1997 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

1997 Pontiac Grand Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 51 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 51 1997 Pontiac Grand Am reviews.

Dylan writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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4

Pros

fun

Cons

intake gaskets

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Love It — hard to find aftermarket parts for but other than that i love it not real fast but mins is lowered 4 inches so its fun to drive anyway lots of interior room for passengers and whatnot as well. i would definetly recomend it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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4

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has 219000 mikes on it and still runs like new

Cons

Grand am's usually have antifreeze/cooling issues

25

Enjoy Driving — its a fun car to drive easy 2 work on and parts r cheap hardley ever breaks down change the oil every 3k and she runs great should easily get me to 300 thousand miles before it bites the dust motor in it is a 3.1L sfi ohv V6

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Scotty97GT writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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5

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best car ever

Cons

nothing at all

Scotty97GT
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Amazing — i love this plan to have for many years to come. this has top performance and a great gas miledge car. it is a must to buy! its always great to see alot of them around yet. thanks for looking

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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4

Pros

Fun to drive and good on gas

Cons

Mystery GM engine light illuminations from time to time.

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Grand Am Is A Good Modder — Over all, the car is sporty, has nice curves and is fun to drive. I just think that for a manual tranny, they should have made the car a little wider, guys over 210lbs tend to crush their grapes while shifting.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joel writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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5

Pros

The fun factor and the apeal of drive a car lthat is just a car and no extras.

Cons

Lower in take manifiold has been repair three times at $800.00 each time.

115

Love It — This car is just plan fun to drive and handles well. It use to be under powered but I changed that a few years ago. The car is now costing me more then it is worth but what should I expect from a car with 200,000 miles and is almost 14 years old.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christian writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Best looking mid 90s car ever

Cons

3100 engine lol

35

9 Out Of 10 — Nice 2 door gt but not as much power as the 3400 it had a 3100 which was always loud and humming however it made up for it with its amazing body style still love the mid 90s gts but the ride was rough was as rough as others but could use some suspension work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cornelius writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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4

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its a great lil car that gets decent gas mileage and its easy to get parts for

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head gasket

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Good — Its not bad its older with not alota of rust and the body is ok on it... interior is great and its great to drive. i love this car when it rains or snows cuz its funner than hell drifting lol

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jim writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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3

Pros

25 mpg

Cons

they are everywhere

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1000 — A decent car. Quality, for being plastic and sheet metal wasn't all that bad. The 2.4, 4L is pretty quick if you drive it right. The temp gauge is funky, the fan kicks on when the needle is about 80% of the way up, freaked me out when it first happened to me. if you can shine her up real nice, you can almost beproud of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeffrey writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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2

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Gets me around

Cons

acts up often

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Just Another Beater — Well It work good when it works but other then that its a pretty crappy car. I just got it to get back and fourth and around. When my dodge ram let go I had to get a car and this is what I got.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gina writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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4

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mpg's

Cons

it got old :(

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Grand Am — When i first got the car in 2005 it was amazing, very well taken care of for a 7 year old car. after about two years things started going to crap. fuel pump and water pump broke a year apart from each other aside from the maintenance becoming too expensive it was a great first car. got about 34 mpg's. i was sad to have to give it up :(

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Great Starter Car By Shirk3RD

This is my very first car which I plan to keep for as long as possible, and "upgrade" it be more personal or mine. I use this car to get to school, work, and for just driving around. Great brand, and ... Read More

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I'm A Pontiac Man , Love My Pontiac Vehicles By Garry

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Was very sorry to let this car go this summer when the transmission failed on me suddenly. Bought it in 2008 with 56,000 miles and had to junk it with 140,000 miles on it. Was our only car for a few y... Read More

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Fun Pontiac By jpk7883

I owned this car during my college years. It got me through many 300 mile trips to and from college, as well as trips across the country. It sounded great after installing a magnaflow cat-bat exhaust... Read More

Good Car By Aaron

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