1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 from North America


Its been a wonderful experience


Replaced Catyaltic Converter at 121,000 miles.

Other than normal wear and tear, nothing to really note.

General Comments:

I love my car. It has never failed to start or to get me where I needed to be. I have always done the maintenance as required. I hope to get another 100,000 mile out of it and I will hate to see it go when it does.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2007

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT Sedan 3.4L V6 H.O. from North America


I think I like this better than my Calais 442


From the first week that we purchased the car, it would make a gurgling sound from the overflow reservoir. Eventually the low coolant light would come on. Then came the overheating. It gave symptoms of a stuck thermostat so I replaced it. A week later, it came back. Now it's in the shop getting a cooling system flush. Hopefully that will do it. Anything else that could be the problem should be covered by our outside warranty.

The volume knob on the radio usually does the opposite of what you want it to do, so I just stick with the controls on the steering wheel.

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System keeps showing that the tires need to be checked. I'm pretty sure the problem is that we have Toyo Proxys 4 tires that are recommended to be at 45-50 PSI, and the factory tires were only set at 30 PSI.

The material on the door panels have started to come out from under the molding along the windows. I just tuck it back in once in a while.

The driver side visor doesn't stay all the way up. It sits low enough to hit my hat, so I just keep it forward most of the time.

General Comments:

Everything, but the cooling system are just little problems that I can live with. I have a feeling that if it is just buildup in the cooling system and not a component malfunction, that it is from the original Dex-Cool in it. I doubt it was ever changed, not to mention the stuff was known to cause problems after it was first introduced.

Other than that though, I love this car. It does everything I could ever want with all of the features I could ever need. Whoever had it before did keep it extremely clean. I haven't seen another one out there that looks this good.

I've had it up to 105MPH a couple times with no problems. It just wants to keep going, but I know better.

It's quick, fun on corners, comfortable, versatile, pretty easy on gas, and looks damn good doing it. Without buying new, I think I found something I can hang on to for a while.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2007

7th Apr 2009, 19:20

I've had my '99 up to 130 mph with plenty of throttle left. This car has passed the 200,000 mile mark and seems to have near perfect compression as well as outstanding gas mileage.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE V6 from North America




I recently purchacsd this car from a private dealer. I test drove the car and really liked the way it handled. I was owned by a woman so it was also very clean and well kept and I could tell it hadn't been driven roughly.

After only 3 days of ownership I experienced my first Pass-lock shut down. Fortunately I was at my own home and wasn't in a rush to get anywhere. I read through the manual and eventually the car did reset itself. This has happened to me 3 times now and I've owned the car for less than 1 month! I do not fault the previous owner so much as I fault GM. This is my only complaint about the car, but it is a major one.

I am about to take it to the dealer this weekend, but I have a feeling they will offer me an expensive fix. I would like to have my fiance try to disable it, but I am concerned that I may be worse off if this doesn't work.

General Comments:

Has anyone had any problems after disabling Pass-lock?

Also, I hear a lot about trying to get the government to recall the Pass-lock system. So far no one has been successful.

I work for the federal government and would be happy to send in a pile of complaints to the proper authorities. Serious safety problems could arise as a result of not being able to start your car when you need it started. (Think mom with kids, etc.)

If you are interested in sending a 1-page complaint about the Pass-lock system to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, please email me at missstone73@hotmail.com (that's 3 S's).

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

Review Date: 24th October, 2007