2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 V6 from North America
Fine car to have owned for 12 years
Nothing really expensive unless you use a dealer. Intake gasket leak for 6+ years now that hasn't gotten worse; I just top it off in the winter, only leaks about 3-4 cups during winter, none in the summer.
Power window motor went, or should I say the plastic clips broke. Easy to fix myself for $40 on eBay.
Passenger side power lock stopped working. Again, a fairly easy fix for a do it yourselfer.
Should you take these to mechanics, yes they would be expensive.
Blinker switch got dirty contacts and wiper switch stopped working. Replaced that for cheap with replacement from eBay... 30 bucks. No big deal.
The most annoying thing about the car is the tendency for the rotors to cause vibration after a while. Not a huge deal though. The most expensive things on the car have been tires and tie rods, but overall remarkably little spent on repairs over the car's lifetime.
Just don't let dealers perform unnecessary repairs and tackle electronics yourself.
Smooth, fast, attractive, handles well, decent gas mileage on the interstate. Fairly comfortable seats.
Has never not started, even in 30 below weather.
I'll probably drive it until there's some catastrophic expensive failure, whenever that might be.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2012