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 31 - 40 of 52 1997 Pontiac Grand Am reviews.

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

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cd player

Cons

money going into it

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Good Car For Student But That About It — just a everyday driver that me and my girlfriend have put way to much money into and am just driving it till i get a newer car that me and my gf both like and apreciate for what the car is worth

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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Quick, broke down but never enough to leave me stranded

Cons

everything was broken or at least broken once (sometimes more than once)

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First Car — My first car. This car lived a hard life and never left me stranded. This car was bought heavily used, then wrecked into a tree and then driven home from the accident. The V6 made it quicker than my friends cars, and the broken parts gave it personality.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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nice look and small

Cons

motor

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Good Car — I like the lines, they are sporty, but not over the top. I hate the motor, but I'm about to drop a new one in, and pugrade the supercharger on the new motor in order to put 320hp to the wheels

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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fast, good on gas, looks great

Cons

hard to work on

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Sporty And Easy On Gas — drives amazingly, good on gas, plenty of power for a small car, many of upgrade opportunities, handles great on curvy roads, and is one of the funnest cars i have ever drove in my life, great car for anyone, overall an excellent car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Pros

miles per gallon on the highway, 31

Cons

Don't see any unless it is an accident vehicle

55

Buy The V-6, Not The 4 Banger — Check engine light coming on for an evap code was annoying. That was the cannister and the vent valve. Then it was the minimum air rate that was too low causing small evap leak. So i set that and all is well. Paint is still origional with 260,000 km's on it. So is the complete exhaust system.

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

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When it works, it works well.

Cons

Brakes are not working, broken hub cap, kind of slow

135

My Grand Am — This car has had too many problems since I bought it. The performance is okay, although currently the braking doesn't really work at all. It has average acceleration and speed. It isn't anything special, but it gets the job done.

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Lauren writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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3

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Good starter car

Cons

horrible braker

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Pontiac Grand Am 97 — It was ok for a first car but it was not that great. It drives well and the newer versions are better looking and drive better. The braking was horrible but the acceleration was good. The appearance was alright. the gas mileage when i got it was ok, better than most cars its age.

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Logan writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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3

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easy on the wallet

Cons

not so easy on the eyes

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Meh — its a decent car that will get you from A to B bit if it isnt taken care of it wont last its pretty good on gas and i dont mind the power it has so hey go for it plus big trunk

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

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good power

Cons

bad engine cooling system

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Not A Great Car — DAMN engine cooling systems suck on Pontiac's ....it has good power for a 2.4 but the engine components really don't last..... it only has 86.000 miles on it but Ive already had to do so much work to it..... good buy if your a professional mechanic... that's all i would not recomend this car to an average joe...

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

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its a good car

Cons

hvac problems

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Grand Am Gt — its a 1997 grand am gt green in color with factory 16 inch rims. The car has pretty good handling and power with a pretty good sound system. It could use a newer paint job and bigger rims. I would like to lower it sometime soon and get it to handle better.

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Thank Goodness It Wasn't Mine By Jenna

this was a friend's car that i would drive when mine wasn't running ;-) POS Read More

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1985 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

Good Looking Compact That Doesn't Really Look Compact.great On Gas. By jaso

I've driven this car for years and have had no serious issues .This car is great for trips to take. I have over 450.000 miles I've never had any problems with my manual transmission.The handling gets ... Read More

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