1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE II 2.4 6 cyl from North America
Fun little rusty white rocket!
Warped rotors at 5,000 miles.
Battery died at 30,000.
Noticed the paint was bad 3 weeks after I bought it.
The car had white paint and there were black flecks all over it which turned into rust. It spread all over the car. Went to 3 different dealerships, all said it was rail dust. They tried a couple of different quick-fixes, but could not fix it permanently and would not repaint it. They said I was being too picky and I should just live with it. Got the runaround from the corporate office too. I finally just gave up. Never,EVER buy a WHITE CAR!!! Every white car I have seen (old or new) has this problem. The manufacturers continue to push this onto unsuspecting buyers and then refuse to take responsibility for it.
Other than the paint, I loved the car, very responsive and very quick, handles great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th August, 2000
My suggestions would be to paint the car yourself. There are many places that you can go to for this. Maybe if you leave the paint with rust specs it will worsen, so I would definitely paint it... especially if it runs good and is fairly new.
My car was rotten as well, until I applied a coat of acrylic PTFE paint cleaner sealant called Toughseal. I can only suggest you buy some.
This car has been wrecked now. We sold it to a scrap-yard. Good riddance! Would never have tried to get it repainted (waste of money). Pontiac service sucks!