1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 from North America
A fun and reliable car, but the manufacturer should take more care in the small things
The carpeting on the passenger side is pulling away. This has been repaired once and needs to be done again.
The back door panel replaced.
Cupholder in rear replaced.
Rotors and brakes replaced.
Alignment immediate after purchase.
Rear taillight replaced immediately after purchase.
Low beams replaced.
The dash is too reflective.
The cupholder is in the way when the car is in park.
It "dings" far too much.
The change oil light is irritating.
The difference between 3 and 2 on the heater is far too great. When it's on 3 it's too warm and when it's on 2 there is no air movement at all.
I have completely enjoyed this car.
It is a thorough pleasure to drive.
Handles wonderfully. It gives almost everyone else a run for their money on curves especially.
The seats are comfortable and it is very roomy, both up front and when someone is in the back also.
It is a good car to take on long trips.
The trunk is roomy and easy to get things into and out of.
The front and rear defrost work quickly.
Responds immediately when accelerating.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th December, 2002
16th Jun 2003, 08:08
I can agree with you on your message. Strange that people seem to be having a lot of problems with there Grand Am. I have a 1999 Grand AM SE and only replaced my front brakes once since I got the car. A tip with the heater for you. The numbers that you stated, 2 and three is only the fan speed and only controls the amount of air going to your car. The temp dial (from blue to red), controls the amount of heat you desire. Lowering the dial will decrease the heat. It works more like the thermostat in your home. You can increase or decrease the heat in your car as desired.