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    1977 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    Slow,, sluggish, nothing like I thought it would be
    Looks/Style Ranked 1972 Pontiac Firebird better.
    "its a true classic"
    Back Seats Ranked 1972 Pontiac Firebird better.
    "more padding,, more leg room"
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    My 1977 Black Firebird, Soon To Be" Transam"ed- Watch The Progress — The over all body appearance as the former owners tried to modify it, the past several years, and did what looks like a spray can paint job, of a gloss black,the front driver side fender and the driver door gaps, looks like the fender may be an aftermarket, and we all know how some of them mount in,,,they added a 1980 rear bumper, cover, and tail lights, which wasn't mounted right, Big gaps, lots of cracking paint, sun warped, and looks hideous- This was bought reasonable, and I seen that is was a basic easy project,,the body is pretty decent, minor rust, surface bubbling,,alignment issues on the body fenders, door, and tail panel,,but nothing overwhelming at this point- I will take her out driving this summer, as she handles pretty well, new tires, new brakes,,ect, no handling issues,gas mileage is terrible,,maybe 14 miles to the gallon, ,,just far from pretty when you get up close,,but 50 feet and a few beers improves the looks immensely. So keep watch, as I slowly start to get ideas, and she will be taken in our shop late October, and tore down for complete body paint and repair, and the correct doors, fender, and tail panel will be re-mounted, then flares, spoilers, and decals added to customize her into what I want- It has been a few years since I had a project car, and I am glad that I found this one- and I will be able to enjoy it a bit as a driver,, not pretty,,,yet,, but watch and wait to see what happens the next 12 months on it-

    Pros: Just purchased this car off Ebay, it was someone local within 100 miles so I had the chance to see it first before bidding-The interior is excellent, runs and drives okay-It is a good driver,,doesn't look bad from 50 feet of,,and she is my new "project car" for 2014-

    Cons: The previous owners, have modified it, and really didnt know what they were doing, paint job is terrible, front door fender needs re-done there is a gap .The also forced down the hood, bending it in the middle, but I got a shaker hood and scoop with the deal so I should be ok- They also put a 1980 tail lights-bumper cover on it, and it does not line up correctly and looks like junk-
    So as I said, this is my project car 2014- I will drive it a bit, this summer, to get an idea where I want to go with it, when I start restoring it,,

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    Perfect In Every Impractical Way — My first car was a light blue '78 Firebird Esprit and since then, the '77 - '78 Firebird has always been my favorite vehicle. Whatever review I type will be highly biased due to my attachment to these cars: I own several and do a majority of my own work. If you are looking for a fast, reliable, economical vehicle that seats more than two people, a newer import would be your best bet. Anyway, this review automatically shows a pic of my '78 model despite the "review" being for my slightly rougher '77 example. So I'll just make this a vague generic review. The Skybirds handled reasonably well despite not having a rear stabilizer bar. Acceleration is a bit dismal with the V6 but the 305 2barrel engine available in '78 isn't bad. The 350 Pontiac (1977) and 350 Chevy (1978) are a bit better but are probably in current-Honda-Civic hp territory. Most cars were ordered with the automatic but a few 3-speed and 4-speed cars made it out the door. Ergonomics are just perfect: the floor shift falls right where my hand rests normally & the uplevel Esprit interior is attractive and comfortable...although finding one without disintegrating interior plastic is quite difficult. The light blue plastic cannot survive UV exposure for long. Everything is optional and survivors are spread across the board. The base instrument cluster consists of a speedometer and gas gauge (lights for everything else) and a radio was optional. Every car is rare because all options are ala carte so these Firebirds are like a box of chocolates.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything -- although this is one of my daily drivers, I'm an enthusiast so this review would be highly biased.   

    Cons: Brittle plastic interior pieces are not reproduced in light blue.   
    These will rust if stored outside.

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    Ah Yeah! The Pontiac Firebird T-top — I am really excited over this vehicle because it is the most original vehicle my family has ever owned. Not only was it a red sports car, not only did have the awesome T-top, not only did it have that distinctive bird-like tail in the back but it had the famous Firebird insignia all-over-the-hood! This was definitely a car for men and an inspiration for all those dukes of hazzards that want to drive on the dusty roads. The sports car was so badass, my dad entered it in West Virginia Smokey and the Bandit type of race. Yes, this was around the time when those races were real: legal or not, it must have been exciting to own this car in its hey day. And I was told by my dad, he placed in this 'Fast and Furious' type of shindig. Way cool! It met its end, when my mom totaled it into a telephone pole. They need to remake this vehicle exactly as it was.

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

    Pros: nice looking sports car
    beautifully decorated by Pontiac
    muscular looks

    Cons: none that i know of

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    I Am Glad That I Deceided To Keep It Forever, Way Back In 1977 — Pontiac had an oiling problem with their 400 ci engines,, mine spun a bearing at 3000 rpm,,so I got a 455 for it,,and now it makes over 500 hp. After 33 yeears, I have to fix a couple of areas on the body, but it will be the same colour when I am done

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the torgue is about 560 ft/lbs,and the horsepower is about 550

    Cons: it does like to use fuel,,,lol

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    This Is Overall A Pretty Great Car. — For likes it had a lot of power, Great looking car, handled great, and siunded great. For dislikes there are very poor gas mileage and it was automatic ( I much prefer manual) when it came time to change the tires they costed an arm and a leg.

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

    Pros: It was a cool car and if you owned you were too!

    Cons: Definately Gas Mileage.

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    Great Car For An Enthusiast — looks good stock, definately good performance for the time period but not up to par for some of todays performance cars. some suspension work and upgrades to the motor and it would be a monstor on and off the track.

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

    Pros: for the classic muscle feeling

    Cons: prone to rust

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    Firebird Esprit — Definitely one of the best cars I ever owned Had almost every bell and whistle Beautiful inside and out I enjoyed this car the entire time I had it The only reason I got rid of it was because of Indiana winters

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: rear wheel drive in the winter

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    Fun Car To Drive Around, And I Love The Attention It Gets. — I cant find anything i dont like about it i was the one who put it back on the road. She is solid. body work starts this winter. The car doesn't get enough rpm's to spin tires, but it has a lot of tork. I put a really heavy duty suspension I built in back. the tires are glued to the road.

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

    Pros: Its a fun car to drive.

    Cons: She can hold her own.

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    Great Car That I Restored — Simple, good looking car. RTS Radial Tuned Suspension, fancy name for this car has shocks and springs. Performance is great, great handling, interior was nice for the time and still looks good, but with all F Bodies, the dash rusts near window and roof supports. Since car was a Unibody, visible cracks started on roof from torque of new engine until we installed subframe connectors and 12 pt rollcage.

    Pros: Restored into a Drag Car.  Power is awesome, great looking car

    Cons: hump in middle makes back seat action uncomfortable, but not impossible....

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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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