9th Mar 2004, 09:09
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1. It has a V6. It's the same thing as the GT1 just the GT1 has the RAM AIR, sunroof, and GT package. Not a big difference. Well anyway. I have not had one thing wrong with the car, except there was a tire pull on the main drive wheel. I replaced it myself. Besides it was a Firestone tire, and after hearing all the recalls with the tires, I decided to replace all of the tires to Douglas Performance GT-H tires. Very nice sleek tires, and they have an 80,000 mile warranty. but overall my car is nice, fast, very good passing power. It all depends on how you drive and treat the car. if you treat it like somethings, you are going to have problems, but if you treat it like your baby, it will be the sweetest thing ever.. He-he.. Overall I would by another, and another.
10th Aug 2004, 20:27
I purchased a 2002 pontiac grand am new. It has been in and out of the shop for various reasons. I cannot get any help or answers from the company. If you are having problems, please post.
21st Sep 2004, 18:02
OK, I love my car and how well it handles... BUT It seems like every time I turn around it has a problem. Now it is the egr valve and tube and the catalytic converter. My rotors are fried, I can go on and on. I think I will never by a Pontiac again. Mine is a 2002, ram air and a piece of JUNK. Can I get a refund?
18th Oct 2004, 12:26
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand AM GT and I love my car, I am so happy that I bought it. I think the next Pontiac I am going to buy is either going to be another GT or the new GTO. I love America, and American Cars!!!
5th Dec 2004, 10:49
Man...I hope nothing goes wrong with my GT like the things I've been reading about... other than the rubbing noise and hard starting it's been good... (looking for some wood to knock). Fast car indeed and yeah... cruising up the northway to Glens Falls NY at 100mph and 3000k listening to some great tunes... not a bad feeling at all.
20th Mar 2005, 13:54
What is this "Rubbing Noise" that I have read about? Someone please explain what exactly this problem is!
I own a 2001 Grand AM GT, good car, but mine doesn't do 130 mph... Does anyone have a STOCK Grand AM GT that does 130? I wish mine did, cause that would be real impressive!
24th Mar 2005, 11:21
I have a 2002 Grand Am GT four door. I love the styling and the huge amount of torque it produces. Over the past 3 years, I have had some problems. My rear backup lights had water leak into them. The window switches on my driver side stopped working. And one annoying thing was the sound the signal flasher would make. Even if I was not signaling, the ticking sound would keep going. I had to get my rear ABS sensor (s) fixed. Also, I had to bring it in for some recall when I first got the car. Forgot what it was for, but nothing major. Another thing, does anyone find the brakes wear out too fast?? Overall, I like the Grand Am GT. Great styling (it's a mean looking car), great power and still a tad faster than the current Pontiac G6 GT that's out.
11th Jul 2005, 12:18
I have a 2002 GT with Ram Air, sunroof, etc. Nice looking car, but I've had many, many problems with it. I had the transmission replaced at 28k miles, under warranty. I had the rubbing noise problem that took me 4 trips to the dealer to finally get a correct diagnosis. There were various small things that went wrong in addition. At the end of the manufacturer's warranty, I knew that I either had to get rid of it or buy an extended warranty. I decided to buy the warranty and paid about $1,700. As of this week, I've had almost $6,200 work done under this warranty. You name it, it's probably been worked on--front stabilizer bar issues, front struts, strut assembly, driver side window motor and regulator, tie rods and steering gear, ABS problems, and others that I'm forgetting about. I cannot say that I would ever buy another American car again.
7th Sep 2005, 17:51
In response to a reply above, someone stated that the SE1 and GT1 didn't have much difference between them. I would like to point out the differences the GT1 has that the SE1 doesn't have:
-Variable power assist steering, thicker sway bars, 4 wheel disc brakes, tuned four tip exhaust system, performance axle with a 3.95 final drive ratio, leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter, cargo net, 16" wheels (instead of 15"), fatter rubber... off the top of my head.
All of which make the GT quicker and better handling over the SE1. Don't get me wrong; the SE1 is a good car... but it's not the car the GT1 is.
22nd Sep 2005, 20:47
I just recently bought a 2002 Grand Am SE1, and my power locks and key-less entry do not work properly. Also, when I put the key in the ignition it makes a dinging noise for what seems to be too long of a time. Sometimes it doesn't ding till I start moving? What is up with that? I also noticed the black lining that goes under the rear window is coming out. Will I get a leak?
13th Dec 2005, 10:35
I also have this rubbing noise, but no one can figure it out. Could someone please tell me what it is, so I can tell the dealer.
15th Dec 2005, 00:40
I have had two tires replaced on my 2001 GT1. It took two dealers and five visits to get it done. Then they only replaced two. I am after them now one year later to get the other two done. The scraping sounds were evident on my back tires, now on the front after a rotation.
I will see how this goes.
The sound is a horrible scraping sound that it there when you brake or move at slow speeds. it drives my wife nuts, but I usually drive alone and just crank the tunes. If you cannot hear it after 10000 miles, you are probably OK. I have been putting up with this for over 4 years.
I have always driven GM, but if this is not corrected, this will be my last.
24th Oct 2006, 13:34
In January of 2002 my daughter bought me a 2002 Grand Am SE. Shortly after, I discovered that the carpet in the trunk was soaked and the trunk had to be sealed. There is no "play" in the steering; the Good Year performance tires kept losing air and wore crooked as are the second set of the same; the rotors and brake pads were replaced twice within 48,000 miles, whereas the rear brakes wore not at all as the self adjusters are on backwards. On the plus side, the car handles well on curves and has a lot of power.
24th Oct 2006, 18:48
This is in regards to the commenter who stated the differences between the GT package versus the SE: The final drive ratio on the 4T65E transmission in the GT is actually 3.29 vs. 3.05 in the 4T60 tranny in the SE. This equates to a quarter mile time differences of about.2 -.5 seconds. The exhaust is 1/4" larger, the springs are slightly stiffer, and most everything else is trim packaging. The "ram air" is nothing more than a marketing gimmic. Yes there are differences, but by no means is the GT dramatically more sporting then the SE model.