1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2 Dr GT Coupe
30 national listings
2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe
9 national listings
4 Dr GT Sedan
20 national listings
4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan
9 national listings
4 Dr SE Sedan
15 national listings

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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 58 reviews

Surprising Performance + Impressive Durability = Winner! by Mr3GTP
 — I bought my 1997 GTP coupe from a friend in 2006 for only $2500, with 136,000 miles on the clock. It needed a little TLC (window regulator, supercharger drive coupler, etc) but otherwise was quite sou... Read More
Pull Me Over Red by Brandon
 — Another terrific car (I've had a few)... this one looked great, had more get-up-and-go than anyone would ever NEED (but everyone wants), and looked good doing it. Mine was slightly used when I bought... Read More
Love It by Carole
 — Love this car. I have owned alot of cars and I mean alot and this by far is my fav (I have the GTP). I love the fact that the supercharger allows me to swack the tires and show off. I love the four ... Read More

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Bigger, better, and bossier, the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix sits on a new Wide Track W platform that it shares with the Buick Century.  A longer and wider wheelbase increases cabin room for more passenger comfort, but also improves handling and overall stability on the road.
The 1997 Grand Prix is offered as a base SE, GT, or GTP package sedan and a GT and GTP coupe.  While the SE sedan retains the previous 3.1-liter, 160-hp V6 and is reserved more for fleet use, the GT sedan and coupe gets a whole new 3800 engine.  The 3.8-liter V6 hits 195-hp on its own, but with the GTP supercharged package, that gets boosted to 240-hp.  Though all models come only with a 4-speed automatic, in the GTP Pacakge, you're able to choose between normal and performance modes.  
Other changes to the 1997 Grand Prix include standard ABS brakes, dual front and side impact airbags, and traction control on all models (the GTP does not have traction control).  A restyled knob-happy dashboard suffers a little from overkill, but nice options such as the heads-up display are driver favorites.  Standard on all trims, even the SE, are power locks, windows, and mirrors, air conditioning, fog lights, a driver information center, and daytime running lights.  The GT adds leather trim, variable effort steering, and cruise control.  
The 1997 Grand Prix has benefited greatly from its redesign, becoming a more powerful, more stylish, and more popular car.  The new 3.8 V6 is a hit with drivers who are looking for speed, instant acceleration, and a sporty feel.  Handling is praised, and the extra elbow and legroom in the car is much appreciated.  But Pontiac seems not to have addressed the issues which have bothered Grand Prix owners for a while, namely the cheap plastic parts that break easily.  Door panels are the biggest culprit.  Build quality and extensive repairs are common complaints.

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Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

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Where Is The Fuel Filter Located On A 97 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8

where is it located?

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Turkeyneck
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I Have A 97 Pontiac Grand Prix When I Run The Air It Will Cut Off Can Someo...

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pacopaco007
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Grilles

I plan to build a pair of metal grilles for the bottom of the bumper, I want to know what are the exact measures

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Justin Ewald
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Ok I Got A 97 Pontiac Grand Prix Just Did Head Gaskets I Got No Check Egine...

and when i get on it it seems like its running out of gas like lack of power but if cruising down the road at a set speed it runs fine

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Should I Buy 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Se, 3800 V6, With 161,000 Miles On It ...

Should I buy 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, 3800 V6, with 161,000 miles on it for $2000? After how many miles, engine may have any problems?? or What is the life of 3800 V6 engine? thanks for your reply.

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