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#447 of 2588 Problems, problems and more problems
Oct 04, 2000 (5:45 pm)
I own a 1999 Grand AM Gt with all options...anyone want to tow it to the junk yard for me?
Little problems that I have had since day one:
-Air control/AC dials falling off
-Tire pressure/change oil light needs to be reset everytime car is turned on
-Timing off, twice, car wouldn't start or even turn over
-My car also leaks I get fairly large amounts o water on the back seat floor. I have taken to be fixed at least 5 times. They say they can't find the problem and that I must have left my window open.
-I was also in a colision, I was traveling approx. 40 mph when I hit a car and my air bag never deployed. My car had serious damage...the other car (97 Dodge Neon) had only a scuff on the bumper.
Needless to say, after 4 months of owning this car I had placed at least 3 calls to the pontiac cares customer service and received no action, the only thing that they have done is schedule another appointment for me at the dealership.
I will never buy another Pontiac car/truck or SUV. I have had so many problems with no one willing to help me.
#448 of 2588 MKoons...
Oct 04, 2000 (6:09 pm)
Sounds like you need some legal advice from your lawyer about something called the Lemon Law. Check into it with a lawyer or your states' attorney.
Oct 04, 2000 (10:47 pm)
I just bought a 2000 Grand Am GT , the last Friday.
How long you own this car ?.
And I have a question about the gas, what is the recommendation for a new car, I should just 87 octanage gas or 90 or 93 ?
#450 of 2588 To Sun sun
Oct 06, 2000 (4:02 am)
I also have a 2000 Gt. I have had it for almost a year, and now have 17,000 miles. Car is great, had no problems with it at all. I would go with the 93 gas. Any gas is ok, but the car runs better on the 93.
#451 of 2588 Let's buy that NEON!!!
Oct 07, 2000 (4:32 am)
Y'all, I want to buy that Neon which was hit by that Grand Am going 40 miles per hour. The poster said the Neon "had only a scuff on the bumper."
#452 of 2588 Trust Me- NO NEON!!!
Oct 07, 2000 (5:36 am)
I just got rid of my 2000 Dodge Neon SE. What a huge nightmare!!!!!!!! I should have stayed with a GM car like my daddy always told me. But I didn't and I have the battle scars to prove it.
Anyway, I bought my 2nd GA GT at the end of July and I love it. Oh yeah, my nephew drives my 94 GA now with well over 100,000 miles. Up until recently there had been no problems. But he is like most teenagers and when the check engine light came on he ignored it. Big mistake, he let the oil run dry and now has to buy a new engine. Live and learn as they say!!
#453 of 2588 How much profit do dealers make from someone using a GM discount while buying a car?
Oct 09, 2000 (6:11 pm)
My wife has decided to purchase a GA SE1. With the current 0% financing, it fits perfectly into our budget. My question to everyone is this: What kind of profit does the dealership as well as the salesman make in selling a car to someone purchasing the vehicle with a GM employee discount? (My dad works on the assembly line at another GM division - so I can honestly say that he makes the cars.) They gave us a copy of the invoice which matches all of the figures posted on Edmunds. According to all the information they gave us and the research I've done, they will be selling it to us at the invoice price.
I know there is a holdback of 3% on Pontiacs, but the car has been on the lot since late June so I figure they won't make much from that. I can't find any other rebates out there. If anyone could answer my question or has some insight on why they're so eager to sell it (it is brand new and they even let us keep it for the weekend to decide if we wanted it) while "making no money", please let me know. I figure there has to be some built in profit whenever they have a customer with a GM employee discount.
#454 of 2588 And what are you going to do?
Oct 10, 2000 (2:22 am)
When you find out are you going to try and get some of that profit back? Invoice was good enough for me. I let the dealer make whatever. They were happy and I am happy.
#455 of 2588 To: NAPCOR
Oct 10, 2000 (3:11 am)
If I am not mistaken, don't you get a GM Supplier Discount? You said your father works for GM and I think that all immediate family members of a GM employee are eligible for this. I took advantage of it and yes you will pay less than invoice and you are still able to keep the rebate or the special financing!
#456 of 2588 I'm sorry- didn't finish reading
Oct 10, 2000 (3:15 am)
I didn't catch the last part of your comment NAPCOR. Good luck trying to haggle them down anymore then the GM employee discount. I went in on the last day of the month after bickering back and forth all week. The only thing I got was a additional $200.00 off what I had bickered with all week.