2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 from North America
Will never buy another Pontiac again
This car has had major mechanical failures.
1st transmission went at 45,000, and the 2nd transmission at 62,000. Thankfully - both were covered by extended warranty through Hertz.
The lower intake manifold gasket was the next major thing to go ($1400).
Tie rods needed work at about 100K... and last but not least - blown head gasket at 191,000.
I really wanted to like this car, as it was comfortable & sporty looking... but it has been a serious money pit.
I have always kept up on regular maintenance service, and the car was driven on the freeway for commuting.
The head gasket blew without any warning last week. I'm done - not sinking anymore money into this car, & I certainly will never buy another Pontiac. I know that I got a lot of miles out of this vehicle, but it has had way too many issues...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th April, 2010