1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Consumer Review: built on a Friday!

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
built on a Friday!
By dave barry penb on


1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr Sedan


Consistent problems with this well
beyond wear and tear. Other owners of
Grand Prix have been very satisfied
overall, not I. Here's a PARTIAL list:
2 batteries; 1 alternator; 1
condensor; 1 compressor; 2 o2 sensors;
2 fuel filters; 1 steering gear
bushing; 1 fuel regulator; 2 heat
selector resistors; 1 stereo; 3 wiper
arms; 2 sets of spark plugs rated at
160 000 kms I have 114 000; the rocker
panels have rusted been repaired and
rusted through again; windshield is
separating from the car and there is a
leak in the tunk so water has left it
mildewy and now it is behind the back
seat. A lot for 3 years of owning.

Best Features

3.8 is responsive and strong. 5 year cooling is a bonus. It's a smooth quiet ride and location of devices is driver friendly. A beautifuly sleek car but needs a 3000 a year budget beyond gas and car washes. I just replaced the brakes at 112 000 kms, they're rated at 80 000- not bad.

Worst Features

Pay more attention to making sure all cars leave the factory in 100% perfect condition not most.
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