1996 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1996 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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tmac9496 writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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4

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Very fast, and fun car. None other like it.

Cons

Has the very long front end, hard not to scrape the front bumper pulling in places

tmac9496
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Love It. — Love everything about the car. Wouldnt want any other car. By far the best car ive ever owned, and driven. The car always catches peoples eyes, and they are always looking when i drive by. Kids love the way it looks too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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FireFoxFF writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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3

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It's a Firebird people.  They are not making these anymore!  This is a classic in the making so save them while you can!  Scheech!

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Zedel can be a money pit at times.  It rarely has prolems but when it does, they are whoppers.  Bought her for $3K and have dumped $4K into her.  But, whaddaya going to do?

FireFoxFF
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Zedel - Yes It's Name Is Zedel — Bought this car for my (then) 18 year old son. First car first love - you know the tune. Zedel has been a money pit at times but there are long stretches where nothing is wrong with her and you tend to forget the pain of repairs. Then, BOOM. But what are you going to do? Can't kill her, she's family. She will be a classic someday and my son takes car of that car like a puppy. Named her Zedel from her first license plate which started out with ZDL.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevlarkid writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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5

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6-speed trans

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price of parts & service

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Love It — I love this car its my baby, my girlfriend thinks its hers way better than the other camaros i've owned , super fast and lots of fun, most definantly not a winter car, t-tops are great, wish it still had a stereo, darn theives

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

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Billy writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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4

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just a fun car to start with. t-tops were a treat on nice days

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engine problems around 160K miles

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Perfect Car For A Guy Like Me To Start With. Never Regretted Buying It — this was my first car when i turned 16 and what a thrill it was. the perfect car for me to hit the road with. good acceleration but not too much a new driver couldnt handle effectivly. for a rear-wheel car it handled surprisingly well since its low but wide stance. american made so it had its faults here and there but overall a solid car. i loved the aggressive look the firebirds and trans ams took in the late 90's to early 2000's. gas wasnt too crucial since it was only a 6 cyl but it made for the perfect mix of fun and practicallity.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PonchoVip writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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4

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The T-tops.

Cons

6 cilinder.

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The Firebird. — Exelent Car, nice performance but i need por horse power thats why i sold it. Some of the parts are expensive on the dealer but you can find it on a yunk yard for a really nice price. Nice one.

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

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Zach writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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4

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Great mileage great styling

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If you need lots of room don't buy it

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Great Car — Styling is great, good power for a V6 but wish it was a V8 though. Pretty good acceleration and handling could be better. I haven't had to do too many repairs on the car but just general upkeep is important. Gets great gas mileage, 25-26 town/29-31 highway. It's a pretty fun car to drive.

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

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Jason writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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Fast, Fun, Scares away hondas...

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Not a good winter car

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Get It For Fun In The Summer — It was fast, fun, and reliable. It only had 50k on it when I bought it, so it was in extremely good shape, I did my best to keep it that way. I miss it now that I sold it.

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

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Casey writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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Runs great, fun to drive.

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Small back seat.

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'96 Firebird — 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 able to determine yet. After longer drives, I've got smoke coming from under the hood. It smells like burning oil, but we haven't found out where it's coming from. Also shortly after having purchased the car, the frame for the boot covering the shifter (the car is a manual transmission) broke and was difficult to replace.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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its fast

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gas mileage

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Idk — i like that its fast and durable and the torque of this car is incredible and looks really nice the gas mileage sucks but thats okay i also like the interior leather very comfy but can get really hot at sometimes.

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

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Gregory writes:
1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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fun, sexy, t-tops

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gas,  and the need of tlc.

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Good Car, But Could Be Better. — had good acceleration. nimble and quick. its an older car and does need tlc. but for the most part, quality was good. this car is sexy. cost of this car is in the gas... this car is very exciting to drive, speacially with an cia, shift kit, and exhaust :)

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

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2000 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

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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

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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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