1997 Pontiac Firebird Overview


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Avg. Price: $4,299
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6 national listings
Formula Convertible
Avg. Price: $8,530
Trans Am
19 national listings
Trans Am Convertible
Avg. Price: $8,530

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4.65 stars

Based on 23 reviews

Greatest Cars Ever 4th Gen F-bodies by Matt
 — I love my car! It looks amazing. the aerodynamics are great. It is easily modified. There is a huge aftermarket for it . You can change anything you want and build it to whatever power level you would... Read More
Loved It, Wish I Still Had It, Will Always Miss It by Aaron
 — I loved this car and will miss it forever! Preformance-Acceleration, top speed, handleing and breaking were FANTASTIC for a 4000lbp 3.8L V6 (I got it to 120 MPH) Build Quality- I didnt have mutch luck... Read More
One Of Pontiac's Greatest Achievements! by Shannon
 — I've driven this car for 2 years now and i tell you it still drives like the day i got it. It has the WS6 performance package so power and handling is never an issue. its always eager to spin the ... Read More

1997 Pontiac Firebird Overview

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1997 Pontiac Firebird

Like the 1997 Camaro, the Pontiac Firebird represented the last of the style first revamped in 1993. It runs like the muscle car it is: gas inefficiently, but fun. GM's Series II 3800 V6 has pickup like a much bigger engine, making for an ever-exciting ride. The ultimate in Firebird power, the Trans Am has an LT1 V8 engine, providing much extra zip.

New in 1997 are daytime running lights and a redesigned dashboard. The interior itself is anything but spacious. While drivers may enjoy the reclining, sporty feel to their seat, passengers in the front and practically non-existent back seats may struggle a bit to find comfortable places for their legs.

The Firebird is great fun to drive and at a reasonable price.


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I Have A Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1997 Engine: 5.7 V8 Mileage: 146,000 Don...

The tires are from a corvette,New exhaust pipe,New turbo. Has T Tops, nee brake disk.

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Will Start, Won't Start

I recently traded for a '97 Firebird. The problem I'm having is sometimes when I drive it,, it will just shut down. Everything shuts off. Sometimes it will restart right away, sometimes not. Now, ...

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How Do I Test A Fuel Pump Module Ass. On My 97 Trans Am

It starts dieing on me from about 1/2 tank

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Headlight For My 97 Trans Am Won't Go Down All The Way?

The left light on my trans am won't go down all the way. When I flip the lights up it works just fine and will come up the rest of the way. But when I turn my lights off to flip them down it only ...

27 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

97 Trans Am Won't Start Turns Over Good But Won't Attempt To Start, Please ...

I tested fuel pressure at shrader valve it was good, changed fuel filter, changed crank shaft sensor, changed ignition coil, checked all fuses for continuity and all were good. I am looking for wh...

35 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)