1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 from North America


A poor quality, fun to drive car


The upholstery blistered up on both the drivers side and the passenger side doors.

Water leaks into the car in the rain.

The radio volume knob shorts out.

A clamp on a hose to the heater core broke very early on.

There is now a significant anti-freeze leak, which needs to be repaired.

The lettering came off the trunk within 6 months of ownership.

One of the driver's side tail lights continues to burn out (changed three times so far).

General Comments:

The car is fun to drive and I enjoy how it handles, but there are some serious quality issues.

The "A" pillar is quite large and obscures the view on both sides.

I've noticed many Grand Am's with the same tail light burned out, so there must be a design flaw.

I like the car, but I would never buy another one due to the poor reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th April, 2003

16th Jan 2004, 14:43

I must agree the Pontiac Grand AM is definately a fun car to drive with serious design issues.They must find way to redesign the tail lights so that they stop burning out. I always end up having to replace mine around every 3 months.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4 liter V6 from North America


I won't buy another Grand Am (Dam Grand)


Trim becomes unglued around the doors.

Alternator replaced at 73000 miles. $450.

Intake manifold gasket just replaced $550.

Water pump just replaced at 75000 miles $200.

Brakes squeak, grind, and are not responsive. Rotors go bad every year.

General Comments:

The handling is great and has good firm steering. The front end is a little too light feeling though, seems like the axle bounces around over bumps.

Reliability is not up to par with foreign cars such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, or even Volkswagen.

The interior door trim becomes unglued in the summer heat, due to cheap manufacturing and not paying attention to detail.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th April, 2003

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 V6 from North America


A reliable buy


No problems.

General Comments:

Car is extremely comfortable and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2003

31st Dec 2003, 12:48

I wish I could say the same about my GT. I have replaced the front rotors on my car at 10K and 55K miles. Just had to replace the wheel bearings on on the front 68K. This is a very expensive fix because of the ABS sensors. Now my fog lights will not turn off 69K. I thought the battery was down on the keyless entry, but that isn't the problem. Looks like I am having some serious electrical problems. The volume button on the radio doesn't work properly. What else can go wrong with this car?

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.4L I-4 from Aruba


A sporty looking shoddily built POS


Power steering supply side hose leaking.

Headlight bucket found to be broken when the dealer aimed the headlights during inspection.

Blower Resistor.

Transmission slams when shifting from 1-2 no matter if I'm feathering the gas pedal or not, slips in 3rd and OD. Dealer claims this is normal. I fail to agree.

No transmission dipstick... another great idea by GM to get you back to the dealer for service. How is one supposed to know if their transmission is low on fluid if there is a leak? Continually check under the car???

In the first 2 weeks of owning this car, this is what has gone wrong so far. I feel I have made a bad decision in buying this car. Now I know why my friend always referred to his car as the "Grand Damn".

General Comments:

This has to be the biggest pile of junk I had ever laid my eyes on. Bought it 2 weeks ago, was a former GMAC lease vehicle. Dealer raved about how great the car was. It looked great... no dings, dents or noticable flaws. After 2 weeks of driving it however, it seemed as if I had opened a pandora's box of problems. For a 4 year old car with only 56K miles on it, there are sure a lot of problems!!! Never had this much trouble with my '92 Ford T-bird. At least that car had waited for the 1st year of payments to be over with before a problem occured.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003