2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L from North America


Great car for the price


Replaced fuel pressure regulator @60,000 miles.

Replaced fuel pump @80,000 miles.

Replaced brakes @30,000 mile intervals due to extreme wear. (brakes real hard)

Replaced rear speakers, both were blown @40,000 miles. (poor quality rear speakers)

General Comments:

Over all this car performs and handles great! I have been really happy with this car, aside from problems listed above general maintenence at routine intervals has kept this car performing like new.

Things to improve: noisy cabin-road noise is audible at cruising speed. Seats could also be a little more comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2003

20th Mar 2005, 10:31

Well as far as your problems with your 4 cylinder engine you should have researched the car more carefully. Anyone who know anything about GM Cars knows that the Quad 4 engine is one of the great blunders of GM 4 cylinders. Yes they make great power for a 4 cylinder, but have had bad reliability for years. You would be much better off with the 3.4 6 cylinder which gets about the same gas mileage and has more power. Yes you may have to change the intake gaskets once in the cars lifetime, but other than that the engine is rock solid. GM also has a new design gasket out that won't have to be changed ever again. I have changed lots being a mechanic and have never done one twice on the same car. I also think if you are having a problem with the seat that you are probably a little bigger than you are leading on. That is unheard of to have a seat break twice.

2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 from North America


A good deal if the little things don't bother you that much


Turn signals short out and don't work at times.

Trunk release stuck, cannot use remote trunk button or button on keyless entry remote.

Brakes grind in the rain.

When on the highway using cruise and needing to stop, car has a hard time shifting down when attempting to stop.

General Comments:

I've only had this car for a week and I am rather disappointed in the electrical systems of the car.

Look wise it is very sporty, it is fast, accelerates nicely and handles well.

If I can keep the car running, I will be happy with it.

So far (thankfully) no engine problems yet.

Does anyone else have problems like this with this car?

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

Review Date: 9th July, 2003

19th Sep 2004, 01:00

I don't own a Grand Am GT (yet), but I do own a '99 Pontiac Firebird, and I have had several electrical issues with the car.

I think it's just in Pontiac nature to have problems with electrical options...

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE V6 from North America


A waste of money


The hazard switch ticks whenever it feels like it, the lights don't go on, but it just makes the noise as if they were on.

Brakes always seem as if they need to be replaced.

Started to rust by the door already.

Stereo display won't work right when you turn on the car, it takes a few seconds for you to be able to see the time and the radio station.

General Comments:

Don't waste your time on this car.

Pontiac doesn't want to take care of the defects even though they are common in grand ams. When I called the dealer about my hazard lights they told me it was common and that it would cost me over $100 to get it fixed.

It is fun to drive, if you can put up with the things that go wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th June, 2003

10th Oct 2004, 20:33

I too have had trouble with my 2000 GrandAm. The problem with your hazard lites can easily be fixed if you take it to the dealer as Pontiac has put a recall notice on the switch. Good luck.

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 liter 1-4 from North America


Fun car to drive and is worth every penny


The brakes have needed to be replaced a few times, but overall the brakes seem to make the car shift side-to-side and shake violently went really hard on the brakes.

Sometimes the front passenger seat will dislodge itself from the current position when the seat is pushed up to use rear passenger compartment.

Driver side headlight blew around 39k miles.

Lower rear reversing light came out of place after blowing and the housing soon became filled with mud on the driver side.

Ran out of gas and had to be towed because of fuel gage problem.

That's all the problems I've had NOT resulting from the 2 accidents.

General Comments:

Best handling car I've ever had out of 4 previously owned and 2 rental vehicles.

Acceleration is superb and I once beat a V-8 powered Ford Mustang (1980's) and the driver asked what the engine size was and when I told him 4-cylinder with no modifications. He had the look of dis belief on his face!

Automatic transmission shifts fast and smooth.

Love the sound of the engine when I push it hard while driving though the twisted country roads of PA. I got it up to 86 mph on a short straight section.

Exhaust note is OK.

Great sound system for being the base radio.

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

Review Date: 23rd June, 2003