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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Drag Car — Good car for a drag platform to build off but stock motor is dogged out with few usable parts, i had to replace the 305 with a 350 along with going to carb, new heads cam and intake manifold, rotating assembly coming soon

Pros: cars built strong can take alot of horsepower before it needs to be boxed

Cons: stock motor suck for anything better then 14's youll need to do a motor swap

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Beast — This thing is a handful. It packs a fuel injected GM Performance motor w/ 350hp and 400 ft. lbs. run through a gearbox that wont downshift without serious work, back to a standard rear axle, out to $40 tires that won't grip. But it is an amazing feeling driving it.

Pros: Fast enough to take on C5 Vettes

Cons: No Traction, feels like your driving on ice

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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White Rider!! All Show, No Go! Pretty To Look At, Nice To Hole, Smash It Up, Consider It Sold! — suspension was shot, brakes were shot, motor was as tired as a 98 year old man after 3 days of poppin viagara,,,but it sure did look pretty!!

Pros: t-tops, 5spd

Cons: 2.8L v6

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Fast, Sporty Awesome In The Summer. — Its a great summer car, and i have also managed to drive it in snow storms haha wouldnt recomend it but i have. Its a fast car that looks great too. Sounds like a muscle car should with a nice V8 under the hood.

Pros: Fast, great for summer time driving

Cons: sucks on gas, bad in the winter, t-tops will leak just like every other firebird, trans am, comaro would.

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
Heath writes:
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My First Car — My 1st car, loved it. It was a fixer-upper. I had lots of problems with it, but I loved working on it with my dad. It was in bad shape when I bought it, but dad and I almost had it up to showroom quality efore a girl in her mom's Lexis totalled it. Bad day, really bad day. Electronics were a real problem. Can't tell how often I had to get it jumped. Engine worked great though. Lots of fun, even if it wasn't a Trans Am. This picture looks a lot like the one I had, beautiful red paint job, head turner, even around the rich kids.

Pros: solid body, fun, Firebird, good engine.

Cons: Electronics, esp. the flip up lights and the auto hatch (which wasn't so automatic).

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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The Car Is Really Dependable — I really enjoy my car. It really has been low maintance and has served me well in the past and Im sure it will for some time to come.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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1988 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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1988 Gta — My recommendation is to buy them while you can still find them. Great value for the money and they turn heads. Also, there are many aftermarket parts for cheap so maintenance is managable. Only issue is cheap plastic inside car.

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

Pros: Timeless design with impressive performance for a 24 year old car.

Cons: Rattles and squeaks but at least it has character and style.

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1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
Roberto says:
Great car and even at 32 years old it still turns heads! Got it last summer and did some work on it like change the spark plugs and wires, cap and rotor and front brakes and the tensioner. Definitely easier to work on than newer cars, still goes from 0 - 60mph in 6.8 seconds which really is not that great anymore based on todays standard but its one hell of a cool and styling ride! I even installed the red scanner light a la KITT on it. Its a very fun car to go cruising on with the T-tops off and my kids love going on rides in it. My car is a 1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in black color with an L03 305 TBI engine!
vs1988 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback RWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 1988 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback RWD worse.
"It looks more sleekier, its a head turner and the aerodynamics is still great when compared to todays cars and the exhaust note is great too! Not too loud when driving through the neighborhood but comes alive when youre WOT on the highway."
Front Seats Ranked 1988 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback RWD worse.
"More comfortable and better shaped in my opinion."
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1988 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
elig77 says:
An adventure every time Im behind the wheel. The Firebird Formula looks great, is responsive and handles in the way only a firebird can and thats pure awesomeness. I cant enough good things about this car but for anyone to really know what its like, youre going to have to get one and drive the crap out of it.
vs1988 Honda Civic DX Hatchback
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Front Seats Ranked 1988 Honda Civic DX Hatchback worse.
"Bucket seats that hug you while you take on turns and corners."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1988 Honda Civic DX Hatchback better.
"Lets face it, the firebird isnt a family car."
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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By 1967gtoconvertable

It’s a nice entry-level collectible car that’s discontinued but should only increase in value Read More

Review By Guru9D8YJC

One of the best designed cars ever. It will never go out of style. A hundred times better looking than its catfish looking cousin Camaro of the same gen. Read More

2001 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By Tom

Great car! However, I am looking for a car for my son and this V-8 manual hot rod is just a little over the top. I loved driving it but he needs a little less. Very clean, all the goodies, every thi... Read More

Review By Timothy

It looks too plain. Plus the color not foe me Read More

2000 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By ASPMEDIC

This car was a great value and I am sorry I did not purchase it. As I just purchased a car 1 week ago Read More

Review By Guru991NNK

Beautiful cars! I would have bought the other one (the white one) except it was for my wife and she changed her mind about the year and model. but she was a beauty!! Read More

1999 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By Derwin

You would have to be in the era when this car was built to really appreciate amd understand the value of the car. Read More

Review By Guru99J6MJ

I love this car but I dont love the price Read More

1998 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By radavis83

Loved it bought it couldnt be happier with my decision Read More

Review By Guru9TLLLR

Great looks awesome performance just look at that front end. Read More

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