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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
james writes:
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its a great car ALL GMs FIREBIRD CARS are great to have its how the vehicle is being taking care of

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1988 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
worme6 writes:
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Overall Great Car And Can Still Be Purchased For A Song — This is the car I wanted in high school. These cars are plentiful if you count the Camaro of the same generation and can be purchased for less than a big scene HD TV. Easy to work on for the most part, some clearance issues on the passenger side if the car comes with A/C. I would love to get a Camaro of the same gen but wife will not hear of it.

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

Pros: Style handles great T-tops, A/C, love the look of the dash, no more 85 mph speedometers

Cons: low on power 170 hp from factory but working on that, headlights will not pop up after time cheap gears used by GM

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
Vincent writes:
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Car Is Awesome — The car is fun to drive the performance is outstanding. The interior is completely redone. The car is actually completely restored from the front to back. The car is kind of a gas guzzler but its mainly used for pleasure. The car needs very little as far as maintenance, just change the oil and check the fluids everyday.

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

Pros: car is fast

Cons: nothing

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
eastmanmatt1 writes:
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Great Car. — This is an amazing vehicle. It RAN smoothly, but recently the timing chain went. Its in mint condition, needs paint job. Fast and loud. Handles great around corners. Best, most fun car I've ever had, hope to fix it soon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast. Quick.

Cons: Nothing sucks.

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
Aaron writes:
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Not For Sale! — Performance: 1.8 60 ft, 13.1 1/4 mile @ 105. Build Quality: ha Appearance: Clear front and rear sidemarkers, Fiberglass stock spoiler Cost of Ownership: Way too much. Fun Factor: Oh too much fun!!! but then again, lots of trouble too. haha

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

Pros: Fast, Great Handling! Sexy Car!

Cons: If you broke, do not buy one!

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
Chad writes:
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Firebird — built up motor, needs some work, looks good, 10 to the gallon lots of tuning, fun to drive, it wasen verry expensive when i bought it but like all built cars with more power then there susposed to they have then need work more often

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

Pros: Its quick

Cons: bad gas and has a couple of problems

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Hopefully Will Turn Out Nice — in the process of building it, Hopefully it will turn out the way I hoped it would. So far the power has shown through the rough exterior and it is a sleeper at the moment. Overall very fun car to drive if your not concerned about safety

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

Pros: Power, Handling, Torque, Speed

Cons: Noisy, Bumpy, Cramped

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
Anthony writes:
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It Needs A New Wing. — It has a 350 in it. It needs a new wing. It has great handling performance and runs great. I have alpine speakers, subs, and head unit in the car. thats about all i know. Tires are expensive. Plus it does ok on fuel.

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

Pros: Its a all around good car.

Cons: tires

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Ok Stylish City Cruiser —

It was a good 1st car and introduced me to the world of performance cars. The 2.8 liter although great in a 2800lb fiero, is a deadweight in a 3200lb firebird. It looked sporty and again it was a head turner. The interior was pretty basic, I got tired of the stock audio system and put in a aftermarket one. Lots of squeaks and rattles and road noise, but I can forgive that to being a 20+ year old car. Transmission went out on the interstate and it sat in the driveway for 3 months until it was fixed. When it was traded 2nd gear started to slip, and when braking the car veered to the drivers side abruptly, the alignment was either off or the disk brakes were worn/aligned bad. I liked it at the time, but the car was all bark and no bite. If anyone ever purchases a 3rd gen, do look past the 2.8 liter and carbureted 5.0 liter and either go straight the the 350cu GTA/TA or the 3.8 liter TTA. If I were a betting man, this car is in a landfill somewhare, but this car did have a lot of centimental value and I do miss it....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks, sleek shape

Cons: Cheapness, ran like a slug, gm transmission from the era tend to granade themselves often

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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The Show Car I Tore Up — i bought this car for 3k, it was in immaculate condition, had a 2.8 v6 in it, and it would get up and move, but it wasnt a race car, fun to drive cuz it felt sporty but still got decent gas mileage. WONT STAND UP TO MY ABUSE!!! FORGET PEELING OUT AND DRIFTING!!!

Pros: very solid car

Cons: i was hard on it and it didnt hold up to it

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