1996 Pontiac Firebird Overview


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Formula Convertible
Trans Am
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Trans Am Convertible
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1996 Trans Am by Devin
 — It has great straight line performance and is much better in the twisties than people would have you believe. The motor is absolutely bullet-proof and just as powerful as the newest Mustangs in stock ... Read More
My Third Vehicle, And My Baby by Travis
 — This is the 3rd car that I've owned. Found it at a car lot listed for $7,000 and loved it! I traded in my other vehicle for this one and do not regret it. The car looks Sweet, and is FUN to drive. It'... Read More
'96 Firebird by Casey
 — Pontiac makes BEAUTIFUL Firebirds/Trans Ams. Its a great looking car that turns heads all the time. It runs great, but I bought it used and there's been a problem with the engine that nobody has been ... Read More

1996 Pontiac Firebird Overview

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1996 Pontiac Firebird

The 1996 model brings with it some additional options as well as some newly standardized equipment. The 3.8-liter V6 engine which was optional in the 1995 models, is standard in the 1996 base model, and the Formula had its 5.7-liter V8 enhanced to 285 horsepower (305 in the Trans Am).

As always, the Firebird's big engine is what distinguishes it from other sports cars--especially those in its price range where it remains unmatched in value. Alloy wheels with painted surfaces add a sleeker look to the pony car. A variety of packages were available to sport up the look of the car, as well as to add some nice features, such as more engine power, traction control, and remote keyless entry.

Minuses of the Firebird include a failure to adhere to slippery roads (especially in Winter) and a lack of passenger and cargo room.


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Pontiac Firebird Questions


1996 Firebird Base Model 3.8 V8 Auto. No Power At Starter

Everything electrical works on the car, (plenty of power) I do not have power to the starter solenoid "exciter wire" I have 12 volts from the battery and the ground is good. I have replaced the ...

8 views with 7 answers (last answer 19 hours ago)

How Can I Get My 4-speed Transmission To Correctly Go Into Od Again?

I have a 1996 Formula T/A with a 5.7L engine and a 4-speed trans. It had a 3.23 limited slip differntial. It started really 'howling' at freeway speeds. I had it replaced with a 3.73 Auburn posi-trac....

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)

I Have A 1996 Firebird With New Fuel Pump New Fuel Filter Will Not Start Wa...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Terris Beck

My Car Take A Couple Cranks To Start Up

70 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)

Malfunctioning Pop Up Headlights

When I turn on the parking lights the headlights pop up but are not lit. when I turn them off the left motor keeps running for about 5-10 seconds then stops. I installed a new motor but it didn't hel...

58 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 months ago)