1997 Pontiac Grand Am User Reviews

1997 Pontiac Grand Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 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" 11 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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The fun factor and the apeal of drive a car lthat is just a car and no extras.

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

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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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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Best looking mid 90s car ever

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3100 engine lol

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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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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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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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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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25 mpg

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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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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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good on gas

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motor is bad

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Piece Of Junk — My car is a hoop d ride. missing half the front bumper runs like crap has a cazillion miles on it and costs too much never buy one again. the only good grand am is the pontiac grand prix gtp 3.8

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Gets me around

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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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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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mpg's

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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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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Just about everything

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Time causes it to age.

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My First Car. — Good cheap car that is reliable, somewhat sporty, and cheap on gas and insurance. It does the quarter mile in 15.9 seconds at 83 miles per hour at Gateway International Raceway. Most of all the car is made in United States.

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

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Good daily driver

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slow/purple

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Grandam — 1997 pontiac Grand Am. Winter beater/ daily driver. Gets good mileage and it runs pretty good for having 155,000 miles on it. Gets me from point a to point be very safely and slowly and draws no attention whatsoever, unless i put it into a cement ditch and have to have a friend pull me out at 3 in the morning.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Above average quality in every aspect

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Not made to last more than 200,000 km

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Imo — For a first car, I really enjoyed my grand am. The overall performance of it was pretty well up there but needed a lot of work done to the wheels for brakes and such. Gas mileage wasn't too bad, only had to fill up once I reached Calgary. It was my daily driver and it did the job well. Overall comfort wasn't too bad, cup holders weren't that big but I don't usually have pop or juice when I am driving so I am not complaining. Bought the car with 192,xxx km on it and the car was wrecked in a car accident from extreme weather conditions after owning it for about a year. I made the car my own by replacing the audio system with aftermarket hardware and added some extra bass in the trunk. All in all, I wished that I still had that car because it was a car that fit my personality.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2006 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Wouldnt Buy It Again For Myself But Its A Reliable Car By Laura

its not a speed machine it hasnt needed much for repairs the interior appearance and exterior are great. its great on gas and its a very comfortable car to drive and it is a safe car to drive if you... Read More

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Great Car By Williams13

I like just about everything on this car, the 3.8L engine has lots of power, very rummy inside, great gas mileage for a v6 engine, it go lots of miles but still running great, everything works on this... Read More

Good Work Car But Not Much Of A Traveling Car. By jgerman

Overall I plan to drive this car till it just wont go any more. It should last me many years to come and it seems to be very reliable so far. I took one trip with this car and that was enough for me..... Read More

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

A Great Reliable Car With Sports Look. By rbalducci

When researching this car it had great fuel economy, wider base, and low maintenance. I liked the look and the appearance of this car. It handles the road well, and makes it a joy to drive. All the ... Read More

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

Meh By irwillia

It was an el cheapo car until I could afford a better one. I don't plan on having this car long term.The car gets really good gas mileage, but it lacks power. The engine is pretty reliable and I've ha... Read More

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

Monsoon CD Stereo system sounds great with the Factory Monsoon 250 watt Amplifier and the Monsoon Speakers, but for the rear panel 6x9 speakers needs up grade what i don't like about is that ... 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

gas mileage is good, needs front struts, window motor on the passengers side is out, has the annoying clicking all the time but getting it fixed. accelerates way better than the talon I had. about as ... Read More

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