1979 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    1979 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    Great Car, But Needs A Lot Of Repair Due To Age, But Runs And Drives Great — well the car is a project so i dont know about how everything is but its reliable, starts every time and pretty easily too, not to big on speed but has good torque, car is built pretty well, has common rust for these cars and paint is faded but the car is 31 years old and drives better than my 97 chrysler concorde. it gets horrible gas mileage because it has a slow leak. the car is very fun to drive when i can.

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

    Pros: its fun to drive, handles wel, and it makes you think youre the bandit :D

    Cons: rust... thats about it

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    Greatest Car I've Ever Had! — This is a survivor! Built for heat, this thing withstands high heats with its nice sporty Chevy built motor. It cost quite a bit on gas, but hardly a thing in parts! And you know it's always fun to pull up in a Firebird! :D

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks great, long lasting, gets the ladies!

    Cons: Heavy, no airbags, doors are a pain.

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    If You Have Dough And Time To Play! I'm A Family Guy Now, So I Sold It Off For A Minivan. Ugh! — had a heavily modified 69 Pontiac 350 motor. I was getting around 350 hp with that setup, then came the Pontiac 400 motor, swapped the 6x heads onto that and sold off the rest. fun project. Great handling, better power

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

    Pros: Fun

    Cons: 70's Pontiac motors are POOPY!!

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    Love It — awesome, good quality parts very solid, becoming a popular collector car, 301 2bbl- not very much power but enough, very low cost to own, just change the oil, this is a very fun car to dive around in the summer.

    Pros: muscle car

    Cons: cop attractor

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    79 Firebird — frame rot, other then that a real head turner, great paint job, not the biggest engine but still gets the job done with the 301 V8, if it had maybe the 400 turbo then would be plenty, might need a little more room in the back but as the driver who cares i dont sit back there!!

    Pros: good lookin

    Cons: frame rot

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    Best Lookin Muscle Car In Payson Highs Lot! — Well mine has been in the family since it was new in 1979. It has about 200,000 on the original engine and still purrs like a kitten. Mine has been pretty much restored except for the engine, which I have plans for in the future. Great car

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    2nd Gen F-body Muscle Car. — 400 sb chevy motor th350 transmission 3:73 posi rear ws6 performance package 17in cragar s/s mags hankook racing tires

    Pros: rearwheel drive, very fast, and growing in value.

    Cons: cant drive it daily due to 8 mpg.

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    Trans Ams Are Not Simply A Firebird! — There is a world of difference between a Firebird and a Trans Am. First off how about the 6.6 liter (Olds 403ci) It was faster then the desert wind, more powerfull then a raging lion to bad it got stolen.

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:25,000

    Pros: T-Tops, monster moter, 165mph top end

    Cons: Big car! Huge turning radius.

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    1979 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    I owned a 1976 Trans Am and it was a really nice car but it was cheap in interior parts and did not handle well. 455 HO motor was nice but guzzled gas. Owning the 1979 corvette now makes me wish I had bought one sooner!!!
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe worse.
    "Firebird had fold down rear seats and a trunk where as the corvette had a cargo area behind the driver and passenger seat. No trunk but the car was a sports car not a family car..."
    Family Car Ranked 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe worse.
    "Seats 4 people."

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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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