1999 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 2 of 78

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance238540 miles

Faults:

Power steering hose replaced at 1500 miles.

Headlamp replaced at 29000 miles.

Alternator replaced at 120000 miles.

Window regulators at 200000 miles.

General Comments:

Other than the small list above, it has been a very dependable vehicle. I have 238000+ miles.

It's not quite as peppy as it was when it was new, but it still gets me down the road.

2.4 liter 4 cylinder automatic transmission P225/50/R 16. So far tires have been my biggest expense. The only ticket I have received in this car was for 106 in a 55 oops! It shuts down at 108.

If they were still producing Pontiac's today, I would no doubt purchase another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2010

1999 Pontiac Grand Am from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission  
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

I love my car

Faults:

Since I have owned my Grand Am in the last 3 years I have had to replace the alternator, window motor, battery and lights.

The car has some interior work that needs to be done such as cracks and breakage in the defroster part of the dash. After the amount of mileage this car has accumulated, I expected these things to start happening.

General Comments:

Please do not think I am complaining about my car, I absolutely love my Pontiac Grand Am, and like it shows, I have over 200,000 miles on it, and all this stuff started happening after it rolled through that mark, so I cannot complain about my car.

It is sporty, roomy, and just really has a classy look about it.

I wish Pontiac was still manufacturing these cars. I could only imagine how impressive their newer models would be =). Needless to say, I am a very happy Grand Am owner.

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

Review Date: 17th November, 2010

1999 Pontiac Grand Am from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic

Faults:

Engine has a hard time wanting to START. Check engine light and change oil light are constantly on.

General Comments:

Cute, sporty, easy to drive car.

Hard time getting the engine to start, always a new problem with the car while driving it more and more, sucks A LOT of gas.

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

Review Date: 2nd November, 2010

1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4 cyl Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles

Summary:

I love this car, but hate that it sucks!

Faults:

Oh boy, where to start...

I have had the car for 2 years this past September, and in that time I have put in 2 transmissions, which cost me 400 hundred both times, and that's cheap compared to some of the other quotes I got, and that's just because I knew the guy who did it. The original went out after having it flushed at a "name brand" service center, and of course it was not their fault.

I had to put a new alternator on it, along with a new battery. Came to find out it was neither of these things!

Most recently the water pump went out, and it cost me 404 to fix it, plus I bought a new pump, and took it to the mechanic another 50 something there.

In the last 2 days, my ABS light came on as well as my battery light. No tracking light... yet.

General Comments:

AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE REPORTED JUST THE BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR ISSUE: HERE IS WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MINE...

My car would start and drive, and then cut off and both of these lights would come on and go off all the FREAKING time. On the front of my starter, there was a bolt either broken or missing (I didn't fix it, the guy who found it had recently worked on another car with the same problem). They put a new one on it, and I haven't had a problem until a few days ago when I had to get the water pump fixed. And now of course there is something else wrong with the darn thing, go figure.

I'll buy a KIA the next time they do that 2 for whatever; at least then when one breaks, I'll have another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd October, 2010

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 264 reviews