1998 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

1998 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 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: 4.8 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

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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Defyall1986 writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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5

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Timeless style with great LSX power!

Cons

Nothing

Defyall1986
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Awesome! — 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 exist, this car will without a doubt be a sought after car in years to come due to the excellent Fbody platform, power, and looks. Don't hesitate if you can get your hands on a nice Trans Am. You won't regret it.

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

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my98firebird writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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5

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Fast especially with the 6 speed.  

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Poor gas mileage.

my98firebird
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Sporty — Great power. Extremely dependable. Ordered this car back in Sept 97 and waited 3 months to have it built for me. No T-Tops. No extra frills. This car runs great and has needed very little repairs. Lots of original equipment still on it..

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

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JakeLangbecker writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

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Good power for a v6 engine of is time.

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kind of a pain in the ass since it was handed down to me

JakeLangbecker
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Looks Good, Runs Good, Overall Great Car — 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 though yeah

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Mitchell writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

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RWD, light weight fast car, fully customizable, t-tops,

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brake dust on alloy wheels =(, headlight problems, windows motor problems,

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I Recommend This Car For Anyone Who Wants A Sporty Car That Doesnt Wanna Spend Alot Of Money On Gas — very nice car it will beat 85% of all cars under 8 CYL engines and most likely will beat all 305 8 CYL engine depending on weight ratio, its not all about performance though the looks are one of the best parts of the car overall with removable t-tops for a hot day this we definitely get the ladies in your car. with a little exhaust work no matter what it is people will be scared to race you even in a base trim.

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

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Haralds writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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4

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Small engough for city parking, fast when needed, but sometimes a little too low torque, stick-shift what's a real-deal thingy, only for 2 people or with young family - 2 adults + 2 kids, but no more needed,

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Only for 2 people or with young family - 2 adults + 2 kids,but no more needed, small cargo capacity which is a bad thing for long traveling,

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Cool Enough For Daily Drive, But Neds Care Like Others. — I am a Firebird fan, so it would not be to fair against others. Small engough for city parking, fast when needed, but sometimes a little too low torque, stick-shift what's a real-deal thingy, only for 2 people or with young family - 2 adults + 2 kids, but no more needed,

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexander writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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LS1 Engine, T-56 Transmission, Unlimited Potential, Inexpensive Parts

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Interior Quality, Rear End, Suspension

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Best Performance Vehicle For The Money. — Words cannot describe how truly amazing this car is. Having owned many other sport cars in the past I didn't think I was going to get much better. Boy was I wrong! The Formula has an extemely powerful LS1 engine which is the same engine in the Corvette. The engine is incredibly smooth and sounds great. Also, I get 26 miles per gallon highway! I ran 13.48 at 105mph (stock).

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carter writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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it drives great, gas mileage everythings is great,

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motors in the lights, and windown motor goes out

carter
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A Grat Looking Car. Tha Piant Is Still Real Good — i love my car. the only things i don't like is motors in the lights, and the right side windownmotor goes out. the cost is great. i love driving this car. it drive good it handles the road great. i am a woman. who loves this car.

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Kyle writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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4

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Good power, great mpg's, FUN TO DRIVE

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The Amazing 3.8 V6 — The 3.8 v6 has surprising power and when backed by the 5 speed manual tranny gets great gas miliage. I can drive this car pretty hard and average 26 mpg, or drive it nice and get up to 32. The handling is awsome, 98 and up v6 f-body's have the same suspension setup as the v8 models.

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

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Haley writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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3

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It's a great, sexy car perfect weekend getaway car.

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I bought the car used and the seats had to be replaced but I found some electronic ones on EBAY for cheap, and the oxygen sensors are always burning out.

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My Before I Was A Mommy Car. — Handles great, mileage is wonderful.

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demomoss writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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FAST FAST FAST! Car runs like a bat out of hell and for the price, there are very few other cars that can keep up!

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Don't buy as a family car!

demomoss
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This Is Not A Car For The Family Man, But It's Defenatly A Weekend Driver That Is Made For Fun! — This car is fantastic, I drove this car all summer with the T-Tops out and hair blowing in the wind. It was fast, cool, turned heads, and never had a single issue. This car is an engine on wheels that was made to haul ass. The brakes are strong, shifting is smooth as glass, and corners like it's on rails. The only gripe I would ever have with this car is that it just isn't made for more than two people, and friends just hate being cramped into the backseat, but this car is made for two, so get your lover, turn the key, and prepare for a very fun ride!

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

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