2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT from North America


Not worth buying


3 months after purchasing my 01 Grand Am, I had to replace the front axle. Then I replaced it a second and third time.

I had some issue with it using a gallon of anti freeze a week - paid 600.00 to get that fixed.

During the whole time I owned the car, I had to put air in the tires weekly; was told it was a problem with the rims. Bought new tires and had them sealed 3 times before I just gave up.

Also had the driver side door hinge just blow out, so then the door just swung all the way open. Not fun in the wind.

To top all this off, the motor and transmission went out, causing me to ultimately purchase a new car. Good riddance! This car sucked the life and money out of me for 4 years.

General Comments:

This car was a total piece of crap! Money pit!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th November, 2008

2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4 V6 from North America


Great car 9/10


So far I have had no major problems with this car. I don't know what you are all saying about these cars being unreliable and junk. The only problem I have had is it not starting, sounds big, but all it is, was a lot of corrosion on the battery wires. 20 min of cleaning and its as good as new. Starts up like a dream now. Also the A/C resister pack went around 90k miles, but that's 25$ to buy and put in yourself.

General Comments:

I love the car it works great and has been reliable for all 130,000 miles I have been driving it. My car is not garaged either so it has to deal with the New Hampshire elements year round. It has only cost me around a grand to maintain ever since I got it, this is with regular oil changes. It is a great car. absolutely love it.

P.s. For those who have problems. How you treat your car, effects how the car treats you. Just take that to thought.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2008

2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4 cylinder from North America


I will never own any Pontiac ever again!


The car jerks at different speeds. I put in over $300.00 in parts and that didn't work. Replaced the fuel line, fuel pump. The manifold has been replaced two times (one of those times today). Both within just weeks of each other.

My driver's side window has fell down into the door. That will be over $800.00 to fix!!

Everything that my husband tries to do to it is so complicated!! Nothing on that lemon is easy to fix!

I have taken excellent care of that car, and before me a 70 year old lady had it, and it was in mint condition, and still is as far as the inside of it goes, just not running wise!

General Comments:

I would NOT RECOMMEND this car to anyone! My car is beautiful - tinted windows, low profile tires, custom leather made seat covers, and custom Pontiac stickers on it, but it sucks as far as running condition! It takes me forever to get up with traffic speed getting onto the interstate, and that is pedal to the metal - it just will not go!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th September, 2008

2nd Oct 2008, 20:35

First of all, as comment 13:22 under "2002 Grand Am" posted Sept. 30 so helpfully points out, the window fix is only $10 if you go to NAPA or Auto Zone and buy the "window sash kit" and follow the simple instructions.

Your poor performance has got to be due to some fairly major defect, such as a defective filter or pollution system component sapping your power.

I own a 2001 Quad 4 and one of the reasons I bought it was the tremendous power and acceleration for a 4. The day I bought it, I drove 2 V-6 Ford Tauruses and a V-6 Dodge. The Grand Am would literally blow the doors off all of them.

Now, with very minor modifications it is doing 0-60 in as little as 7.2 seconds, which is very close to the time for my 4.0 Mustang. I can floor the accelerator at the start of a freeway ramp and be hitting 90mph by the time I merge onto the freeway. It's 0-100 time is almost as fast as my 4.0 Mustang as well. I haven't the slightest idea what the top end is, as the speedometer only goes to 120.

I'd strongly recommend asking a good friend who knows something about cars to take a look at it. Many service facilities will charge you for parts and service you may not really need.

My Grand Am currently has 75,000 miles on it and all I have ever done is replace the battery, the tires (upgraded to high-performance tires) and replaced the front brake pads (which cost me a whopping $17). The rear brake pads are still original. This is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned.