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1999 Pontiac Grand Am Consumer Reviews

4.4
Average based on 18 reviews
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Great Car

by from Philadelphia PA on July 14, 2011

If you keep up with the schedule maintenance then this car will last a long time. I own have owned a 2004 Pontiac Grand AM that was totaled and it was such a nice car I went out and bought a 1999 sinc...
If you keep up with the schedule maintenance then this car will last a long time. I own have owned a 2004 Pontiac Grand AM that was totaled and it was such a nice car I went out and bought a 1999 since a friend of mine was selling it for cheap. These grand am's are great ! My 1999 grand am has over 182000 miles and runs and drives great!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Best car!

by from Kansas on September 25, 2010

This was my first car and I got it used. It has had no problems and I have had it for 4 years and I love ot!
This was my first car and I got it used. It has had no problems and I have had it for 4 years and I love ot!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great value and style

by from Columbus ohio on November 19, 2013

This car has great styling, handles good and gets really good mileage. It is a four cylinder but has a lot of pep. It has a little over 100k miles and I expect to add 50k. There is plenty room for fiv...
This car has great styling, handles good and gets really good mileage. It is a four cylinder but has a lot of pep. It has a little over 100k miles and I expect to add 50k. There is plenty room for five people and the trunk is big. I am very pleased with this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Among the best!

by from Charlotte, NC on August 7, 2007

Bought this car new in August of 1998! Been great! over 233K miles and still going! Only major repairs are Alternator (twice in 200K), Water Pump (Factory went 190K), and Timing chain (233K). The vehi...
Bought this car new in August of 1998! Been great! over 233K miles and still going! Only major repairs are Alternator (twice in 200K), Water Pump (Factory went 190K), and Timing chain (233K). The vehicle gets great highway miles 28-34 mpg and keeps on running! Going for half a million!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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I will cry when it dies.

by from Minnesota on February 4, 2015

I LOVE my car, I've had it for 16 years, and have only had a few understandable replacements. Fuel pump, power steering assembly, rack, alternator. Aside from regular maintenance. A few small hiccups ...
I LOVE my car, I've had it for 16 years, and have only had a few understandable replacements. Fuel pump, power steering assembly, rack, alternator. Aside from regular maintenance. A few small hiccups and weirdness, but it just adds character I guess, and never caused problems. For example, sometimes when backing out of a driveway, between shifting from reverse to drive, it would hesitate and the speedometer flipped all the way to 150mph when I wasn't moving. It happened a handful of times, and brought it up to a shop, but they didn't understand what I was trying to tell them and just kept saying how the car never went that fast.....derrr. It's showing it's age, and I'm afraid it won't make it another year, which is sad since I've only JUST gotten 167,000 on it yesterday. I really can't complain about it, I expect most cars have some parts that need replacing after so long, and for the most part, this one has just been such a great car, and I still think it's pretty even after all these years. I am not joking when I say I will cry when it dies. I could barely stomach it the first time it had to be towed.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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by from on August 4, 2013

I saw the car and drove it , it is enjoyable to have a ride..if i would have the money i buy it..Good&Sport for a university student !!
I saw the car and drove it , it is enjoyable to have a ride..if i would have the money i buy it..Good&Sport for a university student !!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Great start, dissapointing end

by from Vermillion, SD on May 31, 2008

I bought my car in late 2002 and thought the car was great. I don't drive a lot and therefore my car has a low amount of miles for its age, only 79,000. Early on, the only problems I had were in the p...
I bought my car in late 2002 and thought the car was great. I don't drive a lot and therefore my car has a low amount of miles for its age, only 79,000. Early on, the only problems I had were in the power window motors. The motors broke and were expensive to fix. After 5+ years of owning the car it seems like everything is going wrong on the car. The motor in the window has broken again! To make matters worse the intake manifold gasket has blown and the car is leaking coolant into the engine oil!! This is not cheap to fix and seems to be a problem with this car. I would not recommend this car simply because there are a lot of other, more reliable, vehicles available for your dollar. If you go with a Grand Am be prepared to put a lot of money into maintenance.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car

by from LA, CA on June 15, 2007

This car with V6 has great acceleration verse gas milage. Handles well, has a lot of nice features. Would recommond to friends. Cheaper than Imports. Looks very sporty, especially with chrome rims. Li...
This car with V6 has great acceleration verse gas milage. Handles well, has a lot of nice features. Would recommond to friends. Cheaper than Imports. Looks very sporty, especially with chrome rims. Like the wide stance.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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You Could Do Better

by from Indianapolis, IN on June 30, 2009

When I first bought my 1999 used Grand Am it was a very good car. As the year passed on I had problems. First of all my power steering went out, then all levels of air conditioning didn't work, and la...
When I first bought my 1999 used Grand Am it was a very good car. As the year passed on I had problems. First of all my power steering went out, then all levels of air conditioning didn't work, and last but not least my security light came on ever single day (the car thinks someone is stealing it and will not allow you to start your car for another 20 min) The security light was the worst because we fixed it for $400....then the problem came back and it was worse than ever. It's especially bad when you have to be at work or somewhere important and your car won't start for 20min. My tech said many pontiac 99 models have this security problem because a module is corroded. Overall, I pretty much spent as much money fixing my car as I paid for it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Too Hot to Handle

by from Illinois on November 21, 2008

I bought my Grand in 2003 the following year it started running how like crazy and I had to get a new engine, a few months ago it started doing the same thing again and I found out the head gasket had...
I bought my Grand in 2003 the following year it started running how like crazy and I had to get a new engine, a few months ago it started doing the same thing again and I found out the head gasket had blown. I got the headgasket fixed but in stop and go traffic the car still tries to over heat. I love the body and style of the car but will never purchase another Pontiac with the 3.4 engine. NEVER!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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