2000 Pontiac Grand Am from North America


Don't buy a Grand Am GT

General Comments:

Nothing but problems.

Don't buy one!

The steering wheel vibrates at 60 plus.

I replaced the tires at 10,000, but the shaking continues.

I have had electrical problems such as a blown radio, horn malfunction, blinker light malfunction, and both power windows breaking all within the first two years.

The vacuum hose fell off when I was going 45 miles per hour. After the tow, the mechanic at the dealership said that that should never happen.

Last year the tires were scraping. I took it in and they said that it was the rim rubbing against the tires, but they assured me that it was safe to drive (yeah, right). I had to replace the tires at 36,000 miles.

This year, I had some gasket leak, which caused the oil and coolant to mix... that was $1,300 to fix. Again, it was one of those "fluke" things that just does not happen to good vehicles.

I paid 22,000 for the car, and now have another 3,000 (at least) put into it for repairs. I do not feel safe in it due to all of the issues.

I am counting down the days when I can have it paid off, so I can trade it in. It has been a very unfortunate situation. I will never buy Pontiac again, and if you read this... hmmm... will you?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th June, 2005

9th Mar 2008, 20:16

I am 18 years old and am shopping for another Grand Am as my last one, a 1994 Grand Am Coupe, was totaled a little over a moth ago. I loved that little car and it had good mileage (which is needed when you're a teenager), and the problems it had were just old car problems, as it was not in the best shape. Also, as I am younger, and the car was older, I didn't treat it with the best of care and didn't realize how good of a car it was until a bus ended it days on the road. My mother also drives a Pontiac, a 2001 Aztek, which she loves, a few things have gone wrong with it, but none too major. Plus she drives 80 miles a day for work... that will eventually wear down a vehicle. We are very happy with our Pontiac's, but I understand your position as a car owner, because we have had the same problem with Fords and swear we will never buy one again, but I urge you to look at the Pontiac's as they have been nothing, but good for us.

2nd Sep 2010, 18:15

I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT. It now has 90,000 miles on it and I love it, very few problems, bought for 5 grand with 68,000 miles on it, and probably put about 100 dollars in it since I bought it. Not bad considering it's 10 years old and is approaching 100,000 miles.

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 3.4L from North America


1 minute of driving excitement, 59 in the shop!


What hasn't gone wrong! Power steering pulley shaft sheared, seat motor fried (i weigh 150 lbs., not my doing), volume knob psycho, CD player skips, actually scratches CD's, tape player erratic, driver window goes down when it wants if weather changes (have to do quick bump down with switch after raising to release tension on motor), rotors changed 3 times (they go quick. when they do they'll shake your teeth out), caliper bolts fell out on front, fuel tank pressure sensor out (shows no fuel when tank is full), broke 3 rims by hitting small potholes (never had that problem with past 5 cars with aluminum wheels), low coolant light on, but coolant level is good, windows going up and down sounds like excited mechanical party, tires whine (really doesn't like BF Goodrich T/A's), alternator went right after warranty expired, sun visors stuck in place then broke, driver's window leaks, loud road noise from rear (sounds like trunk is open), heater blower motor went out in dead of winter (i drive over an hour each way to work, thanks Pontiac!).

General Comments:

This car is an inheritance from my divorce. My ex wanted it and I hated it. I will, never, never, never buy another Pontiac. I have never spent this much fixing a car. There seems to be no support from Pontiac on this crate. This thing was "certified?" CERTIFY THIS PONTIAC! Nickle and dime? Hundreds and thousands! Ask anyone that has a G/A and they'll probably agree it's a comfortable car and good handling car when it runs, but when it breaks, it's down hard. And GM got rid of Oldsmobile? HA! Someone screwed up there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2005