Originally Posted by windshield_time
The engine itself... for something else or in a 99 grand am ?
Personally the grand am isn't such a good thing.
I had a 97 with the same engine and I dumped it at 75k
I had alot of problems with the cars engine/suspension/heater core/ water pump/ fuel pump/electrical/ etc etc. The warranty was good to 75k and I got rid of the dang car. I bought the car used at a year old. Rode nice.. when it wasn't in the shop, handled well enough.
After owning the grand am I swore off Pontiac for awhile and then realized it was the engine and the car more than pontiac.
97 and 99 were different body styles. While the motor is the same, some of the other issues would not relate (suspension, fuel system, etc)
However, 99 was the first year for this body style, which might make it prone to more issues than other years (historically shown) These cars though are decent cars though.