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eneal123
01-30-2004, 12:57 AM
Hey there, I am looking into buying a 1999 GA GT and was looking for some advice. When I look at the car is there anything specific I should look for that is a common problem? The car looks good, but you are the gurus......Thanks! :thumbs:

coupe
01-30-2004, 10:09 AM
You mean mechanical? The bigest problem we see is the lower intake gasket leak. Brakes arent all that great either. But it all can be fixed easily. Lower intake gasket is costly though to fix. Not horrible.

AznGA
01-30-2004, 11:09 AM
I would stay away from 99. The first year ones always have the most problem.

coupe
02-03-2004, 10:01 PM
Yeah i have a 99. Its not horrible but alot of "little" things are not quite right with it. Thank god im moddin the hell out of it.

AznGA
02-04-2004, 12:01 AM
But still, 99 is a definite improvment over older models.
:)

eneal123
02-04-2004, 12:25 AM
You guys are worrying me a little on my choice of cars. Just to let you know, I am coming from a 91' Probe, so trust me....it's an upgrade. I know with probes there is a common leak in the rear hatch, which causes water to fill in the spare tire compartment. I was looking for things like this, which would help me negotiate price. Thanks for the replies though.

-Eric

acdc1a
02-04-2004, 09:46 AM
Don't worry about it. Every car has problems. Still, for my money, I'd look into an 00 or 01. If the budget doesn't allow for that, the 99 is still a good choice.

I'm on my second 99+ generation Grand Am. Love it to death!

fschambe
02-04-2004, 09:47 AM
Why specifically a 99? Do you have one in mind already?

eneal123
02-04-2004, 09:01 PM
Yeah, there is one in my neighborhood for a good price. I cannot afford a 00'+ unless it has real high miles or looks like crap....

MetaGTP1
02-04-2004, 11:34 PM
I have a '99 GA GT. I never had warped rotors, window regulator problems or leaking gaskets. I did blow a power steering hose and a tranny(SC and no tranny cooler at the time). I was lucky, my car was built on a Tuesday.;)

InspectorGAGT
02-05-2004, 10:34 AM
When buying your car, definitely inquire about the status of the lower intake manifold gasket. I just had mine replaced 3 weeks ago to the tune of 700 pesos...maybe you could use this as a sticking point to drive the price down a little bit more.

eneal123
02-05-2004, 12:15 PM
This may be a stupid question. How can I tell that it is going bad? I am not car illiterate, but this I don't know. And yes I will brings someone more knowledgable than myself. I am going to check it out on Sunday. Thanks.

-Eric

coupe
02-05-2004, 02:36 PM
I noticed it when we put in my headers.