1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 from North America


I would buy another Grand Am, but probably not used


Brakes were replaced 5-6 times within 2 1/2 yrs.

Replaced a security system sensor, which would not allow car to start. I would have to sit in the car until the light stopped flashing (10-15 minutes), try again and car would start. $587 to replace.

ABS light would come on while holding in brake pedal for several mintues. EX. waiting in line at the bank.

Replaced the ignition switch.

I have also had to replace the struts. Strut busted and tore out a chunk from the inside of the drivers tire.

Problems with ETS (Enhanced tracking system) light. This would come on for no reason at all.

General Comments:

I did love my Grand Am very much, but I just couldn't afford to keep sinking money into it. It was at 92000 miles and I often wondered what would happen when it hit 100,000.

The Grand Am has great pick and go for a 4 cylinder.

Great gas mileage.

Very sporty, roomy for only being a 2 door.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2005

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 liter Ram Air from North America


Awesome sporty reliable car for teens


Only very minor things have gone wrong with the car. I have had to replace the water pump and a clip for the drivers side window. I also had to replace a coil pack and get the entire fuel system cleaned out.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car. It's my baby and has never left me stranded even though it has had a few problems it is almost 7 years old and has over 70,000 miles. I love this car and would recommend it to anyone. It is extremely comfortable as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2005

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4 from North America


This car scares me and would not buy another


My car raced upward on the rpm dial.

Windows won't roll down correctly.

My car accelerated real fast.

General Comments:

This car has a problem with when starting it it revs up too fast and takes off.

The rear view mirror won't stay attached to the window.

The stereo booms and the control knob doesn't work properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th August, 2005

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L V6 from North America


When it's not in the shop, it's fun to drive


Power steering fluid line went out at 45,000 miles.

Coolant Heat Sensor went out at 50,000 miles. Caused the car to leak fluid and overheat.

Alternator went out at 65,000 miles.

Transmission went out at 85,000 miles. Cost was $3500.00 to rebuild.

Goes through brakes really fast. Helpful hint: Do not buy replacement rotors from the dealer. They are really thin and wear out fast.

While the air conditioner still works, it will only work on the highest setting so it's all or nothing.

Currently leaking oil, coolant, and power steering fluid. I have yet to find the sources of these leaks.

Currently overheating and stalling every once in a while.

Weatherstripping around doors and windows are peeling back and paint is chipping in several places.

General Comments:

The only reason I still own this car is because I would not feel right selling it to someone knowing what I know about it.

The engine runs hard and fast. Very fun to drive. It has sports car-like power and handling.

Be prepared to spend time and money fixing all types of problems. The problems listed above are only the major ones.

If you decide to purchase this car, I strongly suggest you invest in a very good extended warranty with a low deductible. You will need it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st August, 2005

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE from North America


These cars are junk because the majority of the owners have the same problems with them.


3 months after I bought the car I had to replace the brakes and rotors. I have changed them 4 times now. I have replaced an alternator, water pump, heat/air fan dial doesn't work on 1 and 2 and worst of all I had to change the engine with an engine with 45,000 less miles because mine blew due to head gaskets. Now I have to change a tie rod end that has been going bad for some time now.

General Comments:

I feel with being a single mom of 2 children and one disabled child, I got taken advantage of by Pontiac. I made my payments and now feel that they put a car together as cheap as they could and jacked up the price to make a huge profit. Why should they care about the consumers as long as they get their money. I use to refuse to buy anything, but American made. Now I will never in my life purchase another Pontiac. I use to love them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th July, 2005

8th Nov 2005, 18:10

You do realize that brakes wear out the same on pretty much every car. They aren't Pontiac brake pads, they're an independent company that has a contract with Pontiac to use them on their new cars. Once you buy the car, use whatever brand you want. So if your brakes wear out easily don't blame the car manufacturer, blame the brake pad manufacturer. Unless your caliper pistons suddenly gained strength, in which case enjoy the shorter braking distances. If you want your brakes to last longer, replace them with better quality ones, or... slow down.

4th Aug 2006, 06:50

-Radiator, Water pump and Intake Manifold Gasket by 110,000

-Two sets of front strut mounts

-Neutral Safety Switch

-Paint is falling off and the driver’s side rear view mirror adjuster popped out

-Seat cratered and needed practically rebuilt, I am a tall person, but not a heavy one.

-Driver and passenger manual window cranks.

-Rubbery material and cloth pulling away from door panels.

Brakes have been replaced more times than I can count; thankfully I am a backyard mechanic. I do drive hard occasionally, but the brakes on these cars are notoriously small. They have the same size and hub as a Sunfire and weight about 300-400 pounds more.