1973 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    1973 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    This was the last year of the Ventura nose- that was the best look for these Firebird
    Power Ranked 1974 Pontiac Firebird worse.
    "More horsepower,, better acceleration"
    Would Buy Ranked 1974 Pontiac Firebird worse.
    "They are more valueable,"
    1973 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    73 Reviewed — great styleing and acceleration loved this car and not terribly expencive to maintain and lots of room to work on it the cost of ownership is pretty low and very fun to drive. would recommend the car as a weekend car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the styling and acceleration and i like that it was red

    Cons: the fuel economy lol 650CFM carb on a pontaic small block 350 with a turbo 350 trans

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    455 Fourmula — The early seventies were the musical car strongest and so even ford with it's mustangs had less pony car to them. The thing about fuel economy really shook other brands, but for this machine the news never reached. Thing is when owners have older cars axillary functions of basic AC and fans do not tend to work but constant heat and air flowing in and out in the chassis makes it feel like you are the car. The smell of gas is common for high octane motors with cubic standard. In the old days a 455 only had 290 horsepower, this is now and still uncertain it matches because of torque. Automatic, nice for more control assurance. It is race-able and may so beat a dodge Hemi in top shape. The front bumper of the 73' does not have deep groves around the headlights and has better grills that just show the brand name and not the engine size with it. Only 12 MPG highway standard, alternated driving style may increase MPG. Don't worry about that, that is why we all have newer more expensive and efficient cars or a bike for commutes. This Photo has the smashed fender and cracked bumper hidden on the left side, remember the bumper is part of the face and grill of the car. Other photos have it fixed. Chassis is still in shape for some reason and everything is in tact with factory restored parts matching numbers. The California Plate means it was sold in California, numbers are six digit with blue background. This car year has great potential, do not be fooled by auto clubs.

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

    Pros: Easy to know and drive. Basic mechanic skills are needed for installation and is not dealership dependenable. Lesser proformance looking means the look on your buddies face as you smoke him away. People admire rare cars.

    Cons: No ABS for touque, a huge problem for unexperianced or agressive drivers. Basic factory engine parts are sketchy, robbing its power out at 3k RPM, causing mixture to be too rich. It is bigger than a sedan for a coup. Suspension is very low thanks to the muffler.  Crashes means death, in life, fame, and relations.

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    73fbird — I have just fallen in love with this car. This was my first car, and hopefully i'll always have it. The exhaust i put on it sounds amazing. i love driving it because when ever you do people always are looking at you.

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

    Pros: body line, motor, exhaust

    Cons: mine didnt come with a radio,,,original owner didnt get the option

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    455 Firebird — This was an Esprit model but at some point someone pulled out the 350 and dropped in a 455 out of a Catilina they also found a Formula hood and installed it. It had a 270 rear end so wasn't particuarly fast off the line but with all that torque and the high ratio in the rear this car has the distiniction of being the best at duing burnouts of any car I ever owned. It was also the car my wife liked driving the most.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: TORQUE!!!!

    Cons: small gas tank

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    My 1973 Bird — Right now the engine is torn from it, and the whole front end is dissasembled. We just finished rebuilding the engine for the second time to control a smoke problem. We also put dynamat down so noise level is controlled a bit. The car is 350hp at the moment but once we stock it, it will be at least 375hp.

    Pros: Noise level is not a problem, and has good handling.

    Cons: Has a smoke problem, but rebuilt the engine twice to fix it.

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    White Trash Never Looked Sooo Good — This was a great car that got a lot of looks. Not a fast car by any stretch, but had a great sound. This is not my old car, mine was white but just as polished as this one.

    Pros: fun to cruise in

    Cons: slow as hell

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    Rare Breed Of Supercar. — This 455 modified with aluminum parts and new less air constricting holly air filter and roller rockers, basically a makeshift Heavy Duty version. Even if that was true the 73 factory actually has the same PSI as the 71 and 72. Ram air was a good concept but the build on a 455 constricts airflow compared to a Trans Am scoop. Handling is tight, the powered steering compared to most cars does not have any resistance, but as of now the steering likes to turn more then the wheels but that will be fixed later. For it's size the only thing to remember alone is how wide it really is. Thanks to the length of the engine compartment the right side shorter then the window is a bind and you will need two people to park on the street. The good thing is the back is shorter then most cars these days and makes up for the huge front end. Also the diving position is more located in the center mass of the car which gives a great balance of front and rear viability. Main concern is the huge but not that troublesome right side of the car. If you can drive a 18 footer boat and dock it alone in a vertical strain in windy conditions then you can drive this car fine alone. It is also a great excuse to drive slowly or speed limit speed. Things that are accessory based and safety are slowly deteriorating. Things of plastic like front seat belts tend to pop out and explode, so I think now cause it is a release spring problem keep the seatbelts in the sockets when not in use. All things leather and metal are still in shape. The best feature is in the design when your roll the windows down at any speed there is no back draft. The radio stations now are receiving better broadcasting technology so the old analog radio can tune in better. A rare refined car, this is the last Endura Modal with the smoothest front. The GM plant closed half way during the year of 1972. Luxury features like powered windows, stereo, 8-track, even the antenna is in the windshield. It is like a modern Cadillac without the Cadillac riding sea sickness boat feel. For a rare price of 13,000 in beginning deterioration condition or a car with flaws but fixed is worth a lot more, but why would I sell it? MPG is 10-15ish by how you drive. Even though it is an automatic, you can still drag race or GT with it cause three gears is all you need to keep up the speed. Overall and performance is high because its market price range of a modern Honda Civic.

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

    Pros: It looks humble enough to be in a lineup of classic cruisers, yet powerful enough to match a dodge hemispherical.

    Cons: Exploding non-bucked front seatbelts but easy to fix. Crashing equals death of a car.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

    The Power And The Look Of A Classic Sports Car. By Hollywoodhandler

    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... Read More

    Soooo Much Fun By mottomike7

    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... Read More

    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

    My "mid-life Crisis" Car! By Ran322

    It takes some getting used to, and there are a few tricks to learn to be able to see around the blind spots and keep the back from sliding on the turns. I certainly wouldn't let my 20 year old son dr... Read More

    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

    1999 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

    Black Beaty By migration_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

    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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