1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1 from North America
It is a great car, if taken car of properly
Overall I have been extremely happy with my 1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT. I bought the car in 2000 and it had 50,000 miles on it then, now in 2004 it has 114,000 miles on it, and I have never made any serious repairs to the car. The only thing that has ever been put on the car is a new alternator, and that was at 45,000 miles before I owned it.
I service the car myself and give it regular tune-ups, and the car has always ran great. Even with 114,000 miles on it, my car runs like a top, and still has a lot of power left in it, and I have to be easy because it will still turn the tires over if I'm not careful.
The car is quick and fast.
With regularly scheduled maintenance I plan on driving my Grand Am until its wheels fall off, which doesn't appear to be any time soon.
This car can easily make it to 200,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2004
22nd Nov 2004, 08:21
Well I'm at 130,000 and in the past year of ownership I've put 30,000 miles of beating it to death. Still runs fine, and even I believe it can make it to 200,000.
29th Jun 2006, 13:22
I just recently purchased a 97 GT with the 3100 V6 for 2,000. The car had 90,000 miles on it when I purchased it. The car runs great. It now has 100,050 miles on it. Runs stronger than my last 92 Grand Am I had, which now sits in the back yard with 187,000 miles on it. The 97 is a great car and can very easily make it to 200,000 miles if you do change the oil and keep it tuned up on a normal basis.