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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport Minivan


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Pontiac Trans Sport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Euro-ride and handling, lightweight modular seating, zingy V-6 engine, fun-to-drive, standard ABS, optional power sliding door, optional 8-passenger seating, optional rear seat audio controls, standard ABS, optional traction control, optional load-leveling suspension

  • Cons

    Lightweight modular seats are uncomfortable, lots of cheap plastic inside, no power lock switch in cargo bay

  • What's New for 1997

    Pontiac redesigns the Trans Sport.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)

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I'm going to miss it,

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Ext Minivan

It's been an excellent van/truck/taxi/ etc. We have used this van for family every day stuff,and hauling trailers, or loaded with bikes, furniture, landscape products and more! The 4 doors and 4 captain seats a big plus for comfort or temporary removal. Did blow out the motor in 2004. Had a rebuilt one put in, no more major problems. Always started in cold CDN winters. At 10 yrs the A/C and power sliding door not working, we gave up and eventually turned the switch to "off". Now at 13 years, seeing more serious repair. Fuel injector 1yr ago, Rear wheel cylinders, alternator, tranny and rack and pinion showing signs of potential problems in near future. Been a great reliable vehicle.

The family hauler

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan

The Trans Sport is a great van to take on long trips. Actually that's what we use this van for. Add a DVD player for the kids, a CD player for you, and you are all set! This van is great on fuel considering it has a bigger engine than our '93 and '94 Mercury Villagers, but I guess the Villager is heaver than this van and this van is way newer and has less kilometres on it. And it has lots of cupholders, I think I counted 11!

No more american for us!

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Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Ext Minivan

This Van was the absolute worst buy we ever made. Repairs and recalls constantly. Figured we'd keep it as we put so much $ in it. Got it paid off and 6 months later, needs a new engine. It's been sitting in my garage for the past 4 years broke. We finally decided to junk it as it's not worth the time or $ to fix and or sell. We plan on sticking to Japan and Korea from now on. Would not recommend this to my worst enemy. Does it really surprise anyone that the American Auto Industry is so inferior to everyone else? Check out their decline for yourself before considering to buy.

Gas Mileage


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  • 23
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What's New for 1997

Pontiac redesigns the Trans Sport.

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