1999 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

1999 Pontiac Grand Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 66 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 21 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"brakes" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"window" 4 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews

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Aaron writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT1 Coupe Review
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4

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Sunroof is awesome and handles amazing.

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Seats are broken

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99 Grand Am Gt1 — I used to own a 96 buick regal before this car and it was embarassing to drive. much better car. more power, handling is amazing. I like this car alot more. Clean it alot more and has a nice stereo. looking forward to the new headlights and tailights with a body kit and rims later on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Danny writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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This car looks cool and i love it it has power and amazing acceleration its good on gas and is very very spacious, the trunk is huge and there is a lot of room in the back and front seats

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it has some electrical issues, ive read a lot of reviews and they all seem to have some similar problems like the turn light error that some times it wont work or it wont turn off (which is my problem with it at the moment) as well as the TRAC light being on and the BREAK light as well.

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First Car — this is my first car ive ever bought and i do not regret it it runs great and its very spacious and cool looking but there are some issues with it but that just comes with all the cars overall though this is a very good car and its better on gas than i thought it gives me about 30-35 MPG

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chris_clarady writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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handles pretty good, east to put a system in, pretty good trunk space.

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2.4 liter or quad 4 as some call it sucks.....

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Its A Ok Car Depending On What U Pay For It... — over all not a bad car, Ive had my ups and downs with it . the few things that have repeatedly gone wrong were a little pricy but not horrible.. makes a decent family car for sure pretty spacy.. but im not a fan of the quad 4 engine......

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topsecretauto writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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5

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huge trunk, lots of room inside. Good gas mileage. Very nice and sharp looking car

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back seat  doesn't have a whole lot of room for someone with long legs

topsecretauto
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Sleek, Sharp Look Great Gas Mileage Car — my review for this car is that is has a super huge trunk for packing a lot of items in!!! Or a Super loud Woofer Box!!! This car gets great gas mileage. This car is a family car that has a very stylish body!

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Isaac156 writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE1 Sedan Review
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Great value for money
Cheap to repair & maintain
Easy to find
Fun to drive

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Not very unique, tons of them around.
Back seats aren't that comfortable/roomy

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Great Value For Money — This car has been a great fit for me. Sportier than other options in my price range, rides well, parts are cheap and easily found, ok on gas (25-28mpg country), decent stock speakers, looks surprisingly sharp when clean. Good internal layout and multidirectional vents. Had to get used to the key going in the dash instead of steering column, but I kind of like it now. Always starts within a second or two, even on the coldest Iowa day (is garaged). You do want the V6 for sure, runs great and I've heard there are fewer issue than the V4s. Only significant non-maintenance repair I can recall is the A/C compressor clutch coil and seal which was over $300 total (not going to dealer again, ugh). The side mirror's plastic cracks and mirror can eventually fall off (had a friend with same issue) but that's only $60 or so even with the electric ones. Has a cigarette lighter fuse-blowing issue I haven't bothered to track down. Underside front spoilers scrape on curbs and such and get torn up or broken easily. Dad has them bolted on pretty tight now. Some drinks (24oz pop, thermos mug, etc) put in the left cupholder will stop the floor shifter from going all the way into Park. Only an issue if the other cupholder is unavailable. Do get some good tires, can make all the difference with road noise and handling. I found Fuzion HRi's look good and work well for me, but the mileage rating is low.

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Matt writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE1 Coupe Review
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Great engine, exhaust note. Reliable.

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Gas mileage isn't so great for a compact.

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Fun, But Not Gas Friendly — Harly never had any mechanical problems with it. ABS work great. Has a traction control notification to let you know when you don't have traction. Very nice torquey V6 pumping out 200 lbs-ft. Great 0-35mph acceleration. Nice interior space. Gas mileage is respectable for a V6 and a 4-speed with 18 city, 26 highway. Old mpg was 20 city, 28 hwy. I've gotten 24 mpg overall during summer.

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Dave writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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peppy engine and smooth handling

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uncomfy seats, suspension was painful

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Grand Am Gt...eh Ok In My Opinion — The engine was really peppy in the city and passing on the highway. The handling was great. The brakes were pretty decent but didn't seem to last long. The front bumper is pretty low to the ground. The rims were alright but a little expensive to replace. The car was fun to drive around but the suspension was a little tough. The seats weren't very comfy and the ABS sensor was $300 to replace which broke because a rock kicked up. It was a great car in the snow.

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Willie writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT1 Sedan Review
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Performance, appearance.

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Milage, age

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Best Car For Its Age.... — I got this car for my 16th birthday. Bought it with about 140,000 miles and it was in good shape. It ran pretty good, but i decided i wanted it to perform better so i put a cold air intake and a chip in it to make if perform better. It handles really well and it looks pretty good too. It gets around 23 mpg even when i have the gas pedal on the floor. I love driving this car because no one that i am friends with have a better overall car....looks, performance, and quality.

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Anjila writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Best Car Eva!

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If your shallow and dont want to drive a Grand Am

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Best Car Ever, Will Drive It As Long As She Allows Me To! — Best Car Eva!!!! I mean it is only a Pontiac Grand Am right????Overall easy to work on GM did a fabulous job building this car. Awesome driveability, the car takes corners like a champ. Handles the road like a sports car and while driving has the perfect luxury. You feel like your going 180 when you go 180! I have had to replace the rack and certain parts of the suspension (maybe because I take corners like a race car driver)! Interior style is built for the driver and one passenger back seat isn’t so comfy but who cares, when you drive your car do you sit in the back seat? Exterior style is sporty and race car ish, the stance makes the car look like its cruising when its sitting still! Great on fuel! Overall Best Car Eva And So Fun To Drive! Oh did I mention you can fit a body or three in the trunk!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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davidcabrera writes:
1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Pro: Car runs great,it drives well not bad on fuel, very peppy. Its a head turner.

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Con: AC unit compressor gone out to soon, and Brakes don't have the cushy /pump feel when I brake, which i'm not used to. They feel hard but do stop.

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Great Information Availability, Great Car Apperance, Handling — Car has great appeal even with small children, very comfortable, quite ride. Yet has strong pickup and very peppy. Habdle well on turns, mountains. Body molding has drawnback in that some of the adhesives did not hold trim well.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:16,000

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