1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE from North America


10 starter motors.

2 flywheels.

Rotor replacement 6 times.


Hard starting.

Gauges swing while driving.

Hard shifting.

Poor radio.

Speakers replaced 2 times.

And the list goes on.

General Comments:

If there is one thing that I could recommend to anyone, that is do not buy a Pontiac Grand Am. I know many people who do not like the car. One word of advice, if you want a nice car that will not give you problems, consider the 2002 Nissan Altima, a fantastic car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th February, 2002

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE V6 from North America


Talk about a Lemon!


Talk about a lemon!

I had a lot of problems with this car. I had it for one day when I opened the back door and the outside moulding crushed between the door & the opening. They of course replaced it, but that was two days without my brand new car.

All of the moulding on the inside of the car was replaced several times, the first time they all rewarped, so they were replaced again, but then they were put in backwards, so in again for another try.

The rotors on my car have been replaced 2 times. I fought with the GM customer service for them to be covered as the warranty still was in effect. They told me that they already covered them once, and would not pay again. Luckily the dealer replaced them.

I have been into the dealer several times complaining about rubbing noises in the front end they finally called me with a solution, which of course, did not work, only caused a bad leak in my tire. They claim that this has worked for everyone else. Sure it did!

I have brought my car in many times for bad vibrations when driving high way speeds, they balanced the tires 5 times in one visit, and the problem still is not corrected.

Rad leaked at 50,000 kms.

Rear Stabilizers replaced-1 month after purchased.

Tilt steering broke.

Cam Shaft Sensor cracked.

Doors leaked water.

Most of the problems were fixed by my dealer with no arguments, but the hassle of being there over 45 times in 3 years, and all the mechanics knowing you by name is rather embarrassing. Even they call my car a lemon.

General Comments:

Everyone else that I know that has a GrandAm love it, but mine is definitely not loved.

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

Review Date: 8th February, 2002

22nd May 2002, 14:30

Pontiac Grand Am SE --1999.

I bought this car in 1999, I thought I was getting a very good car. Well, its 2002 and my transmission failed. First, of all I learned that there is no way to check the transmission fluid. You can add transmission fluid only. What a dipstick!!!

I definitely won't purchase another Pontiac.

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT V6 from North America


Happy with her Grand Am


There hasn't been a single problem with this car.

I noticed other cars flashing their lights at me. This may be a sign that the headlights are pretty bright.

General Comments:

I am a 17 year old girl who is now driving her dream car.

This car has never given me a single problem. It drives smoothly and I feel safe driving it.

I've heard from others that there is a noise in the front of a lot of Grand Ams, but I think I would hear something if there would ever be a sound considering the fact that it has 72,000 miles on it.

My friends choose to take my car on trips because of how comfortable it is. It also has a very roomy back seat for other passengers.

My sporty car will be with me throughout college and maybe a few years after.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

1st Mar 2002, 00:36

Your headlights might not be too bright, they might just be pointed up too much... check it out! And if that doesn't work and it really bothers you to have people flashing you, try buying blue headlight/fog lights.