is that a stock rear spoiler?!?!?!I have not but my brother did. He had a mid-90s Grand Am ( 1994 I believe ) that had to be the hangover Tuesday car after a long weekend of major major Budweiser & Patron consumption. I couldn't even begin to list all the items that failed on that raging turd but after having been through my two cousins ( one knew pretty much about keeping up on maintenance, the other thought he did ) and then a mutual family friend ( who also fancied himself a "mechanic" ) I would have taken a hard pass on that steaming dungheap, but he didn't. At least the body and paint were real clean. As I recall, he had water pump, power steering, brake lines rust through, myriad and varied brake issues ( calipres mostly ), intake manifold gaskets, random electrical glitches and who knows what else. Also seem to recall that squirrels chewed through one of the fuel lines. He should have just lit a match.
And humorously my 1992 GP 3400 DOHC which is reputed to be one of the worst vehicles ever produced by GM, has had 1/10th the expenses in 27 yrs and 188k. Second water pump, second timing belt ( due again now for age ), fourth power steering pump ( that's what I get for cheap remans ) and third clutch ( just wear items ). Its my weekend toy now and drives really well. Interior all OEM, exterior repainted, never any rust, body panel repairs or replacements. The only wear that showed at 82k was the driver's seat, I think the first owner may have been single and the passenger's and rear seats had never actually been used. They were absolutely pristine, as they still are today. Lived its entire life in PA until 2008 and was my DD. Hence 188k miles. LOL funny fun fact, this engine has McLaren cylinder heads and a timing belt and chain. Yes, that's right, two-stage cam drive. Never seen anything anywhere else like it. GM engineering at its finest, it started life as the 2.8L pushrod V6 in 1980 Chevrolet Citations.