1979 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1979 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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Fulcrum writes:
1979 Pontiac Firebird Review
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5

Pros

T-Tops, monster moter, 165mph top end

Cons

Big car! Huge turning radius.

Fulcrum
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Trans Ams Are Not Simply A Firebird! — There is a world of difference between a Firebird and a Trans Am. First off how about the 6.6 liter (Olds 403ci) It was faster then the desert wind, more powerfull then a raging lion to bad it got stolen.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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Damian writes:
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5

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rearwheel drive, very fast, and growing in value.

Cons

cant drive it daily due to 8 mpg.

35

2nd Gen F-body Muscle Car. — 400 sb chevy motor th350 transmission 3:73 posi rear ws6 performance package 17in cragar s/s mags hankook racing tires

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Josh writes:
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4

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Looks great, long lasting, gets the ladies!

Cons

Heavy, no airbags, doors are a pain.

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Greatest Car I've Ever Had! — This is a survivor! Built for heat, this thing withstands high heats with its nice sporty Chevy built motor. It cost quite a bit on gas, but hardly a thing in parts! And you know it's always fun to pull up in a Firebird! :D

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
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4

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its fun to drive, handles wel, and it makes you think youre the bandit :D

Cons

rust... thats about it

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Great Car, But Needs A Lot Of Repair Due To Age, But Runs And Drives Great — well the car is a project so i dont know about how everything is but its reliable, starts every time and pretty easily too, not to big on speed but has good torque, car is built pretty well, has common rust for these cars and paint is faded but the car is 31 years old and drives better than my 97 chrysler concorde. it gets horrible gas mileage because it has a slow leak. the car is very fun to drive when i can.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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John_Wolf81 writes:
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5

Pros

Fun

Cons

70's Pontiac motors are POOPY!!

John_Wolf81
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If You Have Dough And Time To Play! I'm A Family Guy Now, So I Sold It Off For A Minivan. Ugh! — had a heavily modified 69 Pontiac 350 motor. I was getting around 350 hp with that setup, then came the Pontiac 400 motor, swapped the 6x heads onto that and sold off the rest. fun project. Great handling, better power

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tanner writes:
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5

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muscle car

Cons

cop attractor

35

Love It — awesome, good quality parts very solid, becoming a popular collector car, 301 2bbl- not very much power but enough, very low cost to own, just change the oil, this is a very fun car to dive around in the summer.

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Joe writes:
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4

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good lookin

Cons

frame rot

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79 Firebird — frame rot, other then that a real head turner, great paint job, not the biggest engine but still gets the job done with the 301 V8, if it had maybe the 400 turbo then would be plenty, might need a little more room in the back but as the driver who cares i dont sit back there!!

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Derek writes:
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Everything

Cons

Nothing

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Best Lookin Muscle Car In Payson Highs Lot! — Well mine has been in the family since it was new in 1979. It has about 200,000 on the original engine and still purrs like a kitten. Mine has been pretty much restored except for the engine, which I have plans for in the future. Great car

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