26th Aug 2001, 22:00
(Guy who put the ad in): It is now 100,368 and it's doing fine:-) Oh well, I guess it's pure luck :-p.
25th Aug 2002, 20:26
This car is the money pit! Definitely made for parts only! A definite DO NOT BUY! Trust me. The only thing I haven't had to replace is the radio knobs!
5th Jun 2004, 12:45
I've NEVER had a problem with my grand am, and its at 250,000 miles! Only thing I ever did was replace the alternator once. Tires and brakes as usual. You just don't know how to take care of your car!
27th Oct 2004, 16:58
I just wanted to say my 1993 Pontiac Grand Am has been a pain. It has 97,000 miles on it and I have had it for 3 years. For the 3 years that I have owned it I have had a cracked head, blown head gasket, timing chain went, transmission went, motor mount went, I've changed the brakes 3 times and went through 3 batteries. That totaled around 3,000 dollars and that's not including towing costs from it leaving me stranded. I recently took it in for an oil change and I was told my ball joints on both sides are shot and I need new struts and a tire alignment. That totals 800 more dollars. I never seem to get the loan paid off because I keep taking small loans out to fix it. I will never buy another Pontiac again!!!
19th Sep 2009, 02:03
At about 200,000 miles currently. Nothing but problems once it hit about 150,000 miles. Cracked radiator, bad reservoir tank, blown head gaskets, motor mounts, bad alignment when I got it from who knows what, overheats easily, leaks oil, smells really bad when you turn it off, smells like gas really bad when you turn it on, electric windows have shorts in them, drivers window doesn't even roll down (not fun when going through drive-thrus or getting pulled over by the way). After I got the motor mounts fixed the car still feels bumpy, maybe that's just the way it is.
And the best part: It stalled out on me going down a steep curvy hill and almost killed me!! Steering locked and emergency brake wouldn't even stop the car!! It just kept going.
On a good note, it has a pretty good radio for being stock. It's spacious inside. Pretty comfortable to drive. The poor thing must have had a bad owner before me to have all these problems, because I try to take pretty good care of it.