2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 3.4L from North America
A good car for a very reasonable price
Well, I have replace my brakes three times. They go get wasted pretty fast. I also keep hearing a rubbing noise when I am braking and dealer doesn't find anything.
My right-rear speaker blow out twice. I guess speakers can't stand the monsoon.
My rear lamp kept burning out my bulbs, Replace the rear lamp board.
At 34,500 intake gasket had a oil leak.
At 35,200 my radiator fan broke and my car started heating up.
I use to work at a dealership and I saw Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus come in with almost the same problems as my car.
So every car has their defect.
This car has a very beautiful look and it makes heads turn.
The seats are very comfortable.
The illumination inside, which is red, looks very cool.
The performance is great and it handles very good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2003
14th May 2003, 09:53
I have a GT1, 2002, with the same exact rubbing problem and the dealer cannot find the problem.
16th Jul 2003, 11:17
I also had the same rubbing noise and dealer said it is due to the tires/wheels. There is a service notice from the factory that recommends replacing the tires. Ask your dealer about it. They didn't want to replace my tires and tried over inflation and talcum powder, which didn't work, but new tires are on order right now. Also very annoying grinding noise from the brakes that dealer says is normal. Don't know if it is.
4th Feb 2004, 11:13
I've heard that the rotors on Grand Am's especially like to get a fine layer of surface rust on them if they get wet, and sit for a day or two without driving. This causes slight rotor wobbles and grinding noises when braking. (wobble is caused because the caliper is closed when parked, and rust does not form there, so once rust builds up, the rotor is no longer smooth) Hope this helps some people. :)