1996 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 24 1996 Pontiac Firebird reviews.

    1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    Love It. — Love everything about the car. Wouldnt want any other car. By far the best car ive ever owned, and driven. The car always catches peoples eyes, and they are always looking when i drive by. Kids love the way it looks too.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very fast, and fun car. None other like it.

    Cons: Has the very long front end, hard not to scrape the front bumper pulling in places

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Zedel - Yes It's Name Is Zedel — Bought this car for my (then) 18 year old son. First car first love - you know the tune. Zedel has been a money pit at times but there are long stretches where nothing is wrong with her and you tend to forget the pain of repairs. Then, BOOM. But what are you going to do? Can't kill her, she's family. She will be a classic someday and my son takes car of that car like a puppy. Named her Zedel from her first license plate which started out with ZDL.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a Firebird people.  They are not making these anymore!  This is a classic in the making so save them while you can!  Scheech!

    Cons: Zedel can be a money pit at times.  It rarely has prolems but when it does, they are whoppers.  Bought her for $3K and have dumped $4K into her.  But, whaddaya going to do?

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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    Love It — I love this car its my baby, my girlfriend thinks its hers way better than the other camaros i've owned , super fast and lots of fun, most definantly not a winter car, t-tops are great, wish it still had a stereo, darn theives

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

    Pros: 6-speed trans

    Cons: price of parts & service

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Perfect Car For A Guy Like Me To Start With. Never Regretted Buying It — this was my first car when i turned 16 and what a thrill it was. the perfect car for me to hit the road with. good acceleration but not too much a new driver couldnt handle effectivly. for a rear-wheel car it handled surprisingly well since its low but wide stance. american made so it had its faults here and there but overall a solid car. i loved the aggressive look the firebirds and trans ams took in the late 90's to early 2000's. gas wasnt too crucial since it was only a 6 cyl but it made for the perfect mix of fun and practicallity.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: just a fun car to start with. t-tops were a treat on nice days

    Cons: engine problems around 160K miles

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    The Firebird. — Exelent Car, nice performance but i need por horse power thats why i sold it. Some of the parts are expensive on the dealer but you can find it on a yunk yard for a really nice price. Nice one.

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

    Pros: The T-tops.

    Cons: 6 cilinder.

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Great Car — Styling is great, good power for a V6 but wish it was a V8 though. Pretty good acceleration and handling could be better. I haven't had to do too many repairs on the car but just general upkeep is important. Gets great gas mileage, 25-26 town/29-31 highway. It's a pretty fun car to drive.

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

    Pros: Great mileage great styling

    Cons: If you need lots of room don't buy it

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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    Get It For Fun In The Summer — It was fast, fun, and reliable. It only had 50k on it when I bought it, so it was in extremely good shape, I did my best to keep it that way. I miss it now that I sold it.

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

    Pros: Fast, Fun, Scares away hondas...

    Cons: Not a good winter car

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    '96 Firebird — Pontiac makes BEAUTIFUL Firebirds/Trans Ams. Its a great looking car that turns heads all the time. It runs great, but I bought it used and there's been a problem with the engine that nobody has been able to determine yet. After longer drives, I've got smoke coming from under the hood. It smells like burning oil, but we haven't found out where it's coming from. Also shortly after having purchased the car, the frame for the boot covering the shifter (the car is a manual transmission) broke and was difficult to replace.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Runs great, fun to drive.

    Cons: Small back seat.

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    Idk — i like that its fast and durable and the torque of this car is incredible and looks really nice the gas mileage sucks but thats okay i also like the interior leather very comfy but can get really hot at sometimes.

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

    Pros: its fast

    Cons: gas mileage

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    1996 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Good Car, But Could Be Better. — had good acceleration. nimble and quick. its an older car and does need tlc. but for the most part, quality was good. this car is sexy. cost of this car is in the gas... this car is very exciting to drive, speacially with an cia, shift kit, and exhaust :)

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

    Pros: fun, sexy, t-tops

    Cons: gas,  and the need of tlc.

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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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