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1990 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
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I Love It — I love this car beside it suck gas when you first start it up. But other than that it's a very good car and it fast too. If you have one, don't get ride of it, keep it forever ever

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

Pros: Runs like a dream, handles good and has a lot of power for a 3.1.
Has ttops and everything is almost stock

Cons: Sucks gas when you let it warm up and it has no headliners

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1990 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
Dominic writes:
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Can I Get A Hell Yeah — fun fast easy to work on and cheap mechanical parts and a iconic car but parks like a god damn boat , body parts are a bit harder to come by but mehh what are you gonna do its 20 yrs old for peeps sake

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

Pros: fun safe American

Cons: trailer park ferari

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1990 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
Tyler writes:
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Check It Out — fun little car really fast lots of power comfy not really nice shifter in the middle used it alot ggod drag car good luck getting around in the snow couldn't believe definitely the sweet drive you will ever have. fyi put a kick pack in makes even funner

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

Pros: its all stock about to get restored

Cons: its an automatic

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1990 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
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It Was My Dream Car When I Was Little And Now I Have It . It's Not Going Anywhere Any Time Soon. — I absolutely love my Firebird, I bought it in August of 2008 from my dad. The body styling and shape is beautiful. The motor could use some work but gets 23 miles to the gallon on the highway and 17 around town(for 216,000 miles that ain't bad). I ran a red light and got t-boned by a motorcycle, car looks bad but drives fine and will soon be fixed when i get home and be like a new car inside and out( that was the first accident that the car has ever been in, before that it had only two dings and original paint).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's fun to drive loves curves and has T-tops.

Cons: Most people would say it rides like a rock as a down fall but i like to feel the road so i don't have many downs about the car.

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1990 Pontiac Firebird Trans AmReview
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From A Beater To A Eater - Work In Progress —

Performance: Acceleration- for a vehicle of its age it accelerates pretty well with general maintenance I think it performs pretty close to when it was new. Braking- the braking needs work but that is because of its age and weight it could use an upgrade. Handling- it handles pretty well for its age but of its age it needs a complete rebuild from bushings, ball joints, and shocks. Build Quality: as far as pony cars are concerned the gm 3rd gen f-body chassis were manufactured pretty well but with vehicle becoming 20 years old the suspension needs to be redone so it squeaks and rattles like any car its age my only problem is the radiator/cooling system design the engine will overheat if any of the bottom plastic air dams are missing or broken. Appearance: its a very good looking vehicle when compared to other vehicles from the 90's, the vehicle I own is a t-top firebird and its a bandit 2 edition so it has a trans-am body kit which makes the car way better looking than the base model my only problem with the car is there is no glove box to store insurance papers and such. Cost of Ownership: Gas mileage- it has pretty good 90's V8 gas mileage it sick that this car's 5.0L 8 cylinder gets better mileage than my 4.0L 6 cylinder jeep engine. Maintenance- its an american car so parts are inexpensive with also with used parts in abundance in junk yards, I only performed general maintenance including tune-up, fluid changes, and brakes on the vehicle to restore it to an daily driver. Fun Factor: Its an old pony car so its fun to drive it would be more fun with an larger engine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It has an V8 and t-tops

Cons: It has an V8 and t-tops

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1990 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
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Love My Car — my girlfriend is the original owner i have 100000 of the 181000 miles on the car its only been back to the factory for repairs 1 time other than that i have done everything to it. I never had more enjoyment driving a vehicle.

Pros: great driving car

Cons: none

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1990 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
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Extremely Fun, Gorgeous, And Agile — One of my favorites that ive owned/driven. The only sense of unreliability came recent, which obviously is due to nearly 20 years of age. That reflects the reason of my less than perfect reliability rating. Mostly cooling but more recently the cat went-Only real problems. Never stalled v6 caused for decent pickup. Enough to play with. If i didnt sell it, i planned on cutting out the cat. Doing the intake didnt elicit much power. Handling was amazing. Generally flat through all turns, and the car has more than enough torque to drift with. Tops at just over 120 (top of spedometer) with no trouble getting there. Braking was adequate, addition of 2 more discs would better that.

Pros: fun torque, handling

Cons: not posi, acceleration(v6)

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1990 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
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Rare Fun In An Drivable, Head Turning, Affordable Collectible — I bought this as a project car to take to the track on weekends. Well, thats expensive, so I drive it for a release from the daily grind. With the tops off listening to XM or the exhaust note at 1100 rpm just rejuvenates me. I love to drive. Not a family car, but my kids love to ride her. If she had a little more room, we would all go to Woodward Dream Cruise, but if she had more room she would not be a Formula for that trip.

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

Pros: Solid handler and she gets pretty good gas mileage.

Cons: Its 1990 technology...no super charger no electronic horse power makers.

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1990 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
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Great Car — I first saw this car i said to myself i have got to have that because it is the best of two worlds. I can use it for to drive anywhere or to play around at the local track.it is Reliable,good gas mileage,great with all of the extras. The car has been in several car shows in the past three years.it has some of the best quality brand after market parts,as well as factory. Love this car.

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

Pros: This car is a true muscle package it has the best of everything installed.

Cons: need premium grade fuel

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1990 Pontiac Firebird Review
Stacie says:
I was a lucky little girl, to get one of these brand new, when I was 16. This car was and still is a special part of my heart. My grandfather bought it for me, 5 months before he died. This car was everything in 1991. Even though they had slightly changed the body style in 91 and 92, this car was boss! Mine was identical to the one in the photo, except mine had T tops. It was a 305 5.0. It drove like a dream. The steering was tight, but that helped to keep her steady and keep up speed in curves. She had plenty of power and get up and go. The T tops were kind of a pain. They were very heavy, since they were glass instead of plastic. Until you figure out the knack of getting the tops back in, you have to be very careful putting them back in or you will scratch the top of car up. I was so very proud of this car. Unfortunately after my grandfather passed away, I made some very bad choices and met a couple of worthless loser, user men, who destroyed my baby. I let them drive it, and they ragged it out. They ran it hard, smoked the tires, finally it was totaled, by one of these fine members of society. (Sarcasm) The car had 88 miles on it when I first got it. In 2 and a half years, the car had 72,000+ miles put on it. I have to say this car was very mechanically strong. It went on several long road trips. Was driven by any jerk that would pay attention to me, or use me for it...like it was some kind of drag strip hot rod. The only mechanical issues I had were, I had to replace the transmission mount, (due to an idiot downshifting it into low 1 at 70mph). Its a wonder it didnt rip the transmission out of it. I also had to replace the tires and brakes multiple times, (due to power braking and smoking the rubber off the tires). This car took alot of undeserved abuse, and still ran like a top. Until it was totaled and the unibody or a frame was bent. I cant recall exactly which. This was a beautiful, strong running, and great handling car. I am disgusted by my ignorance and stupidity that led to my beautiful pride and joys demise. I sincerely hope that I am fortunate to find another one, like mine at a fair price one day. There has been a hole in my heart, since this car has been gone. If you are fortunate enough to own one, please know how lucky you are. Please treat it with care. I was too stupid and naive to know what I had until it was gone.
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Back Seats Ranked 1990 Chevrolet Camaro worse.
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"It really doesnt, I just had to pick one. The only difference was the Camaro had a bulky dash and bulky console, compared to the Firebird."
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2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By dennis

Nice car had these before fun to drive fast and smooth Read More

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

2001 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By Timothy

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

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

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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