1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE V-6 3.1L V6 from North America


A low maintenance car if cared for and driven correctly


Driver's side power window regulator broke and needed replaced, the trunk light flickers on and off, and I also had to replace the rotors and calipers on the front and the calipers on the rear.

General Comments:

I haven't had any engine problems, I think that if you treat your car well, the only problems should be from usage and defects, and if your only have 50,000 miles on your car, your shouldn't really have problems, on any car. Great car, handles well, easy to take care of. The car is great for me, cause I only paid 6,200 for it and I have only spent about 600 dollars in repairs that were needed. If your in high school or college, it is good for you cause the maintenance is low and your saving your money.

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

Review Date: 23rd September, 2002

1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 V6 from North America


Nice looking clunker


My alternator went out 3 months after I bought the car.

My front brakes and rotors were replaced earlier this year, now the back ones are grinding.

My head gasket blew at 94,000 miles.

Carpeting in the floor is worn badly.

My car stalls when I first start it for no reason.

Both of the windows on the passenger side have had motors put in.

It doesn't get good gas mileage.

The light in my trunk doesn't work.

The back seat is uncomfortable.

The radio goes up when it should decrease.

General Comments:

It has great suspension.

It accelerates good.

It has a fair sound system.

The front seats are roomy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th September, 2002

24th Aug 2003, 16:27

My car is having a miss in the motor.

1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 from North America


After 90,000 miles the car is just falling apart.


Ever since I have owned this car I have had to replace the alternator about every six months. Even when I took it to the dealership they couldn't figure out what would cause them to go bad so fast. Ever since the car has reached 100,000 miles everything has gone wrong. I have had to replace all of the rocker arms and pushrods. They all were messed up and were causing problems. The plastic tanks on the ends of the radiator have broken and had to be replaced. The water pump went soon after that. Now I can't get my key out of the ignition because it won't turn all the way off so I can get it out.

General Comments:

Besides the alternator problem the car was pretty good up to about 90,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Quad 4 from North America


Nice GM product, but not for tall people


I had to replace an idler wheel because one of the bearings had failed.

I replaced the Power Train Control Module because every once in a while my instrument panel would do the funky chicken and the car would stall. Fortunately this repair was covered under the 8Yr/130,000Km Emissions Warranty.

I replaced the wheel bearing in the front on the drivers side.

Unfortunately the struts in the front are worn, however, they are not critical to repair at the moment.

I had to replace the bearings in the Transmission because one of them failed. Though this could have been my fault. :-)

General Comments:

The 2.4L Quad 4 has lots of pep, and gets great fuel economy. I love the car I am just too tall for it.

GM got the design right with this car in my opinion. I like cars with smooth sleek lines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2002

1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 V6 from North America


A sporty family car that can fit 5 people


So far the only problem that I have had with it is having to replace the factory brake pads and rodders that were on it.

General Comments:

I love the Grand AM it is very sporty and family like at the same time. My husband, my two kids and myself fit in it very comfortably.

It is also fast which is what I love about it.

It gets great gas millage about 250 miles to a tank of gas and I have a bad habit of hot rodding everywhere I go.

My next new car will be a grand am also.

All my friends have them also and have not had any major problems with them.

I would say that it is a very good value for the price!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2002