2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L V6 from North America
A nice first car
Plastic trim near the door started to fall off, parking brake light would not turn off when the car was turned off, car stalled once in a parking garage, and the original dealership that I bought the car from put on the wrong type of wheel nuts to hold the wheels on, so when it came time for a tire rotation, the dealership that I changed to discovered the problem, because they had a hard time to remove the nuts, it had to be drilled out. Plastic trim was fixed, the issue with the parking brake light and stalling was fixed with a new computer for the car, and the wheel nuts issue was fixed and replaced. All of these problems were fixed by my current dealer.
I admit that this car had a few problems when I bought it brand new, but when I tried to get the Pontiac dealer to fix it (where I originally bought it), they refused. So I changed to another Pontiac dealership, they fixed all the problems, and therefore have earned my business. I never service my car anywhere else. Even something as small as an oil change, I only take it to this dealer. The car has fast acceleration, great passing power, and looks great. It's good as a highway cruiser (it's great on gas there), but the fuel economy for city driving is not the best. I have no problems outrunning or outgunning your common Civic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd May, 2004
25th May 2004, 19:34
Just an update of my car listed above, it's coming up to 31,000km, and I had to take it to the dealer, as I was hearing a groaning noise from the struts... dealer fixed it no problem. Other than that, no problems, just the regular oil changes, maintenance etc. Car is still purring like a kitten.