I have been very blessed that I have not had any real problems.
I replaced brakes about 6 mos after I first got the car, which again, I bought it with 8,500 miles on it.
My heater control knob broke and I replaced it, $7.00. A tail light blew out.
There was a recall for the console latch & the Dealer took care of that.
Oh, and my ignition cylinder got clogged and I could not turn my key to start the car. I had to pay a locksmith $100 to basically clean out some microscopic debris.
I have had basically all the requiredmaintenance including the Engine Blisten Flush.
But I just cannot even sit here and try and come with a list of what I consider to be problems.
Oh, wait, I lied, I just looked over my service invoices, I had a power steering pressure hose go bad, which the Dealer had informed me of about (2) visits earlier, but said that it was just like a "pin" hole and I could go a bit before changing it, but advised me to check the fluid here and there. My steering-- when turning hard left/right did start to feel weird after a while, so I had them replace it. $59.00.
The (3) times my check "Engine Light" came on was because twice I did not replace my gas cap correctly and then when the tail light blew out. I don't know why the dash light could not just have a symbol of a gas cap or a light to indicate this problems. I mean, the check engine light seems a bit dramatic for minor things, but that is my only complaint.
I first fell in "like" with the Grand am when I saw a commercial of it sliding and spinning through water. It made no difference to me that I bought a used one. It's 4-door, silvermist metallic color, with dash cover & rear spoiler.
The car handles just so perfect for "me". I can feel like I am driving a sports car at times and at other times, I feel like it's just a cruiser. It just kinda of handles the way I want it to when I want it to.
Sometimes I laugh at myself when the "Low Trac" (Enhanced Traction System) light comes on just because I hang a corner turn too fast. But hey, at least I know it is working.
Okay, so the back seats are not the most comfortable, but I ain't gotta sit back there, so what do I care...
And yes, I would have loved a customized order GT, but as my son always says, I drive the darn car like it is a GT, so just imagine, I would probably kill us in a GT.
I am curious to see what the new breed of Grand Am will look like in 2005 with the new body and all. And my car will probably go to my son who is just starting high school. But I will tell you this, my 2000 is the last year of the side body extra molding which I still like although a lot of people despised it.
With Grand AM's, either you luv um or hate um.
My car has been real good to me, and hat's off to Superior Pontiac in Ontario, CA.. they are good people.