1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 from North America
American power at 1/2 the price
Door panel became loose, dash squeak, leather wore out on drivers side prematurely, OEM tires (Michelen) were outright dangerous, front discs completely shot at 40,000 miles.
This car hauls serious Butt, I have a K&N cone intake and Flowmasters that give it a few more ponies, The warm up time for the supercharger is long in cold weather and the same goes for the suspension. The best part of owning this car is leaving the BMW s and the MB s in your rear view mirror. Power off the line is instantaneous, bye, bye euro turbo s.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2004
20th Oct 2005, 16:43
I am the original poster for this 97 GTP. Although it never lost its ability to accelerate like its rear end was on fire, several issues popped up in the next year and a half. The alternator went south requiring a tow, the headlight lens fell off, the display lights were acting funky, the belt tensioner and several pulleys needed replacement, and the killer problem that make me get rid of it.. the supercharger bearings were screaming and needed to be rebuilt. Bad things were happening too frequently to hang on. Traded it for a 4X4.
14th Oct 2006, 19:28
Question, I just got a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, and at the moment it is in good condition. What I am wondering is after reading all the comments is about what mileage did all problems start occuring?
5th Jul 2007, 11:34
To answer your question. Except for the brakes and headlight problem, the car ran well up to 55-60,000 miles.