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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 56 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 26 reviews
"ride" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews

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Carole writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Review
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everything

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trani

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Love It — 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 door grocery getter look with the horse power to impress. It is big enough for my almost 16 year old who is all leg to sit in the back and he's comfy. The only down side is that the trani is built for the hourse power it already has and not much more. Both my hubby and I have the need for big horse power and we both have this car (yes exact same year color) but he bumped the hp and blew his overdrive. That sucks, but over all I LOVE THIS CAR.

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Mr3GTP writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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Strong performer, great looks, lots of room, great deal for the money. Main drive components are bulletproof.

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Interior is cheap-looking, fit & finish is less than stellar, minor repairs needed from time to time as little stuff breaks.

Mr3GTP
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Surprising Performance + Impressive Durability = Winner! — 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 sound. When driven carefully, I can get 29-31 mpg highway, 18 city, with a weekly average of 24 mpg. Of course, I had to take it to the dragstrip, and on it's first trip down the track, it ran a 14.6 @ 94.8 mph, beating a Foxbody 5.0. With my wife at the wheel! Strong runner, great looks, and though small things might need repairs now & then, the major components are rock solid (at least in stock form). Even at high mileage, it runs like a top, shifts crisply, and uses no oil between changes. The Series II 3800 is an outstanding powerplant.

Owner for 1 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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gjfixer01 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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durable

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fuel sending unit had to be replaced twice.

gjfixer01
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Tough As A Truck. — This car has 444448kms as of today. i got it when it had about 176k on it . shared it with sister inlaw until about the 236k mark. she got a grand am. i had it since. Pd 1800 for it, original drivetrain. starts everyday, 365 a year. any weather. never let me down. gonna try for 500k. body is getting a bit rough near the rear quarters. not sure if i want to rebuild the body.

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Daniel writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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3

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Easily modified

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watch your underbody and strut tower rust

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Great — This car is one of a kind, the mods were easy enough to do. My sunfire is going to be a whole new breed of performance though. As much as i love and will miss my grand prix. On to better things

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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4

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200hp with leather and 10 cd changer all factory

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Potential plenum/transmission problems with abuse

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If You Need A Dd You Can Expect 200,000 Miles And Comfort — Overall a nice car to drive around in. The performance for a touring car isn't bad at all. Nice push you in your seat torque. The fit and finish is to be expected from Pontiac . I find the cars styling to be very nice but it lacks without the stock rear spoiler. After 185,000 miles it still gets around 20mpg and runs like a champ. Regular maintenance and you can expect over 200,000. Many nice options available to suit any driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan Review
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SUPERCHARGED

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RUST

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Great Car Not So Great Quality. — GM 3800 sieres supercharged engines are a thing of beauty. But the build quality was horrible. the rocker panel rust out,on most all w bodies. the hud works but the sensor for daylight broke so my dash lights didn't work, and with a powerful front drive car transmission issues are expected. Despite all this i still love the cars. They performs amazing for a sedan and would beat quite a few mustangs with a pulley and down pipe. If it weren't for the rust I would not have sold it. I just couldn't bare putting money into a car physically falling apart.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fdrew writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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5

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Ballsy, low matience, fast, cheap!

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Body rusts out, 4 Door

fdrew
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Awesome Car, Great Daily Driver! — Superior Car. Have had it for 6 years and no major or minor mechanical failures at 160,000 miles! Acceleration is amazing for a V6. Brakes good and handles perfect. Interior is comfy but somewhat generic. Gas Mileage is about 25 highway but about 15 city. 3800 is a spectacular motor, with some simple bolt ons it is a real contender. Only things that have needed replacing are abs sensors and and a window regulator.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicole1434 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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3

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decently fast, good gas mileage, reliable, compact

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too little of a back seat, engine space is too jammed together

35

Umm? — well i love the body style and how unique it looks, but i hate the fact that it needs a new tran and in my oppinion a new stero and speakers. It gets decent gas mileage and is a 6silender so its not too big not too small. the head lights suck though and the high beams bearly make a difference in my oppinion. It wasnt extremely priced so thats awesome too...all in all its a good first car

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Mario writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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Grand Prix — I like every thing it's a good reliable car, they are a lot of parts in order to modified this car, strong engine, great performance and gas, not so bad for it size, engine displacement and power

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HoosierBoy writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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5

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This car has plenty of torque and acceleration with the supercharged engine and I absolutely loved this car throughout high school and college! It's breaking 140,000 miles and still runs smooth as could be. Little long for my taste but just I appreciated having room for my school work, sports equipment, work tools, and more. Not to mention this car is beautiful for its age.

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Because of its size parking was a hassle at first, but after some time i hardly had any trouble.

HoosierBoy
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Incredible! A Gem For A First Car! — Car rode smooth and had more than enough speed to brag about. Only problem I had was that my AC went out, but that was a rare case from what I read. But as far as the rest of the car goes, I couldn't have asked for a better car through school.

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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

Good By fernandovtec

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

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