1999 Pontiac Firebird Overview

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Base
30 national listings
Convertible
6 national listings
Formula
6 national listings
Trans Am
Avg. Price: $8,507
Trans Am Convertible
Avg. Price: $10,513

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 — The pontaic firebird is very stylish and aero dinamic and it has a meaty v8 engine to back up what its looks say about it. the two front seats are very nice the driver seats dashs and controls soround... Read More
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1999 Pontiac Firebird Overview

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1999 Pontiac Firebird

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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1999 Pontiac Firebird Wont Start

have a 1999 Pontiac firebird v6 that it was running good until last summer start feeling like it was loosing power , then started to back fire then one day it would not start anymore , I was told that...

31 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)
neu104
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I Just Purchased A 99 Firebird With A 3800 V6 It Has A New Engine And Rebu...

it has a new engine and rebuilt trans. engine has 186 miles.are there any general problems or wear characteristics I need to be aware of? wear patterns etc.

20 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
kentrodngun
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How Do I Remove The License Plate Filler Bezel From A 1999 Pontiac Firebird...

My state (NY) requires a front license plate. Car came from Colorado from my brother-in-law's widow. I don't want to damage it by removing it improperly.

61 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
apacheninja
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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...

92 views with 4 answers (last answer 9 months ago)
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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 ...

180 views with 2 answers (last answer 11 months ago)