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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 195 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/27 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.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

97 grand prix coupe

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

Needless to say, I absolutely Love this car! I enjoy destroying others on the street and absolutely confident on back country roads, does not shy from bends, twists or any kind of roads, even goes nicely down dirt or gravel roads.




Love this car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

This car was purchased for me when I turned 16... 8 years and 100,000+ miles later I still LOVE this car. The power and handling is fantastic, very fun to drive. I haven't had many issues except for electronic things... Replaced window motors, batteries. Many problems with wires and dashboard controls not working properly, but that seems to be common with Pontiac. It is roomy and comfortable.. the trunk can hold ANYTHING. I have been hit twice, and am impressed with it holding up nicely. (Doesn't look nearly as pretty now though) Now at 125000 miles I am starting to have bad problems with the electronics. Heat no longer works and it dies on me a lot. Will be very sad to replace it.




The best car ever.

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

This car has been in our family since 1997, and has been through 11 Wisconsin winters, and all of our lovely weather here, and still runs like a top. We've never had any major repairs other than standard maintenance. Has held up through one adult driver, and two teen drivers and shows no signs of stopping. It now has 136,000 miles on it and still looks good and drives great. I would not trade this for any other car, it's just too good looking and reliable, and have no bad comments to say about it.



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Loved this car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

I bought this car with 17,000 miles on it as a program car. It's absolutely been the best car I've ever owned. I have 76,000 on it now and I doubt if I've put over $1,000 in it, including regular maintenance. It's time to think about buying a new one, but I keep trying to wait until something goes wrong with this car, and it just keeps going and going!




Avoid the gp at all

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

My vehicle was at the dealership at least once per month to diagnose problems. While the car looks great, and the performance is fantastic, the car lacks in overall quality. It is unreliable, costly to maintain, and quite frankly, unsafe to drive when one considers the nature of its mechanical failures. In total (before I got rid of it at 190K), the vehicle incurred approximately $16,000 in repair costs, with $12,000 of those costs incurring within the warranty/extended warranty period. This includes an engine overhaul after total engine failure at 120K.




First year went well!

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

I bought this car just over a year ago, and I still absolutely love it. I haven't had many problems... my shifter remains stuck in park, which is annoyingly solved with a key every time I start the car. Other than that, I couldn't be happier with it! After owning a 1987 Park Avenue, this is so much more fun, but it's still practical for Wisconsin Winters. I guess Pontiac could have put a little more into the interior styling. It's a little cheap feeling, but not ridiculously so.



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

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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