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 41 - 50 of 52 1997 Pontiac Grand Am reviews.

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

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Comfy...looked ok.

Cons

Everything but the pro's

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Its Alright... — This car cost me so much money...I could have a $5,000 car paid for by now. BUT it was my first car and it got me where I needed to go and it was running perfect when I got rid of it....

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

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Overall, pretty nice. Good for a small family. Fun to drive.

Cons

The interior can be easily destroyed, but with care it's no big deal.

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Decent For A '97 — My Grand Am has around 63,000 miles on it, which for as old as it is, is a pretty low mileage. Runs well, although I have had some alternator troubles in the past. The interior starts to slowly fall apart, i.e.: side mirror adjustment, glove box, simple stuff. Certainly fun to tool around in, although not the most fantastic thing on the planet.

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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

tbalas1
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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

Cons

Shift Shock

35

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

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

Pros

kinda fast (acceleration anyways)

Cons

sucks in the snow, mileage is equal to a brand new pick up truck (almost). no leg room in the back for friends.

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It Was Nice When I First Got It, But I Want Something Else — I've had this car for about 2 years and when I first got it I loved it. It had exhaust installed so it had a decent quiet growl and also had good acceleration. I've read that it gets about 18mpg City and like 22mpg highway...but the way i drive it gets like 15/20 instead (light turns green and i'm gone). I really want to get a new car and I'm currently looking for either a truck or sports car

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

Pros

Great car. Easy to handle.

Cons

Bad for broken head gaskets.

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My First Car — Right now, it's grounded. It has a possible broken head gasket. I gotta wait 'till I get some extra money to take it into the garage and get it fixed. I bout the car the end of summer 2006. It was it good condition, though I had to replace the ignition moduale shortly after I bought it. It didn't cost much to certify. It has a little over 300000 clicks on it now. If I can get the problem fixed, I'd say it's a good first car.

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

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Decent handling and power, comfortable

Cons

this year had a lot of recalls and problems

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First "modded" Car — OK, this was the first car I modded, and I use the term loosely, because I really didnt know what I was doing. I had had another GrandAm and loved it but this one was a lemon- tranny blew and it was always draining the battery and tripping fuses. The factory paint was also quite poor on these cars and faded and peeled a lot, hence the excessive decals...

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Bruce05 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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3

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quick, smooth makes corners really good

Bruce05
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My Car Was Pretty Good Until Someone Tore It Up. — My 97 Grand Am ran good and in 5 years, it never really gave me any problems. Then I sold it and in less than a month, they tore it all up.

Owner for 5 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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Gimril writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Gimril
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Not Good So Far — I bought this car used for $3500. Now 2 months into owning it, I have this issue with the cylinder 3 misfire.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

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inked72 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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Awesome Sporty Little Car Thats Fully Loaded And Has Room For The Kids — awesome sporty little gt car thats fully loaded good looking pretty quick and has room for my three kids.it also has goodyear eagle gt 205 55r16's

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

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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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