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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"power" 3 reviews
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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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Josh writes:
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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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John_Wolf81 writes:
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5

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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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5

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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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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.

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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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Fulcrum writes:
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5

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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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2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Great To Look At And Fun To Drive By dled1286

I love the look of the car. Its a very classy look and makes a really good noise even for a V6. Although its a V6 it still eats the gas but thats not a huge deal. There are some manufacturing issu... Read More

Looks Great Aways Been A Very Dependable Car By Gary

Never had anything leave this car stranded. Great looks and handling. Gas mileage is great. 35 MPG from Lauderdale to Daytona.Gets great compliments at all times.reat car for someone who likes Classic... Read More

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Ls1 By Kyle

Its a nice powerful car with amazing looks. Gm did a awesone job at making the 4th f bodys. Its a true mustang killer! With over 300hp stock and very little to be done to make it to 400hp. ls1 was tou... Read More

My "mid-life Crisis" Car! By Ran322

I've only had this car for a couple of months, but so far I love it. It takes some getting used to, and there are a few tricks to learn to be able to see around the blind spots and keep the back from ... Read More

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2000 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

I Would Definitely Recommend This Car. Sleek, Smooth, And Beautiful. By summit900

The look of this car is beautiful. The inside is nice for a 14 year old car. There are no rattles or any problems. The t-tops and rear hatch seals don't leak, this seems to be a problem area for these... Read More

A Good Buy By Alex

I wont lie it is a V6 so its not the fastest thing out there. But for a first running car and at around 2850 dollars it was a pretty damn good find. It handles great I got new tires and rear brakes fo... Read More

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1999 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Black Beaty By mln876

This car is a V6, but it does have power and speed. Had good take off power, she glides around curves like they are nothing. This car loves to go fast, faster you go the smoother the ride, it's an o... Read More

Raven 13 By Anita

My bird is always fun to drive! With the Eaton rear end, she hangs the curves like there's no tomorrow!!!!!Who cares about gas mileage? She was built to run. Performance is top notch, and appearance I... Read More

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1998 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Looks Good, Runs Good, Overall Great Car By JakeLangbecker

kinda hard to find parts to repair, if bought in good shape and condition, congrats, if not well you have your work cut out for you. nice over all power, should've gotten the v8. nice car over all tho... Read More

Cool Enough For Daily Drive, But Neds Care Like Others. By Haralds

I am a Firebird fan, so it would not be to fair against others. Small engough for city parking, fast when needed, but sometimes a little too low torque, stick-shift what's a real-deal thingy, only for... Read More

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