1999 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 7 of 78

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 3.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance118800 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Very nice for the cost

Faults:

Front wheels bearings went bad at 108,000 miles, causing low trac light to come on every time car was put into gear.

Sunroof quit at 117000 miles. Replaced from salvage yard.

Radio volume knob only worked when pulled up on.

General Comments:

I love the car, even though it's had some issues I would buy another in a heartbeat. It's quick, very comfortable and cheap to maintain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2009

1999 Pontiac Grand Am from North America

Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission Automatic
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

It still looks and feels good with new tires

Faults:

I had to replace the intake manifold gasket. The oil was running into the anti-freeze and the overflow was leaking. It was very sticky and smelled. At first we thought the overflow for anti-freeze was filled too much. Then there was another and bigger puddle on the garage floor the next day. I drove it about 60 miles one day and decided to stop at Car-X on the way home. They told me I was lucky. Otherwise, I might have to buy a new engine, which would be costly. So I left it there immediately and they knew of the problem with the Pontiac 1999 GT. They put on a new and better gasket for me, and showed me the old one versus the new one. However, it cost me about $800.00. I guess I was lucky because I had to have it done right away. I needed that car to take my husband to surgery the following week. They were great and tried to get the work done so I could have the car right away.

Now the serpentine car belt was just replaced, too. But now there is a noise from that area. I had to pay for it to be done, and now I wonder what they will say when I take it back to another place where the belt was replaced. Does anyone know how much they should charge me? I am a woman and I don't want them to take advantage of me if they think they can pull the wool over my eyes.

Thanks.

General Comments:

I like my car, but I can't read the orange dash in the daytime.

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

Review Date: 16th March, 2009

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 4.3 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10

Summary:

I will never buy another car like this again

Faults:

My trans went out. Replaced it, and then the same day my power steering / rack and pinion blew a seal, and a day after that now my new trans is starting to whine like my old one did, and jerk when it change gears.

It has very very very bad gas mileage. I have to fill up every 3 days.

It eats up brakes like the Cookie Monster eats cookies.

I just changed the oil, and the low oil light still comes on.

My heat takes forever to warm up, and then when it does it starts to blow cool forever.

My antifreeze disappears, and sometimes you can smell it through the vents...

I don't know, my speed hand does not work and my car mileage hasn't changed in two years.

Now my trunk popper won't work unless the car is off, and my auto door lock won't lock when it's put in drive, and unlock when the ignition is off.

If I get another major problem out of it, I'M NOT GONNA FIX IT. IT'S GONNA EITHER BE SOLD OR IT CAN SIT AND ROT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th March, 2009

16th Mar 2009, 14:40

You either have a blown lower intake manifold gasket or a blown head gasket. That explains your coolant loss and the smell from your vents. I had one of these cars and had the same problem. Mine would eat brakes too. Get rid of the car. I did. They are crap.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE V5 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance41985 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

General Comments:

Honestly, I've had this car over a year and all I've done is replace the brake pads once and changed the oil. I'm sure it helps that I down shift rather then using the brakes, but still I love this car and have not had any problems! Best car I have ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2009

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