1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Consumer Review: Driving excitement.... NOT!!!!

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix - Consumer Review

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GT Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Driving excitement.... NOT!!!!!!
By Jay1187 on


1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan


There are 2 things that are the most
important to me when buying a car.
Number 1 is the engine and number 2 is
the transmission. The 4 speed automatic
is excellent. It has clean crisp shifts
and any throttle position. Up and
downshifts are perfect. I have a
serious problem with the 3.8L. How can
GM use a huge displacement engine like
the 3.8 but only get 195 horsepower? I
have '95 Nissan Maximas outperforming
me! The Maxima has a 3.0L V6 with 190
horsepower and it still outperforms my
3.8L. The 3800 series II V6 has 51.3
horsepower per liter while the '95
Maxima has 63.3 H.P.P.L. The 2002 Max
has a 3.5L with 255HP! That's almost 80

Best Features

Look like a million bucks from the outside. I wonder if the same person who designed the exterior was the same person who designed the interior? The radio controls on the steering wheel is a nice feature. traction control feature is also nice.

Worst Features

Cheap interior plastic all over the dashboard! Be careful not to cut your hands on the rough edges. Make sure you leave this car parked in 90 degree and up weather as this car does have an overheating problem. Don't even think of using the A/C in very hot days.
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