1995 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 40 of 40 1995 Pontiac Firebird reviews.

    1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible Review
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    A Beast Of A Car With Luxury And Style! — I just love my Trans-Am Convertible! It might not be everyone's cup of tea..but for me total Pontiac Excitement! This is my third Firebird. I have owned two SecondGen's and now this ThirdGen. On a beautiful Day this is the car to drive! Top down and looks from everyone! Thumbs up from all!

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: FAST! POWER! PONTIAC EXCITEMENT!

    Cons: Can be a little squirrel(y) in wet weather! Watch your leadfoot!

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    It Was A Great First Car For Me — Unforutnately it spent a lot of time in the shop, but we did get over 100,000 miles out of it.

    Pros: Great looking car

    Cons: Breaks down too much

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Miss Her — I miss her. I got this car the week I proposed to my wife...I was actually test driving it the night I proposed. Had it from 1997-2002, the only problems she ever gave me was that she would go through a coil pack about every 10000 miles.

    Pros: Style, power, acceleration, handling.

    Cons: She had a brain.  She knew when we'd talk about haqving to get rid of her and she's start acting up, true story.  Her brakes gave out for no reason after driving through a car lot.

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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    Sexy Sports Car With Power To Back Up It's Looks. — 350 LT-1 engine, K&N cold air intake, T-56 6-speed manual transmission, skip shirt eliminator, stock dual exhuast, stock wheels wrapped with Fusion ZR-I rubber, T-Tops, White, premium sound package.

    Pros: Good looks and power.

    Cons: Expensive to fix or replace any part but hey what sports car isn't?

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Um, Yeah So They Stopped Making These In 2002... — The quality of this model was much worse than that of the 87 model. There was an uncommon error in the spark plugs--the repair was nearly triple what it normally would have been. Also, the were a lot of problems with the alarm system. On the positive side, it was a nice looking ride for me when I was living on the beach...hello T-tops!

    Pros: T-tops

    Cons: Spark Plugs and Alarm System

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    This Is A Great Car To Tool Around In. — I really like driving this car. It reminds me of my younger days when I had a "69 Z-28 Camaro. I like the looks and it gets lots of looks. Mine is purple. It's a blast and my wife likes to ride in it.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:5,000

    Pros: 5 speed manual, power steering, nice looks, color and interior.

    Cons: There isn't a place to put a good size coffee mug for driving to work.

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible Review
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    I'm The Original Owner, Store It In Winter, And Can't Wipe The Smile Off My Face When I Drive It! — This car always causes people to stare and give a thumbs up. It is a great ride. Mileage however, is bad (15-19 mpg). My mechanic hates to work on it due to all the hoses, etc.

    Owner for 12 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:6,000

    Pros: Beautiful looking, sounds like a beast, great acceleration, handles great!

    Cons: Fishtails when any water is on the road, bumpy ride (for some).

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Review
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    Inexpensive To Buy, Fun To Drive, Looks Great And Not Hard To Work On — I'm 42 years old and have owned 27 cars and 3 motorcycles. I've bought and sold cars for just about every reason imagineable, alhough I only drove 2 to the grave. My latest acquisition was a 95 Firebird Convertible. It had a couple issues and I bought it at a dangerously low price of $2100. Well, after only a few hours I fixed what was wrong with it for about $30 and detailed the car completely. The car is now worth almost 5 grand. I read another review, complaining that it's noisy. Well, it's a sportscar. They're noisy. As far as a towncar handling better? highly unlikely. The laws of physics pretty much rule that out. My review: The firebird's body is made up of a lot of plastic or fiberglass. Unlike metal bodys, there can be more flex if someone is careless and pushes too hard. When this happens, the paint can crack. On the upside, the majority of the panels don't crack and better yet don't dent or rust. Paint, also looks better longer on composite than on metal. The 3.4 engine was surprisingly far back under the hood, likely improving weight distribution. Space under the hood with the 3.4 V6 is slightly cramped by still workable although some components may be difficult to get at, requiring disassembly of other things to gain access. This can drive up the cost of a repair. Parts, on the other hand are surprisingly affordable for the firebird and 3.4 V6 in particular. Even a replacement roof to match the original can be gotten for $450, including the glass back window with defroster. The ride is surprisingly smooth when compared to a newer 350Z, which gave my kidneys the ride of their lives. The firebird, on the other hand smooths out medium bumps in a well-tuned manner. Handling? Well mine came equipped with new 11-inch wide Goodyear F1 tires. Cornering feels like a cranival ride. This car can take lateral G's that will leave a big Ford sedan for the jaws of life to open. The convertible top is nicely fitted, and is raised/lowered with hydraulic rams. The mechanism seems to be well-designed and the fit-and-finish is excellent for any convertible top. The interior, well sure you need either an amputee or half-pint kids back there. If their lack of footspace bugs them, open up the roof and they'll be entertained. NOTE: A kid's car seat will NOT fit, at least not with a kid in it, BUT the rear seats are practically kid seats anyway. They epitomize "bucket seats". In the front, especially for the driver, the inside is all sportscar. The middle console is high, the shifter is in a nice placement, the gauge cluster has all the gauges expected, the air conditioning vents are durable, nicely directional and visually nice. When the roof is up, there is a blind spot just behind the passenger door window, a wedge mirror applied to the passenger RV mirror can eliminate that blind spot, I install them on all my vehicles. My interior is dark grey leather, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has a surprising amount of stereo controls. The driver's seat has an adjustable lumbar and other controls. The stereo has poor bass response. I plan to swap out the speakers, which are in the doors (2 each) and on the sides in the rear. The dashboard is a vast plain, but that is because the windshield is so shallow, it's about 4 feet from the front (bottom) edge to the roofline. A benefit if having such a shallow windshield, aside from aerodynamics, is that over the life of the car it will encounter fewer permanent pits (ever see all the imperfections in your high-mileage windshield when the sun is low?) less of that with a firebird. Oh, and the wipers work well. The center console boasts a covered storage bin and a cupholder. The shifter has no gear display at the steering column in the gauge cluster, only at the middle console (unlike my Grand Prix GT). The front seats are comfortable and there is ample leg room for a 6' tall man such as myself. There is a hump in the passenger-front floor (probably for the catilytic converter), but it dosen't seem to cause much trouble except to get the floor mat to conform well to that part of the floor. Visually, this car is stunning. It's bold. It's sleek. It has attitude. Sure, it's not a corvette, but for what it is and what I paid for it, I am extremely satisfied.

    Owner for 1 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: good car for the money. Great styling, handling. Very fun to drive. Low cost for parts. Not too hard to work on.

    Cons: Not a good car to neglect. It's a sportscar, so it's noisy and cramped. Want quiet and space? Don't get a sportscar.

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Nice Fun Car To Drive!! — This is an excellent fun sports car. Highly recommend this car to anyone!! Right now it may not be 100% but this is something that I enjoy driving. In the future I plan to restore it to as close to excellent condition as possible.

    Pros: Fuel mileage is excellent since it's a V6. I probably average around 28 MPG combination. Kind of quick to and has a 5 speed manual transmission.

    Cons: Needs some body work and very little interior work.

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    1995 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Thats It — not a tall person car. no room in the back seat at all. made it through 2 parts of a washed out road but got stuck in the third one haha fun in the winter with the rear wheel drive

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

    Pros: it sounded good

    Cons: no room

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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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