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.

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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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

Cons

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

Pros

FAST

Cons

Can't think of any.

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Pontiac Grand Am, One Of The Best! — I love the acceleration on the car, it has a lot of power when you step on the gas. The Gas mileage isn't soo great,but its good for a teenager that wants power. The interior is alright, and the exterior i like, mine is red and it looks awesome. The car, is amazing to drive, and its got good handeling.

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

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The little engine that could. Can't kill it, can't ask anything more from it. It does what it does.

Cons

Could use a little more power. The 4 speed AT with overdrive kills it when it comes to highway and better fuel economy

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The "grand Damage" — Hey, for what it is with 132k miles, it aint all bad. It's a beast when it comes to accidents (I should know, I've gotten into 3 of them0 and it just won't die. Decient on the gas mileage and power, but I'll be looking for something that's got a little bit more under the hood for the next one. It's great for just a one person car, but anything more that 2-3 people can get kinda crammed.

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

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Hand Brake, front wheel drive

Cons

Front wheel drive lol ... falling apart

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My Car — acceleration could be better ... overall speed is not so great. one thing i like about it is the hand E-brake and also the front wheel drive is good for getting unstuck but not so much for drifting which is so much fun. I would like a new car but this one will do for now. it is a grey-blue

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Kayla writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am Review
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3

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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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Geoff writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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2

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NONE

Cons

EVERYTHING

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What A Waste Of Money !!! — purchased it with 33,000 for 6 grand it cost 3 grand in repairs with the first year had it 3 years and it blew up at 97,000 POS and i was still makin payments! wtf

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

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light weight with a v6 and traction control system, gets amazing gas milage and only has like 80,000 miles on it

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its a car i drive maybe 4 days a year

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Secondary Car — had it for a while, fun car to drive. sits too low though "guess im too used to trucks"....

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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

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

I Call This One The "poor Man's Gto". By rfry

It's interesting that the Rally Racing hood changes the appearance & the feel of driving the car so much. Without it - it is just another little car, with it driving through the Arkansas hills; it’s a... Read More

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

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 my F... Read More

Happy With This Car By professortemple

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

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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