2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4 V 6 from North America
Too many problems
Lets see, head gasket, security system, fuel pump TWICE!, sensor for this and that went bad, coolant EVERYTHING has some type of problem, heater went out (due to coolant problems) NOW the torque converter is bad. I can't find the part needed to fix this problem. Pontiac wants $3000.00 to replace the transmission. I am going to buy a transmission from a junk yard and sell the car to whoever wants it for whatever I can get out of it. They will miss me at the Pontiac dealership when I buy a HONDA!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th April, 2006
19th Jun 2006, 10:06
Some of your problem may be due to incompetent technician who messes up other things along the way. It happened to me when they replace the gasket, they found a way to create 11 new problems. I have no confidence in technicians anymore.
26th Jun 2006, 13:51
The preceding comment makes a VERY good point. Service technicians deliberately sabotage things in order to get you back in and get more of your money. My neighbor took his truck in for servicing and the shop loosened his power steering hose fitting to make it leak. He knows they did because he is himself a mechanic and had just checked all the fittings before taking it in. He says this is common practice. Also, I'd think twice about the Honda. Your Grand Am has a respectable 113,000 miles on it. Our Honda Civic never made it past 90,000 miles and was junked with a blown engine. It required more repairs than any American car we've owned.
29th Aug 2006, 12:03
Buying a Honda because you don't like your Grand Am is sort of like shooting yourself in the foot because you have a tooth ache. All I can say is "You'll be SORRY!!!" We've had experience with Honda. Believe me you DON'T want one!!
19th Sep 2006, 19:44
A good service department makes ANY car a better buy. We were lucky to buy both of our current GM cars from a really great dealership that really cares about its customers. One of the cars (the 2001 Grand Am) has never had the first problem, but our 2003 GMC did have a very minor problem (A/C vent) at 40,000 miles and our dealer fixed it at no charge and did it very promptly, as well as providing us with transportation in the meantime. That kind of service will keep us loyal to GM.