Suspension is way too soft. Needs new engine at 81,000 miles. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. More precisely, what does it say about the other cars this automaker offers? Out of no where this just started happening. Yes Review Date: 1st January, 2008.
Rattles pretty bad when at speeds of 70 mph or above for some reason for past 2 months. Factory intake gaskets are faulty - gaskets fail and coolant flows into the crankcase, turning your oil into a thick brown sludge. General Comments: I bought a 1998 Grand Am, after looking at Toyota and Honda's vehicles. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Wheel covers are made out of garbage.
Dashboard deformed with extreme tropical heat. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The sound system is great, and very easy to use. December 2007- First, an exhaust leak had developed. I picked up both a used transmission and engine for a very cheap price and put them in.
This Pontiac has taken good care of me, and in the future I will most certainly buy another Pontiac. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. No changes for 1998, as the Grand Am prepares to unveil its fifth generation cars in the coming year. List is by Mario777 of CarForums. Yes Review Date: 14th November, 2008 Faults: Lower intake gasket manifold.
Overall, it has been a very reliable car for me. April 2007- The engine had trouble starting and would idle roughly and rev on it's own. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557257601135 ; listingsSearchManager. Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2003 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 2. Belt broke at about 175,000 miles and was replaced. Mar '04 2005 Nissan 350Z 35th Anniversary Edition 6 Speed 5. Is fairly fast and handles corners quite well.
The Grand Am handles very well, and has more than enough power to get from A to B quickly. Those cars failed to impress me as much as the Grand Am did. Ignition coils and housing failed at 130000 miles. Yes Review Date: 4th April, 2011 Faults: It was in somewhat bad shape when I purchased it as it had sat for about two years without running. That is, if you don't experience the myriad of mechanical difficulties other 1997 Grand Am owners complain about, most notably with the alternator, intake manifold leaks, and easily worn brake pads.
When viewing this list, please keep in mind that day to day testing conditions are not always perfect or even consistent due to weather and track conditions! Keys are good been working fine. Fuel pump gave up soon after and was replaced, cost about four hundred dollars. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. General Comments: Car runs mint and body is clean for 173,000 miles on it only a dent in the drivers side fender. A 5-speed manual is standard on the I4, a 4-speed automatic on the V6 or optional on the I4. Since than nothing has gone wrong. .
What does it say about a car that generates so many reliability complaints and yet still manages to be the top-selling brand of its automaker? Though drivers like the roomy trunk and the way the dash is laid out, others complain that cheap plastic parts break off too easily and the seats are too body-hugging to be comfortable on long trips. Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Am, Bonneville,. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Smoke was seen coming from the engine.
Model year 1998 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2007 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 3. Was able to use it in winter, but was somewhat of a challenge with such low body clearance. No rust on the car at all, great performance can handle all the abuse and e-brakes that I throw at her. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. General Comments: Good gas mileage. No Review Date: 13th June, 2009 Faults: Not much has gone wrong with this car, but there are a few things to touch on.