1999 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 41 of 78

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles

Summary:

There are so many ways to make a grand am look great

Faults:

When I first got my car, I noticed it idled really rough. I replaced the factory spark plugs with more expensive split fire ones from Auto Zone. This helped, and also made my car a little faster.

I also bought a cold air intake, which made my car a lot faster, and saved on gas mileage.

My drivers side seat was broke when I bought my car, so I put silver Type-S leather seat covers on and it looks really good.

The light in the CD player went out so I just put an aftermarket one in.

My A/C and heater won't work on the setting 1 or 2, just like I've heard other people comment on. I don't know why this is, but I'd like to get it fixed.

The lock cylinder broke and my security light came on in my car, and it wouldn't start sometimes. It cost me around $100 to replace.

My passenger side mirror just fell off one day, but my boyfriend replaced the bolts and tightened them up, so it hasn't happened again.

I just replaced my rotors at 99,000 miles and I haven't heard one sound since. The only thing I don't like is that they turn gold.

My struts were busted and made a lot of noise, so I replaced them with Monroe Sense-a-tracks from Advance Auto Parts.

My factory muffler was old and black, so I now have a chrome muffler on my car. Even though it is loud, it saves on gas mileage, and makes my car faster.

General Comments:

All together, I love my car. Every car is going to have problems and mine have just been minor ones. My car runs great, especially after all the minor changes I put on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2004

5th Oct 2004, 01:44

For your AC/heater blower problem, you probably need to replace the blower motor resistor.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance64182 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Falls short of junk.

Faults:

I replaced the battery at 46,000.

At 50,000 the front hubs went. This WAS covered by the joke warranty.

At 59,000, the power steering pump and rack went. Not covered.

New brakes/rotors at 64,000

64,182, right front coil spring broke in 3 places. Ripped a brand new Yokohama tire in half and bent the strut when it hit the ground. Not covered.

Leaks...floods the back floor when it rains. The water runs down the inside of the door. I've remedied this for the time being by lining the inner door with rubber weather stripping from Home Depot.

The driver's seat does not flip forward when the latch is pulled. I later found a piece of the metal seat lever while vacuuming. It was snapped in half.

General Comments:

This car is the pinnacle of garbage. It is cheaply manufactured and it is costly to run. I have a 2 year/24K extended warranty, but absolutely nothing that will go wrong falls under it. GM is useless in helping and the underwriter for the warranty hung up on me twice while trying to get help yesterday for the coil spring problem.

Gas mileage isn't all that great either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th August, 2004

16th Sep 2004, 05:00

I own a 1999 Grand Am Se V6, and wanted to share my nightmare with everyone.

Fuel pump went out, power steering went out, ABS went out, replaced rotors twice, brakes several times, finally bought aftermarket parts as opposed to Pontiac parts, new battery, new alternator, my Service Vehicle light and Service Engine Soon lights come on all of the time, replaced one axel, electrical system is horrible, clock/radio comes and goes. These are the problems that happened before my car had 80,000 miles, some of the problems occurred as early as 28,000 miles. I have put in over $10,000 in repairs. If I knew what I was getting myself into, I wouldn't of fixed anything. Stay away from Pontiac, it'll save you thousands.

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