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1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ConvertibleReview
kimaree99 writes:
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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 ConvertibleReview
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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 BaseReview
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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 BaseReview
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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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1995 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
tmgirard says:
vs1995 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RWD
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RWD better.
"back window opens for deep storage "
Would Buy Ranked 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RWD worse.
"t tops "
1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
John says:
The 1995 Trans Am Formula is amazing. The 1999-2002 is the most popular, the younger people enjoy all the lumps and bumps, The hood on a 2002 must have 2 dozen hood scoops...lol Kidding, it looks great. The 1995 is refined, I swear its like flying a car rather than driving it, I bought mine with a GM installed 383 stroker moter purchased through Summit. It has an Automatic. It would be impossible to just nail it and keep it nailed. Even when you slam the peddle It hooks up enough to fishtail out of control. This is a drivers car. You have to drive it out of the hole. I do have the same hood that the above red has, Mine is white with blue accents. It reminds me of the 68 Firebird/ Trans am. I also owned a 1978 Trans Am. Absolutely bullet proof. An amazing vehicle 6.6 ( 400 ci) I almost cried when they discontinued PONTIAC, I think Buick should make the Firebird their signature sports car. It would be perfect. With Grand Am accents. Buick could make one rouge Firebird, Formula, , Fire hawk. and of course the Great one... The TRANS AM The 1995 Formula Trans Am With T.Tops is more like driving a Cessna. The position you drive in, the visual is dramatic. The Trans Am has a mysterious dynamic that I am fortunate and blessed to have experienced...and still do!.
vs1995 Ford Mustang GT Coupe RWD
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Handling Ranked 1995 Ford Mustang GT Coupe RWD worse.
"Yes, the Trans Am /Fire Hawk and the entire Firebird line was years ahead of the 1995 Mustang in every way. Todays Mustang is an amazing example of what competition can create, The 350 GT r is not a car you want to line up with unless you have the premiere model of what ever you brought. The Fight in the dog is better than the dog in the fight."
Value Ranked 1995 Ford Mustang GT Coupe RWD worse.
"The lines on the 1995 Trans Am are almost Lear Jet perfect. The Mustang Fast Backs can compete with any of the pony cars, however the Coupe is..Lets just say its not destined to be a classic, or we could expound and just label it as dog ass ugly "
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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By KurtyKen

Amazing Car! Ws6 is very rare, and very responsive. Their are plenty of faster cars, and cheaper. However, the experience you get driving, is second to none. You can spin a dead cat into traffic and ... Read More

Review By Russ

Overall great car real run to drive and a real head turner Read More

2001 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By Tom

Great car! However, I am looking for a car for my son and this V-8 manual hot rod is just a little over the top. I loved driving it but he needs a little less. Very clean, all the goodies, every thi... Read More

Review By Timothy

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

2000 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By Guru9XTVHP

Clean, well maintained. Car appears as described. Responsive seller. Read More

Review By ASPMEDIC

This car was a great value and I am sorry I did not purchase it. As I just purchased a car 1 week ago Read More

1999 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By kenneth

Love the body type. I recommend car gurus to others Read More

Review By Derwin

You would have to be in the era when this car was built to really appreciate amd understand the value of the car. Read More

1998 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By radavis83

Loved it bought it couldnt be happier with my decision Read More

Review By Guru9TLLLR

Great looks awesome performance just look at that front end. Read More

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