1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 1 3.4 from North America
The car has been mostly trouble free- except for now..
When we first got the vehicle, the front brake rotors had to be replaced at both 10,000 miles, and again at 20,000 miles due to pulsation conditions. The first replacement was covered under warranty, the second one we had to pay for, though it was a known problem. I have since replaced these rotors with after market rotors and have had no problems since.
The intake manifold leaked both coolant and oil and needed to be replaced.
We are noticing the passengers side floor wet at times.
The transmission just started slamming into gears (between 2-3 mostly)
This car is a lot of fun to drive, though you do feel squashed into the cabin.
The controls are in great spots- but the cup holder is the most asinine design- the shifter hits it constantly and you can't put the vehicle into park with a drink in the holder- there is no room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th August, 2002
30th Oct 2002, 20:03
Every person I've run into that owns a 1999 Grand Am GT1 has had the same problems I have had in regards to the front rotors. I had them replaced by Pontiac while it was under warranty. 12,000 miles later and they're needing to be replaced again.
21st May 2003, 14:38
I have to agree with everything that has been said in regards to the Pontiac Grand Am GT 1999. Ever since I got my car I thought I got a good deal. I wished I had read some of these comments before purchasing the car. I would like to encourage anybody with a GT 1999 to call and complain to the Pontiac, or General Motors, if they end up with a law suit then they will have to recall or repair, so lets get together and complain.