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1996 Pontiac Firebird Overview


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13 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,758
Avg. Price: $8,686
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $8,715
Formula Convertible
Trans Am
Avg. Price: $9,413
Trans Am Convertible
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $7,548

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Based on 23 reviews

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

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How To Fix Back Breaks

Changing the back drums breaks on my 1996 friebrid

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I Have A 1996 Firebird On When I Driving It The Inside Of The Car Smells Of...

79 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

How To Remove Engine From 1996 Firebird 3800 ?

I'm going to replace the engine in a 1996 firebird 3800 looking for the proceedure ? does it come out the top or the bottom ? Thanks Howard

178 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

I Have A 1996 Firebird. The Passenger Side Headlight Wants To Stay In The ...

When I turn off the light both headlamps go down then about 1 to 2 seconds later the right head light pops up again. I can open the hood and manually use the knob and screw it back down with no probl...

277 views with 4 answers (last answer 9 months ago)

Hi Anyone Know Why The Headlights Don't Work On Dim And The Day Time Runny ...

i have a 96 sunfire and only has bright lights that work i have change relay and light swich

129 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)