1999 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 8 of 78

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Underrated car -- just treat it well

Faults:

Replaced steering rack unit at less than 50,000 miles.

Drivers door window gear replaced at 120,000 miles.

General Comments:

On third set of tires and brakes at 197,000 miles.

On original shocks.

Car looks and drives like new, even with high miles.

Consistently reach 32 plus mpg on 170 daily round trip commute, often over 35 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2009

1999 Pontiac Grand Am from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired194000 miles
Most recent distance221000 miles

Summary:

I still love it, but the parts are expensive and sometimes a pain to get!

Faults:

Front wheel bearings.

CV axles.

Output shaft seal.

General Comments:

Well I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand AM SE. We purchased it in 2006 for 2200 dollars.

Have had no problems with the alternator or window. However have had to change the front wheel bearings and had to replace CV axles. This has cost us about 400 dollars.

The output shaft seal on the transmission went out. It was only an eight dollar part. So other than the pain in the butt part of figuring out how to put transmission fluid in and where, I am very happy with my car.. and refuse to get rid of it. I can't help it.. mine is red... well hope this helped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th January, 2009

1999 Pontiac Grand Am LX V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired9200 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Performs great once you've spent your life savings on it

Faults:

1. Windows motors or brackets went bad all four windows.

2. Radio not worth 2 cents.

3. Passlock security problems.

4. Fuel gauge that's in the gas tank has been replaced.

5. Had motor replaced at 150,000 miles.

General Comments:

I like to comment on other Grand Am owners and give them advice. Once you reached 125,000 miles and you have engine work like head gasket or valves something like that, don't worry with it. Go ahead and have a brand new engine put in it with all the other stuff like alternator, water pump, belts, hoses, new plugs, wires, the whole nine yards. If you don't, you just go back and forth to the shop getting stuff fix. You come out cheaper just following my advice. I've got over 6,000 in repairs 3,500 recently for a new engine, towing, etc...

Also if you haven't experienced window problems yet, just go ahead and have every door broke down and have the cheap plastic brackets replaced with steel brackets, or do what you can to make your windows working properly. Most Grand Am owners will tell ya there window motors and bracket problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2009

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 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
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Faults:

Well my brakes make a noise when you press on brake pedal.

My struts are junk; all four need to be replaced.

The trunk leaks water some how.

The stereo flutters on and off; won't turn up unless you push the knob to the right and then turn it up.

I really think the front windshield is at too much of a slope, or the dash is too glossy. It causes bad sun glare from the gauge humps and heater vents in the center of the dash.

My driver's seat doesn't move up or down.

Besides that, the car runs pretty good for now.

Oh yeah, both side windows had to have the regulators replaced also.

Good luck to everyone who owns one. Thanks for heads up on the other things.

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

Review Date: 16th January, 2009

1999 Pontiac Grand Am LE 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Transmission went fast!

Faults:

I lost my transmission at 75000 miles.

General Comments:

The seats sit down low, but is comfortable if you like the sporty feel of a ride. Can be a high maintenance vehicle, especially when my tranny went after only 75000 miles.

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

Review Date: 12th January, 2009

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles

Summary:

This car sucks!!!

Faults:

Since buying my Grand Am 4 years ago, I have done:

Alternator.

Water pump.

Head gasket.

Tires twice.

Brakes twice.

Rack and pinion.

Intake manifold.

Trunk key entry doesn't work.

Neither windows work (something new happens to them every winter).

New heater core.

Thermostat.

Spark plugs and wires.

A/C doesn't work, and the list could go on and on... I wish I wouldn't have bought this car!!!

General Comments:

Pontiac Grand Am is nothing but a money drain!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th December, 2008

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