1987 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1987 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"shape" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"door" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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cunningham5319 writes:
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4

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Looks great, long and low, real head turner, fast.

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Too long, hard to park, gas mileage only 16 mpg.

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Great!! — I would recommend this model to anyone looking for a great ride. Fast, furious and fun. Great to look at and to drive. accellerates smoothly, cruises nicely at 80 mph, seems to hunker down, grip the road and go. Good brakes, relatixely quiet cabin, nice ride.

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

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Ashley writes:
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4

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the look of the car, performance

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broke too soon

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Silver Bullet — v8, 305 ....first car, had alot of fun cruising in this and racing people when i was 17 lol, comfortable, good looking car, performance was ok..needed some upgrades but it was good enuf for what we needed it for

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

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Josh writes:
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looks good and run good

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dont have a reason to not to tell anyon

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Its A Good Car On A Nice Day — the car well move on you but its not a good call if wanting to drive it all year around mine suck in the rain and snow but still fun to have there so much you can do with one so get one if you can

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kelly writes:
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5

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Fast, fun, great shape, no rust love the body style

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Needs a bit of paint by the t-tops and quarter panels, not much though, engine needs a little tweeking, interior needs some love and the wiring is driving me crazy...

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Man I Love These Cars! — This is my 1987 Firebird Formula. It's got a 305 HO V8 5.0 liter Carborated engine. 205 HP with the headers, top speed 140mph. Haven't tested the acceleration yet, but it certainly likes to take off... it's got a posi rear-end but i don't know the gear ratio...

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cunningham5319 writes:
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Overall, I really love this car! It is in GREAT condition, as close to "showroom" as I have ever seen. Ext. and int. both almost perfect. One owner, until me, never seen a snowflake, garaged since day one. The car was ordered by the original owner to his specifications so I have options most 'birds never would have: pwr door locks, pwr windows, am/fm,ac,rear defroster.

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Gas mileage(16-18) and a little under powered.

cunningham5319
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Great Car! — Like almost everything and dislike almost nothing! Could use a little more hp and front bucket seat is a little uncomfortable and a little hard to get out of. But the 'bird looks and sounds great! The car runs really well and accellerates nicely and brakes very well. The car is a riot to drive and its size makes one feel secure but the t-tops cause some vision problems as they reflect off the mirrors. Cverall, however, this is a fine ride, well manufactured and fun to drive. I am proud to own this vehicle.

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

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Kyle writes:
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there arent many around anymore

Cons

people dont appreciate it for what it is

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Great Older Car For The Money — performance wise its under powered only 150? hp stock brakes great no abs handles extremely well build quality for being 25 years old it needs relativly little work mostly little stuff apperance wise they dont make them like they use to i love the lines of this car good gas millage what can you excpect from a car of this age parts are cheap this car is a blast to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Austin writes:
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it rides like a caddi

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its apperance

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My Car — this cars preformance is amazing compared to when i first bought it the engine was missing a lot of parts in which the engine isn,t even for this car its older 5.0 rebuilt a lot of the cars fuel lines, its struts, and diffrent parts of the engine. the body is in good shape there isn't much rust at all, the drivers side t-top leaks a little but thats hard to prevent on old cars. the hood is pretty messed up because of the sand dammage and salt damage from the coast of california. it gets bout 25 mpg on highway and about 15 city. this car is super fun especially on a dirt road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
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3

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The feel of the 80's that it gives you.

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spark plugs a pain to change

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My 87 Firebird — It's a great car that needs some work. It's fast for the year. The build quality could be better but it's typical of 1987.The car is very fun to drive fast and it corners well if it has good tires.

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

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Mikey writes:
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True sports car

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Gas milage but who cares

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Firebird — I have owned four firebirds and ill one one till the day i die. There is nothing like the feeling of cruising down the highway in one with the t tops off and the stereo cranked. If youve never drivin one get on it!!

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

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Stephanie writes:
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looks, sound (fake duelies)

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acceleration/speed

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Loved This Car... — This car was awesome...I had the 2.8 so it wasn't that fast but it still looked and sounded mean :)

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

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2000 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

It's Awesome ! By Dianataylor

I didn't have anything that I disliked about this car. It's fun, very economy, easy to maintain and a lot of fun to drive. Especially after a stressful day. There is nothing like driving around with ... Read More

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

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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

Awesome! By Defyall1986

Love everything and hate nothing about this car. Awesome looking car with great power. Has ton of appeal and turns heads everywhere. Future classic car with timeless styling! Since Pontiac no longer e... Read More

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

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