1986 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    1986 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    35

    Amazing Best Car Ever — Mine is a 1986 with a stock 350 witch they didn't make allot off because everyone thought the carbs were bad when it was really the fuel pump it might sound or feel like its on but it wasn't . I loved all the different styles and looks that they could hold. The options for the looks was a vary big range of different styles, colors, decals, motor sizes, interior colors, vinyl layouts, spoilers, window tent, suspension levels. There also really reliable cars if you treat them right. My firebird sat in my dads side yard with trees, vines, weeds, and in the mud since 1992 and we through a new a really old battery that we charged up also some starting fluid in the carb and it started up first turn of the key. So this shows Pontiac did a great job except fuel pumps with the 86 350 firebird. I wouldn't want any other car more to be driving around on a sunny day then it jamming to Lenard Skynnard and i am only 16 and i work on cars and motorcycles everyday have since i was 2 when i got my first dirt bike took it apart when i was 6 and completely put it back together correctly. Also im from ohio so we get alot of snow and id still rather be in my bird. There very good cars. Please help them come back. City boys with ricers and crap drifters are overpowering the favor of muscle cars to new cars. The only bad things about the firebird is the stock radio and if you have never drove a super powerfull car they make a little bit less powerfull 305 and also a 2.8l. There perfect. Hope you all agree.

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

    Pros: Fast, Torque, Power, comfortable, fun, very long lasting, Good traction, breaks, loud, height, Length, weight, gas mileage, huge gas tank, very advanced car for an 86. cool, best looking, sharp decals, variety of decals/stickers/extras/options, Stock rims are pretty slick

    Cons: not good for winter, Unworldly beast for people who are not used to power, stock radio, Hard for people who are not used to raw power, not for beginner drivers unless are very good at driving or have been driving since they were little.

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    1986 Pontiac Firebird STD Review
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    25

    This Car Is One Nice Ride — I like the inside room your get but u gotta be a wee man to fit in the back, the car handles like a dream but don't have much power all in all if u like cruzin this car is the thing

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Slick lookin and turns heads. It's lasted 200k and is still runnin strong. It will start right up in cold weather and is a very nice car

    Cons: It don't have much power and somthing always seems to break when u fix somthing

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    A Cool Old Car — it needs a lot of work I've done things to improve the interior . added a center console out of a 98 camaro... fit's nicely. carpet will need to be replaced once body work is completed. ?Right now I'm just enjoying driving it around.

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

    Pros: fun car to drive

    Cons: sucks gas and idle is not consistant. bad paint.

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    Awescome Car — Performance- good acceleration for a V6, great braking. Build- has kept me safe. It didn't fold up when I got T-boned. Appearance- needs repainting, and ding removal. interior is set :) Great gas mileage for a 2.8L V6. This car gets 30MPG. Fun to drive, its my Daily Driver.

    Pros: I love Firebirds

    Cons: none

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    Its An Amazing Car With Tons Of Potential. I Mean Who Doesnt Like The Classics. — The car is in process of bein restored, so its performence isnt the best yet but will be good. The appearance will look good after im done. Cost of ownership actually isnt bad. The car WILL be a blast. Its a classic, so who wouldnt want one.

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

    Pros: This is my favorite car in the world. That is my reason for driving it

    Cons: Avoid the car... HMM, DONT! its awsome and fun.

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    Awesome Car — All i have to say is i bought it for 150.... and it runs awesome... oh yeah five speed and t tops, 114000 original miles... numbers matching... special ordered november 26 1985 from the factory.... one of a kind. hell yeah

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: torque out the ass for a rwd v6

    Cons: electrical is a pain in the ass

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    Nice Car! — This is a nice car to go to the beach or just drive on a sunny day you know! Not very muscle style like for mustang or other cars but it has a very nice style, it doesn't seem that strong but it does seem very fast!

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

    Pros: the feelin'

    Cons: the swifter

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    Origanal Owner Was My Grandfather — Handles great! Has sentamental value, was owned by my grandfather. He was shot and killed in it. So I can never get rid of it! It needs the interior to be restored & some engine work. Has a lot of power and had great road handleing, but not on wet roads.

    Pros: Handles great

    Cons: Needs repair

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    Pontiac Builds A Great Car. Gm! — The interior of the car is awesome because its that 80's futuraristic styling. All the seats are comfortable even though the back seat don't really give you much leg room. It has power locks and windows. It even came with a flashligh. The exterior is pretty fly. The best exterior feature is the T-tops. It has flip up head lights. The glass hatch looks really nice. It sits pretty low to the ground. The handling is ok, if your in the rain its a little scary. The engine is fuel efficient V6 2.8L and has some kick. My overall impression is that pontiac makes great cars. This one still runing after 22 years enough said.

    Pros: The motor has a little kick for being 22 yrs. old. It has t-tops so its a convertable when ever u want it to be. The back seats can fold down so you have more space for storage.

    Cons: The back of the car is so light that in the rain and snow it likes to either spin its rear tires of it will slide on some turns.  It's a old car so the gas sloshs around in the gas tank on turns. The trunk of the car is weird and you can't really put much back there.

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    Good Sport Car — I had one of these before I got my 1991 Firebird. The 86 only had a V-6 in it which was nice, but a V-8 will get you into trouble quicker!

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Rough long distance ride

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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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