I'm the most indecisive person I know and i'm considering buying a car. I found a 2003 Grand Am SE2 with 31,000 miles for $14,000. The dealer is going to give me $4,000 for my trade in (1995 Ford Escort Gt 151,000 miles). Now first i'm concerned if that's a good deal or not. Second, i'm wondering if anyone here knows any problems with the Grand Am's in general. Third, what should I check for to make sure nothing is wrong with the car. The engine sounds fine to me but I'm not sure what all to look for so it's kinda difficult. Heater / air-conditioner work well and fast, wheel wells are clean. Engine bay is all the same color (i've seen repaint jobs on crashed cars). Exhaust smells normal to me. There is what sounds like a squeal coming from the belt area but i'm not sure if it's a normal sound or not. Any suggestions as to what else to look for would be appreciated. mikecx.