1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America
If your looking for problems, you won't have a trouble finding them here
Windshield leaked after the dealer prepared the car for us to drive it off.
Electric switches on windows intermittently worked, even when the child button was not activated.
Rear strut broke in half.
Heads up display stopped working.
Airbag light indicates bad airbag.
Transmission stays stuck in 3rd gear, won't stay in overdrive, keeps shifting down into drive or 3rd.
CD player keeps giving errors, and has been pampered all of its life by cleaning Cd's before inserting.
Glove box light won't go off, due to poor engineering tolerances. Switch isn't making, because of obvious reasons, poor quality.
Love the engine, and the power it offers, but not worth the problems off the lot. Good luck.
I think that a little more effort by the manufacturer would resolve these problems. However I heard the same complains from a new Impala owner.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th May, 2004
12th Dec 2005, 14:27
I wish my 1997 Grand Prix was as good as yours. I have only 88,000 miles on mine and so far I have:
Replaced the steering rack including pump and hoses and other associated parts...twice. $1500 per time (the first time, GM covered it via recall, not the second time.)
Replaced the alternator.
Repaired non-working windshield wipers...Twice.
Replaced left rear passenger door moulding. It's falling off again, but I'm not spending the $300 to fix it again.
Both front door power windows have failed. ($450 per door to fix... I taped the windows closed.)
Replaced both headlights... twice each. I think they were about $75 apiece.
The left fog lamp has now failed. I'm not going to fix it.
In case you haven't guessed, this is my last GM vehicle.