2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 from North America
This is a great car if you do not keep it long, so if you can afford it, get a Grand Prix
Paint on hood bubbled.
Great car, but it did not feel like it would be reliable down the road. It felt as if there would be many service issues and a lot of brake work once the warranty was up. I put 20,000 miles on it in a year, most were highway miles.
AT 15,000 miles the brakes started pulsing when braking intermittently. It became more evident as time went on. Rather than mess around with a car that had warped its rotors so early and probably would for its remaining life, I traded it in. I might add I do not drive my cars hard. I don't have a lead foot and am sometimes called grandpa.
The paint on the hood began to bubble and was getting ready to peel.
Overall, the feel of the car declined steadily, did not feel as tight a year after I bought it, I did not have confidence that this car would be trouble free at 50,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd October, 2004
12th Nov 2004, 13:55
I recently bought a 2000 Grand Am Gt I enjoy very much I have not had any problems yet and has been a great car so fare.
19th Feb 2005, 16:12
Seems like everyone I know with a 1999 Grand Am has had the same 2 problems, Warped brake rotors and heater fan blower not working at all speeds. Many replaced alternators also. Other than a few problems a great little car!
18th Aug 2006, 14:45
My 6 year old Grand Am is the most trouble-free car I have ever owned. At 52,000 miles I've had not one single problem.
I just checked my brake pads (I do all my own maintenance) and they don't show any appreciable wear at all. They will easily go 80,000 miles, which is the earliest I've ever had to do a brake job on any of my vehicles.
The paint on mine is still showroom fresh, and I get comments on what a great looking car it is when I clean it up really well. There is also not so much as one squeak or rattle, and the interior (which is fabric) could pass for new.