2002 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

2002 Pontiac Firebird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 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" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"sound" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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4

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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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AJ writes:
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T-tops, 5spd, 500 watt 10 speaker sound system stock, rear wheel drive, gorgeous, handles like a dream.

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Not as fast as a v8, no ram-air, quite exhaust.

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Gas Sipping Muscle/sports Car — Everything you could get in a T/A minus the gas chugging 350. Leather interior, premium sound, T-tops, A/C, pwr everything, traction control, pwr drivers seat.

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akasnacker writes:
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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!

Cons

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 a Dumie kid first! Great car safe with4 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!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ghaley writes:
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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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Jacob writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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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...

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Chris writes:
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its a blast

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very low to the ground

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Its Awesome! — its a very good car, it has a pretty good build quality, the performance is surprisingly very good for a 6 cylinder, and cool thing is is that its pretty cheap to own and the gas milage is nothing to complain about... 24mpg

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Ricky writes:
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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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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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Jarod writes:
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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The POWER!

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Nothing other than the wheels......the chrome kept pealing off the inside of the wheel

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2002 Pontiac Trans Am — 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 lot more. It had it's issues but over all it never let me down and when I wanted to put the pedal down it never dissapointed.

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Ls1 By Kyle

Its a nice powerful car with amazing looks. Gm did a awesone job at making the 4th f bodys. Its a true mustang killer! With over 300hp stock and very little to be done to make it to 400hp. ls1 was tou... Read More

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2000 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

It's Awesome ! By Dianataylor

I didn't have anything that I disliked about this car. It's fun, very economy, easy to maintain and a lot of fun to drive. Especially after a stressful day. There is nothing like driving around with ... Read More

I Would Definitely Recommend This Car. Sleek, Smooth, And Beautiful. By summit900

The look of this car is beautiful. The inside is nice for a 14 year old car. There are no rattles or any problems. The t-tops and rear hatch seals don't leak, this seems to be a problem area for these... Read More

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1999 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Black Beaty By mln876

This car is a V6, but it does have power and speed. Had good take off power, she glides around curves like they are nothing. This car loves to go fast, faster you go the smoother the ride, it's an o... Read More

Raven 13 By Anita

My bird is always fun to drive! With the Eaton rear end, she hangs the curves like there's no tomorrow!!!!!Who cares about gas mileage? She was built to run. Performance is top notch, and appearance I... Read More

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1998 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Awesome! By Defyall1986

Love everything and hate nothing about this car. Awesome looking car with great power. Has ton of appeal and turns heads everywhere. Future classic car with timeless styling! Since Pontiac no longer e... Read More

Looks Good, Runs Good, Overall Great Car By JakeLangbecker

kinda hard to find parts to repair, if bought in good shape and condition, congrats, if not well you have your work cut out for you. nice over all power, should've gotten the v8. nice car over all tho... Read More

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Hot, Sporty Little Ride...if It Will Start!!! By Coastal_Gurl

It is a hot & sporty little car that has some get up & go. interior controls are very driver friendly, however there is no cargo room and this is definitely not a family car. Low profile, so if you do... Read More

97 Firebird Base By Brian

Pretty fast for a 90s v6. Gets me into plenty of trouble. ;) Overall, I love just about everything about the car. Hope to step up to a ws6 someday, with a twin turbo'd ls6. Then we'll be haulin the m... Read More

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