1988 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 17 of 17 1988 Pontiac Firebird reviews.

    1988 Pontiac Firebird Review
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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