1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4 dr 3.1 SFI V6 from North America
SEATS ARE HORRIBLY WORN FOR DRIVER... must have been a fat person sitting in them before me.
Let me tell you what happened with this car of mine...
The gas tank leaked 1 day after I got it, so $1680 + gas tank $400...
2 days after that the serpentine belt was gonna snap, changed that $230 because you have to UNMOUNT the freaking engine... because on my particular model they used the side mount. I don't know why, it seems to be random.
That same day... MY ALTERNATOR $230 went as well.
I drove up north to North Bay 400km.. and what do ya know, my crappy plastic radiator side tank cracked; $70 for a used one, $60 for labor.
Oh but guess what... that moron overfilled the tank so the very next day... my HEATER CORE EXPLODED again... cheap GM plastic again.. but this time buckets of fluid, I could not drive it, so far... $60 for replacement that didn't fit... 3 hours labour at a 24 hour shop at 60/hr, so $240 IF and only IF part source has a new part with the piping REVERSED.. they built it backwards you see.
Oh yeah, I had to get new tires; $160 (used), my AC charged for $80, and before I bought it the brakes for $180 (he paid), so let's tally that up... in 3 weeks, count em 3 weeks I spent $1690 + 400 + 230 + 230 + 70 + 60 + 20 + 20 + 30 + 80 + 160 = $2990.. DON'T EVER BUY A GRAND AM.
My next car is a G6...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2008