1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Consumer Review: Reliable

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix - Consumer Review

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103 Total Reviews

GT Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr Sedan


Very reliable car. I have over 100,000
miles on it. Only major trouble was
with intake manifold gasket warping (I
hear this happens a lot with the 3800).
I got GM to pay for the part, with
plenty of complaining.
just a few minor problems. Keyless
entry when new had very short range,
now it is even shorter because it
doesn't work. I tried to get a new
remote for it, cars computer would not
let mechanic program it( I refused to
let them hook it up to the dealers
computer to find out why, because it
would have cost $75 over and above the
cost of the remotes). Ignition switch
shorted out. I could not get the key
out, or the car out of park.

Best Features

I have a black GT. Looks great (when clean. For over 100,000 miles the car has always started (I live in a cold climate, WI).

Worst Features

GM builds a car cheap. I would be willing to pay extra for a total quality built car. That is why my other car is a 2000 Acura 3.2 TL.
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