by ads13131 on Nov 18, 2008 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!
by deb9978 on Jun 20, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
I love driving the van, controls are great. Rear air, radio come in handy. Mirrors are somewhat deceiving. Brakes and rotors replaced annually. Door, wiper, heating/air, window motors have had problems early on but good recently. Auto rear door is a blessing but has a mind of its own some times. My husband hates this van because of mechanical problems and repairs. Heater is really bad in PA winters and the wipers are buried under snow and hidden below the hood. Hard to defrost windshield but rear window defroster is great! Just can't drive it right away. Seats are easy to remove and love the hauling space. We won't buy another because of the repairs. It's been well taken care of.
by julb on Oct 10, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
had two transmission rebuilds in 5 years each costing $2,000 other than that just routine things that you expect like brakes tires etc.now have 112,000 miles on it. windows have good days and bad stick often radio display has died and the door locks don't work often.love the seats very comfortable and love the quad seating. But would not buy another pontiac
by Terry on Aug 24, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
After 100,000 miles, replaced the transmission, breaks, and steering column (recall). ABS system is causing problems, electric windows will get stuck and some electrical windows will stop working. Display lights will go out. Had to replace major parts on this van. Not reliable.
by jimm66 on Jul 15, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
We bought this with 5000 miles. Lots
of problems first year then good for
next 2 years.Wipers fixed 3 times for
not parking. powere rear windows will
stop working. radio display out. 2 new
fuel injectors. and driver power
window. 2 years more, no problems.
then intake manifold leak $700.00.
good van but wish GM would pay for
intake leak since it is a problem with
all their v6 engines!! ask any shop!!
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