2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4 from North America
A Good First Car If You Don't Want To Spend A Ton
The only real problem with this car has been that the heat / AC fan kicked out at about 69000kms. It only works on the highest setting.
Decent performance from a non-performance car, good acceleration and top end, excellent passing speed. fuel economy is good if you keep the speed regular, but it has a tendency to suck back the petrol when you punch it. Good handling, steering is quick and responsive. Interior is roomy and comfortable and a good driving position is easy to find. My only complaint is the lack of dual exhaust on the SE option and the lack of a manual transmission (although the automatic shifts are responsive)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2006