2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 Ram Air from North America
Goodyear RSA tires replaced under warranty. These tires for many Grand Am GT owners have been the source of particular grinding noise. Replacing the tires solved the problem. By the way if you car warranty has run out the dealer I understand are still obligated to replace the tires.
The front rotors are warped. This is a common problem on many front wheel drive vehicles. My 1996 Bonneville had the same problem.
Good get up and go. The 3.4 is not the most refined engine, but smooth enough overall.
GM could design the front suspension better to filter out impact noise on bumps. Test drive a Jetta and you will experience a very refined and composed suspension system.
Road and wind noise are well hushed. My Bonneville was a little better, because the 3.8 SeriesII engine is very quiet.
The build quality is much better than Grand Prix which is rife with lots of hard plastic. Check out Grand Prix console and dash... the Grand Am is by far better.
Handling very quick response, however somewhat twitchy. The handling isn't as fluid as some of its competitor, but it is able to hold its own out there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th November, 2002