1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 from North America
*Update* on Average American V6
This is an update on a previous entry entitled "Average American V6"
Passenger side power window motor still on the "to do" list. Driver side window is getting slow now also. Once I figure out whether it's the window motor or regulator, I'll buy one and get to work on the transplant.
The horn works occasionally, the problem is with the switch in the steering wheel.
I'm getting water in the car when it rains. Can't figure where it's coming from, but I can tell you where it ends up, under the carpet in front of the back seats. I've drilled a few drainage holes.
I've had the same experience as everyone else with the volume knob. I finally got tired of pushing and pulling and applying side pressure and all that and just replaced it. I sold it on ebay for $110, even though it wasn't working right.
Other than a few small things, there's really been no real problems with the engine and such like others are saying. I've only replaced the serpentine belt, but that's expected. It's been through a few routine procedures, but nothing out of the ordinary. The brakes and rotors are next, but they do have 40K miles on them.
I'm not saying that owning this car has been a dream come true, but it's not quite the nightmare that other's have gone through. I guess someone was looking down on me when I bought this one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th March, 2004
13th Apr 2005, 21:02
Lol, there was another comment on this board about the water. the other person could never solve it, after numerous trips to the shop. I think your should invest in some really good sponges now (just kidding). good luck still.
I'm just in the process of buying a car and I'm about to take a 97 grand am for a test drive tomorrow. but after all these bad reviews I really don't know. geeze soo many problems. one guys car caught on fire and he got locked INSIDE!!! wow.