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1993 Pontiac Grand Am

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.5

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piece of poo

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Sep 12, 2005 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: It's paid for
Cons: everything
The Bottom Line: Like I said before, buy this car for someone you hate. Watch them suffer and spend their life savings away.

My parents bought this car for me my senior year of high school...1996. I have replaced the torque converter atleast 5 times, brakes probably every 2 years or so. Transmission was rebuilt in 98. Head gasket replaced not once but twice. Radiator and ... read more

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1993 Grand Am SE Quad OHC

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Nov 5, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfortable, roomy, good gas mileage
Cons: windows, air flow problems, blind spots.
The Bottom Line: Make sure to inspect thoroughly, even get a professional second opinion. When test driving, try out everything.

I purchased a white grand am two door just over a year ago. Looks nice. Engine runs nice. Never needs endless amounts of oil. I have the oil changed faithfully every 3 mths without ever adding oil. Gas mileage is not bad. I've read before about this car ... read more

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Good car for the money

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Jun 5, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Space, color, price
Cons: none
The Bottom Line: It has been a great car to me. It has its own quirks, but that just makes me like it more. Most of the time anyway.

I bought my Grand Am GT about 2 1/2 years ago for $3700 with 85000 miles. A couple months after I had I had to put $400 into a mass air sensor. Quite a bit of money, but just normal maintainence to me. Last summer I got the air conditioner fixed $600. ... read more

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130k on it and still love it

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Apr 23, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: lasting style, user friendly interior, acceleration, reliability, gas mileage
Cons: brakes, front struts, no airbags, Fog lights burnout too quickly
The Bottom Line: If you looking for a dependable used car with a strong V6 that is easy to maintain, fun to drive and is easy on your wallet, look no further.

Below I have included a detailed maintanence list. I bought my V6 Grand Am SE coupe in 1994, one year used. I have graduated highschool, college and medschool with this car. I still love driving this car and feel it gave me great service over ... read more

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Sporty Car for a Great Price

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Mar 18, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sporty suspension, snappy V6 engine, excellent stereo system, roomy trunk
Cons: Minor reliability issues, heavy gas guzzler for a V6, ugly color
The Bottom Line: Great for those in college or high school and looking for an affordable sporty car!

My mother has owned a 1993 Grand Am SE sedan for a few years before her current car. For the most part, it has been a great car for the price she got it at. ENGINE The engine itself has been pretty reliable. It did stop running ... read more

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My Grand Am is Grand

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Sep 6, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: style, power, gas mileage, dependable, fun to drive
Cons: brakes wear out fast
The Bottom Line: If I had to do it all over again I would purchase a 1993 Grand Am in a heart beat, very reliable and fun to drive.

I purchased a 1993 Grand Am Se v6 in May of 1997. It Had about 35,000 mile on it. I has not been until recently that I have had a few problems with it, but it has 85,000 mile on it now. I realize that things wear out and need replaced. We are in the ... read more

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This car is a LEMON!!!!!!!!!

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Jul 14, 2001 - Updated Aug 10, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Engine is great
Cons: Everything but engine has been replaced
The Bottom Line: Never get a 93 Grand AM

I got my 93 Grand Am SE in Feb of 2000 at a sales lot. The sales man said that he would give me a good deal. I test drove it I loved it. So I had to have that car. Well after maybe 3 weeks after I got it everything was falling apart. The first ... read more

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Looks Good BUT She's A Clunker

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May 28, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: Looks Good, Feels Good To Drive, Lots Of Legroom
Cons: Unreliable
The Bottom Line: This is a car that feeds on your emotions. You love it when it's good, you hate it when it's bad.

In 1994 my first husband and I were looking to trade in our car for a newer, sportier model. When we were shown a used 1993 Pontiac GrandAm, White paint, black interior, slightly tinted windows, I WAS IN LOVE! This car was "it" in my opinion. I stand ... read more

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AHHHH THE BEAUTY

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May 3, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Reliable, great gas mileage, pretty fast, good looking, smooth sailing
Cons: Electrical problems w/a lot of mileage
The Bottom Line: Well the bottom line is this is a great car and it will last you along time while providing you with a great arss groove.

Looking to find a good looking, reliable, and cheap used car? Two words, GRAND AM. My 93' Grand Am SE has last me 155k miles, and it keeps on running better than the little engine that could. It's red and so after a nice waxing job it looks better than ... read more

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Nothing "Grand" about it!

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Feb 2, 2001 - Updated Feb 7, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: it's still running
Cons: cheaply made, brakes wear out quickly
The Bottom Line: Nice looking car with good power. Cheaply made. Brakes are so bad I don't use this car if I have to take my daughter anywhere.

I bought a used '93 Grand Am SE Quad 4 with less than 20,000 miles on it. Less than a year later I received a letter from Pontiac that the head may crack. Well it did. I'll admit, they replaced it with no hassle & extended the warranty to 100,000 ... read more

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High-Whining Fun!

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Nov 28, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Aggressive Styling, Generous Storage, Good Handling
Cons: High Engine Noise, Mediocre Gas Mileage

Time: 1997 Place: Somewhere, IL Situation: After 6 1/2 years of loyal service, my 150,000+ mile Thunderbird was begging for euthanasia. A new (or used) car was needed... fast! In the spring of 1997, I purchased a black Grand Am ... read more

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The Bomb

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Nov 26, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: nice ride, confortable, roomy
Cons: oil light,

I am a 17 year old guy who loves power and speed. When my mom told me she was selling her 93 grand am i bought it like there was no tomorrow. this car is perfect for me. Since i bought it i have done alot of work. But it is all cosmetic. ... read more

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Fun and sporty, Grand Am GT

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Sep 20, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: drop-dead looks, V-6 sound, comfort
Cons: Gas tank doesn't like to open, needs more aggressive transmission

I bought my 1993 Grand Am GT because of looks, comfort, performance, and affordability. I have the 3.3L V-6 engine which in my experience requires less work than the twin-cam I-4 (I have a 98 with the 2.4 Liter I-4 based on the design of the 2.3 ... read more

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Well Lets See...

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Sep 10, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Good Power, Roomy,All the goodies!
Cons: Mechanical defects

My girlfriend and her dad and I went to the local car lot to find her a first car. We drove a few bags of junk then we saw this car. A 93 Pontiac grand Am. It had a V-6, air, tilt, cruise, power everything, and auto Tranny. The outside of the car ... read more

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1993 Grand Am GT

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Aug 9, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: four wheels
Cons: many problems

I purchased this vehicle in 1997 because I needed a reliable car to go to and from work. I purchased it for $5000 and thought it was a good deal. At first, it ran great, it picked up well and seemed to have no problems. The problems ... read more

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Never Again!

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Jul 7, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Handling
Cons: Gas mileage, gauges, repair costs

I bought a '93 Grand Am GT used with 97,000 miles on it. I bought it because my geeky little Escort got smashed and I wanted a nicer looking car...well better looks is about all I got along with numerous repair bills, a noisier ride, and more cash paid ... read more

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not to bad

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Jun 5, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: high resale value
Cons: known transmission problems

I own a 93 Grand Am and have had similiar problems as I have read, but I also don't know of any car I've owned that didn't. The transmission going out is notorious in pontiacs. Personally that's not a problem. Spend the money for the extended warranty. ... read more

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Sporty Car

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May 15, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: sporty, great in bad weather condition, reliable
Cons: went through breaks to fast

I bought this vehicle because I wanted something sporty that was good in the winter weather. I loved this car. It was so reliable. I live in wintery Buffalo - the ski areas - on a steep hill & this car made it up the hill all the time. I got ... read more

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Transmission Sucks!!!!!

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Mar 20, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: Nice styling, handled nicely
Cons: Transmission, no comfort on long trips

In 1996 my husband and I were in need of a newer vehicle. So when a nice looking 4dr Grand Am GT with 22,000 miles was for sale with a tempting price, we decided to buy it. All was well for the first few months and then the problems started. ... read more

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