1999 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 61 of 78

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

This car is a serious LEMON!!!

Faults:

Driver's side power window malfunctioned.

Cruise control went out.

Heater fan switch went out.

Driver's side outside mirror fell off.

Numerous bulbs burned out.

Brakes done at 37000 miles.

Steering gear box went out at 48000.

Front coil spring broke.

Battery terminal pulled out, 40000 miles.

Front brake calipers replaced, 57000 miles.

There have been so many things gone wrong, these are just the ones I remember.

General Comments:

When the car has been drivable, I have enjoyed doing so. I drive a lot of highway miles and the car works well for that purpose. Many of the repairs were done under warranty. Although no monetary hardship occurred, work time lost was quite high. Since the warranty ran out I have put in over $2000 of my own money (less than 2 years). The car has less than 60,000 on it. I have NEVER put so much money into a new car for repairs in my life. Unfortunately, other commitments make it impossible to sell this car for another 3 years. I'd sell it if I could. Pontiac Customer Assistance is a joke, nothing, but talk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th April, 2003

12th Jul 2004, 14:45

I too have had to replace front coil springs. Driver side at 110,000km, passenger side at 120,000 km. Good thing they broke in parking lot as it could have been a disaster at high speed. Second one the spring punctured the tire and busted up the plastic under the wheel well.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles

Summary:

A car not worth the hassle

Faults:

-electric window motor and wiring replaced.

-water pump replaced at about 50,000 miles.

-molding coming off of the bottom passenger side door.

-radio has loose wiring.

-the intake manifold was replaced.

-replaced fuel injector, and wiring.

-slight creaking type sound coming from brakes.

-low coolant light constantly on and off.

General Comments:

This car really has not handled well for me.

I didn't really have any problems with it until my original warranty expired. Luckily I opted to buy the extended warranty that I have used a lot recently.

This car is not dependable, I don't like the feeling of not knowing what will break next.

It is however a very flashy car, that is one reason I bought it (stupid and young)

In my opinion, I would never buy another Pontiac product ever again. I have had problems dealing with the service departments at numerous dealerships, and overall the car is just not worth the hassle that comes along with it.

I know people that have the exact same car as I do, and they have many of the same problems. I don't believe that there are that many Grand Am lemons out there, I think it is just an overall bad product for everyone involved.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd April, 2003

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

I will never buy a Grand AM again

Faults:

In the rear windows the covering is separating from the door.

I have replaced the alternator three times in the last two years.

I have gone through two batteries.

Now I have a blown head gasket and the engine has to be overhauled. This costs about $2,000!!!

I go through rotors about every 9 months.

The driver side window regulator is busted.

The car lighter does not work.

The turn signal blinks fast.

The radio display shows funky numbers if it is humid or hot.

The black plastic guard in under the front of the car busted in a week.

General Comments:

This car has been one nightmare after another. I hate this car. It seems like it is a fun sporty, but family car, but it is no where near it. It cost more to change the oil, it doesn't get good gas mileage, and can be a real thorn in my side.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st April, 2003

28th Aug 2004, 20:28

I have a 1999 grand am, I have been having problems with it for a long time. First there was a noise coming from the driver side front tire when I made a left turn. Once we bought tires for it the noise went away. Now the car is payed for seems like everything and I do mean everything wants to fall a part.

The volume for the radio goes down when turning it up, the headlight covers have cracking spots in them and it is hard to see at night. The knob for the air conditioner fell off, the knob for the side view mirrors has falling in the hole underneath, the black weather striping on the driver side and passenger side is coming off.

I don't think I will ever buy another one again.

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