2002 Pontiac Firebird Overview


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Avg. Price: $15,014
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4.65 stars

Based on 16 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
Kitt I Need Ya Little Buddy ! by akasnacker
 — Buy it but make sure it hasn't been trashed by Dummies first! Great car safe with 4 disc's all around, track control, solid feel makes you feel safe driving it! Hatch is nice for big stuff. The car re... 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 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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