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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Pontiac Grand Prix Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Styling, performance, standard dual airbags, standard anti-lock brakes, standard traction control

  • Cons

    No traction control when GTP Package is ordered. Base engine could use more oomph.

  • What's New for 1997

    Pontiac redesigns the Grand Prix for 1997, giving buyers slick new styling, a longer and wider wheelbase and supercharged V6 power on GTP models. Traction control, antilock brakes, dual airbags and side-impact protection are standard. Optional is a built-in child safety seat.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



What a awesome car! hold

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe

I have enjoyed this car since day one, I would hold on to this one since they don't make Pontiac anymore. I bought my GTP with 90k and now has 102k and runs great, the 3.8L is bulletproof, but if you get one, make sure you replace the intake manifold gaskets! they are made of plasic and leak. But GM has corrected the gaskets with aluminum ones and make sure you get the GM ones! DO NOT GET THE AFTERMARKET FEL-PRO ONES! they are also made of plasic! the car has been very reliable and extremely fun to drive. The car still looks new for a 97. I've replace a few sensors and the gaskets since I bought it but thats it. Also parts are cheap, fairly easy to work on. Find one and get it!




I love my car

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe

I love my 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix ! It is the most awesome car I have ever owned..fun to drive, reliable, and the supercharged engine is GREAT ! The car is just a all around fun car to drive, and hugs the road with tight steering, and is aerodynamic in driving ! If you are considering a 1997 body.. it is a beautiful style !




A real delight to drive.....

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe

Overall experience has been exceptional except for some normal replacement parts.etc Brakes,tires,battery, headlights......




My new baby

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe

This is the best car i will ever own and it is so fast. the handling is just amazing. And the are so many customizations that look great on the car. Rims, hood, spoiler, all of it looks great.




A fun car to drive

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe

fun to drive, not bad on gas at 30 mpg turnpike speed. Wide track is good but even better with a plus 1 tire package.




Great car, but expensive to

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2dr Coupe

I love the way this car drives. For its size it handles well and has lots of power. It looks great also. The interior is kind of cheap looking. The first 2 years I have had it I had no problems. Now it seems like I have problems constantly. Quick advice to anyone with a GM, don't leave the 5 year coolant in for 5 years unless you like replacing your entire cooling system.



Full 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

What's New for 1997

Pontiac redesigns the Grand Prix for 1997, giving buyers slick new styling, a longer and wider wheelbase and supercharged V6 power on GTP models. Traction control, antilock brakes, dual airbags and side-impact protection are standard. Optional is a built-in child safety seat.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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