1999 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

1999 Pontiac Grand Am Review Ratings

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  • 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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1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Great city car

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high miles

Emjr708
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Great Car For On The Go — the Pontiac grand am is a car the get you where you need to be. It's peepy, and handles fairly well, wind nose is to a minimum. The car is soon to be a classic due to the company Pontiac now being defunct.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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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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.....

chris_clarady
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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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1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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power, handling (excellent around corners), good first car, good price

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good for a long time, and then problems start appearing in multiples.
shoddy engine design, makes it hard to find specific things
cheap car accessories fall off easily

khaotica_trip
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Ok Car — What did you like or dislike abougreat first car, it was bought for me as a graduation present at 88,000 miles. I can say it's only left me stranded once in 2 and a half years, and that wasn't even due to an engine failure (the lock cylinder needed to be replaced in the ignition switch). Love the sporty look it has to it, people always have to ask me if it's a 4 or 6 cylinder because of how much power it seems to have. No dipstick for trans fluid? That forces you to take it to a shop, get it put on a lift and have it checked. No bueno. The little things on the inside seem to come off easily (i.e; ceiling liner is starting to fall of, front passenger seat buckle fell off, passenger mirror cover broke off with minimal effort, backseat cup holders broke off) most after market accessories do not fit this car. Driver side mirror was replaced, but the wire that was supposed to run through to inside the car and through a hold wouldn't fit. I was the 3rd (4th if you want to be technical) owner on this vehicle, and I do not believe it was ever properly taken care of before I got to it. This last June when I went to get the high beam on the driver's side replaced, someone had literally taped it on with blue electrical tape instead of the proper piece that's supposed to hold it in place. When I got it, it already had an ABS light on the dashboard, and ended up having a misfire 2 weeks after I started driving it. Also, the security system started preventing me from starting up the car for 10 minutes. It was good for a long time after those initial problems were taken care of. Until about a month ago, and this all seemed to happen at once; the dashboard lights started going haywire and would only come on when they felt like it, and would sometimes turn back off. This, oddly enough, has since stopped. Highly suspicious that there is a TPS failure, as it shuts off when it falls below 1000 RPMs, especially taking sharp turns letting my foot off the gas. Heat exchange valve leak, oil pan puncture/leak, and I think there may be the beginning of a power steering problem as it seems harder to turn (checked fluid, it's still 3/4 full) I think the problem is that the only parts that are really available for the engine are aftermarket, since Pontiacs are no longer being manufactured, so that leaves us with getting aftermarket things that may or may not last. All in all, it's great for a first car but be sure you have a mechanic in the family that is preferably not in their 60's and understands that newer cars need much more than lube, oil and filter!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT1 Coupe Review
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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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1999 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE2 Coupe Review
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Its got chrome rims

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Drivers side courtesy light doesn't turn on when the door opens.

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1999 Grand Am Se2 — Pretty quick car stock. Nothing spectacular. Enough to have a little fun in it. Good build quality. Electrical is kind of a pain. Gas mileage is really good. Fun to drive and interior is nice. Comfy and exterior looks good.

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1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Great reliable car

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Radio is getting old.  Only sometimes- when you turn the volumne down, it goes up.  
Gas gauge goes wild when you get below 1/4 tank.  That's how I know I need gas. lol

lishamhkgirl
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Great Reliable 4 Door/5 Passenger Car — We have been the only owner of the Grand Am and love it. It will be missed but it is time to get a newer car for our family. We hope the next person enjoys it as much as we have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reliable

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Small size

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Good Starter Car — The Grand Am is a great small family starter car. Do not get the 4 cylinder, its under powered and the V6 gets better mileage because of the extra power. We have had some bad luck with engines but other than that it has been a good car. Best part is that its now paid for!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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looked good.

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brakes are horrid!

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Good Car Just Don't Keep It Very Long — It was a ok car. Once it reached over 60,000 miles, it needed alot of work or up keep. The rotors and brakes I found never lasted, and I thought it was me. Until I meet others who also had one, and found they had a similar issue.

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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