1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4 from North America


This car is DA bomb!


My brake pads were worn down and needed to be replaced.

The ERG valve is bad which keeps bringing the Service Engine Light on.

Tires had to be replace.

Drivers side window will not go down sometimes.

Volume on the stereo sometimes turns up when you turn it down.

General Comments:

This car is fast and it handles great.

3.4 is a good engine. It burns no oil and there are no leaks in the engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2004

15th Aug 2005, 19:07

I've had my Grand Am for well over a year now, and I absolutely love it. I have had no problems with it except the normal oil, breaks, and other maintenance. I bought this car as my first car and feel very safe in it. The engine has a lot of power (3.4L V6) while still getting decent gas economy, and everything works, as it should. It handles like a dream in the snow, and I have never felt that I didn't have good traction. The only thing I would have bad to say about this car, is that the design of it, was not made for snowy areas (I live in Buffalo, and boy do we get snow). In the rear of the car just below the doors in the corner, the snow collects, and sits, so now I am beginning to get rust there, and the paint is beginning to fade from red to pink, but it's nothing that can't be easily be covered with touch-up paint. I get compliments all the time at how shiny the paint still is, and on its sporty looks, without paying ungodly high insurance rates. I love this car and will keep it till the day it dies.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 4-Door 3.4L V6 from North America


This car is very unreliable and should have never been put into production


The front right strut and stearing broke and ripped up the brand new tire at about 50,000 miles. Then the power stearing pump and pressure hose behind it broke at about 52,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car at first seemed nice and fairly powerful for engine power vs. car weight, but I soon learned this car is very unreliable.

However the interior is holding up well and shows few signs of wear.

If you are planing on buying this car used, I would keeping looking elsewhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

1999 Pontiac Grand Am 3.4 V6 from North America


Strong recommendation of the '99 Grand Am GT


I have had the car for about 2 years now and have added a lot of miles to the car. I happen to have a lead foot so I drive the car to the limits a lot of the time (spin the tires, race, manual shift and crank it to 6000 Rotation Per Minute) I have not had many problems with the car at all. I have had issues with it overheating, but the dealer and other mechanics say that it should be alright up until 260 degrees. Since it regularly rides at 200, I get a little concerned any time over that. I am now having issues with the power steering pump leaking. The last issue I really had with the car was that the driver side door electric motor went out and even though having put another one in there, it will still every once in a blue moon come off track. The motor was $150. I have yet to find out what the price of the power steering pump is going to cost. All three of these issues seem to be prevalant in the Grand Am. The only other thing is the price of fixing the car. The spare parts are sometimes hard to find at local shops so you are forced to go to the dealership, which will always cost you an arm and a leg. I have also looked into parts to bump up the performance, and some of the reviews that other owners have put out about the part they put on cost them a lot for not that much more performance. To really get the horse power up there you have to put down thousands.

General Comments:

Other that the issues above, I love this car. It is fast rounding out at about 180 horse power stock, hugs turns super well, has a nice sound system, and comfortable. I would recommend this car to others. Just pay attention to the overheating, power steering pump, and door motors and you'll be good to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2004

20th Mar 2007, 09:44

I've had many problems with Grand Am's. I have a '99 Grand AM SE, and have had problems with the radiator, head gasket, and alternator. Not only that, but my car is still overheating (different from the head gasket, I couldn't drive down the street without heating up), if you leave my car sitting in park, it starts overheating. This is not a car I would recommend to people.