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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Consumer Reviews

4.1
Average based on 12 reviews
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the worst car i have ever owned stay away

by from nyc on February 28, 2008

overheats all the time expensive to fix, one guy said it was the water pump another said the engine. sears told me the head gasket, and the last person said drive it till it finally dies dont spend mo...
overheats all the time expensive to fix, one guy said it was the water pump another said the engine. sears told me the head gasket, and the last person said drive it till it finally dies dont spend money on it.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Best second car to own

by from chicago il on January 16, 2007

The pontiac grand am is a great second car or perfect for first time drivers. The gt model has the power and handling to make you fell like you have a sports car, but for under $20,000 new, you just ...
The pontiac grand am is a great second car or perfect for first time drivers. The gt model has the power and handling to make you fell like you have a sports car, but for under $20,000 new, you just cant beat it.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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So good, I bought another one

by from Michigan on November 3, 2008

My first car was a 97 se model that I bought for $600 (listed Below). It had 212000 miles on it when I bought it. i drove it until the transmission died at 273000 miles. That is a long time for any ca...
My first car was a 97 se model that I bought for $600 (listed Below). It had 212000 miles on it when I bought it. i drove it until the transmission died at 273000 miles. That is a long time for any car to be on the road these days. I was so impressed with this car I bought another 97 Grand Am. This one is a 2-door GT model that is fully loaded with every available option. I love this car and I will drive it until it dies. it has 140000 miles. since I bought it ive only had to replace a starter, alternator, and serpentine belt which should be expected to go out on any older car. the only thing I dont like about it is the exaust pipe hangers are junk. they brake and leave your muffler dragging on the road. Other than that it has served me well. if you buy any 90s model grand am get the v6 because the 4 cylinder engine is a cursed engine. a friend of mine bought a 4 cylinder grand am and it has been in the shop more than it has been on the road. Other than that these are good cars and i still see many of them still on the road.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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goog car for the price

by from Michigan on September 11, 2010

Have 2.4 engine great acceleration nice handling car some minor issues when bought but easily fixed. panel nicely laid out. fun car to drive.
Have 2.4 engine great acceleration nice handling car some minor issues when bought but easily fixed. panel nicely laid out. fun car to drive.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Good car for little money

by from Manchester TN on August 27, 2011

I bought my 97 Pontaic in 07 When I turned 16.. I drove it hard to be a little four cylinder.. Had a few performance upgrades. The only problem I had was at 220000 miles the transmission begin to give...
I bought my 97 Pontaic in 07 When I turned 16.. I drove it hard to be a little four cylinder.. Had a few performance upgrades. The only problem I had was at 220000 miles the transmission begin to give me a few problems, but all in all I loved it
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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ehh

by from Topeka, KS on July 21, 2011

Bought it used with 30K and now has near 125K, lots of minor repairs but for the most part a decent and affordable car
Bought it used with 30K and now has near 125K, lots of minor repairs but for the most part a decent and affordable car
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car

by from Saint John NB on February 3, 2007

I own a 2 door Se model. Love the car. Has all the same options as the GT model, Same motor/ trans. Only difference is the ground effects, dual exhaust, and rims. Other than that, they the same. I've ...
I own a 2 door Se model. Love the car. Has all the same options as the GT model, Same motor/ trans. Only difference is the ground effects, dual exhaust, and rims. Other than that, they the same. I've own it now for a few years, and only had to replace the odd part here and there. Like the Altinator and belt, and plugs and coils. Other than that, this car has treated me very very well.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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AMAZING CAR!!!

by from Muskegon, MI on February 24, 2015

This is hands down the best car I've ever drove. I traded my Ferrari for this car and I will never go back to that. I could basically live in this car with all of the features included in this car. Th...
This is hands down the best car I've ever drove. I traded my Ferrari for this car and I will never go back to that. I could basically live in this car with all of the features included in this car. The world would be a better place if everyone owned this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Great first cat

by from Princeton, MN on July 29, 2008

This is the first car I have owned. I bought it in June of 2008. I have had to make a few minor repairs, being that the car is older, but otherwise it has been good to me. It gets fairly good gas mile...
This is the first car I have owned. I bought it in June of 2008. I have had to make a few minor repairs, being that the car is older, but otherwise it has been good to me. It gets fairly good gas mileage for a V6; from 25 to 30 mpg. I like that it is small and somewhat sporty. I think it is an excellent first car for anybody.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Can't go wrong

by from Calgary, AB on February 7, 2016

Picked up a '97 SE V6 4 door to get back and forth from school while my Jeep was being repaired and it never let me down. Drives great, handles great, only problems I've had are the the radio not ligh...
Picked up a '97 SE V6 4 door to get back and forth from school while my Jeep was being repaired and it never let me down. Drives great, handles great, only problems I've had are the the radio not lighting up anymore and an exhaust leak which makes it sound pretty good to be honest.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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