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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews
2002 Pontiac Firebird Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 14 reviews
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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2002 Pontiac Firebird
the front turn signals and blinkers does not work. But the rest ones do, but only when the hazard lights are on.
2002 Firebird Runs Poorly And Stalls After 20 Minutes
My car cranks perf1ect and runs good for about 20 min, then starts to run poor and chug and spit and sputter until it finally dies. Then it will not start again until it has cooled down for abou...
'02 Firebird Front Bumper, Trans Am Front Bumpers
I slid on ice and rear ended a truck, my whole front bumper is cracked and broken. I'm looking on eBay and all they have is trans am bumpers. Same year as mine but as you know trans ams have different...
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