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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Rich writes:
1998 Pontiac Trans Am Review
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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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Pros

Great gas milage, lots of power, fun to drive

Cons

Brakes could be better that's it

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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

65

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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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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L13blueeyes writes:
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I love the color and the way it handles.

Cons

It was beat before I got it .

L13blueeyes
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When It Is Done It Will Be Priceless!!!! — It runs great when I step on it. Handles beautifully. It is an orangeish rust color. It needs out body work on the front. The inside I will get it better. But for $500. I can't complain. By far my favorite car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brandon writes:
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5

Pros

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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John writes:
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5

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Great engine

Cons

Weak trans, squirrely rear-end

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Solid Perfoming Car For The Money, Cheap To Mod. — All around good car. Some rattles, but it looks great and is fun to drive. The prices on them are really great considering what you get, and it responds really well to mods. T-tops are really great when the weather is nice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jon writes:
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3

Pros

Power, sound, looks

Cons

quality, reliability, longetivity, over 100K junk

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Transam — Sounded great, LS1 V8 power and torque, build quality is complete garbage. T-Tops are great for open air. Car looks sexy and girls dig it. Hence GM is in trouble. Do yourself a favor, you want quality, go german period...

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2002 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

Sweet Ta By ceefool

Enjoying this little powerful car immensely except can not keep the rear from breaking loose and does not have the multi-disc cd. Great sound from the stock corvette based engine and performance exhau... Read More

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i love this car, smooth raw ruthless power, black leather interior, 6 speed, fairly reliable for having lots of mods, right now it has texas speed heads and cam the cam is the ms4 cam, it has forged r... Read More

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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

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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

T/a By ekuziak

Love me Trans Am. Have had it for 12 years and its basically a fixture in my garage but I enjoy taking it out once in a while to remind myself why I keep her. Fast, musclely, good sound. Handles OK, e... Read More

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

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1999 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

Fast By JimmyT24

this is a car I ordered in 1998 right before GM went on strike! took a year to get car, was 327 HP stock, today it is 510 HP. Put about 20,000.00 in motor, trans has 410 rearend now drives good and f... Read More

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Love the car, fast, good gas mileage. Handles great. By far the fastest car I have ever owned. Would like to have had this car when I was a kid back in high school. It's a dream to drive around. 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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