1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE V6 from North America
Never purchase this car!
From day one, my fuel pump was bad. I brought my car in several times for a diagnostics test, but the problem was never found until the fuel pump compeletly went out and the car would not start at all.
Then, I had problems with a cylinder not firing, which required the spark plugs and wiring to be replaced. At this moment, my check engine light is on, and I don't want to know what is wrong now.
I would never purchase another used Grand Am again. I am not sure if I just got "The Lemon", but I am constantly having to put money into this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th May, 2004
22nd May 2006, 22:42
We own a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am. After coming home from vacation, we found 4 inches of water in our car. It had rained the entire time we had been gone. None of the seats were wet, no windows were down, there was just a lot of water on the floors. The next day, my husband was turning left off our 25 mph street and without warning the airbag went off on him. It gave him a swollen face and friction burns on his arms. The mechanic we talked to said the water could have fried or shorted out the electrical system. It will cost us $150 to have him find out what was wrong and about $700 to replace the airbag (unless we can get one from a junk yard). Not to mention what it might cost to replace the electrical that is bad. Before the airbag went off, one by one our lights started coming on on the dash. We have never had engine trouble, but anything hooked up to the electric system (anti-lock brakes, traction control, airbag, etc.) has given us terrible problems. We are not hard on our car and we don't put many miles on each year. We also get regular oil changes. Something is just wrong with these Grand Ams. I miss my car, though. I loved it more than any I ever owned.