2002 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

2002 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"sound" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Hollywoodhandler writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible Review
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5

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Lots of power. Handles great! Lots of cargo through trunk when you put rear seat down. Great highway mpg.

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Rides low to the ground.  Rear wheel drive doesn't handle mud or snow well.

Hollywoodhandler
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The Power And The Look Of A Classic Sports Car. — This car is very eye-catching. The sleek style always turns heads, especially when the top is down. It has lots of power and handles corners like a dream. it gets approximately 22-24 miles mpg highway and 15-18 city. My only dislikes would be how low it rides to the ground but that is a necessary evil. Also, in precipitation it can tend to fishtail.

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

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mottomike7 writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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4

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Soooo much power but it is exactly the kind of blast to drive that you would expect it to be

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Its bad on gas, and the handling is not great but lets be fair, that is not what this car was designed for.

mottomike7
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Soooo Much Fun — and at least with my version 188k miles, the reliability was an issue. The alternator went along with the pullies and the belts but in all fairness any car that is 13 years old and with nearly 200k of miles would probably need the same repairs.

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akasnacker writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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5

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The look is so nice! The feel & drive is way fun! Cheap way to have a thrill every day! FLIP UP HEAD LIGHTS YES! T TOPS ROOF!

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Kinda heavier than I would like,

akasnacker
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Kitt I Need Ya Little Buddy ! — 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 really looks cool! Nice exhaust sound! Handles well too! Red dash lights at night BMW style & red lights on the door controls nice! Has a lot of power for a V6. I love the flip up head lights! Build quality: No noises on the interior, no blind spots, stays out of the shop, the gas mileage is good roughly 340 miles to 14 to 15 gallons of gas has a 16 gallon tank, maintenance and repair costs are fair. Performance: Great acceleration, braking and handling are very good, I feel safe and in control driving it "be careful when rainning back end slides easy but TRAC-CONTROL helps alot & of course this car is fun to drive?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ghaley writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Review
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4

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Super clean and straight body. Love riding with the t-tops off.

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I can't find anything negative to say about this car.

ghaley
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Awesome Ride. — When I first laid eyes on this bird I knew I had to have it and have enjoyed driving it. The few cool nights we have had lately were just right for taking the t-tops off and just cruising with nowhere to be.

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

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Gary writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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Car has never had any problems in the seven years she has had it was and still is like new

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Hmm Lets see well sorry

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Looks Great Aways Been A Very Dependable Car — Never had anything leave this car stranded. Great looks and handling. Gas mileage is great. 35 MPG from Lauderdale to Daytona.Gets great compliments at all times.reat car for someone who likes Classic and Sports Cars Last Year for the Firebirds

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dled1286 writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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Great looking car and a great alternative to the V8 model.  If you want some go with slightly better MPG than this is your car.  Its great fun to drive.  Its only on 220HP max but the fact that its a RWD car gives it that lil something extra that is such a rush.  For a V6 it sounds really nice too.

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As they are an older car, its has its defects.  The motor is older so it takes a lil TLC.  Some of them had some issue with the weather stripping around the back glass/t-tops which causes the paint to bubble and chip off around those areas on the roof.  Also there really isnt a back seat to speak of.  The front seat isnt great for taller peolple but thats common among alot of sports cars of that era.  The MPG isnt great but again, with sports cars of that era, thats not surprising and is to be expected.

dled1286
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Great To Look At And Fun To Drive — I love the look of the car. Its a very classy look and makes a really good noise even for a V6. Although its a V6 it still eats the gas but thats not a huge deal. There are some manufacturing issues that you may run into but nothing that isnt an easy fix althoug easy does not mean cheap in some cases. Easy to work on and most replacement parts are cheap since they were so common. Overall a good car that is fun and is really fun to drive in the summer with the t-tops off.

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Michael writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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5

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Wonderful car. Gotten plenty of comments and looks, the car sounds great, will burn up the road and drives strong. All American muscle car...Mine is a deep blue with stock aluminum wheels, it is a beauty...

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Driver side power window motor drags.

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Sexy And Mean Looking. — 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 and driving it to the store is exciting. I could not be more pleased. I have upgraded the exhaust and the program, and although mine is an automatic, it will get after it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ricky writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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Decently fast, timeless defined lines, a head turner, reliable.

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If you want to comfortably seat more then 2 people your out of luck, interior quality.

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Firebirds Are Overshadowed By Mustangs/sporty Imports, But If You Purchase One, Your In For A Treat. — 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 cheap plastic bits, typical gm vintage of the era. Car although has been very reliable, in part to a bulletproof 3800 series engine. In two years of ownership, I put in about $150 in minor repairs (oil, bulbs, battery terminal, spark plugs). I would recommend this car to anyone avidly looking for a sportier alternative (but cost effective) to a mustang, celica, rsx, tc, etc. This car could be considered a sportier and flashier alternative to its platform mate, the infamous chevrolet camaro. The only drawback is you'll be buying one used b/c gm fails to realize that there is a market for pontiacs and firebirds and having a pontiac was never a politically correct car to have.

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

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Jacob writes:
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Looks Good...Good MPG...

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V6...

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Great Car For What I Use It For... — Nice car...Looks good but just needs some low end torque...Hoping someday I'll be able to drop an LSX in it and build it a bit...Gets lots of looks and haven't had many problems with it...First F-body I've had that stays at operating temp by itself...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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It's gorgeous, quick, and fun.

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I've had to replace my headlights constantly.

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It's My Baby. — I'm in love with my car. It's not a v8, but we're madly in love nevertheless. The only thing I'm not too crazy about is replacing the headlights so constantly. Other than that the car runs great, isn't so bad on gas, and looks and drives great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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