21st Oct 2002, 11:05
I also agree with the other comments posted. I have a 2000 Grand Am SE1. My head lights retain water, both outside mirrors fell off, the AC knobs broke off when I attempted to turn on the AC. The trunk liner just flops around in the trunk, it is very slow to shift into higher gears, and doesn't handle well at all at higher speeds. If you happen to hit a bump where road construction is present the car bounces around, it is very hard to control the vehicle when this occurs. I have written GM also, and have had no response. At this point I am willing to trade the Grand Am for the 96 escort I had.
21st Dec 2002, 12:41
I have a 2000 Grand Am GT with 52K and have never had a problem from the engine or transmission. The only problem I have had is the brakes and I fixed that problem with aftermarket slotted rotors. Overall I am a very happy Grand Am owner. It has been one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned.
21st Feb 2003, 08:47
My first Grand Am was a 1999 SE1. I loved it. A very family friendly car. I have always liked sporty cars. But needed a four door for children. Then my husband bought a 2000 Ram Air GT (he wasn't ready to give in yet).
Sold the 1999 for a work truck (2000 Suburban). I like the look of the GT, but miss the room of the sedan. We're now looking at the 2003 Ram Air GT (white four door). For family and the young at heart.
Only problems were with the 1999, wind sound around the front windows, near the side mirrors & dirt getting into the window seals causing scratches on the windows. The 2000 had tire noises. Lot's of road noises in the 2000. Tires are getting replaced. Would buy another one. What problems we've had, have all been handled great through the company we purchase our cars from. But was told by a Pontiac body repair man, that these cars can't handle life on a dirt road, they are city cars.
15th Jan 2004, 10:32
I own a 2000 Grand Am SE. I bought it brand new, right off of the lot. I have had it to the dealer for 10 or more minor engine repairs, service engine light, transmission, brake noises, and several other things. Most of these things occurred within the first year and a half. I even had a print out made of everything that the dealership has ever had done to the car. It was two pages long. I'm curious as to whether or not I should seek the lemon law.