2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 gas from North America


Money pit


In a year, I replaced tie rods, a bad strut, the rack and pinion, all the hoses, a fuel switch, the back seat is loose, and it is starting to rust out.

The ride sucks. OK gas mileage, maybe 21 mpg.

There are good things; it is good in the snow with my Hankook tires, and has good pick up.

The fit's bad, finish is poor; there are large gaps in the dash, where each dash part goes together. I hope it lasts till I get a real job.

Maybe GM should learn from Honda and Toyota from craftsmanship. This most likely the last GM car I will ever own. I hear that the 07-09 Flex fuel motor burns oil, and GM thinks it is OK.

General Comments:

This Grand Am is a piece of crap. It's going to cost $1000 to fix the rack and pinion steering, so make sure the rack is good, and have this car checked out if you buy one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th March, 2011

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1 from North America


I made a mistake buying the Grand Am


This year alone, I have had new wheel bearings put on both sides, $264 dollars apiece.

Passenger's side had to get another bearing a week and a half later.

Changed driver's side window control, and the entire assembly inside the door.

New thermostat.

Replaced the air-conditioner.

Coolant leaking out of the reservoir; we changed the cap twice.

Positions 1 and 2 on the heater do not work.

Driver's seat wearing, and the back rest doesn't adjust.

Most recent problem, last month (Oct.) and this week Nov, we have had to use 5 gallons of anti-freeze. Today 11-10-10 I have had major leakage. In a matter of 7 hours, almost two gallons.

The car over heated at 1:30 pm. I pulled over, let the car cool down, and put in anti-freeze. The whole process took an hour. 4:30, my husband got home and checked the reservoir, and had to put almost another gallon. I only drove 10 miles. 6:30 pm I went to bible study. When I came out at 8:30, the anti-freeze was on the ground. The temperature fluctuates between 200-250 and there's a very bad odor. Plan to get another thermostat and reservoir tomorrow; it's the start of nickle and dime for me.

I have the oil changed every 3000 miles, I don't drive it hard, and when something goes wrong (like the reservoir problem) I get it fixed.

General Comments:

This has always been my dream car. I love the car's looks, and it's a ram air duel exhaust and sporty.

However it has now become a pocket hole, where my money has begun to fall through.

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

Review Date: 10th November, 2010

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 4 cylinder from North America


Been a good car, hope this is a easy fix!


Well this car has been wonderful until now... A couple of days ago I was on the way to Williamsburg VA to see my girlfriend, and the car started acting a little funny. I set the cruise and it was fine for a while, then it automatically shut itself off. It did this several times. My transmission is also acting a little funny, and it's an automatic.

Today when I was leaving for work, the lights in the dash wouldn't come on. They usually always do, and then the fan for the heater wouldn't come on and it's cold. I'm a girl, and have never had all the problems like this at once with a car, but I know how to maintain my car. This is not from maintenance, but I was thinking it could be a computer problem. I read the issues from others, and am contemplating getting rid of the car. Little issues are easy to fix, but I'm not able to fix it myself. I want to keep the car very much, but don't want the problems I've read about. Does anyone know if this could be a computer issue or had these problems? Please email me thanks! jenniferroughton@hotmail.com

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

Review Date: 2nd November, 2010