. It seemed to be a mystery to why it was overheating. The car was constanly in the shop and leaving me on the side of the road. I also had to rebuild the transmission at 70,000 miles. The brakes on this car were also horrible. It seemed like I replaced the pads almost every month.

General Comments:

I treated this car very good and never abused it. This is a good car to stay away from. My girlfriend has a 97 which also had major problems and my friend had a 95 like mine and he got rid of his for the same reasons.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2002

22nd Sep 2002, 16:19

I have same problem with overheating with 95 grand am and mechanics are puzzled. Did you ever find out what was reason for overheating? If so please tell me pdaddy1063@aol.com. Any help would be appreciated.

4th Aug 2004, 08:45

Has anybody tried replacing the thermostat.

1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L V6 from North America


Very reliable family transportation


After 6 years the battery went bad in the driveway of our house. Hey, 6 years is pretty good.

After 77,000 trouble free miles in which it out lasted the 5 year payment book, the water pump discharge fitting sprung a leak. A tow paid for by my insurance company, a $15 part and most of a Saturday put us back on the road again.

I have yet to replace the front brakes. I have done the rear but, I could have let them go for a while. I had the drums off during tire rotation and figured what the heck.

General Comments:

This has been the MOST reliable car I have ever experienced or even heard of. From reading the comments of others it seems some are really good and some are junk. I feel very fortunate to have my family in such a reliable vehicle. Taking reasonable care of it and treating it gently helps I'm sure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2001

1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4 cylinder from North America


Nice, reliable, and handles well


Only one thing has gone wrong with the car... the left turn signal lamp blew.

General Comments:

The car is pretty reliable, it does its purpose.

I have gone to Las Vegas about 3 times without trouble... and I live in Seattle.

Today I'm having my engine tuned up, and that's about all the service I've done to the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L V6 from North America


This car is a trusty, reliable workhorse that is fun to drive


Alternator replaced once under warranty and once at my expense.

Car has a slow oil consumption problem. Internal leak somewhere (not bad after so many miles).

Both power windows have required servicing.

General Comments:

This has been a great car. Reliable, cheap on gas and decent performance. I have over 125K miles on it and it still runs like new.

The only real problem is a slow oil leak somewhere inside the engine that requires a quart or so every now and then.

Bottom line: I would buy another one without hesitation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2001

13th Jun 2002, 14:27

The Problem With the oil is not a leak. The problem is that it is burning oil. I own one myself, and love it. but it has tendency to burn oil to fast. It's a problem with the cadilidic converter, overheating.

Sicerely, Josh Gorbis.

18th Nov 2003, 14:58

I have the same car and it has been a good one. However you may have a dying intake manifold gasket, which can cause loss of oil as well. Mine has began to leak oil and my mechanic just pointed out I need another one. I have about the same mileage as you do, so if you have never had it done, see about getting it done. My mechanic said it will cost about $400 but that fixing it now will keep it from becoming a $1000 problem down the road.

However I think the previous comment bears looking into as well. You could be burning oil, or a combination of these. But I do suggest you have your mechanic look at the manifold too to see if it needs replaced.