12th Sep 2001, 07:36

I have no idea what this guy is talking about.. I have a 1991 Grand Am LE with all options and a 2.5L 4 tec motor with 93,000... The car is EXCELLENT, I have had no problems with the car, except the airconditioner, which is understandable.

It has worked for 10 years.. other than that I have only has that problem... The exhaust may need to be replaced soon and I will replace it, because the car is totally worth it.. it's comfortable, and it's extremely reliable...

17th Aug 2002, 21:52

My 1990 Pontiac equipped with a 2.5L is still running. I have replaced the alternator about 4 times. However, that is about the only problem I've had. I has about 160,000 miles on it now. The engine doesn't use any oil and still seems strong. The body doesn't look like much at this point, but who cares, it still drives great.

4th Nov 2002, 18:44

I have had my 90 grand am LE with every option available for 10 yrs now with no problems except normal wear and tear such as brakes and tires, I changed the alternator once, but nothing lasts forever. The car currently has 284,000 miles on it and I still drive it everyday. The only complaint I have is it is pretty rusty, but what 12 yr old car in IL isn't?

3rd Jan 2003, 12:33

I have just bought a 1990 Grand am and it needs a new throttle body, and it has 161,969 miles on it, but other than those things it runs and looks great.

29th Apr 2003, 22:22

I have a 1990 Grand Am and it is the best care ever, the shocks are shot, but this thing will just keep ticking away. And tick it does when you can on this thing you will attract attention man. chicks love them too.

2nd Sep 2003, 20:27

I have a 1990 Grand Am with 144,965 miles on it runs great and is a comfortable auto. Would buy another one.

15th Dec 2003, 06:15

My 90 grand am has 170,000 miles on it and is runnung great. I am offended at the one person's comment that his car is crap because he's replaced his brakes, exhaust, alternator, etc. Those things go on every car and always have to be replaced eventually. I got my car for 500 dollars and I've only put 200 into it.

23rd Aug 2004, 20:16

I have a 1990 Pontiac Grand Am with a 2.5L 4 tech with 117,112 on it. I bought it for $500 and it had bad from brakes on it. I fixed it and then it ticked till the catalytic fell off. lol well it happens with any car new old whatever. Replaced that and then just recently i have a cooling problem thats to be expected as it had the wrong coolant and a bad thermostat. that is now fixed and the car is great and is very reliable to this day and i would buy another one. i love my car and will probably have it for a great deal of time. The only complaint would have to be what everybody complains about is the rust. but its all good people.

30th Jun 2006, 00:05

I own a 1990 Quad 4 with 204100 miles. My dad bought it new and has kept it in great condition. Now I own it and still love it. I love to drive it; I just flat out love this car. I would and will definitely buy another Grand Am.

Allen Phillips


11th Jul 2006, 16:43

I have a 1990 Pontiac Grand Am, 144k miles, and it is affectionately called "Rusty". I paid $5000 in 1998 (at the time it had low miles) for it, and rear ended someone during the test drive. I was hooked.

The engine blew up within the first month. The dealer put a new one in it and in the 8 years and tens of thousands of miles I've owned it, I have lost 2 alternators, 2 batteries, the door handle broke, the window crank broke, the entire exhaust system fell off from the catalytic converter back (which sounds like a low flying Cessna), the seats have not been adjustable since 1999, the headliner was pulled down by my first child, too many blown tires to count and I still love this ugly piece of junk.

I am going to try to get another 2-3 years out of it before retiring Rusty, despite my wife's pleas to scrap it now. There are some things in life that are too precious to let go of, and a 1990 Pontiac Grand Am is one of those.

26th Sep 2006, 17:50

I have a 2.5L "Iron Duke" Pontiac Grand Am 1990. The only thing that has gone wrong with is was the alternator, which I fixed with 30 bucks! Lol! Right now I'm fixing the coil pack and wires. They blow when I was racing the car! Omfg. Anyways it's a good car overall and I'm looking to sell it and replace it with the "Quad4 High-Output 5speed Maual" Grand Am. This car has plenty of acceleration and power!

25th Aug 2008, 00:15

My very first car was a 1990 grand am. My mom bought it new, and I inherited it 2002. I freaking loved that car. I have had many different cars since and it was the best of all. The only things I had to replace were normal wear and tear. I replaced the brakes once, the torque converter once, and the alternator once. Sadly while a friend was driving it, she hit a horse and it was totaled. Amazingly the next day my father, who is a mechanic, got in the car and started it. The engine ran perfect, the body was destroyed. This is a great car if it has been well taken care of. You have to get oil changes and keep it maintained. You can't expect a car to run forever with cruddy oil and dirty fuel injectors.