2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 from North America
Nice performance, not great reliability
-Radiator Leaking Fluid @130,000 KM.
-Front Right wheel speed sensor (part of ABS) @100,000KM.
-Driver power window switch became unreliable @130,000.
-Service Engine Light soon light always coming on, day one issue.
-Driver Seat "Seat Belt" detector flaky, day one issue.
-Wheels make "Grinding" sound at slow speeds, day one issue.
-Wheels could not keep air in
, day one issue.
-Back up light got water leaked into case, @ 130,000 KM.
-Transmission torque converter went @140,000 KM.
-Fuel gauge become unreliable @110,000 KM.-Dealer and GM continues to bold face lie that it isn't a common problem. Even when it has become a common news item.
The 2000 Grand AM GT was the first "big" car that I bought. I was immensely proud of it. It handled like a sports car. A lot of "get up and go". Very smooth ride. A great highway driving car. The car is nicely styled inside and out.
I drove to Florida in this car twice and enjoyed every minute of it. And with all these great memories, I was sad to see go... Go down hill that is!!!And see it go to a used car lot. But the truth is I had to let go of it.
It was costing me too much money to keep on the road. I would only recommend this car if you baby it and do not drive it much. I know people who have had no problems with it if they keep the mileage down. I didn't have that luxury. I wanted to make some nice road trips with it. But after about 100,000 KM things began to fall apart.
I have been a GM person my whole life and have been saddened by the whole experience. I hope GM can clean up their act (and/or increase their warranty!) and I may go back.. but not for awhile yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st January, 2005
4th Feb 2005, 08:43
I forgot to mention an additional problem with the Grand Am.
The Fan Speed switch.. It is a very common problem that my Grand AM had as well. Speeds 1&2 didn't work.
26th Feb 2005, 14:07
You're a brave guy to get 150,000 km's out of your Grand Am. You must be gifted with patience.
You mentioned a radiator leak at 130,000km's. Did this turn out to be the intake manifold gasket like all the other 3.4's? Also, have you had any wheel bearing problems? Thanks.