1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT coupe 6 cylinder H.O. from North America


This car is fun, performance and looks all rolled into one package


The radio tuner doesn't reach out for many radio stations and the tuner display works part time.

Had to replace a front wheel bearing (spindle).

General Comments:

This car is fast. It has great acceleration and handles better than any car I've ever owned. It has a pretty high top end too.. well over 120 mph.

This car is very reliable and has never left me stranded, everything has always worked and I consider it to be a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2004

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 from North America


I'll never buy another


Bought the car because it only had 60k miles. Thought is was a good deal for a 1999. Turns out it needs a new transmission. I couldn't believe a car with only 60k miles would need a new transmission.

The seats also feel "warped" and are very stiff.

I'm curious about the brakes. They also seem very tight.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2004

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L from North America


This car looks great, but has many problems


An engine gasket blew at 50,000 miles.

The car often stalls in hot weather, especially at lower speeds. My car has been in to at least 4 different shops for this problem, and none have been able to fix it.

My driver side window doesn't roll down in cold weather.

My air conditioning and heater don't work below a level of 3.

My radio has stopped working three times. Dealerships have fixed this problem for me twice in the past.

The back seats fold down very inconveniently. You must release them from inside the trunk, then push them in and go back around to the inside of the car.

The tires wear down quickly (about 25000 miles) and are expensive.

The turning radius is quite large for the size of the car.

The CD player skips on even slightly bumpy roads.

General Comments:

This car looks great, and is very fast.

However, it has been very unreliable ever since I first got it.

I bought it new, and it's been in for service about 15 times in five years, including expensive engine repairs.

This car went in for service at least five times while still under the original warranty.

I would not recommend this car to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th October, 2004

11th Jan 2006, 19:12

How can you say that the car has been very unreliable the only major problem I see there is that a gasket blew at 50,000 miles The car a small turning radius- the cd player skips come on give me a break.

29th Jan 2006, 07:42

I guess I am 5,000 miles luckier than you are. Mine blew at 55,000 miles. I had the engine replaced by GM and it idled just as poorly as it did with the old engine (sometimes racing 3-5k). Oh and then the next week the alternator when out. I can go on with the problems that were annoyances compared to an engine, but what is the point, I bought a Toyota.

15th Sep 2006, 08:49

I have had a 1999 Grand Am GT H.O. for about a year, and have had not one problem.. It has almost 80,000 on the readout and it's been very dependable.. I had it dynoed @ our race track and it showed over 265 horse at 4000 rpm.. that's awesome!! I just want all those out there looking at a Pontiac Grand Am GT that the H.O. model is the best in the lineup...

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 from North America


So far, so GREAT!


Cruise control did not work. Part of the cruise control wiring assembly had to be replaced ($50 - covered by warranty).

First 2 speeds on the blower motor stopped working. Replaced blower motor resistor ($100).

Squealing noise from engine. Replaced belt tensioner ($50 - covered by warranty).

"Scraping" or "rubbing" noise from brakes. Dealer says brakes are fine. They feel OK.

Radio display sometimes displays odd characters.

General Comments:

This car is gorgeous and FAST. The left lane is my friend now.

I sometimes don't even turn on the radio, just so that I can instead listen to the sound of the factory-installed Borla Catback dual exhaust.

I feel like a kid on Christmas morning every day that I get to drive my G.A.G.T.!

However, if you're short, you'll have a hard time seeing out of the back windshield. And, if you're tall, your head might too easily hit the ceiling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2004

5th Oct 2004, 01:39

I was the one who posted this review. Just to clarify, it is the 1999 Grand Am GT that I own and have reviewed here. It's just listed under 1998 because that's when the car was manufactured.