1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE

November 10, 2009

Let’s be brief here – I was used to a true midsize car – I was used to smooth rides – I was used to quiet – I was used to stuff just WORKING (the Regal had some major problems, but never let me down – if I wanted to go to point B from point A then I got there). This car was pitiful. Radio worked, but not the CD player. Mirror controls fell down in the door, rearview mirror fell off the windshield, power windows had a 50/50 chance of working, the car had a 50/50 chance of starting (a security "feature"), cruise control fell off the steering wheel, and numerous other little "things" that made the car a pain. Kept it for a year…that was it…

Research – the Grand Am was based on the Chevrolet Malibu platform, and sold in great numbers. Offered with a 4-cylinder or a V6 with two power outputs (170 hp, and 175 hp with "Ram Air") the Grand Am was more closely related to the Oldsmobile Alero than the Malibu. It is worth noting that the Malibu was more reliable in multiple surveys than the Grand Am and Alero.

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