1994 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1994 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 reviews

  • 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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Sanders writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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Amazing looks, nice handling, great sound

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high maintenance costs in foreign country's

Sanders
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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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Charles writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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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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Darrell writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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4

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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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Sam writes:
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5

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Looks good and is a comrfortable cruiser that turns heads, fantastic summer car with those t-tops.

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Not the fastest or best handling car, if you want this look at a Trans Am or Formula.

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My First American Car, And What A Car, A Real Head Turner! — Obviously I'm biased, but this is a fantastic car, it may not be the fastest car, although for the entry level engine the 3.4L V6 is no slouch. It certainly won't win any prizes for best handling, it is a big heavy car, so more a cruising car than a 'throw it in to bends' kind of sports car! And leave plenty of distance in front of you cause as with alot of american cars, the brakes aren't the best in the world, although the abs will help you out of trouble. This model, with it's t-tops is a great summer car, it does retain some of it's rigidity though not being a full convertable so isn't a bad all year round car either (I should know I've had it a year!). It's a comfortable all year round, head turning cruiser and a great summer car, but if you're looking for performance go look at the 5.7L V8 Trans Am or Formula.

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Nick writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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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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Allen writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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Looks, Power, Fun

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None

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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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Drew writes:
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5

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Sexy shape, sexy performance.

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Low-quality plastics, model is aging.

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Firebird, Ya! — This is my baby and my love, and despite the fact that it's falling apart, it's got 150, 000 and is still going strong.

I wish the interior plastics were of higher quality, but for a GM car of the vintage, damn it's a good vehicle.

I can say that I have ploughed into at least 6 curbs my tenure owning it, all on the right front side.  Any lesser small car would have needed thousands in repairs by now, but this car... was almost designed to be ploughed into curbs.

I have needed no more than a few alignments and a few new wheels.  

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Alex writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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Very good acceleration, loud subs.

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Only 1 cup-holder.

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Fast — Its really fast, uh got preformance heads, and new headers, k&n air filtercharger, 350 corvette lt-1 engine, exhaust cut out, inside got a 5 inch touch screen deck, 2 10" alpine type x subs with hifonics 2000 watt amp, outside got 18" rims, so it rips around good enough for me haha.

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Justin writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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5.7L V8

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automatic

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94 Firebird Formula — i love the car it looks great and has the performance to back it up the there is only a few things that i do not like about it 1) its and automatic and 2) it does not have the T tops. other than that the car has been great to me. it corners well and acceleration is good and it beats other cars in its class such as the mustang and camaro

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Prince-Rashon writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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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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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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