1999 Pontiac Trans Am User Reviews

1999 Pontiac Trans Am 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"beautiful car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Nate writes:
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Performance, modability, availability, price

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Build quality

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Poor-man's Corvette — Overall it's such a great car, especially with the price LS1's (1998-2002) are available at. The build quality isn't that great. Eventually there will be squeaks and rattles everywhere, and if you add many modifications, it's only a matter of time till the transmission (automatic) or rearend go. Still, it's an amazing performer for what you pay, and in my opinion you can't beat the look of a clean, black WS6.

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Brandon writes:
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4

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ls1 motor is 10 times better than the 4.6 or 5.0

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its a a/t

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Best Sports Car Gm Ever Made And A Huge Disappointment They Did Away With Them — great car alway been a trans am fan they look so much better than the camaro. lots of upgrades out there for them. looking to do a ls6 swap to it next not that the ls1 is a bad motor but cheaper to do the swap and be able to take supercharged fords with out froced induction

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

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Angel writes:
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power

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Gas mileage

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Fun To Drive — Lots of power, great handling, the model I have is the Ram Air option, WS6. T-Top, Red color Great looking car with a lot of power to scare away many ponies and then some. In few words, a modern Muscle car.

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

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Leslie writes:
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No matter how old this car gets..*the kids and adults alike*..always give a thumbs up..or *oh yea*...Looks sleek, runs good, and has a lot of humph....Pontiac puts a lot into there cars..a lot of bang for your buck...i'm a Pontiac girl..

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Some of the ways you have to fix this thing..are ridiculous..especially the power windows. Known fact..these window guides go..the knuckle?..and I had to buy a new window instead of the guide?..rivets...common now..good ol fashioned nuts and bolts for me!...

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The Bat Mobile~ — 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 car, warms up a bit..and stops creaking.The window tops do not leak, because i've taken care of always penetrating dressings on the rubber. I can go thru any car wash. I only use brushless, but the water never seeps in. You must use rubber dressing and leather protector on all the specific parts. You wont have a problem. A little maintenance goes a long way. I bought different tire size so I could drive it through the winter. I believe the R series works the best. I can get thru snow just fine. The windows are power..i make sure the car is warmed up and the windows go up and down fine. For years the car sat outside. So during the warmer months, I always gave it heavy or not coats of wax. I use Maguires most times. It seems to keep the best. I do take it for runs on the freeway..Keeps it performing the highest levels. I routinely rotate tires, every 3K miles I give it an oil change. I have only gone throught two batteries in 15 yrs. I buy the best that I can afford. Ive never been stranded. I can pack a ton in the back trunk even the top T Top windows are stored back there. You can even lower the back seats for more space. Driving this is the best. Yes its comfortable..Most passengers like it..but the back seat is made for a little kid. Its safe for them because they're low and buckled in the seat. I just bought a new set of speakers. The Monsoon system was great when it was new..but now the difference is way better.. I bought Blaupunkts and they went right in. Did It myself only having to spice the wires for the fittings. Nothing else to buy. The brakes are fantastic..stop on a dime. I never had it undercoated which was foolish but the under body is still in good shape for the most part. I clean off all the salt when it get bad. I only have a small bubble starting are the rocker panel/drivers side. Ill get that fixed when I can. the Paint is still great. but watch out for the little ol ladies and they're volks wagens..I had one park next to me and open her door and slammed into my wheelwell..no fixing that. First month I got it..but other than that...its like with anything...a little maintenance goes a long way!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremy writes:
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4

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Stupid fast. Crazy handling.

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Seats were not that comfortable. Not built for a tall person like me to wear a hat or get out of.

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Great Car! Would Definitely Recommend People To At Least Drive A Trans Am Once In Their Lifetime. — 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, but not the best. The car did have a lot of cargo room though, you could fit a whole sub with amp in it and it would fit perfectly. The handling was amazing, i went around a sharp 90 degree corner at 55 mph and it didnt even try to go in the ditch. The acceleration was great too! It could have used a shift kit because shifts were not firm, more laggy. We got around 17 to 18 mpg estimated. It was a joy to drive this car though! You couldnt drive it with a frown on your face!

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

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devinsr writes:
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nice car

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none

devinsr
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Beautiful Baby — is very good running car 2 have and drive everywhere u go,build with quality and appearance , performance this acceleration in good car , feel braking and handling control of the car you could have four self and a comfortable , good gas mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Donnie writes:
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4

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Torque

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Maintenence

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If You Can Afford It, Definitely A Great Car — Super fast, very powerful. Broke down every month. Looked amazing, one of the few car my thinks look nice. Gas mileage was 20...at best..ever This was was way more than fun to drive, could always get the back end sideways with just a push of the gas pedal

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

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Eric writes:
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5

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its quick

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hard to keep looking clean

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Its Awesome — Accelerates quickly, decent breaking handles great i need to re paint the bumper and its quickness is its best quality it is bright red with a darker grey leather seating t tops the gas mileage could be better but for a V8 its not to bad. My car is alot of fun to drive

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

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Tyler writes:
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4

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ls1!

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hard to work on..  motor comes out from bottom

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Love It — love the look and ls1 power! love how the interior is,and love how nitrous bottle can be mounted right between the rear seats! cant find a car this fast for the price you can these cars. they are great!

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

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Skarphéðinn writes:
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4

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Power...

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Not The best when drivig at over 120 miles

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Power — The Power is awsome... great to drive and so much fun... just wonderfull car to own and have in the garage and drive on sundays with the v8 engine and all that power inside it you cant have a better day.

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

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2002 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

Wicked Fast 11 Second Monster By Tyler

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

Fast And Furious By mousy32922

I love this car. It was a dream car that became a reality. My only issues are the faulty wiring that it has. Im assuming it was done by the previous owner but I dont want to point fingers. Other than ... 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

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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1998 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

Get One Its Worth It!!! By Rich

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 w... Read More

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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... 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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