2000 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews - Page 36 of 54

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Save your money!!!

Faults:

CD player had random numbers on clock display. (dealership replaced)

Power seat quit working. (dealership replaced).

Scraping/scrunching noise on tires. (see comment below)

Heater would only work on fan speeds 3 & 4. (see comment below)

Ignition cylinder was damaged by dealership when replacing stereo. (dealership repaired)

Turn signals would not work at all times and emit loud buzzing noise. Had to replace relay switch.

Recently replaced brakes myself. The original ceramic brake pads cost $90 apiece if you do it yourself. But you can buy metallic type for $20.00 apiece.

I now have a lot of vibration coming from front end of car when driving at speeds in excess of 50 mph.

There is also a loud clicking noise when I turn my steering wheel at a stop.

If anyone has had these problems and had them fixed, please reply to this so I know where to go from here!

General Comments:

I had taken this car in for stereo, power seat motor and tires prior to my 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty expired. The dealership replaced stereo, power seat motor and in the process shorted out my ignition cylinder and didn't get heater wires connected correctly after replacing stereo. After a couple of attempts, all is well.

The scrunching noise from the tires was a bad design from Good Year. There are ribs on the tire that rub on the rim. The dealership had to order two new tires that were on backorder because of all the complaints. I questioned my back tires and wanted them to justify how they wouldn't grind the rim when I rotated tires. They "guaranteed" that would not happen or would replace them if that did occur. I waited patiently for 6 weeks for my 2 new tires. 6 weeks turned into 3 months. By the time the tires arrive, I was past my 36,000 mileage by about 2000 miles. My back tires still grind and scrunch. The dealership wouldn't replace them because they couldn't get the OK from GM. After several phone calls to GM myself, I was told I was "SOL" (and that is a quote. Was this a conspiracy between the dealer and GM to get out of replacing all 4 tires???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th September, 2003

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 Ram air from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 Ram air Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

This car is the best bang for the buck on the market

Faults:

Nothing at all has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

When I was looking for a new car, the Pontiac Grand Am GT caught my attention with its looks and price. The first thing that I did was to look at the carsurvey.org. I saw that either you love or hate this car. Well I am here to say I think that it is amazing. Push on the gas, it hauls, jerk the wheel in a tight corner, and it holds. Best of all though, it is still a four door grocery-getter that looks like a sports car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2003

2nd Apr 2004, 21:17

Very impressed with your comments on the GT. You were very honest with your comments concerning your electrical. Just purchased a GT looking forward to it.

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 3.4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

This car is a piece of crap. DO not waste your money. Buy a Honda and you'll be happier

Faults:

Where do I start? The drivers side door leaks water into the back seat where your feet go every time it rains, were talking like 1/2 an inch of water on the floor!

The heat/ac does not work on the 1 or 2 fan speeds.

The turn signal relays constantly click while I'm driving, so annoying!

My brakes/rotors grind.

I have ran out of gas twice because the gage told me I had over 1/4 of a tank of gas.

The dome light has fell down.

My most recent problem is that where the exhaust pipe comes out of the back of the engine there is a flexible joint that has broken so my car is LOUD as heck, kind of fun, but not supposed to be that way!

My cruise control button also sticks when I turn it on.

Also, when I acceleratemy "low coolant" light bings at me three times then the light goes off.

General Comments:

I like the way the car preforms. It is all the little crap that goes wrong that I know is not my fault yet I have eto pay for it. Having read through all of your problems I wonder if there is a class action law suit that I can get in on. I feel like I bought a brand new lemon. So far I have had no engine trouble so thank god. I can barely make my car payments let alone have to spend $300 a pop every time some stupid little thing goes wrong. Over all I would not recommend this car to my worst enemy. I never thought I would say this, but buy a Honda or something foreign. No more GM cars for me that's for sure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th September, 2003

1st Oct 2003, 20:22

If you find that class action lawsuit, let me in on it too. Sounds like you're describing my car. I just wrote a review about mine on 9/30/03. The grinding from front end I thought was brakes/rotors, turned out to be bad tire design. I noticed the new grand ams don't have that tire. (Not that I plan on ever buying another one)

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 187 reviews