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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Coupe

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Pontiac Grand Am Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Cheap thrills, sporty image, fun Twin Cam engine

  • Cons

    Aging platform, poor handling, uncomfortable seats

  • What's New for 1997

    Very minimal changes this year as Pontiac concentrates on Grand Prix and Trans Sport launches. Air conditioning is now standard. Also, three new colors are added.

Full 1997 Pontiac Grand Am Review

What's New for 1997

Very minimal changes this year as Pontiac concentrates on Grand Prix and Trans Sport launches. Air conditioning is now standard. Also, three new colors are added.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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1997 pontiac grand am se

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe

We purchased the GRAND AM SE 2dr 2.4 ltr Automatic with 39k January 14th 2014. Runs, Drives, Handles, and Comfortable Vehicle!




Impressed

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2dr Coupe

I bought this car used from a friend who had bought it used. I have no idea how well it was taken care of before I bought it, but I assume not very well. I have owned it for three years and have yet to have a problem with it. There are interior/cosmetic issues from previous use but it has never been a problem for me. I've driven two hour trips across Michigan several times and never had a problem. This is one tough car. Perfect for a student/young driver who just drives in town and who is on a budget.




Best car ever owned

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe

I bought this 97 grand am in fort hood, tx back in 2005, mind you car already 8 years old. Make a long story short 13 years later and 182,000 miles the only thing I have majorly replaced was the cooling intake and flex pipe by manifold. I see a lot of complaints about this car, make a long story short reason this car is at 182,000 and still going change oil right at 3000 miles. Injector cleaner every other fill up, plugs done at every 5000 miles and etc. Once again best car I ever had




Looks r deceiving!

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe

Bought based on VERY clean looks and quick test ride. Turns out passenger window motor is shot, brakes and struts needed immed replacement, drivers seat support fell through and radio display doesn't work! Not a great deal...




Fun to drive! not fun

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe

This car is very fun to drive and is great if you're looking for some fun, but I hope you have money to stick into it. The power windows are junk. Had to replace muffler, needed new brake pads, blinkers wig out on me. Many little things that come with age. With all that being said, very fun to drive.




Never will buy again!

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe

I got this car as a gift and have had nothing but problems with it. Replaced brakes too many to count, alternator 2X, front shakes all the time, coolant constantly low and over heats. Never sure if I would make it to where I needed to go. Didn't even make it to 115,000 miles. Coolant would leak and have to refill every 7- 10 days.



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suemarie
suemarie
06-12-2000
I own a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. Currently it is in...


minako
minako
07-09-2006
I own a 1997 pontiac grand am. all the gauges stopped working at once and my low coolant and check oil warning lights won't go off. I was told it wasn't the fuses, and don't have a clue what it could...


nicoleringwig
nicoleringwig
07-21-2009
1997 pontiac grand am gt driver door window is in the down position need to change motor but window is supposed to be half way up it wont go how and if i dont what will happen...



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