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Love/hate — It's a love hate relationship. It's an 89 Firebird what more can i say. It has t-tops so it drives like a wet noodle and everything rattles even with the subframe connectors. It's not the fastest thing around but it isn't the slowest either. It beats you up to drive it, it stinks, and it's loud. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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

Pros: Paid for

Cons: It's an 89 Firebird

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My First Car And I Don't Ever Want To Sell It. — Acceleration is pretty impressive now that I've tweaked my transmission. The brakes need some work. I think one of the lines gets pinched every once in a while. The only thing that broke in my 5 years of ownership was the starter. It is extremely aerodynamic and for being an 89 the styling makes it look like an older muscle car in my opinion. It only cost me 1,600 bucks when I bought it and it gets like 21mpg. It's one of the funnest cars I've ever driven.

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

Pros: it's fast, really fun to drive, and all american muscle

Cons: Can't think of any

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Awesome Car Ppl Should Get One — lil rust....nice rims....only 2.8 v6 but not for long...im building a chevy 400 small block...ownership costs are cheap only regular matinece. and gas....this car is a blast 2 drive especially goin drifting and doing brake stands...

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

Pros: funn

Cons: nothing

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Fun Car — its a fun car to drive wit the ttops off .the v8 5.0 has a good amout of pep too it . got to love the ws6 suspension. the manual trans is very fun wit this car. the breaks are very good . the gas mileage is not to bad like 22 high way 15 city . parts are cheep and easy to find, plus its a gmmmmm

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the best

Cons: meh

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Love It — great care, needs a paint job and interior could use a boost, wouldnt trade it for anything. we want to upgrade the engine but not wanting to take the original out, hard decision to make, hmmm, will decide one day.

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

Pros: antique

Cons: none

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Need To Buy Another One Of These Someday — excellent potential w/ the Formula package. Needs sub-frame connectors, a better posi-track, bigger sway bars, and lower it about 2'' Excellent design by GM, the usual squeaks and rattles you expect. However all things aside this car is very nice to drive

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

Pros: it was RED

Cons: it is destroyed

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Awesome, Love Every Bit Of Her. — Bought this car three years ago from my cousin and have loved her ever since. The 305 V8 is an excellent motor for this vehicle. Even with 160,000 miles, I still got 23 miles to the gallon on the highway and have pushed it to 115 mph before. The steering and suspension is excellent as long as everything is connected. It had been in an accident before I purchased it, and even with a 2 foot hole in the side, it still drove excellent. Had to replace the rear end due to some donut fun (chipped the spider gears), but still drove, only had one time when it failed me and that is when the cat got plugged up. I think that the unibody choice for this car provides more difficult and more expensive cosmetic repairs due to cutting, bending, and welding the metal, but what ya gonna do. All in all, I love this car and would never give her up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Look, Performance, Suspension

Cons: T-tops leak, unibody construction

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Third Generation Pontiac Firebrid — Love this car. Great performance from the 305 V8 engine with 225lbs of torque, TBI electronic fuel injection, fast-burn combustion chambers and high-energy ignition. Solid build, few problems. I like the aerodynamic looks of this car. The third generation Firebird was ahead of its time with a 0.299 (Cd) Coefficient of drag. This is a fun to drive car: t-top and after 20 years it still turns heads. It has a 4 speed automatic transmission. Power windows, power mirrors and locks, cruise control Acceleration: 0-60: 6.9 seconds Modifications and upgrades: 3" Borla Cat-back stainless steel exhaust system, custom made seat covers, new headliner, new water pump, hypertech performance chip, K&N filtercharger Air Filter, New transmission mount, new rear shocks, new front and rear sway bar links, new rear brake drums, new radiator hoses.

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

Pros: Appearance and Performance

Cons: Miles per gallon

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89 Firebird — very reliable vehicle, 305 tbi, with an auto. 83,000 miles, drive it for fun and everything in between stock, w/ exceptions of magnafloww exhaust. mpg ranges from 19 in town to 24 highway interior is just as good as outside

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

Pros: LOOKS, PERFORMANCE,  AND DRIVEABILITY, no rust

Cons: t-tops leak,

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My Firebird — uhm...i'm just gonna say, it needs work. but i love my car otherwise. :) wierd how the sunroof is powered but the door windows aren't. there are alot of squeaks and rattles, my CAT converter just went, uhmmmmmm when my belt broke it bent my pulley system, its sometimes difficult to turn the steering wheel. but thats what you get when you have used parts from the junk yard ;)

Pros: the headlights, automatic transmission, power sunroof!!!!, spoiler, wheels

Cons: none of the tires match eacothers brands, dents and dings, paint, dim interior overhead light, interior lining, missing decal, manual windows, rear window tinting.

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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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