1999 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 59 of 78

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

This car looks good, but is a bad investment

Faults:

Bad brakes, the worst I have seen, not only do they wear really fast, but they are noisy and unreliable.

Intake manifold gaskets went out at 58000, leaking antifreeze and air, total cost $900!

A rubbing, grinding noise at the front wheels, Got it "fixed", started again less than a year later, I won't even bother going back to get it fixed again.

The check tire pressure light comes on every 1500 miles or so.

Interior upholstery by the windows is coming apart and ripping out.

Control knobs for the AC came off.

Excess road noise.

General Comments:

This car is pretty quick, but no mustang. I am not happy at all with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd June, 2003

9th Apr 2004, 13:41

I have had the 1999 Grand Am since I bought it new in 1999 and I have to say your way off. I'm not sure how good you take care of it, but people still ask me if its brand spanking new. Also I have not had many problems with it besides the alternator go at 30,000 miles. My breaks are fine and I have no other problems whatsoever. I'd still buy it as used!

23rd Apr 2004, 00:58

We learned the hard way and nobody I've talked to can believe how many problems I've had with my car. Seems as though mine is one of the worst '99 GTs on this site. If you haven't gotten rid of it already, be prepared to keep pouring money into it. I thought nothing else could possibly go wrong this early in the game, but it keeps proving me wrong. I'm finally done with the car and if anyone saw the file of maintenance paperwork on it, nobody would ever want to buy it from me. The outside and inside of the car are still in perfect condition, but everything under the hood is a problem.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance44452 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Absolute junk!

Faults:

ABS sensor not under warranty $850.00 at 37,000 miles.

Inside rear passenger door which is never used started peeling at 40,000 miles $455.00.

Bad tire sensor $1000.00 at 44,000 miles.

Alternator and battery replacement at 38,000 miles $300.00.

General Comments:

You are getting the idea. Originally leased to keep payments low, but ended up being a nightmare.

There are too many other things that have gone wrong with the car to even list.

GM doesn't stand behind the product they sell.

Seems GM got a little too technical when making all these bells and whistles. Apparently they didn't really have the technology.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th June, 2003

1999 Pontiac Grand Am from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22704 miles
Most recent distance25715 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

A piece of crap!

Faults:

My 1999 Pontiac Grand AM SE is a great looking car.

The only problems so far is that the windows, like everyone else's, have broken. I called the GM company to see if there was a recall on this, because everyone I know who has one has the same problems.

So far I don't know anything. My car dealership will not do anything to help me out.

The cost is $480.00 dollars for a window regulator. They say buying a new/used vehicle is supposed to be a great experience... well let me just say, I would rather have my old 89 Beretta back any day.

Also, when my car is parked downhill, it sits and idles real hard. Who knows what that might be?

I've only owned the car for 3 months, and it's going in the ad weekly before I run into any other troubles.

Good luck to all of you whom got taken for the same ride I did. Get out while the door's still open.

Thank you, very disgusted in Wash. Pa.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th May, 2003

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Faults:

I too have had many problems with my grand am since I bought it new.

First, the rotors were replaced at 10,00 miles and since then they have been either replaced or "machined out" over five times.

At 60,000 miles, the manifold gasket went up and that had to be replaced. Thankfully I had invested in an extended warranty.

Third, my water pump went out at around 90,000 miles. That was before I even had to change the coolant in the car per General Motors recommendation of every 150,000 miles or five years.

The car also shakes violently at highway speeds. Alignments seem to help till I hit a pothole, but nothing else seems to fix the problem other than replacing the rotors every 5,000 miles.

The blower motor for the AC/Heat has not worked on the first or second setting for quite some time now. That will be fixed soon.

I have contacted General Motors several times over the past few years about the problems I've had with a new car, but according to them, I'm not eligible to receive compensation because the car has so many miles on it now.

If anyone that reads this wants to get people together to sign a petition for a recall or compensation, or to simply hire a class action lawyer, please email me! matthar924@aol.com.

General Comments:

I would never buy another General Motors car again, unless I had a guarantee that if any problems occur on the new car as I've had on my current Grand AM, that they must fix it at no cost to me. Yea right!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st May, 2003

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