2002 Pontiac Firebird Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $6,269
Convertible
12 national listings
Avg. Price: $8,407
Formula
Avg. Price: $12,370
Trans Am
Avg. Price: $14,371
Trans Am Convertible
Avg. Price: $15,766

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4.55 stars

Based on 11 reviews

Firebirds Are Overshadowed By Mustangs/sporty Imports, But If You Purchase One, Your In For A Treat. by Ricky
 — Great acceleration/breaking/cornering, it never fails to turn heads, T-tops. The interior is tight-fitting and the build quality and use of materials could be better. The interior is made up of hard ... Read More
Sexy And Mean Looking. by Michael
 — The 2002 Trans Am Firebird is the last of a great American pastime, the muscle car. The 2002 models has power, luxery, looks and decent fuel mileage. I use the car for my daily commute, my weekends an... Read More
2002 Pontiac Trans Am by Jarod
 — This car was amazing. I bought it with 29,000 miles almost 4 years ago and just recently traded it in with just over 50,000 miles. It was ashame the economy has tanked, it would have been worth a lo... Read More

2002 Pontiac Firebird Overview

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2002 Pontiac Firebird

Talk about your anticlimaxes.  The Pontiac Firebird unceremoniously disappeared after 2002, representing the death of one of only two continuously produced models from the muscle car era.  No grand sendoff party, no last rites, no memorial parade through the streets.  Just a special edition 35th anniversary Trans Am car that featured the WS6 engine, performance wheels, and a bumblebee yellow with black trim design.  Oh, and power windows, locks, and mirrors were now standard on all models.  It's almost the equivalent of getting an unsentimental gold watch at retirement.   
Available as a coupe (base, Formula, or Trans Am) or convertible (base and Trans Am), the 2002 Firebird featured three engine choices.  Base models had a 3.8-liter, 205-hp V6, plenty fast for the novice driver.  The Formula and Trans Am came with a 5.7-liter, 310-hp V8, and the WS6 package on the Trans Am boosted the horsepower to 325.  This was the true performance Firebird, one of the fastest on record, with dual exhaust pipes and nostril-like hood scoops for more aggressive bull-snorting action.   
Yes, the car once driven by a broad array of people ranging from Jim Rockford, Rocky Balboa, Dwight from The Office, Kevin Spacey in American Beauty, the Hoff in Knight Rider, and even beloved Apu from the Simpsons, the Pontiac Firebird crossed all boundaries of age and gender.  It will be missed by several generations of sports car fans who loved its engine power, highway performance, race-car handling, and the cool cockpit feel of slipping behind the wheel.  Though it suffered from cheap plastic parts that caused rattles and squeaks, an inconvenient rear spoiler that let water into the trunk, and most notably the unfit-for-human-use backseat, the Firebird served its main purpose admirably -- fun and sexy roadburner for the everyman.

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Pontiac Firebird Questions

Ashley McIntyre
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2002 Firebird, Driverside Door Is Beginning To Get Rub And Get Caught On Th...

It makes it hard to open and sometime prevents it from opening at all. No wrecks or fender benders, just started happening. Any ideas?

190 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Skippy1111
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When Do I Have To Replace The Engine On My 2002 Firebird?

My car has 200,000 miles on it. It runs fine. But someone told me that maybe I'll have at least 30-50,000 miles left. Is that true?

52 views with 4 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
Skippy1111
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Can I Replace The Passenger Side Airbag Cover? It Is Lifting Up On One Corn...

my passenenger airbag cover on the passenger side is lifting up on one corner. it looks like it is warped

81 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
BLaws
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My 2002 Firebird's Driver Side Window Rattles When I Drive Even When The Ro...

38 views with 5 answers (last answer 8 months ago)
Brady Mcbride
10

2002 Pontiac Firebird Starts Occasionall. Changed Batterie Checked Starter...

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