1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 1.6 from North America
Worst warranty = Lemon
Brakes every 20000 and my miles are all highway.
Rotors every 35000.
1 and 2 on the fan broke at 100000.
Coolant problems at 150000.
Coil spring and struts at 200000.
ABS and Trac Off light has just came on. I guess I'll drive without ABS for a while.
I have spent $4000.00 on non-routine maintenance and I'm sure there is more to come.
Extremely poor quality and the brakes are the worst I ever heard of.
The cheap wheel covers are so cheap that after a few years they rattle so loud that you have to ditch them.
I still have to pay a fair bit of the car off and it makes me so nervous knowing that more problems are yet to come.
The car does drive nice and handles well, but that is little consolation to the pocket book.
I feel somewhat lucky (knock wood) after reading some of the other reviews because I have put so many kms on the car, but still cars should be built to last, and this one isn't.
No wonder they have the worst warranty in the business, I'll never buy a GM again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th December, 2003
4th Dec 2003, 11:53
Considering you have driven the heck out of the car in the last 4-5 years, I wouldn't be complaining. That's actually not that bad for an American car.
23rd Feb 2004, 19:56
I would definatly agree... 201000 km in 5 years is a lot! You've driven that car more than most of the people here, how could you say it's a bad car?