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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 52 1997 Pontiac Grand Am reviews.

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

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I loved the awesome black interior with the red accents and "wild cherry" accesseries.

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I dont think that there was anything that I hated about this car.

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Bottom Line- Great Car — I love the interior and the exterior of the car. Its performance was very good, as well. Cost to own this vehicle was very affordable. I also love to drive this car because it was a good looking car with a pretty good engine under the hood.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scotty97GT writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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best car ever

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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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Joel writes:
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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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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Frank writes:
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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Daren writes:
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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Lisa writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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4

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Inexpensive to buy and insure

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too many repairs, it was 10 yr old

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First Car — First car, I bought it in 2006 from a relative paid $300. Over the course of the year I had the car, I spent more in repairs than what I bought the car for. So, my mom got a a new car spring 2007, traded in the one I had, and bought my mom's old car, paid way less than it's book value.

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Kayla writes:
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good on gas good college car

Cons

its not a truck

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Good College Car — Not a car that i would pick out on my own, im a truck person, but i needed something that would get good gas mileage because my suv sucks my gas

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tbalas1 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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5

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Brakes, Rotors known problems

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Good Dependable Car — This has been a great car for all types of traveling

Owner for 2 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Andrew3215 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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5

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Great looking reliable car

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Shift Shock

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Pontiac Grand Am Gt — Fast, sporty, and stylish appearance

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