1997 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1997 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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" 10 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"speed" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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pottsformula writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Handling, power and over all good looks

Cons

Cheap construction of the interior

pottsformula
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Super Car — An exceptional car. I have had the car for four years and it still amazes me. The power and ease of driving this car is great. The faster you go the better the car handles. The only problem is the seats, they could be a little more firm. I will pass this car on to my son.

Owner for 2,171 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,500

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Matt writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

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Easilly Modified, Fun To Drive, Relatively Inexpensive, Very easy for a proffesional to modify.

Cons

A little hard for an amature to work on.

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Greatest Cars Ever 4th Gen F-bodies — 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 like from mild street to insane strip! You can modify the engine, transmission, brakes, body, interior, suspension, Forced induction, nitrous, Etc... I have not done many upgrades yet, But I put a K&N intake on it, that will soon be replaced by an SLP Intake. I put Pace Setter Ceramic coated headers, and a full Magnaflow exhaust, a Hotchkis adjustabe panhard rod, An Inland Empire single piece aluminum drive shaft, and drilled and slotted rotors.

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Coastal_Gurl writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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4

Pros

Very stylish looking, interior controls are driver friendly.  I love the way it handles when driving around corners ... I hugs better than Grandma!!!!

Cons

No cargo space, definitely not a family car & especially if you have a car seat .. The only way to put a car seat in it correctly is to remove the seat cushion(which has been made to remove easily).
Constant problems with sensors... 3 out of 5 times the car will not start...

Coastal_Gurl
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Hot, Sporty Little Ride...if It Will Start!!! — It is a hot & sporty little car that has some get up & go. interior controls are very driver friendly, however there is no cargo room and this is definitely not a family car. Low profile, so if you don't like the feeling you are sitting in the road , it is not the car for you.

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

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Dani writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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4

Pros

Drive quality, sound system, smoothness of  the ride, gas mileage

Cons

Wind shield motor needs replaces, color

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My Baby Girl — I love my Frenchie. She has a beautiful sound system for the stock speakers. I love driving this car around, she gets about 20 mi. to the gallon. The looks i get from people when i get into my car is hilarious. I wish the exterior wasn't red (not one my fave colors) , but yea. gotta love what i got for what it is :D. it's perfect for me..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

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Love the style and handling.

Cons

Mileage is average. Should have gotten a V8 manual.

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97 Firebird Base — Pretty fast for a 90s v6. Gets me into plenty of trouble. ;) Overall, I love just about everything about the car. Hope to step up to a ws6 someday, with a twin turbo'd ls6. Then we'll be haulin the mail. XD

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremy writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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5

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Fast, sounds good, looks pretty sweet, good LT1 engine and drivetrain, Magnaflow performance cat-back system, decent factory audio system. Lots of horsepower and torque too.

Cons

Pretty much all the electric motors throughout the car are crap - I had to replace the wiper motor, window motors, and antenna motor. Also, the suspension gets stiff and creaky in cold weather. Oh, and the headlight motors aren't that great either. LOL.

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It's Pretty Badass — I bought this car in April 2007. I've had my share of issues with it, but nothing surprising about buying a used car. Sometimes I wish I would've bought a newer model with an LS1 and manual transmission, but I got this for a decent price and I'm pretty attached to it now.

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bionicangel writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

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It is a looker!!

Cons

Traction in the snow!

bionicangel
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One Of The Last Of A Dying Breed — This car is awesome to drive. Handling is great, except on snow! I only have a few things to fix, and it will look brand new!! Mileage isn't too bad. I will write more specifics after I've had it awhile.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SteveNatale writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Review
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5

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Great looking and driving car

Cons

No complaints...

SteveNatale
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Love It! — Great car. I special-ordered it in June of 1996. It has a 3800 V-6 with automatic. Of the 1,200 Firebird convertibles produced for the 1997 model year, it is one of 75 blue-green cars made. It was ordered with a 3:42 disc posi rear-end, and factory duel exhaust. Mileage as of 12/10: 203,000.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dusty writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

Pros

Big engine! an car among cars.

Cons

Very lite for a high horse power car, can hydroplain easy.

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Firebird, Nuff Said. — Its got a 5.7L 320 hp (thats what the book says, its at least 450hp) posi rear axle, has had a full transmision overhaul with a performence shift kit installed. Has a K&N forced induction system, its a 4 speed automatic, but it shifts out of second at about 85mph.

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

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Dave writes:
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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5

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It rides on rails

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low speed turning radius sucks

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Drive Pontiac — A sexy sleek vehicle that is decent on gas and gets you there quick. drop the tops and cruise the main strip all day. watch your neck for whiplash in corners it definitely turns where ever you want it to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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