1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 1 2.4L DOHC from North America
Reliable great looking car!
The 1 and 2 setting on the blower doesn't work.
Scratches on the windows.
Replaced front brake pads.
The air conditioning needed a can of freon, it's cold now though.
I have not really had any problems with this car, just basically routine maintenance.
The acceleration is good for a 4 banger and the transmission is smooth shifting.
Good gas mileage.
Air conditioning is ice cold.
It's great looking, my friends complement it all the time.
Handles well in the snow.
Either I have been very lucky or it's just because this car is my baby and is VERY well taken care of, but I haven't really had any problems that seem common. I would recommend this car to anyone. It is fun to drive and rides smooth, pretty comfortable too. I would definitely buy another Pontiac.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2003
I have read several reviews and most are having problems with the A/C fan settings 1 & 2. I test drove a 1999 SE v6 today and it had the same problem. Has anyone found out the cause or remedy for this? Very nice handling car with good looks. As with any vehicles they are going to encounter some problems, especially as they get higher mileage. Overall very good vehicle.
The blower motor resistor is the reason the 1 and 2 setting doesn't work. The part is about $16 and is easy to fix.
Another note: If you experience a terrible noise when braking try switching to carbon metallic brake pads and I guarantee the noise will stop. The extra cost is worth it! I have had the carbon metallic pads for six months and the car is quiet as can be when it stops. The part store guy said the semi-metallic pads don't like this car for some reason and was the reason for the noise.