1997 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 59 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" 28 reviews
"ride" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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Carole writes:
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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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fdrew writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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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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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antlell1107 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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great power train. fuel efficient v6 but has power when is needed due to the supercharger. very spacious and comfortable. handles great

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no manuel transmission option

antlell1107
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Great Daily Driver With Plenty Of Power — the best combination of comfort, performance, and convince. very powerful when you want it to be and very smooth and fuel efficient when needed. plenty of head room and leg room for any size person. and a nice designed car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pacopaco007 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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everything you add in this car,looks good

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nothing bad

pacopaco007
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This Car Is Cool — like the style,since I saw this car was love at first sight,i bought it and will costumized until im fully satisfied,this will be my second bebe.i thinking in buy another one and costumized to,bye take care

Primary Use: Family transportation

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HoosierBoy writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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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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sarahfitzp writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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Quick. Easy to handle. Easy to work on

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It's older so things break.

sarahfitzp
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Amazing Car — I don't dislike anything about this car. It's easy to work on as well as fairly inexpensive to fix anything broken. I love it. It's fast, it's good-looking, it's reliable. It's got tons of room, too. No one is ever cramped. I could fit 3 bodies in my trunk just fine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rkendall122 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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It's a great car, really gets up and go's, a great show off car, burn the tires off. The supercharger sounds amazing as it wines and draws the attention of all the on lookers. The amount of people that try to race you at stop lights and loose, it's a amazing feeling. Very reliable, every time it starts and Feels like Just as much power as the first day i got it. It's a great car and I wouldn't trade it, I'm gonna run it to the ground flooring it every time.

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Get to know the local cops very well. But mostly the useual stuff like the window regulator, and the abs light or the tire pressure light. Rusting out. Going threw so many pairs of tires. And my phone always falls out of my cup holder when I accelerate.

Rkendall122
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A Great Car All Around. Inside And Out. — I loved the fact that I could race anyone just putting around on the street and win, I loved that my car was kept clean so the paint was nice. I didn't like on my car was when I bought it the car had bad rear struts, and now I have a bad brake line and a bad tentioner pully. A bad heater core, and my fog lights are burnt out.

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

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lockwood80 writes:
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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Car handles very well and alot of power and gas saver. It's also spacious. Parts are also pretty cheap.

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Have issues with the spark plugs having no spark.

lockwood80
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Really Great When There Is No Issues. — This car electrical system isn't great. The air didn't work when I bought it. Also the motors for the windows goes out. Other than that this car is great. I would definently buy another one if I could find one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jc writes:
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i love everything about this car, especially the sound it makes and the speed

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there is nothing to not  like.

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Best Car Ever — Very fast 3.8lt v6, about 230hp. great acceleration, stops quick. it is old and rusty tho, 288,xxx miles yet very reliable. black 17ich kenisis rims, cherry bomb exhaust. 17mpg city 25mpg highway miles. the car is a very fun car to both drive and be in. best car ever!

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

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