1999 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 9 of 78

1999 Pontiac Grand Am V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic

Summary:

Piece of crap!!!

Faults:

Within the first month I've had this car, the alternator needed to be replaced.

The security light constantly comes on, and then causes my car to not start until the stupid light goes off.

Driver side window only goes down when it feels like it.

Dashboard decided to stop working, and now, the damn thing turns over, and then immediately dies. So once again, it is at the shop.

General Comments:

This is the worst vehicle I have ever had, nothing but problems since I bought it, and every time you get something fixed, something else goes wrong!

Waste of money - if you're looking to buy a Grand Am - don't!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th October, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

This is the worst car I have ever owned!

Faults:

I understand my car is older, but the repairs have been ridiculous from day one. I had to replace my brakes and wheel bearings within the first six months of ownership.

My TRAC light comes on every time I drive.

One year later, the wheel bearings again. Now my driver's side window only rolls down when it feels like it, and never works after it has rained.

I have a gas leak and an exhaust leak, which yes you can expect with a nine year old car, but it just adds to the frustration, since I once again have to replace my wheel bearings.

My mother owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, and has replaced her bearings twice already.

Come on, shouldn't the cars be recalled?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st October, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Amigo

Summary:

A horrid worthless piece of crap

Faults:

Oh where to begin!

Alternator has burnt out three times now.

I am on my 4th battery.

Brakes have had to be replaced 4 times.

Drivers side power locks no longer respond.

1 and 2 on the A/C dial stopped working after 6 months, and now it only has two settings. Off and super blow.

Interior lights flicker and fade randomly.

TRAC OFF light comes on at random intervals, as well as engine service light.

Radio resets to 1 o'clock randomly, and the volume knob turned down makes the sound grow louder before getting quieter.

Had to replace my coil housing at 100,000 miles, as it had somehow developed a hole causing cylinder 4 to misfire constantly.

Transmission shifts hard from 1-2, no matter how hard you press the pedal.

General Comments:

My few years with this car have been an absolute nightmare, and I cannot wait for my Smart Fortwo to be ready for purchase. I would never even think about owning another Pontiac again after this.

I have spent well over $5000 in repairs, and still it breaks down, even with care and proper maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd October, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Am from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10

Faults:

Car will not pull up hill, and eats the gas going up.

The radio clock goes crazy, and sound does too.

The security light will come on and lock down the car for hours to days. The car will lock up itself, and will lock you in.

Fuel pumps go out, brakes, defroster in rear window burnt into and will shock you.

Too many problems to list.

General Comments:

If the security light comes on, get it off the road and call a tow truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Previous carsaturn sc1

Summary:

Substandard

Faults:

Clicking noise in blinker/hazards module on dash.

Ignition tumbler whole ignition set.

I replaced ignition with $6 lawnmower key. Could also use a button like the Toyota button if you wanted.

The factory ignition contains a sensor that senses the key and is part of the security system. This can be left intact (leave the old key in the lock and tuck it under the dash) or defeated. It's the two small yellow wires on the lock.

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

Review Date: 17th September, 2008

1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic

Summary:

Not a family car!

Faults:

The lower intake manifold has cracked, and the head gasket along with the intake gasket went.

Brakes 3 times in 70,000 miles.

I've worked on this car for a year straight non-stop... I also wanted to point out that the humming people are hearing (from my experience with it) is the bolts that mount the body to the cradle.

General Comments:

I've raced a 2002 Grand Am GT, and it actually ran great, beat a lot of people... with that year I never had a problem with it, it's just the 99 I had problems with.

But all in all, aluminum engines are kinda junk unless you're racing... for everyday cars it should be just cast iron.

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

Review Date: 12th September, 2008

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