Since reading all the other entries I couldn't resist to tell you about my 1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L V6. It all began when the glove box handle fell off, a foreshadowing of things to come.
Then, along with every one else, my driver's side window motor went out, along with the passenger side window motor.
My starter and alternator have been replaced three times each. My radio volume knob is almost inoperative, and the CD player always ejects the CD's once before it will play them.
My radiator, and water pump were both replaced a year ago. My air conditioning works fine at night, if its cold outside. But living in California I have to keep my windows down during the daytime, which was a problem when the window motors died and the windows were stuck up. And I used to have refrigerant added weekly because the system didn't leak, but the refrigerant magically disappeared.
My transmission was replaced not too long after the radiator. Unfortunately I didn't get to use the new transmission for more than a month before my engine made a terrible clacking sound when my number one cylinder's piston rod broke, which also broke the camshaft. After having a new engine installed, the sensors started going out. First O2 sensors, then the throttle position sensor, then EVAP system. The "Check Engine" light comes on so often I bought my own OBDII diagnostic tool to check them. At any speed over 60mph the ABS light comes on, and the ETS shuts off.
My anti-theft system is more of an anti-owner system, cause it has a mind of its own.
I noticed the other day that my exhaust system is shot, because water drips out of holes that rusted through my mufflers, yes that's plural, both mufflers.
The side moldings on the door panels are coming loose so the doors make a popping sound when they are opened and closed.
What else could there be you ask? Well, the steering column has a lot of play in it now, along with my suspension that can't stay in alignment for more that two weeks at a time.
But wait there's more! My engine surges at idle, even after new vacuum lines were installed. And to top it off, my trunk light only works sometimes, when the trunk is closed.
I try to sell it in between the work done to it, but it's in the shop so much they call it the nightmare. I don't even tell them my name when I call, I just say, "I have the black Pontiac", and they know which one it is. They probably have my number on speed-dial for their phone.