1983 Pontiac Trans Am User Reviews

1983 Pontiac Trans Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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foster7777 writes:
1983 Pontiac Trans Am Review
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5

Pros

fast runs good not hard to work on

Cons

small back seats

foster7777
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T/a — this is my 3 car and i love it its fast handels goods the sound system sounds rillie good but can not here it rilley good out side the car it needs some love paint head liner but over all i love it

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

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Roccman writes:
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its fun to drive its a head turner

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nothing

Roccman
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I Love This Car — i got in a mild cam headers 4:11 on a positraction rear end 5 speed manual recaro power seats 25 years with no problems what so ever its a joy to drive but in canada dont get to much time to drive it because of the wether

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

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Megan writes:
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handles great for a big car

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costs money to upkeep and upgrade

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Trans Am — I love this car, it definitely needs work because it's 25 years old, but I've had it for 6-7 years and she's my baby. So much you can do to get tons of HP and torque. No one believes that there's that much power under the hood, and it's great because the parts I need don't cost TONS, but they do add up over time.

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Brian writes:
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drives like a muscle car should. Looks like a sports car should!  Very sound, tight, and
solid car.  Light weight and aerodynamic.  A wonderful machine!  

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Difficult to start up sometimes, especially in the cold weather.  some gauges are still
broken.  A small rust spot here and there.  Window seals need some work too.  It is 25
years old.    

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I Got This Car In New Hamphsire. It's The Best Car I Ever Owned! — The interior of my 1983 Pontiac Trans Am is currently grey in color. It is a roomy vehicle. Stretch your legs and chill! It has a stock dash board with needle gauges in it. My car is a two door coupe with a spoiler on the back and Camaro style wheels. The exterior of the car is painted black with a gloss. It has fuel injection. It's a 6 cylander engine. It runs very solidly. It has an air intake hood scoop and looks very sleek. Step on the gas and the car takes off! Steering is powered, and the handling of the car is serene baby! It's a muscle/sports car with a great deal of power! Rev the engine, and you know it's there! Installed is the red scanner in the grill on the front of the car, directly above the bumper. Meet the Knight Industries Two Thousand! KITT!

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Michael writes:
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Head-turner, sounds great ( inside and out ), low miles, (basically) all original, decent gas mileage, handles great

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80's fit and finish, quick but not fast for a muscle car

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Original 25th Anniversay Daytona 500 Pace Car Edition — I bought this car when I was 15 completely original with only 42,000 miles. The only thing that had ever been changed was one belt. After I bought it I caught it up on some maintenance then added a fully custom exhaust including headers and also bought some nice 17" boyd coddington rims and kuhmo tires. Then I added a sound system with alpine head unit, eclipse speakers, and kicker amp and subs. It also has a few other things like keyless entry, alarm, etc and she now has about 54,000 miles on it.

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Mikey writes:
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Go-fast car that got decent mileage on the highway.

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Headlight motors were junk, metric 200 transmissions with aluminum clutches don't last long.

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Bought In 1987 And Still Sitting In My Back Yard! — Rebuilt 305 putting out 325 bhp, trashed one transmission and took it off the road in 1994 after a ghost Thunderbird rolled down my driveway and smucked the passenger side. Once had it up to about 300 kph, it was hard to tell because the car was ready to shake completely apart and go airborn at the same time! I'm sure the cop I passed at that speed remembers a blue blur going by him on the 401 at the bridge near Napanee in 1989, heh heh heh...

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