Should I buy 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, 3800 V6, with 161,000 miles on it for $2000?

Asked by Apr 03, 2007 at 09:18 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Shopping & Pricing


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.

5 Answers

14,630

Dear maverick22-- Both the Kelley Blue Book and the NADA guides say that your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix is worth over $2,000, even with that kind of mileage. Of course at that price you can expect to incur some maintenance costs as you own it. Don't worry about the major items, like the engine and transmission, as much as the little stuff. Power window motors, wiper motors, power seat motors, and stuff like that can nickel and dime you to death. Good luck from Bovan.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
10

No, I bought one in good running shape, a 1999 model and have had to do all kinds of repairs on the little stuff, i.e. brake lines, power windows switch ($103 for the switch itself). Engine belt, blower motor. Kelly Blue Book is way out of wack on the Pontiac. I only paid $1,200 for the 1999 Grand Prix with 151K and new tires and brakes.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
475

Every used car is different and it all depends on how the previous owner took care of the car. The 3800 is an amazing engine. Gets 30+ MPG on the highway and have logged over 300,000 miles on mine. So I'd say they are a reliable engine. Just make sure the intake gaskets have been changed and you will be good to go for a long time ahead.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Thanks for your response guys. I asked this question around 5 years ago, and end up not buying that car anyways.

120

My 2000 has 233k on it now and runs perfectly. No drips no leaks, starts perfectly (I have remote)

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 2,869 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 4,160
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,830
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
581 Great Deals out of 31,643 listings starting at $799
Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 548 listings starting at $1,799
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,233 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
19 Great Deals out of 1,401 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
452 Great Deals out of 45,664 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
901 Great Deals out of 79,394 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
205 Great Deals out of 30,800 listings starting at $1,217
Used Honda Accord
809 Great Deals out of 85,771 listings starting at $988
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 732 listings starting at $3,875

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 423 listings starting at $1,500
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 400 listings starting at $2,500
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
453 listings starting at $2,675
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 351 listings starting at $1,895

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.