1997 Pontiac Grand Am (Worst)
By 1997, the Grand Am was outdated and outclassed by the competition. While GM would release an updated model the next year, the 1997 model didn’t offer anything unique. The engine is considered one of the least reliable, as GM switched to using Dex-Cool in all their vehicles. The performance of the Grand Am from this year is lackluster and there were far better cars on the market (via Classic Car Database).
The 1997 Pontiac Grand Am model is not the most satisfactory in terms of the history of the car. There are much better options available on the market. The Grand Am from this era has become harder to find. Part of that is because the car was not that popular with consumers. You’ll seldom see one of these on the road anymore because they just didn’t make sense.