1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L V6 from North America
Great economical and dependable automobile
Dash Lights went out.
Rattle in passenger door.
I bought this car from the original owner who assured me they have had no problems. I drive over 200 miles a day as a courier and really love the gas mileage and comfort.
The only problems I have had are normal wear and tear for a car this age.
Both myself and the original owner are middle aged people who do not hot rod or abuse the car.
Other comments that list several faults are usually from people that drive the vehicles hard and fast. These cars were not made to race or to abuse.
I feel that if you take proper care of these cars, and maintain them well that they could last for quite some time. I have no problems what so ever.
The previous owner maintained the car per manufacture recommendations and the dealer did most of the repairs.
I have always used the dealer for any maintenance and repairs to my vehicle, and adhere to all manufacture recommendations for maintenance.
I feel that if you drive a car carefully and maintain a vehicle like it should be maintained, then you will get the miles out of them that you should.
I will certainly buy another of these automobiles as soon as this one wears out, but with the way it is running and performing now, I don't feel that I should have to replace it anytime soon. I expect to get 200000+ miles out of this vehicle with no problems.
Take care of your Pontiac, and it will take care of you. My car has never been a problem and has never left me stranded. This has been as reliable an automobile as my Honda which had 385000 miles on it when I traded.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2005