In November of 2004, I traded my lemon in on a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE. The car had a little over 54 K miles on it. I had always thought the cars were stylish and I'd driven one for a couple of days in 2000. I had thought they were great cars.
A couple days after I purchased the car, the blinkers had stopped working and the power window in the drivers side front door stopped working also. I had to turn on the four way flashers to get the blinkers to work. Since I had extended warranty (which was for three years or 96,000 miles, which ever come first),I took the car back to the dealership and had a new multi-function switch put in and a new power window motor, which cost $470.00.
A couple months later, the trim on the passenger side of the front windshield had started coming loose from the windshield. I had gone ahead and taken that part of the trim off. So far, it hasn't caused any problems. Now, a rock has hit the windshield and cracked it.
Then, a headlight had blown and while replacing it, the retainer that holds the head lamp in place had broke. Those were cheap and easy to replace. They have to be bought from the dealership.
In August of 2005, I had rolled down the window in the driver's door and the window fell down behind the door panel. The power window regulator had broke. It cost around $235.00 to replace that.
Since I had bought the car, there has been a ticking noise coming from the dash board and we haven't figured out where the noise is coming from. Sometimes you can lock the doors when you exit the car and the horn will chirp and the lights will flash, but there is no key-less entry of alarm on the car.
Now both power window motors in the rear doors has stopped working, the motor in the drivers power seat has stopped working, and the car vibrates when traveling over 60 mph. The low trac light will come on every once in a while and stay on for a few minutes.
A few months ago, I was leaving for work and the car wouldn't start. The security light was flashing. Five minutes later, the car started fine and had given me mo more problems for about a month. Now there seems to be a fuel system failure. The car's engine will shut off while driving down the road. It will take anywhere from 5-30 minutes to restart the car. Then, you may travel one mile or up to 20 miles before the car will shut off again. The check engine light doesn't come on and all of the gauges read fine. I have read similar complaints on here from people having the same problems as me. Now my car has just a little over 97,000 miles on it and my extended warranty has expired. I'm still paying on the car for until November 2007. Looks like my car will sit in the yard for another year and a half.