1987 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    1987 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1987 Chevrolet Camaro better.
    "similar cargo capacity in both vehicles."
    Would Buy Ranked 1987 Chevrolet Camaro better.
    "The Camaro had a 5.0 Tuned Port EFI V-8 versus the Firebirds four barrel carburated V-8. The Camaro was slightly faster but both will win you speeding tickets."
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    65

    Great!! — I would recommend this model to anyone looking for a great ride. Fast, furious and fun. Great to look at and to drive. accellerates smoothly, cruises nicely at 80 mph, seems to hunker down, grip the road and go. Good brakes, relatixely quiet cabin, nice ride.

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

    Pros: Looks great, long and low, real head turner, fast.

    Cons: Too long, hard to park, gas mileage only 16 mpg.

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    Great Car! — Like almost everything and dislike almost nothing! Could use a little more hp and front bucket seat is a little uncomfortable and a little hard to get out of. But the 'bird looks and sounds great! The car runs really well and accellerates nicely and brakes very well. The car is a riot to drive and its size makes one feel secure but the t-tops cause some vision problems as they reflect off the mirrors. Cverall, however, this is a fine ride, well manufactured and fun to drive. I am proud to own this vehicle.

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

    Pros: Overall, I really love this car! It is in GREAT condition, as close to "showroom" as I have ever seen. Ext. and int. both almost perfect. One owner, until me, never seen a snowflake, garaged since day one. The car was ordered by the original owner to his specifications so I have options most 'birds never would have: pwr door locks, pwr windows, am/fm,ac,rear defroster.

    Cons: Gas mileage(16-18) and a little under powered.

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    Great Older Car For The Money — performance wise its under powered only 150? hp stock brakes great no abs handles extremely well build quality for being 25 years old it needs relativly little work mostly little stuff apperance wise they dont make them like they use to i love the lines of this car good gas millage what can you excpect from a car of this age parts are cheap this car is a blast to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: there arent many around anymore

    Cons: people dont appreciate it for what it is

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    Silver Bullet — v8, 305 ....first car, had alot of fun cruising in this and racing people when i was 17 lol, comfortable, good looking car, performance was ok..needed some upgrades but it was good enuf for what we needed it for

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

    Pros: the look of the car, performance

    Cons: broke too soon

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    My Car — this cars preformance is amazing compared to when i first bought it the engine was missing a lot of parts in which the engine isn,t even for this car its older 5.0 rebuilt a lot of the cars fuel lines, its struts, and diffrent parts of the engine. the body is in good shape there isn't much rust at all, the drivers side t-top leaks a little but thats hard to prevent on old cars. the hood is pretty messed up because of the sand dammage and salt damage from the coast of california. it gets bout 25 mpg on highway and about 15 city. this car is super fun especially on a dirt road.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it rides like a caddi

    Cons: its apperance

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    Its A Good Car On A Nice Day — the car well move on you but its not a good call if wanting to drive it all year around mine suck in the rain and snow but still fun to have there so much you can do with one so get one if you can

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: looks good and run good

    Cons: dont have a reason to not to tell anyon

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    My 87 Firebird — It's a great car that needs some work. It's fast for the year. The build quality could be better but it's typical of 1987.The car is very fun to drive fast and it corners well if it has good tires.

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

    Pros: The feel of the 80's that it gives you.

    Cons: spark plugs a pain to change

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    Firebird — I have owned four firebirds and ill one one till the day i die. There is nothing like the feeling of cruising down the highway in one with the t tops off and the stereo cranked. If youve never drivin one get on it!!

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

    Pros: True sports car

    Cons: Gas milage but who cares

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    Man I Love These Cars! — This is my 1987 Firebird Formula. It's got a 305 HO V8 5.0 liter Carborated engine. 205 HP with the headers, top speed 140mph. Haven't tested the acceleration yet, but it certainly likes to take off... it's got a posi rear-end but i don't know the gear ratio...

    Pros: Fast, fun, great shape, no rust love the body style

    Cons: Needs a bit of paint by the t-tops and quarter panels, not much though, engine needs a little tweeking, interior needs some love and the wiring is driving me crazy...

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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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