For the past twelve years, I have owned a 1999 pontiac grand prix. I absolutely loved the car. Didn’t have any major problems until recent years. Since I needed a new transmission after 150,000 miles and the car was really rusting out on the bottom, I decided it was time to say goodbye. If it wasn’t for the rust, I would have considered actually putting the money into a new transmission because that’s how much I loved it.
Have been very disappointed so far in car searching. Either it is being recalled for something or in my opinion should be recalled, uncomfortable, or just nothing with any style which I feel I can buy a reliable $4,000 car with no style.
Cars that have gotten my interest are: Ford Fusion (concerned after driving and reading reviews of transmission problems early (not sure why this is being recalled), Chevy Malibu (concerned about recalls and especially with newer models lower front end, also since it is a cheaper car quality issues), Toyota Camry (comfortable but dull also concerned with recalls of Toyota), Chevy Cruze (cute but a little small also concerned with recalls and Chevy pulling it off the line). Others cars looked at that I determined uncomfortable (Hyundai Sonata, Buick Verano, Chevy Impala, and Honda Accord). I also looked at Nissan Altma and Subaru Impreza but disappointed in the look. Also I have heard they have the CVT Transmission which my transmission specialist told me to stay away from.
I can see why everyone is holding on to their cars. I just want another prix! Any advice.