1998 Pontiac Trans Am User Reviews

1998 Pontiac Trans Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Colby writes:
1998 Pontiac Trans Am Review
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5

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Strong car that can be put into the low 12's with a head/cam package.
Very strong engine, car comes lowered from factory, and handling is
excellent.

Cons

Seat leather quality. Interior trim plastics easily scratch.

55

With The Ls1 And It Being American Muscle, Nothing Can Be Better. — The 346 cubic inch LS1 engine is a favored engine among the huge base of LSx based fans. The Trans am comes stock fully loaded with leather, t- tops, monsoon sound sysetm with cd player, 16 inch alloy wheels and an agressive look.

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Michael writes:
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5

Pros

the paint!!!

Cons

like an old man with arthritis

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Can You Catch This? — the 1998 trans am was a one year only appearance. although this car may look similar to all 4th generation firebird there are many features which are year specific. the most noticable is the front fascia. the foglights (found only on trans ams) are located closer to the center. and the corner lights are stacked, where newer version are side by side.

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

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Rich writes:
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5

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it was fun as hell!!!

Cons

none.

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Get One Its Worth It!!! — this car was the nicest vehicle iv ever owned. i loved the performance and handling over the older f bodys that i have owned. the ls1 way outperforms the older small blocks and the whole car overall was way better engineered than the older camaros and firebirds.

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Richard S. writes:
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5

Pros

Great gas milage, lots of power, fun to drive

Cons

Brakes could be better that's it

35

Trans Am Ws6 — This car performance wise is great you will not be disappointed it excelerates very quickly and the only draw back is braking from a high rate of speed it's no good unless you get some after market rotors. It handles very well also but you have to be careful becuase it tends to kick to the side to the point you feel like it will do a 360 if your not careful. The build quality is good but the car is way better with after market parts of course. The apperence is very intimidating from the ram air hood to the sleek very airodynamic body styling. The cost of owning it is very low if you can do most of the work yourself other then that it relatively low. Another plus is how well it deos on gas with it getting 31mpg highway and 25 mpg in the city is not bad for a muscle car. Which i mat add is considerably better than the competetion. It is an all around good car with tons of performance and fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
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5

Pros

Great handling

Cons

bad on gas mileage and in the snow

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Great Car — Love a great body, has all the power you could ever need, fun to drive, love the t-tops, handles like a dream, not so good on gas and in the snow, but overall a great car to own and drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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4

Pros

LS1 performance, muscle car feel

Cons

El-cheapo interior and wheel hop

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I Was Lucky Enough To Buy My Dream Car As My First Car. — As most muscle cars, the Firebird Trans Am has superior torque and acceleration and never fails to impress in that department. One area it excells in where older muscle cars didn't is braking. Even with the stock pads and rotors, these brakes can dish out the whiplash. Additionally, this can won't handle like a VW or BMW, but its not that shabby for what it is. As far as build quality of the drivetrain, it is fantastic. The interior is a different story however. The firebirds are a classic example of the cheap GM interiors of the 90's. The external appearance can best be described as "drop dead sexy" and it always gets looks when I take it out. The only maintainence issue I had was a squeaky pulley which was easy to fix. If you bought this car for the gas mileage, you may not be impressed (even though it gets 26 highway). However, if you buy it for the fun factor, you couldn't have spent you're money any better!

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

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Justin writes:
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4

Pros

Runs and looks better than a mustang

Cons

bumpy ride

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Formula — It runs out good for a stock car, beats any mustang around. It brakes and shifts well, have to have the six speed though. They look good and the tee tops are great. Not a bad car for the money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
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5

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the looks and speed

Cons

nothing

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Trans Am Rock!!! — new rear end with a 3.73 gear k&n air filter more to come i love to drive it. the car handles move and does everything i ask of it. with the new gear it gets off the line like a champ and i would not trade it for the world

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

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Kasey writes:
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5

Pros

its already fast less to add to get more power than the next guy!

Cons

low source of visual customizing

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Top Affordable Sports Car Under The Corvette — performance is great ITs FAST acc. brakeing , got the handling package (WS6) so there for it has great handling interior exterior is great in/out of my car $12,000 to own about 17-20 on street and highway BEST PART T-TOPS its the best car i had and its more fun to drive then the others mainly because it has more power I highly recomend its better than the mustang i owned

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John writes:
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4

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looks, power, handling, fun to drive

Cons

build quality iffy, not the most reliable car to own, eats gas like a fat man eats cake.

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98 Trans Am. — by far the fastest car ive ever owned. It makes the mustang GT i owned look like a KIA. 0-60 in 4.9 secs. Quarter mile in 13.4, factory number (havent raced it yet) could be a bit more reliable, and a little better on gas (20 mpg average), but hey, its a trans am. it's to be expected ;)

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2002 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

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2001 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

I Love This Car. By firechicken2001

Car is sexy, sleek, and fast. Hurst 6 speed manual tranny with ws6 performance package is fun to drive. The car wants to go. "Hey dad look, it's the Batmobile!" Get used to this type of attention.... Read More

Wah Boom By Robert

Performance- complete rebuilt of the top end, exhaust and some suspension work. Build quality- great, done by my own hand, handles the way i drive very well Appearence- murdered out inside and out. ... Read More

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2000 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

Fast Car! By Heidi

2000 SLP #696 Firehawk. Rare interior colors, apparently only 5 made that year. Rare bubble spoiler. This car gets pretty good gas mileage too, if you can stay out of putting the "pedal to the me... Read More

Bad Ass By Bruce

i removed the back seats for weight reduction so i actually have lots of cargo capacity now if i really wanted to fill it up. it is a manual and v-8 so of course it's fun to drive. it has kooks long... Read More

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1999 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

The Bat Mobile~ By Leslie

Im updating this a little better. This car starts no matter what. It rides firm, but is suppose to. The creaks it has are when its bone chilling cold. Weve been expieriencing single digit temps. This ... Read More

Great Car! Would Definitely Recommend People To At Least Drive A Trans Am Once In Their Lifetime. By Jeremy

I loved the car, but the back seats were just horrible to sit in. You had no leg room and if you rode in them for long periods of time, your knees would start to hurt. The front seats were alright... Read More

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1997 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

Awesome Car That's Never Dissapointed By Woolley

Love the power and handling of this vehicle. Never had a day's worth of problems in 7 years of ownership. All original in a hard to find WS-6 Ram Air package, which was a 30th anniversary edition in 1... Read More

Beauty And Beast All In One Package. Truly A One-of-a-kind Driving Experience By Richard

Granted I have a WS.6 version with rims from an '02, but this car drives like no other. It responds VERY quickly. The absoulte LAST car you wanna drive in the snow, or a drenched road. On good weather... Read More

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