Last post on May 21, 2013 at 9:27 PM
You are in the Pontiac Grand Am
What is this discussion about?
Pontiac Grand Am, Sedan
#881 of 2589 UpGrading My BabyGrand AM
Apr 07, 2001 (5:18 pm)
First time writing about my Baby Grand AM,Which I`Iv`e Owned now since Nov.2000My GAGT1is in Galaxy Silver Metallic,with Dark Pewter Interior Leather. Love my Car,Better than my 1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi Model Sharing my UpGrades:Donnelly Auto Brand Auto /Map Lamps/Compass Rear View Mirror,GM Accessories WindowAirDeflectors,GMMud Flaps,Real WoodTrimby Exotic Wood Dasha Band I Manufacturer75thAnniversary Exterior Insignia Badges for Both doors,front,and Interior Insignia badgesFootwell frontCourtesy LampsThose of you That want to upgrade your GA`s May Enjoy This approach ,as I HaveAlso adds Great resale tothe Car.Take Care,Sincerely BabyGrand AM
Apr 09, 2001 (5:04 am)
When I bookmark it, it always brings me to the last 20 posts. Since I check this page several times a week, it always brings me close to the last post I have read.
Apr 09, 2001 (10:43 am)
Baby Grand Am: I'd be interested in seeing what an exotic wood dash looks like on a Grand Am. Do you have any pictures of the car to share? In my mind, I can't picture gray soft dash material blending with wood trim, so I'd be interested in seeing the results. Anybody else try this upgrade on their Grand Am?
And what about the rear view mirror with a compass? Does it have a thermometer and how well does it work and cost?
#884 of 2589 response to MidLifeCrisis
Apr 09, 2001 (9:56 pm)
Hi Mid Life Crisis,ThThank youfor your inquiries regarding the Donnelly Mirror ,and the exotic wood KitTo answer your questions ,I will be posting future pictures of my Finished GA,all decked out in the wood ,which I Think looks great The price of the Donnelly mirror is 199.99plus my friend who works for GM and owns a service garage charged me 50.00 to install it I find the features and quality of this mirror Excellent ,and its at least 2inhes wider for Better visability than the oem Donelly Donnellyactory installed mirror without the compass and auto dim featureHope ,this helps you for now ,and Thank`s for yourIinterest,againLook for my postings of the finished UP Grades,on my carTake CareSincerely BabyGrandAm1
#887 of 2589 Though we all...
Apr 12, 2001 (9:04 pm)
...appreciate it when other guests organize thoughts into more easily read structures, let's stick to discussing the car instead of grammar.
Sedans Message Board
Apr 15, 2001 (11:33 pm)
ZZZZZZZZZZ. No posts in the last three days? I guess everyone's GA is running fine. Good deal for everyone!
Apr 16, 2001 (6:04 am)
Last year I cancelled my Consumer Report magazine subscription, partially because I was so irate about their review of the Grand Am. They claimed there was little to recommend in this car. Of course they tested the 4-cylinder base model, no the 6 cylinder SE and for sure not the GT model. However, when they test Accords and Camrys, they manage to get the top of the line 6-cylinder models. What a coincidence.
Up until last year, the 1999 Grand Am got a less than average reliability (while curiously the Alero got a better than average rating). I was in CVS at the magazine rack the other day and decided to see what reliability rating the GA got in this year's magazine. Suprisingly, the GA has been upgraded to "average" for its reliability. For a GM car, that's like getting a perfect 10.0 score in an Olympic event from the CR judge.
Yes, you can tell me that the reliability ratings are developed through reader survey. But who knows what CR does with these numbers? I believe their automobile ratings are flawed and skewed to get the results they desire. They should stick to washing machines and stereos.
Call me crazy, but the bottom line is that I'd rather be driving my $20K Grand Am GT then my coworker's $37,000 BMW 323.
Apr 16, 2001 (7:31 am)
I too can't understand why these review magazines give the GA low marks. Its a great car. All they can say is that it is overstyled. They never mention how they ride and perform. I especially get annoyed when they give the Alero higher marks; just cause the sheetmetal is different doesn't make it a better car. I have a friend who owns an Alero and he says that he likes the interior of my GA better than his car. He says that the interior feels more "plasticy" than the GA. Don't get me wrong, I think the alero is a sharp car (except those tail lights...ewww).
My one complaint is that my car still has the oil smell coming through the vents when i come to a complete stop. (there are previous posts regarding this) Others have mentioned that they have this problem too. I was wondering how many owners experience this and why hasn't GM addressed this. Ford has had one recall on the escape for having a fuel smell in their vehicle, why can't GM do the same for oil smells...