1977 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

1977 Pontiac Grand Prix Olds 350 from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Olds 350 Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles

Summary:

The 77 Grand Prix is arguably the most enjoyable car I ever drove

Faults:

The only thing I had to do was change out the radiator, due to neglect from the descendant of the original owner and purchaser. Other than that, the car didn't need anything major. It was well maintained.

General Comments:

I sold the car in 2008 after I purchased the car I really wanted (Boattail Buick Riviera). But I admit I am now second guessing myself for selling the car. I sold it because I didn't have room to keep it.

The Grand Prix was sooooo fun to drive! Always reliable. Starts up on the first crank. Drives and handles smoothly on the highway.

I admit that the Grand Prix actually drives and handles better than the Riv, although the Riv has a bit more power. Actually, I enjoyed driving this car more than my late model cars!

The interior was well maintained and the body was straight with no dents. It could've used a paint job, but I didn't have time to get it done. Everything was all original.

I just recently saw another 77 model Grand Prix for sale. I'm strongly thinking about purchasing it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2010

1977 Pontiac Grand Prix 403 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 403 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

The perfect blend of luxury and performance

Faults:

Mechanically, I have had to do nothing other than routine maintenance. I have replaced the weatherstripping around the doors and trunk. But considering that the old ones held up for 25 years, I'm not complaining.

General Comments:

The 1977 Grand Prix is an absolutely great car. The driver oriented interior fits like a glove. Everything is within easy reach and where you would expect it to be. The torque of the 403 V8 makes for quick acceleration and easy passing on the highway. All that, and I still average 20 miles per gallon highway/city combined. The 8 to 1 compression allows me to run regular unleaded, which makes the car economical to drive, especially when compared with other makes of the same vintage. I highly recommend the car and wouldn't hesitate to own another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2003

24th Mar 2004, 23:07

I agree that the '77 Grand Prix is a well-designed car for its time. I bought a '77 GP in 1995 from the second owner. It had about 75k miles on it. It had the small (301) V8, and the engine knocked a little bit whenever it was started, but it never gave me any problems while I owned it and had adequate power. I thought the car handled very well and still felt pretty tight after all those years. I put 25k miles on it with the only repairs being the replacement of the radiator, water pump, and lower radiator hose. It provided six years of good service.

I really grew to love the looks of the car as well. In my opinion, this is one of the most handsome and well-proportioned cars from the 70's. It even got decent gas mileage (15 city and 19 highway).

1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 400 4Brl. from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 400 4Brl. Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired18608 miles
Most recent distance19068 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

A high performance luxury car

Faults:

I had to put in a heater core. Otherwise a good clean car.

General Comments:

I love it! It has all the power I need and still gets 20 miles to the gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2000

1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 400 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 400 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired165650 miles
Most recent distance165670 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Just purchased. Needed shocks, brake shoes and a turn signal bulb, but is overall in great condition.

General Comments:

Love my ROOMY new car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2000

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews