1997 Pontiac Grand Prix User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 59 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix reviews.

    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe Review
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    65

    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

    Pros: 200hp with leather and 10 cd changer all factory

    Cons: Potential plenum/transmission problems with abuse

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan Review
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    Great! — Love the performance! Especially from a 4 door V6! love the Wide stance that the grand prix beholds. So aggressive of a look sitting low to the ground. Love the acceleration where it just sets u back in your seat.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great looking car!

    Cons: Squeak from the back deck lid

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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    Meh — Decent car in terms of reliability, but not the most exciting to be behind the wheel of. The front wheel drive is good for rain/snow. Interior looks very bubbly and the exterior looks decent. Mine is the 3800 3.8l V6, so it averages about 16-18 mpg. Seats are very comfortable, including the back.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good seating

    Cons: bad mpg, squeaky suspension

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan Review
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    35

    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

    Pros: SUPERCHARGED

    Cons: RUST

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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    It Never Leaves Your Mind In Mint Condition It's Perfect — I got this car and the person didn't care for it all to well the performance is not as it should be however it very fun love the men looking at me. it's fun to be in. one thing you need to make sure is after 100k miles it needs a bit of up keep other then the things that are listed it's a great car for any age

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

    Pros: nice, body, colors for paint are endless stream line body making it look nice

    Cons: if you don't want the men/boys looking at you all the time along with the cops giving you speeding tickets then your set

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan Review
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    Pretty Damn Sweet. — It has 240 horespower and 280 foot pounds of torque. Great on gas mileage. Premium fuel is all it take so more expensive. Leather on the inside. Custom sound system I did myself. Somewhat smooth ride. Super fast as well.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast And luxary

    Cons: Minor problems

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Se — The Grand Prix SE is the 3.1 liter engine, the smallest of 3 options that Pontiac allows: 3.1, 3.8, and 3.8 Super Charged. Even though it is the smallest engine, it still packs quite a punch when you put the pedal down to the floor and the handling is not like any car I've driven. I have taken right angle turns at near 50mph and all the car does is give a little chirp with the wheel. These characteristics make my Grand Prix a dream to drive on the highway with little effort involved and when you want to have a little fun... you can do that too. Gas mileage has been better than I expected. I achieve an average of 28-29 mpg on highway driving. The front of the car looks nice and aggressive, but unfortunately on the '97 SE model, the rear doesn't come with a spoiler, which makes it look empty compared to the '98 models and beyond. At 160,000 miles and counting, the car has been a joy to have and if I can, I'd like to get a newer model when this one kicks the bucket.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great handling, performance and gas mileage

    Cons: Appearance doesn't quite match up to later years

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe Review
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    Love It, One Of The Best Vehicle I've Owned — it's supercharged!!!!! love when those mustangs pull along side.only complaint I have is the brakes, they could be alot better. the only maintenance out of the ordinary has been the replacement of the supercharger ideler pully, it froze up and threw the belt, just as a dodge neon rt pulled up

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

    Pros: performance and appearance, it's Darth Vador Black

    Cons: can't really think of one unless you have a problem with speeding tickets

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GT Sedan Review
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    Pontiac..? — very sharp looking car for the money, usually cost around 3-4 grand. could have more speed to it, but good braking and decent handling. build very good, transmition finally going after 211,000 miles. very fun car to drive for a family car.

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

    Pros: fun to drive

    Cons: not the fastest car ever

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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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

    Pros: Ballsy, low matience, fast, cheap!

    Cons: Body rusts out, 4 Door

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Great American Car By aaroncampbell72

    I love everything about this car. The only thing I didn't care for was the stock radio so I replaced it with a Pioneer AVH-X2700BS and mounted a monitor in the back of the passenger seat headrest so m... Read More

    Everyone Loves It! By kay9510

    I love this cars sound system and power. It looks great on the road and it's gas mileage is impressive for being 7 years old. Very easy to control all year round and it's acceleration is impressive. A... Read More

    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Fun To Drive And A Pleasure To Own. By bearball

    i like that it has been very reliable and has good looks. clean lines and interior has all the refinements offered when new. held up very well for all the paces i put it through. i still enjoy driving... Read More

    Bad Car By Kesha

    just wanting me car fixed. i love the car i have. didnt expect to have this many problems out of this car. this is really making me 2nd guess my car. hopefully my car can get fixed very very soon. Read More

    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Adventure By KBM1971

    I like my car a lot it looks nice and sleek with enough power to get around anyone when i drive around town I get looks. Only thing i dont like is that its not getting good gas mileage ..bout to get t... Read More

    It Had It's Con's, Like Any Car Does But In The End The Pros Definitely Outweigh Them!! By hungry4horsepower

    I love this car!!! She always has plenty of sass and power and does exactly as she's told . Although I would have preferred a tranny that's at least capable of handling the same amount of foot pound ... Read More

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Good By fernandovtec

    the car drive good i get alot of horse power of the car and thats why i love it is a nice car to drive on the city and ill will get new wheels soon for it asap ,,,i like Read More

    Thus Far Dependable By Bennet1b

    If I hadn't bought the extended warranty some issues would've peeved me to pay for. I.E., early on A/C compressor, some ball joint wear and steering shaft looseness. But all of these were covered and ... Read More

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

    Love This Car By James

    i love driving this car i have had 3 of them and will continue to drive them, lots of potential for upgrades overall i nice looking great handling car if you can afford to keep gas in it and dont run ... Read More

    Nice Overall By Yoddy01

    Nice ride. I like it because it turbos well but not too roomy for someone like me. I will surely recommend for others. It drives great and last long like the Hondas and Toyotas. I will surely buy agai... Read More

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