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1978 Pontiac FirebirdReview
Chad writes:
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Its what Im looking for if it has a 4 speed manual transmission.

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1978 Pontiac Firebird Review
Denito86 says:
nice car
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Family Car Ranked 1979 Pontiac Firebird better.
"color"
Would Buy Ranked 1979 Pontiac Firebird better.
"better year"
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1978 Pontiac FirebirdReview
Michael writes:
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Looks Like Crap Now But It Works Great — Build Quality: had to put a total of 8000 in restoration including cost of vehicle and lot space Car Comparisons: i considered an SUV but this one is my dream car and i decided to get it while i could Performance: haven't pushed it yet More About My Car: its not finished yet

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1978 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Just A Firebird Not Firebird Trans Am — Awesome, gorgeous car. nice ride. immaculate condition black with a gold trim at bottom of car no bird on hood and the dashboard had a wood look, red interior nice paint job no rust or body damage very shiny gas mileage fair. good power got caught speeding a few times.

Pros: handle nice

Cons: crowded back seats

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1978 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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1978 — Performance, V6 was less than powerful, but the looks made up for the rest. The interior was totally awesome camel tan velour interior and great sound system. The painted wheels were tough to keep clean, but it was a nice paint job...

Pros: Looks

Cons: Nothing

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1978 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Sweet Classic Ride — This is undoubtedly one of the sexiest cars ever made. For an american muscle cars it handles very well, surprised the heck out of me. It also comes with a big enough engine to ourtrun most anyone else, and the engine could easily be made faster if that's your thing. Didn't have it long enough to judge overall reliability, but it's still here after 30 years, and even with it tuned all wrong it pulled great, so properly maintained it's gotta be a beast.

Pros: Fast, Beautiful

Cons: Tend to be in bad condition from previous owners.

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1978 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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23 Year Resto Project! Built 400ci 350 Turbo Trans Custom Interior & Gauges Fast —

I've owned this car for 23 years. I have been through every part of this car, front to back as follows: The engine is a 400ci with an Edlebrock Torquer II High Rise Intake, Holly 650 Carb, Roller Rockers & dual Valve Springs, Dual Timing Chain & Gears, Slightly OverStock Cam, Carter Hi Vol Fuel Pump, Hi Vol Oil Pump, Moroso Valve Covers, Braided Hose Dressup Kit, Dual Electric Fans, Hooker Headers, Magna Flow Exhaust, X-Pipe Crossover, Custom Bends and Tips. Transmission: Stock Turbo 350HM with B&M Shift Kit and 2800 Stall. Complete rebuild with all new clutch packs etc. Undercarraige: Weld in sub frame connectors. Polyurethane body mounts, New spring purches with urethane bushings, reinforced wheel well frame sections, new ball joints, tie rods, pitman arm, spings, shocks, brakes, rotors etc. New stainless steel brake line to rear. Lakewood traction bars. 245/60 Goodyear Eagles on all corners. Body: Fresh paint two years ago. Also painted it myself. PPG with clear. Added rear fender spoilers. Installed all new bird and formula decals. Gold pinstriping. Hurst T-Tops. Rear window louvers. Hood scoops. All stock. Interior: Crushed velour bucket seats. New carpet. (wrong color, should be black) Tilt wheel, electric windows, had cruise control, B&M Quick Silver Slap Stick Shifter, Autometer tach, custom gauges, 4 speaker stereo (nothing great, would rather hear the eingine! LOL) I did ALL the work listed here myself except for the transmission. The car is plated as Historic. I only drive during the summer on warm dry days. Probably only put 400 to 500 miles a year on it. I have way too much money invested to ever get it back out of it. I'll never sell it...period!

Pros: In Your Face Fast, Stylish, Sounds Great, Handles Great, Its mine!

Cons: Rides like a wheel barrell, 6 to 8 mpg..yikes!

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1978 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Uninspiring Performance — I test drove a 1978 Trans Am during one of my active car searches in the early 1980s. Just about everything checked out okay. But one thing didn't: The performance! It was about as exciting as driving a full-size Pontiac. Acceleration wasn't exactly brisk, despite the fact that a big-inch 403 Olds was nestled under the hood. The torque was there, yes, but it seemed to come and go too quickly to figure into acceleration. I passed on this car and didn't look back. I had driven a 1974 Trans Am 455 Super Duty, which would quickly prove to be irreplaceable. The mid and late 1970s were a dark day in the history of automobile performance in the US.

Pros: Great styling, nice driving

Cons: leisurely acceleration

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