I am beginning to believe it is. I purchased my car March 05, brand new. Since that momentous day, I have tried to enjoy my awesome car and put the bad things aside. I fear the bad is starting to outweigh the good. My car left me stranded, again for the 3rd time. Key won’t turn in the ignition. It has been an endless onslaught of problems that I would never ever had expected from a $33,000 car. I sold my 2001 KIA Spectra with 60K miles on it for this, and that car went to the repair shop 1 times in its whole abused life with me. The A/C stopped working at about 1000 miles and it was repair in 30 mins. $12,000 after tax for the thing. I love the car for what it is supposed to be (I go to meetings, race days, here on the boards sometimes) but I am seriously thinking of dumping it now. The service list is like 5 pages long now. It has been in service since the day I bought it for
Driver seat rails (adjustment motor stuff) 3 TIMES!
Passenger seat rails 2 TIMES!
HVAC system stopped working once (vacuum problem)
Rear differential replacement
Drive axle fell out once (left me stranded on road)
Ignition Key wouldn’t turn in ignition 3 TIMES!! (2 FULL ignition replacements = 2 times stranded; towed in again today for the 3rd GD time; same driver, laughed at me for my POS)
Drivers side rear window seal went bad (entire window replaced as its one piece, now with no tint)
5 front end alignments (at MY expense, the thing will not hold alignment and chews up my tires)
Front strut bushings collapsed; replaced
Drivers side door panel leather trim fell off; replaced door panel
Now passenger side leather coming off; in for replacement
Countless sets of broken carpet retainers
Rear transmission tail shaft seal leaking; replace seal
Passenger side sun visor replaced, fabric unraveled around mirror
Front end makes metal clunking sound when you hit bumps in the road (suspect some bushing is damaged); in for repair
Horn would sound autonomously (comedic post here regarding this if you care to read); replaced relays; continued again; replaced steering wheel/air bag assembly; continued still and replaced some coil in the steering column at last(3 trips to finally fix)
Rear “GTO” valance (base of bumper) fell off and needed to be replaced
Key FOB died; needed to be replaced
I am sure I am missing something else but with all the trips it has been a blur. The dealer has been great, they all know me by name. They have provided rental cars at every turn, the Enterprise guys also know me by name. But it only serves to take the sting off. I am left with a dim view of Pontiac and GM though and I doubt I would buy another. Truly unfortunate. If only KIA made something with a V8 and a stick.