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1989 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
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Fun And Goodlooking — Overall a pretty solid car. Cheap to maintain and easy to work on. Looks good. Drives good. Not the best family vehicle but it wasnt ment to be. Not many left in such nice condition. Good car to cruise and have fun in.

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

Pros: Good power, torque. Good handling. Fun to drive. Nice sleek look.

Cons: Not very family friendly. Handling is terrible in anything but nice weather.

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1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTAReview
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1989 Trans Am Firebird Gta — Love it. 350 small block, 5.7L of pure power TBI original 1989 show room floor model. Haven't had any problems but with only one other owner and 66,000 original miles...one can't complain. American Muscle at its finest!!! Is one of the fastest cars over driven. Smokes out Mustangs and a few Cameros. Maintenance is easy and there's plenty of room in the engine for just about any modifications you want to add.

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

Pros: Great Power ...my L98 5.7L 350 small block is a Monster.  Fully stocked from original 1989 show room. I love my Bird! Fun car must have..American Muscle.. America!!!

Cons: You will feel every bump in the road.

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1989 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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Great Clasic Engin Stroung And Fast — safe handling, Reliable breaking,acceleration is well rocket like yes this car you feel safe and in control and yes this car is lot's of fun to drive Great clasic any collector would love to add to their collection,I really love this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The power is like jet power, and looks like a Dream

Cons: the transmission pulls some and lags down Just started

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Great North American Muscle Car — I love the car, it's been pretty reliable. Probably the most reliable car I've bought. There's tons of parts out there for them to make them plenty powerful. I've always enjoyed driving it, especially since I changed up the suspension. My only problems I would say with it is exhaust routing and bigger brakes would be good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love the look of the car, sleek yet fast

Cons: I hate that I've had to change tires a few times because no one knew what was wrong with the alignment

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I Love My 'bird! — This is a 6 cylinder tank. Gets great gas mileage as well as very fun to drive. Maintenance costs are low. I bought it for my son in high-school and kept it for myself when he graduated college and went into the Air Force.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Very dependable.  Sturdy, handles very well. Fun to drive and the t-tops make it an excellent road trip vehicle.

Cons: Can't think of one.

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Great Car! — What's not to like? It's loaded with gray leather, looks like a corvette in front, has 45k original miles, and is a beautiful deep red with gold honeycomb rims. The L98 corvette motor has been mildly built to approximately 300 horses.

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

Pros: Looks and handles great

Cons: gets 20 mpg on hwy, but am working on getting it up higher

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An Affordable Fun Sleek Awesome 80's Muscle Car — This is my 1989 Pontiac Firebird. I saved this car from the crusher after it had been hit while parked on a used car lot. It has been an experience rebuilding this car and i have loved this car since i was 12. It is a decently fast car for being a v6 and i would recommend this car to anyone who wants a fun sleek 80's style sports car

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

Pros: 1. It's awesome 2. It's still awesome 3. Its an affordable classic that will turn heads and make people envy you.

Cons: If your going to have more than 2 passengers the back seats are for decoration use only, the leg room is designed for kids and midgets

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Great Car. I Miss It Dearly. — This car was found in a junk yard in my home town. We bought it for $700 and proceeded to rebuild it. Two years later when I turned 16 she was done. Motor was a stout little 2.8 litre v6 with multi-port fuel injection. It had an automatic transmission. The interior was in great shape and the exterior looked great after repairing the damage to the right rear that the car had sustained prior to it being junked. I put this car through its paces. Never wrecked it. Loved owning it. Never had a lot of problems. Fun car to bomb around in. Gas mileage was so-so because the car was under powered. About 16mpg in town on average. On the highway she ran great and loved to just cruise. Also a great car in the snow and ice. Never got it stuck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun, easy to drive, looks cool, easy to handle

Cons: Needs to be tinkered with. I loved it but some people wouldn't.

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1989 Firebird Formula — Good over all performance, sturdy build, i like the way it looks but mine is pretty rough due to sitting for 7 years, ownership cost is pretty low spend 1000 on it and its costing little to keep it up, gas mileage is pretty good for a v8. I love hammering down on the gas and just flying in this car, not to mention the T-Tops are amazing

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Engine and the T-Tops

Cons: T-Tops leak a bit and parts can be a little tough to come by

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Be Prepaired To Put Some Money In It — beefed up exaust, ultra wide back tires, dual 12" subs with pulsating neon lights, t-tops, good riding car, low to the ground but watch out during the summer, it likes to over heat and you have to let it sit for a while

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast

Cons: over heats

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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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