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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"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
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"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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Rob writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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4

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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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Mike writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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Everything

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MPG

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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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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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Drew writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Review
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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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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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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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Sam writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Review
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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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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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Allen writes:
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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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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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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