1989 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    1989 Pontiac Firebird Review
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    85

    My Bird! — car handles great and is a joy to drive, very reliable, looks great. Got lots of compliments over the time i have had it, not the fastest car but fun to drive on a curvy back road, rarely need work

    Pros: looks, DEPENDABILITY

    Cons: build quality,gas

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    1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula — I bought my firebird from a friend from high school, and it was a daily driver for one summer. The car is very quick, and the clutch is easy to operate. I've had it up to 107mph before the front end started shaking, so it needs a little suspension and alignment work. However, it's very fun, especially since you can remove the t-tops in the warmer weather. It's in storage now, but when it's on the road it turns heads.

    Pros: 5.0L 300hp (approx), 5 speed stick, t-tops

    Cons: Body structure unsound, top leaks in heavy rain, not good for winter

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    Pontiac Firebird — The third generation Pontiac Firebird is best remembered for it's role as KITT in the 80s TV show that made David Hasselhoff a household name, Knight Rider. Dispite it's huge F-Body frame and relatively modest performance figures this is a real drivers car. It's looks are just awesome so who cares about power ? Remove the t-top roof and soak up the sun while cruise control let's you beleive KITT has taken over. A great summer car for little money but plenty of pose factor.

    Pros: Great looks, T-Top roof, comfort

    Cons: Under powered and parts can be difficult to import

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    Okay Beginner Car — Bought this in 06 as my first car. Okay acceleration and braking. The repair list is never-ending, and the paint looks like a 3rd grade special ed class did it. It is a gas guzzler. It is fairly fun to drive, but i've driven better. The ride is the worst of any vehicle I have ridden in.

    Pros: Cheap purchase price

    Cons: poor mileage, high insurance, police profiling, low quality

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    2.8 Liter = Firechicken — I am writing this review for my 2.8 Liter automatic 1989 Firebird. Driving this vehicle has given me some very mixed feelings. First off the performance of the 2.8 Liter is a joke, the car is horrible underpowered with its tiny 6 cylinder engine. The transmission and the engine work well together but the car is starved for power especially when compared to its v8 counterpart. The ride is rough since the car is so low to the ground, it almost has a truck like feel to it. The truck like feel does not apply to handling though, since this car has such a low and wide stance it takes corners with no hesitation which can be a blast on the right roads. The comfort as far as the interior goes is ok if your in front and hellish if you are ever unfortunate enough to have to sit in the rear of one of these cars. Exterior-wise this car is a classic I mean how can you see a Firebird and not have 80's flashbacks? All in all I would recommend the V8 bird and live with the gas prices, it would be a much funner car and more worth my time.

    Pros: handling rocks, very good instrument/control layout, good gas mileage, Night Rider, Smokey and the Bandit I mean comon, T-Tops rock!

    Cons: V6 model is begging for more power, rear seats are pretty much pointless, these cars like to rust, pretty much summer only car if you live where it snows hard to get traction, rides like a lumber wagon

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    My First — this was my first car i ever owned. the interior was bland but functional, the breaking and handling weren't the best but it had a good amount of power for a teenagers first car. it won the only three races i raced it in and got to 120 for the first time.

    Pros: beats 1994 5.0 mustangs with ease

    Cons: ws6 package makes for a really stiff ride

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    This Is My Baby!!!! — O to 60 in 5. She's fast, she's sweet, and with racing tires, she can handle curves like nobody's business. The Firebird Formula has a reinforced body and frame, to handle the torque generated by a V8 Engine in such a small body. In the standard Firebird, this engine would twist the front end, and pop out the windshield. So yes, she's tuff stuff.

    Pros: All American Muscle, sleek lines, great accelleration, and excellent handling.

    Cons: You can't drive this in the snow.

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    Get Out Of My Way. — I love my blue beast. I love the way she sounds like a jet when I rev her engine and she scream "out of my way".

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:100

    Pros: one smooth ride

    Cons: sucks gas like theres no tomorrow

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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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