1997 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1997 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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  • 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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1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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Very stylish looking, interior controls are driver friendly.  I love the way it handles when driving around corners ... I hugs better than Grandma!!!!

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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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Love the style and handling.

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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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Things Only Last If You Take Care Of Them. — This car was falling apart when i got it. Teh bad thing was that I got it from someone who i thought was a friend. When I changed the oil after buying it It looked like tar oozing out of the bottom of the car.I found out later that the guy drove it to Vegas from Chicago 5 (five) months before i bought it and had yet to change the oil. when i got rid of it a year later I found out the the midshaft bearing ws gone, floor pans were almost rusted through, the driver door sagged, and the aftermarket exhaustwasnt installed properly. I amn sure that if this car were in better shape I would have enjoyed it more. Thanks for letting me waste my time and money Mike.

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It is a looker!!

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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.

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Review
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Great looking and driving car

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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.

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Big engine! an car among cars.

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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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1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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Really fun to drive.

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Expensive to Repair.

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Excellant Car To Own. — Out of a scale of 10, the Fun Factor to Drive is 12. The Accerlation of the car is great as long as you can drive a Stick. The Gas Mileage that I am getting in the city is about 12 mpg, and about 23 or 24 on the highway.

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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.

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

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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..

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its fun for nice weather and showing off

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bad in snow or on slick roads

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Fun Car A Real Joy Ride — good performance, has nice push back when you floor it. brakes are good, turns like a boat, don't even attempt to drive it in the snow. build is pretty good, only had to do a few minor repairs so far. love the appearance, inside and out, love how the lights flip up and down. MPG's aren't that bad, about 19 miles a gallon city. not alot of maintenance,just keep it clean and sparkly. LOVE to drive on warm days with the t-tops down. get alot of attention, and it hauls!

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