2000 Pontiac Grand Am from North America


Brakes have been replaced 3 times, Brakes puslsating, driver seat motor burnt out, window regulator out leaking coolant from intake and AC went out albout 2 years ago headlight burnt out, fuel regulator went out. too many problems with this car and still owe 20 notes. it's a nice car, but to expensive to fix.

General Comments:

This car is nice and drives real nice and responsive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th July, 2005

9th Sep 2005, 09:24

It's fairly common to feel that pulsation in your brakes if your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock brakes.

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 from North America


I love this cars performance and handling, but not the reliability


Only one month after purchasing my Grand Am GT, I noticed an extremely rough idle. After 5 visits to the dealer, my intake manifold was replaced. Unfortunately, the engine still sounds terrible.

For the past few months, the car would shake and nearly die at random times. when the check engine light came on, I took the car in where they discovered burned spark plug wires.

The flasher switch and temperature gage have also been replaced.

General Comments:

When shopping for a used car, nothing really caught my eye. But when I saw my 2000 Grand Am GT, it sure did. I purchased the car in June of 2004 with 47,000 miles on it. A GM extended warranty was also purchased along with the car.

This car has great acceleration and amazing handling for the money. The interior is very comfortable for long trips yet sporty. I love driving this car, and I especially love the look.

However, I have not been impressed with its reliability. In just one year, I have had this car into the dealer nearly 8 times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2005

2000 Pontiac Grand Am from North America


The Pontiac Grand Am is a nightmare!!!


I replaced both front wheel bearings at 20,000 miles.

There are gas tank issues, the tank will say it's at half, but I will be out of gas.

I have excessive noise, such as loud creaking whenever I put on the brakes.

The car leaks coolant.

Currently in the shop with both rear gaskets cracked.

General Comments:

I purchased my Grand AM in 2003 and within one month of owning the car I had to replace both front wheel bearings. Was driving one day and the car just quit so I had it towed to the nearest shop and thank god the owner was honest, he told me it may be the fuel pump, but he was not sure, he really couldn't find anything wrong with it, well the car was actually reading a 1/4 tank of gas, but was out of gas. I no longer trust the gas gage. When I press the brakes the creaking and clunking is so loud people actually turn around to look at me, but nothing is wrong with the brakes, this I'm told is normal. Now, the last straw today, the low coolant light came on, it did not overheat so I made it to a garage, the bad news $1200.00 for two cracked gaskets, plus $70.00 just for looking at it. Once it's fixed I'm trading it in! Never again will I buy a Pontiac. I have had two Dodges and both ran until about 280,000 before I sold them. I'll stick with Dodge!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th June, 2005

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 V6 Ram Air from North America


My GT1 is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned


The brakes have been replaced all the way around twice. But, I drive in stop and go rush hour traffic an hour to and an hour from work.

A headlight finally burned out!

When the brakes were replaced this past month, we had to replace a caliper and a rotor! Big deal, I am constantly having to ride the brakes due to the traffic I am in.

We replaced the serpentine belt at about 45000 miles. It had not broken, but was worn and weather cracked and I was heading out of state with the car.

I have put a set of 4 tires on the car!

I have had to get it aligned and the oil changed!

General Comments:

My car is super quick, the RamAir is awesome.

This car was totaled out and a salvaged title was issued at about 30000 miles. It has been a dream for me, even with a salvage title.

I have driven this car from Ohio to Daytona Beach and back once, and from Ohio to Alabama and back approximately 7 times. I put about 500 miles per week on the odometer while driving it back and forth to work. The comfort is good for a small, affordable car.

All routine maintenance that has been done to the car has been just that...routine. Check the faults of the car, all of the work that has been performed is nothing shy of what you would expect from any vehicle that is driven.

I have not been left stranded along side the road with this car.

I would not be afraid to buy another. No wait, I believe that I should add..another Grand Am of the newer body style. I did not care for the body style of the older Grand Am. Of course now the G6 has replaced it, so I do not have much choice. I will keep the Grand Am that I have.

I have thought many times of trading this car in for a new car, but I cannot bear to part with my Am!

The stereo system (stock) in this car rocks. I have gotten many compliments on the sound quality that it provides.

The other day, I drove my boss' Mercedes. Let me tell you, that vehicle was so rough riding, I was very disappointed. I was ready to get back into my Grand Am.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2005

26th Mar 2008, 21:34

I am 50/50 with my 2000 Grand Am GT. It has it's good days and its bad days. The car has lots of power and I've beat many different vehicles racing with the Am that I never I would, two different mustangs just to name a few. Shocking to me too everybody.

The cars main problem I think is the whole brake system. The rotors are always going out on this thing. Of course I also drive 45 miles to work one way with stop and go traffic the whole way. I had to change a serpentine belt along with the water pump. That was by far the biggest problem I had with it. Another little thing with the car is when I start it sometimes it wants to spit and sputter for about 4 or 5 miles but then quits. It only seems to do it about 5 times a month though. I had the fuel filter replaced along with all the plugs and wires and air filter. It's not a big problem though so if that's the biggest thing that goes wrong with it right now I think I can deal with that.

The car has a great stock system which has had numerous compliments. The car looks like an average grocery getter when its all dirty and grimy looking, but when a nice hand wash it really shines up nicely, especially with those nice chrome wheels.

28th Mar 2008, 16:04

I love my 2001 Grand Am, and in 70,000 miles all I've done is replace the front brake pads (the rear linings are still the originals). The car has been one of the most solid and reliable cars we've ever owned. It is smooth, quiet and very fast for a 4 (it has the excellent Quad 4 that Pontiac stupidly dropped in 2003).

I was amused by the comment about the boss's Mercedes. My family has owned 2 5-series BMW's and 3 C-Class Mercedes. The only exceptional thing about any of them is the price and ego-inflation potential. I'll take my Grand Am any day.