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4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 22 reviews
1999 Pontiac Firebird Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 22 reviews
The Pontiac Firebird isn't really made for more than one person. With a tiny rear seat and little regard for the front passenger, it's all about the driving experience. And once you're behind its wheel, who gives a hoot about anyone else inside or outside the car? The 1999 Firebird is fresh off a redesign from the previous year, so few changes were in store. It got a bigger gas tank and a new traction control option across the line. The V8 models also got a Torsen limited slip differential. To celebrate its 30th year, a special anniversary edition white Firebird with blue stripes was issued, with an airbrushed image of Knight Rider's David Hasselhoff on the hood. OK, I'm kidding about the Hoff part.
The 1999 Firebird came in both coupe and convertible forms. Base model featured a 3.8-liter, 200-hp V6, while the Formula and Trans Am carried the new LS1 V8 engine rated at 305-hp. With the WS-6 performance package, that rating went up to 320-hp and added dual exhaust tips, alloy wheels, and hood scoops. The LS1 harkened back to the muscle car days of yore, producing one of the fastest Firebirds in Pontiac history.
The LS1 V8 was fierce and fun, say owners, though V6 drivers were more than satisfied with their engine performance. Aggressive styling, tight cornering, and overall muscle car action are the Firebird's biggest selling points, along with its affordable price tag. A backseat that would make Mini-Me feel claustrophobic, poor traction in bad weather, and problems with the ABS system were common complaints.
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Pontiac Firebird Questions
1999 Firebird V-6 Intermittently Will Not Start With Good Battery,connectio...
Have suspected body control module defective, it controls starting system. As well as my horn which does not work after alarm system stopped working. It will start up fine over and over, but just will...
99 Trans Am..how Do You Adjust The Window To Go All The Way Down?
99 trans am..window motor and regulator replaced..only to find out the guide roller attached to the actual window was broke off....well, i purchased another trans am window..and put it in with the n...
99 Pontiac Firebired Transmission Issues
I have a 1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 car ... this issue is most of the time. every once in a while all is well and working fine but what it does is I put car in drive to start driving it starts off ...
White Spokes On The Tire Coming From The Wheel. Is This Dangerous?
I had a tire that was low on air (had been sitting for a few weeks and was at 23 psi). i filled it up (32 psi) and went for a drive. then i noticed that there are white spokes on the tire coming from ...
99 Firebird V6 Turns Over But Won't Start?
Motor will turn over but won't start, tested the fuel pressure - good, tested the spark to the plugs - good. At this point I'm lost, no engine code or security lock out. Help?