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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Ed writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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4

Pros

LS1 V8 American Muscle good ness

Cons

A corvette is a better handling choice

75

Have Some Extra Coin? Buy One! — * Performance - doesn't turn that well with the drag suspension, however in a strait line, watch out. * Build Quality -New Motor, New Transmission, Nitrous, Stall, Exhaust, all replaced by choice. * Appearance - Whats not to like? * Cost of Ownership - this is a null and void point, this is an expensive toy. * Fun Factor -Smile to my face just starting it.

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

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Tuan-Azmin writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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5

Pros

RAW POWER, DROP DEAD LOOKS!

Cons

COPS WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!

25

The Chuck Norris Of Muscle Cars! — Build quality is typical GM for the year but you can sit back and relax 'cos you know all that money went into the development of the awesome chassis and power train. Car is a blast to drive!!! And the lines don't seem to get old, unlike most other cars on the road ... people are constantly amazed that the car/design is from the late 90's 'cos it's just mean looking and sexy!

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

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Steven writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

Pros

Looks good and drives good

Cons

Maintenance

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Great Car But Could Be Better — Performs good for a v6. I would not recommend it to anyone that wants a car that won't need much maitenance, I have already had to replace the stereo, window motor, headlight motor, and antenna motor. I get about 20 mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joe writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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5

Pros

Great performance and looks aggressive

Cons

Very Expensive parts and gas

25

Great Sports Car — Great performance car- a very good amount of horsepower. Looks very aggressive with the WS6 Ram Air Hood and sounds aggressive with the 3" inch Borla catback exhaust. And Pontiac does not make them anymore. Love this great, fast car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Keith writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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5

Pros

surprising quickness, handling, braking, design - and hey, it previously owned by my late Father, his protege Larry, and then my Sister before she gave it to me.

Cons

17 - 20 mpg, tires used to be expensive before all the over size rims took over, replaced transmission at 110,000 mile and rear end is going out with 120,000 miles on it (this will be the third rear end, unfortunately this one will not be under factory warranty - so I will be waiting to replace it)

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Quick... — The 1998 Trans Am WS-6 is probably the fastest car I have been in, ever. 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds, 1/4 mile in the high 12 low 13 seconds. 5.7 Litre LS-1 Corvette engine with Ram Air (320 hp, 335 ft/lbs of torgue) aluminum drive shaft, cross drilled rotors (after market), tuned single 3" exhaust and suspension, 275/40ZR-17" tires all the way around - a great package. Cars I have raced and beat include: 1998-2002 Corvettes, Mustangs of all vintages and types including the supposedly fast new Mustang GT, Porches (Cayenne Turbo and 911), Camaro SS, Mercedes Benz S55 AMG, Nissan 300zx turbo, etc... I didn't manage to get the two Ferrari owners who happened to be next to me at the red light to take the bait - but oh well. I don't drive this car as much as I would like - it always wants to be driven so fast ;)

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Skyler53 writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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5

Pros

Fast

Cons

Hard to work on, snow=no go

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Rare, Fun, Love To Hate — Fast, fun, 6 speed manual tranmission, decent fuel economy, terrible in the snow :(

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Leigh writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

Pros

EVERYTHING!!

Cons

To me NONE!

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The Best Car Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — I had this car in high school and loved it!!! It was great on the inside and out! It had black leather interior and red exterior! This car hung to the curves like it was ridin' rails! Best car you can buy hands down!

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dmarc writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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Its The Best — I love the get up and go it has, not to mention the looks i get when I drive it. It is my first sports car to ever own and I will never get rid of it. She's my pride and joy. What else is there to say. If you have one you know what im talking about!

Owner for 8 years, 0 months

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Jessica writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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5

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Hello! Just look at it! The t-tops, the power (5.7 liter V8, LS1 engine), the overall appearance, the curves, the headlights that flip up, the honeycomb taillights, the exhaust, the acceleration... need I keep listing things?

Cons

It's not meant for more than two people to be in at a time, but the backseats do fold down for extra storage space if needed. (Like it matters)

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I Love My Car — I chose my car because it was a great buy and a quality product. I bought it as a sort of project car to build and also just to have for fun . My car started out as a daily driver, but I since I work so far away it put a lot of miles on my car quickly. To keep the miles off of it and keep it in good condition, I decided to put it away until spring and I bought a winter car. I enjoy everything about my Firebird and I truly wouldn't change a thing.

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Shawn writes:
1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

Pros

Good looking, quick, t-tops.

Cons

Terrible in winter

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1998 Firebird - Silver — Charcoal interior, with tinted windows,t-tops, after market cd player and muffler. This is my first car and am very proud of it.

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