9th Aug 2006, 13:19
Ha! Come back to this site in a couple years and let us know if you still enjoy your car. The ticking noise is the multi-function switch.
My suggestion? Get rid of it. If you've only put 150 miles on it and it already had a minor problem... think about in another 150 miles what the next issue will be. Pontiac's have severe electrical defects. Just wait until your windows fall off the tracks...that's only the beginning.
19th Aug 2006, 17:14
If you abuse your car or have bratty kids that slam your doors you may have problems with the plastic window retainers. If you take care of it, it will last longer than just about any car on the road. Mine is 5 years old and has never had a problem of any kind, not even a squeak or a rattle. I take care of my cars, and I NEVER have problems with them.
20th Aug 2006, 13:53
It seems that most of the problems listed on this site for the Grand Am are due to extreme owner abuse or very bad dealer service or both. None of our friends or relatives who have owned a Grand Am has ever had a single problem with them, nor have we with our 2001 SE. They seem to be one of the best built cars on the road.
28th Jul 2010, 21:56
Still "love" your car? Worst piece of crap I have ever owned. GM deserves to rot and lie in waste. Bought a used 2002 in 2008, and have had nothing but trouble since. THIS IS THE LAST GM product I will EVER buy.
29th Jul 2010, 15:04
One of my friend's family owned a 2002 Grand Am since new right up until the other week, and constantly ran the crap out of the poor thing; racked the mileage up to over 250,000 before the engine finally blew up from abuse and neglect. Other than some minor wear and tear, it's still on the road with a new engine and owner. Call it a piece of crap if you want, but I think it's a darn good car, if only people would treat them right...
29th Jul 2010, 17:58
Yes, I do still love my car. Our Grand Am SE-1 was one of the best car buys ever. Never a problem. We'd buy GM in a heartbeat (in fact, we DID, and after 90,000 miles this one is 100% flawless as well). Used cars can have been horribly abused or run hot (which causes all sorts of problems). I strongly suspect you bought a horribly neglected and abused car. One of our GM cars made over 275,000 miles with not a single repair.