1997 Pontiac Trans Sport Extended Standard from North America
Versatile workhorse for families on the go as long as it isn't to the opera valet parking
Rear air shocks out at 60 K.
Front pads every 30 K.
Fog lamp bulbs expired once.
Van decided to run into the back of a Celica, a senior moment.
One rear window motor replaced twice.
Battery could not be changed without full set of tools in the 'field'.
The XP2000 tires are a rip off for mileage.
Almost all problems were warranty covered and/or conveniently fixable. There are now the 1997, a 2000, a 2002 and a 2003 in the family. By far the most versatile seats, door options and since the 1997, every car in the family has to have steering wheel audio controls!!!
The last 2 have been salvage purchases out of rental fleets which speaks poorly for the low trade/resale value of any of the GM triplets, but easy to fix and keep. Can't wait for the 2005 redesigns.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2003