1994 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1994 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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I love manual style cats and that's why I love this car

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It's crappy when I drive for more than 2 hours stright

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Good Car — I love stick shift cars good car to drag race I going to do that this year at the Milan drag strip Hopefully I get to burn rubber a few times while I'm out there I'm looking forward to this one again is a good car I like it alot

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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T-Tops, styling, stock audio system,  

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hard to diagnose or do it yourself repairs or even tune-ups on. These cars have problems with their electric windows motors, switches, etc. Original manufacturer no longer exsits so some new parts are hard or impossible to find. Some used parts are also rare and expensive.  

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I Like The T-tops And The Styling. — Earlier generations of the Firebird were made better and more relyable. I like the T-Tops and the styling. With after market Corvette wheels can be a head turner. Power to spare when it's tuned up and running properly. Not a good car for slick roads. Big blind spot. T-Tops come off/on and store easily. Never had a leak.

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1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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its fast!

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hard to work on engine

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Firebird — a fast sports car. quick acceleration, good breaking, very good handling, not the easiest to work on the engine. leather interior, t-tops, checkerboard tail lights stock rims. 12 - 13 mpg. not made to drive in rain. burns rubber easily. overall a blast to drive!

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

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EVERYTHING

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TTOPS leak and it stalls sometimes cuz it needs new spark plugs and fuel filter

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Great Car — Drives strong, sounds like a beast, no rust at all, looks great, and is a great muscle car. You can hear it from down the block and it can nevr be stopped. TRUE AMERICAN MUSCLE. THE GREEN BEAST. THE END

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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style, reliable, handling, audio

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egr valve probelms

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Budget Priced Sports Car. — I love this car! I always have been a firebird nut. It only has the v-6 3.4l, but the 160 horse power seems fine. It has been a very dependable car. I have 208,000 miles on it with only minor issues. My only main issue is with the digital egr valve. The check engine light will come on when i let off the gas, and start coasting. Had it checked out, and it was the egr valve. Put on a new one with gasket, and cleaned the carbon out of the ports. Reset computer, but the check engine light still comes on. The car runs great, so Iam not going to worry about it anymore. Has a small oil leak, but hey after 208,000 miles i can live with that. Sure i rather have the Trans Am, or Formula, but with the gas prices these days i am happy with the 27 mpg hwy with the v-6. I get plenty of looks, and compliments. There are so many mustangs out there that nobody really pays attention to them anymore. Since the Firebird was discontinued in 2002 they are becoming more rare to see them, so they get more attention. The body style grabs attention more then the boxey mustang. I like to see a mustang get to 200,000 miles with the few minor repairs that i have had with my 1994 firebird.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amazing looks, nice handling, great sound

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high maintenance costs in foreign country's

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Unique Car Experience! — So I recently bought a Pontiac Firebird 1994 with a 3.4l engine. It's an amazing car, but I already found out that repairs and parts are quite expensive in the Netherlands... Performance: The performance of the car is nice...it accelerates just fine and because it's such a big and heavy car with rear wheel drive, the handling on the road is in my oppinion perfect. But to be honest, I drove a Nissan 100 NX before this car, so that just makes a big difference...Braking is good, but the pedal (like all other pedals as well) is a bit tough...maybe I'm going to ajust that... Build Quality: I had this car like a few months and it suddently broke down...after 6 weeks, they made some unnecessary repairs, like changing the time chain and the time chain gears, spark plugs and -wires, but still wasn't running smoothly. Finaly, a US-Car specialist changed the fuel pump unit, replaced 2 spark plug wires and reset the computer and the car was repaired! Now I have to repair the muffler and cath, because they've been broken during the engine malfunction. I also need to repair the heatingsystem; it's only blowing hot air, no matter if you turn on the airco. Appearance: The exterior of the car is one of the reasons I fell in love with it. The lines of the car are amazing, esspecialy when the headlights are down...it's aerodynamic correct! The interior is nice; you have a good overview of all the buttons on your dash board and the clockworks are easy to overview as well. Clear clocks, with both mph as km/h. The only thing which disappoints me is the condition and choice of fabric for the seats...I wish it was leather, would be much nicer in my oppinion. But on the other hand, the seats are marvelous to sit on. Cost of ownership: Well, as I said before, it isn't very cheap to repair or change parts. Recently the repair costs were like (converted from € to $) $2500,- and still need some small repairs... Gas mileage? I don't know, but as long as I get in and out of the car with a big smile on my face, I really don't care how much gas it uses. Fun factor: For me, 9/10. It has the looks, it has the comfort, it has the sound of power (though it would be nice to have some more hbp) and it's a head turner in The Netherlands...3 words: Unique Car Experience!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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its awesome lol

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optispark

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94 Firebird Formula — best car ive owned yet, had it for three years, its been a blast. Right now I have the engine pulled to put a stroked engine which should hopefully be making around 500 horsepower when finished. I hope to keep it forever if i can.

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

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Looks, Power, Fun

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Fast And Affordable. — These cars are great with lots of power and torque. The LT1 engine produces 285 factory horsepower which is a great amount that will keep up with most of today's models. The car is really fun to drive and is really a thrill and stiff sport ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun Fun Fun

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Lack of driving experience

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She Has Balls In All The Right Places — She is tempermental and often will lose traction easily enough on wet surfaces. She is quite capable of handling sound however and does not rattle like others have. She is sa dream for me to drive onward and onward. She only cost me 2500$ which was the exchange price of a new Grand Am coupe family car 4 cylinder. She has needed ample repairs due to the fact that the previous owner did nothing to take car of her. 140k miles is a long time to go without servicing.

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

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Everything

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Badass — So it burns gas fast, but it gets you there faster. The body is sleek, and the interior is really clean. For a car built in the 90's it was ahead of its time. Overall, a real fun to drive car.

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

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

The Power And The Look Of A Classic Sports Car. By Hollywoodhandler

This car is very eye-catching. The sleek style always turns heads, especially when the top is down. It has lots of power and handles corners like a dream. it gets approximately 22-24 miles mpg highway... Read More

Soooo Much Fun By mottomike7

and at least with my version 188k miles, the reliability was an issue. The alternator went along with the pullies and the belts but in all fairness any car that is 13 years old and with nearly 200k of... 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

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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