1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4-cylinder from North America


Best car I have owned


The only major things that have went wrong with my car that I had to replace were the alternator, a battery, 3 tires, rotors and brake pads, and new light bulbs.

General Comments:

This is probably the best car I have ever owned. It's very reliable, it's super cheap to fix, and most of the fixing you can do by yourself.

I have put probably 45000+ miles on it since I bought it two years for 500 dollars, and haven't even put that much money into it yet. 2 batteries, a couple of tires (all 3 I blew out myself) an alternator, and new rotors and pads on both sides.

If I had the chance to buy another one, I most likely would.. and if you come across one for cheap, if it is in good condition, BUY IT! If you give it some TLC it will definitely give it back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th April, 2008

1995 Pontiac Grand Am from North America


Below average


Both window motors have been replaced along with the drivers side guide bar which broke from it's welding. Radiator replaced old leaked like a SIEVE. Automatic door lock driver side does not work. Front seat adjustment broke now locked in upright position. Screw fell out of steering wheel now locked non adjustable. A/C failed and has to converted to environmentally favored system. ABS light flashes from time to time ,no problem ,probably the bags won't deploy. Alarm system on car went crazy and burnt out two sensors on engine ($$) Oil pressure valve on car had to be replaced. Other than these problems I have been advise that if the water pump goes get ride of car (junk - cost prohibited to replace -pull engine)

General Comments:

The car is slowlyDETERIORATING in chunks. Many manufactures defects that were not recalled Not worth the money paid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th January, 2008

1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Quad 4 from North America


Horrible car, absolute nightmare to own


I had to replace the head and gasket.

I had to replace the valve cover gaskets.

I had to replace the thermostat, radiator, upper radiator hose, temp sensor, and cooling fan.

I had to rip the carpet out, due to a leak in the dashboard. Everytime it would rain, the carpet would get wet, thus mold grew.

Replaced the muffler.

Replaced the Air Filter.

My mirror got vandalized and cracked, and I had to pay 50 dollars to buy a new mirror, and cracked the new one installing it.

The catalytic converter is going bad.

The alignment cannot be fixed, because the parts are too rusty.

Had to replace the passenger side ball joint.

The passenger side cv shaft is on its way to death.

The brakes lock up for no reason at any speed. On dry pavement going 75 they locked up on me once.

General Comments:

This car is a total nightmare to own and to drive. Do not buy this for your first car, or you will for sure get in an accident. This car has the worst cooling system ever invented. And has brought me to the decision that I will never buy another pontiac as long as I live.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2008

10th Jan 2008, 07:27

Let me get this straight. You bought a used-up car, eleven years old with 193,000 miles on it, and you're surprised when parts wear out, rust out or break? Cars are not designed to last forever, and poor maintenance can cause even a well-designed car to fail prematurely. I suspect that the previous owner of your car didn't bother to do an occasional cooling system flush and fill, as neglecting this service will cause cooling system parts to fail early.

Blaming Pontiac for the problems with your Grand Am doesn't seem entirely fair to me. In my opinion, the prior owner or owners who put close to 200,000 miles on the car without maintaining it deserve much more of the blame than Pontiac does.

10th Jan 2008, 08:55

Let's see: The car was 11 years old and had over 190,000 miles on it!

What did you expect???

A lifetime warranty, perhaps???

10th Jan 2008, 14:53

You can't be serious. The car is 11 years old, going on 200,000 and you are surprised it has issues? How is that Pontiac's fault? Any 11 year old car is liable to have similar problems.

23rd Feb 2009, 22:43

I got my Grand Am with 70,000 miles on it and it is a total money pit, doesn't matter how many miles, the Grand Am is very poor quality, and don't get me started on the water leaking inside every time it rains. Buy Ford.