3rd Nov 2006, 13:35
I own a 2001 Grand Am & it is the most expensive lemon I've ever bought. I've put over $4000 into my car in 5 years. And they aren't small maintenance problems either. Let's start with the fuel pump, then the computer, then the passlock security system, then the timing chain & water pump, the turn signal switch, the master window control & finally last week the car wouldn't start & a mechanic said it had jumped time causing my pistons to go through my valves. Now the engine is shot & I still have 3 payments left to go. I warn everyone all the time to avoid at least the 2001 model. My sister had a 2000 & had several problems with turn signals, brakes, fuel pump & window controls. Cheaply made, high dollar, fix me every other month cars.
20th Sep 2007, 09:16
My husband and I totally agree that the 2001 3.4L V6 Pontiac Grand Am is a LEMON!! It still only has $23K miles on it, so it is not driven to death.
We purchased this car new in September 2000 and almost immediately started having problems.
We have had the brake issue, the window issue, tire issues, clicking issues, interior parts fall off and now it has been a HUGE PAPERWEIGHT in our driveway for the past 2 months due to the fact that it will not start. We have checked the alternator, starter, changed spark plugs and filter and STILL it does not start.
Tried the On/Off trick that another LEMON purchaser requested and it worked.
We purchased a new Kia Sportage a couple of months prior to this purchase and have had absolutely NO major mechanica problems with it as we have with this LEMON.
If anyone is thinking about purchasing this car BEWARE... RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN. It will be in the shop more than at your home.