28th Nov 2004, 07:43

There's something called "The Lemon Law". I don't know much about it, but maybe you could look into it. One problem? You didn't keep records, so you have no documentation of the work you put into it. I would say you pretty much blew it by not doing so... and now you have no proof of the vehicle being a "lemon". Expensive lesson learned, I hope. If you remember the facilities that serviced the vehicle, you may possibly be able to retrieve information through VIN number. Might want to check into it. Good luck!

29th Apr 2007, 14:30

From what I know those Grand Ams have nothing grand about them. Nightmare of a car they are, that's about it. Get Honda or Toyota, Nissan or so and you can't ever face half of the problems Pontiac will provide. I know this from unfortunate Pontiac owners like yourself and from my own very pleasurable experience driving glorious Accord (what a nice name, isn't it). Liteary years of practically worry free ride in sweet and charming style. As for Hyundai, they are possibly now where Honda/Toyota were some 15 years ago (that's arbitrary, I know), which is 20 years ahead of GM and its offshots.

I love good stuff and that's why forever will stay away from bad cars. Future buyers: please read and compare. Get informed. If this happens I'm afraid there will be empty Honda showrooms left behind, because... all their cars will be sold out.

Grand Am-a cheap rental car.

30th Apr 2007, 04:09

To 14:30.

I'm not sure what your issue is with Grand Ams as I can see that you systematically went through almost every '99 year model review and posted a negative comment. I have a 2004 SE2 and have not had a single issue with it. At 50, 000 kms all of done is change the brakes once and regular oil changes. This has been a fantastic car for me. First year models always have some issue and we are now talking about 8 year old cars. Some people have completely unrealistic expectations about maintenance.

As for an Accord or a Camry being superior... well maybe, but they are expensive to buy, expensive to maintain, and have the driving dynamics of a water bed. Besides they look like appliances. Some people want to drive a dishwasher to work. Not me.

12th Jul 2010, 16:48

Buy a CHEVY! They are way better than Pontiac by a long shot, and are way better than other vehicles. 1999 was the worst year for the Grand Am. I'm glad they were discontinued.