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)
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.