2001 Pontiac Grand Am 2002 V6 from North America
A piece of junk
At 8,000 miles they had to install a new rack and pinon in my car. Of course they had to put new brake shoes and rotors on it before that. I have this continuous popping noise in my front end of my car that I can feel up in my steering wheel and the dealer says it is my wheel bearings.
This car is the worst investment I have ever made and to thing it my first new car. Whenever I go around curves the steering wheel wants to do its own thing. I love the looks of this car. I get all kinds of comments that it is a beautiful car, and believe me IT IS. I rides really smooth and you can't hardly hear it running. However, I will never buy another one I will convert to fords. I was raised in a Chevrolet family, but I will have to go against it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th October, 2002
5th Aug 2006, 11:46
First of all, don't blame a good car for a crummy dealership service department. I've had exactly the OPPOSITE problem. FORD would not or could not get my Mustang V-8 to run right. In frustration I traded it for (guess what??) a 2001 Grand Am SE-1 with the very reliable and powerful 2.4 twin-cam 4. This is the best car I've ever owned, and after 6 years I've not had one single problem with it. It is VERY CLOSE to being as fast as the V-8 Mustang, and gets exactly TWICE the mileage (30 versus 15). The ride is like a luxury car and it is smooth as silk. As a result of our satisfaction with this GM car, we traded our Ford Explorer in on a GMC Envoy in early 2003. It has been totally trouble-free for 50,000 miles.
I do own a Ford truck, but I will NEVER take it to the local Ford service department for anything...EVER.