1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Expert Reviews

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on July 19, 1996

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on July 19, 1996

As anomalies go, you won't find the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT listed alongside flying pigs and cool days in Hades. But as a stylish, powerful, highly disciplined and hugely coordinated moto... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on July 7, 1996

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on July 7, 1996

By Pontiac's own admission the Grand Prix suffered 10 years of decay as what started life as a personal luxury performance coupe for the '60s evolved into a mileage-minded economy car fo... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on July 26, 1996

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on July 26, 1996

THE FIRST garage wanted $25 for overnight parking, which seemed ridiculous.The second garage asked for $18, which seemed reasonable, until I noticed some older and somewhat battered cars parked the... Read full review


Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on July 11, 1996

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on July 11, 1996

Since 1989, the Ford Taurus SHO has been America's best all-roundhigh-performance sports sedan. But that may be about to change.When the new Pontiac Grand Prix GTP hits the street in a few wee... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on March 22, 1997

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on March 22, 1997

Unlike most of its corporate cousins at GM, Pontiac's identity crisis was resolved some time ago, with muscle-car performance as its raison d'etre. So it comes as no surprise that, whe... Read full review

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on March 31, 1996

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on March 31, 1996

Dreams do come true, at least in the form of the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix.Pontiac kept its promise that the 1997 Grand Prix would closely resemble its 1997 Grand Prix 300 GPX show car. And for peopl... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on July 5, 1997

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on July 5, 1997

The Grand Prix GT Coupe is a performance machine that can double as the family runabout. Muscle cars certainly aren't what they used to be. In the old Pontiac Grand Prix days, you wrestled wit... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on May 30, 1997

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on May 30, 1997

The rug was going to be a problem. On a trip to St. Louis my sister-in-law bought a rug that we had to tote home. Even though the trunk of our long-term Grand Prix was already loaded with luggage f... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on April 9, 1997

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on April 9, 1997

Suddenly, it seems like the Sixties again. We're in a bright red Pontiac Grand Prix GTP sedan, which has been substantially overhauled for 1997. But Pontiac is trying to make the connection wi... Read full review