1997 Pontiac Grand Am Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1997 Pontiac Grand Am against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT CoupeReview
    David writes:
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    Reliabilty, Speed, What Else Coule You Ask For — from day one the car was an awesome sports car. with very little work to the suspension it corners like a dream. 80+ on almost a ninety degree and the car just rips apart the turn with just sport springs and a set of traction ta tires. with a pair of performance mufflers its give that low growl from the pipes that reminds you of a muscle car firing up. put an air intake on it and it gets real throtty on the low end and increases and already great throttle response.

    Pros: its american made everything is good. when you drop hammer it goes. when you have to turn fast it throws you around a turn.

    Cons: if you mess something up it will take out other things as well. everything is linked together closely. like if the dog bone (torque damper) goes your output shaft goes then your front end alignment is jacked.

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT CoupeReview
    Dan writes:

    Enjoy Driving — its a fun car to drive easy 2 work on and parts r cheap hardley ever breaks down change the oil every 3k and she runs great should easily get me to 300 thousand miles before it bites the dust motor in it is a 3.1L sfi ohv V6

    Pros: has 219000 mikes on it and still runs like new

    Cons: Grand am's usually have antifreeze/cooling issues

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Am Review
    Chris says:
    Drove my Grand Am for just over a year, and I loved every second of it. Style, power, comfort...yeah, it had it all. Awfully dated by todays standards, but it was still a sweet car when I had it in 2003. Only gripe was the power windows. Had to replace the passenger side motor twice in the...16 months I had the car.
    vs2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
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    Handling Ranked 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix better.
    "Its a bigger car, but the suspension setup was awesome. I never felt like I couldnt push this car to the limit."
    Front Seats Ranked 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix better.
    "Bigger, newer car. Had a larger cabin than the Grand Am, and the seats were more supportive."
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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

    Review By Guru94WYCB

    This type car is wonderful. Good smooth riding, easy to drive. Great radio and CD player. A/C and Heat were excellent. This car was my baby and so much fun to share with my friends. I took severa... Read More

    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

    2004 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

    Review By Guru9KZMKM

    Great car. It very happy with it. I hope it will last for years. Read More

    Review By Paul

    Severe rust. Multiple broken components. Service engine soon light on. ABS light on. Read More

    2003 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

    Meh By Ira

    It was an el cheapo car until I could afford a better one. I don't plan on having this car long term.The car gets really good gas mileage, but it lacks power. The engine is pretty reliable and I've ha... Read More

    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 ... Read More

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

    Review By Kevin

    This car is in great condition ☺️ and the price is good too. Read More

    Review By Rhonda

    I love my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am its 20 years old and runs amazing! of course because its 20 years old Ive had to replace the normal parts that wear out!hoses overflow tank simple things like that that... Read More

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