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1996 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
Bryon writes:
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The Bird Of Fire — I love this car, I do wish it was a V8 but o well, with the way gas prices are, a V6 will do. I just recently installed an aftermarket air intake and when I got the car it already had a Magnaflow Performance Exhaust on it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas mileage in this baby is awesome, I got 30+ on my drive to Canada!!!

Cons: Passenger side window is not agreeing with me currently.

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1996 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
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1996 Firebird Formula — Accelerates, slows down, and turns good. She leaks a little oil form valve cover. The interior and exterior are both nice. It gets 20mpg and requires little maintenance. The car is fun to drive. Will eat auto LS1s all day.

Pros: Fun

Cons: Dangerous around the police

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1996 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
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My Third Vehicle, And My Baby — This is the 3rd car that I've owned. Found it at a car lot listed for $7,000 and loved it! I traded in my other vehicle for this one and do not regret it. The car looks Sweet, and is FUN to drive. It's RWD so it's fun to play around in but no so good in the winter! I liked the way it looked stock, but I had to add my touches and put low profile bridgestone tires with 17 inch BMW rims on it. The T-Tops add a great option for summer driving. Even though I have had to put alot into this vehicle, I would recommend this car to anybody that doesn't mind getting many tickets!

Pros: Fast, Powerfull, and Smooth lookin

Cons: Proned to tickets

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1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans AmReview
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1996 Trans Am —

It has great straight line performance and is much better in the twisties than people would have you believe. The motor is absolutely bullet-proof and just as powerful as the newest Mustangs in stock form, running about the same times for 9 years longer. The interior build quality is typical GM, especially for a car with a V8 and low $20k price. The money went into the drivetrain. The appearance is very nice to me. The front end looks much better on the 98-02 Firebirds and the exhaust does not fill out the rear bumper at all but a catback fixed that. Fuel mileage in this thing is amazing for what it is. I see about 26 mpg highway with a vacuum leak as it only turns 1800 rpms at 80 mph. Cars without any issues will bring in 28-30mpg. City mileage is what you would expect for a muscle car but the average in the low 20s is great. As for fun, well, it's an F-body. This car is all about laying down some rubber and it's impossible to resist. It does get tiring having every kid in his Honda trying to race you but that's about the only downside. It's also a great platform for modification which is a lot of fun in itself. Don't buy this car if you are looking for something refined as it isn't. Buy it for the big smokey burnouts that put a smile on your face.

Pros: Power, handling, fuel mileage, appearance, sound, fun.

Cons: Interior, brakes, VERY cramped engine bay.

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1996 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
Jeffrey writes:
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Fun Ride For Adventurers — This car was HOT!!! It drove very well, handled excellent around corners while fish-tailing, and when racing it smoked the hell outta V8 Mustangs. Only problem was the motor was giving out. Not sure what the problem was. Because this car was financed, it was difficult to maintain in payments, but boy was it fun to drive. Especially flying down I-215 in Las Vegas, doing 110mph flying past a NHP (Nevada Highway Patrol) car!! I was lucky I didn't get pulled over that day.

Pros: Races well, drives well, fun to drive

Cons: Motor problems before I lost the car.

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1996 Pontiac FirebirdReview
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1996 Pontiac Firebird — the car gets good gas mileage for a sports car. It has amazing perfomance. Especially for a V6. I love the look of the car. It has needed a new oxygen sensor, thats about it. The car is so fun to drive and is worth the gas mileage compared to a camry or accord. The interior is good and its got a nice amount of room up front. however the back is not so roomy. Id say the best parts of the car are acceleration, looks, and handling. and the worst part is that since it is made my general motors, it was not put together all that well like interior wise. But it is fine if you treat it right.

Pros: Handling, acceleration, looks, sound, interior(front)

Cons: Gas, build quality, interior(rear), storage

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1996 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
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Awesome — Really fun car to drive and with the six speed got really good gas mileage even with that much horsepower.

Pros: Power, looks, sound system

Cons: intake leaked oil,  fits only 2 people comfortably

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1996 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
Nicholas writes:
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Quick Little Car. — Its quick and stylish great handling but its so light that is slides too easily. Great to drift in.

Pros: The T-tops are amazing along with the quickness.

Cons: Dents and Cracks easily.

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1996 Pontiac Firebird FormulaReview
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My First "real" Car — The car handle extremely well. Wonderful acceleration as well as top speed, even though I have never reached it.

Pros: Acceleration

Cons: blind spots, no real trunk, very little room in backseat

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1996 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview
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Good Performance, Lots Of Maintenance Required. — I bought the car used with 130K miles on it so it wasn't surprising that it needed some work done, but I quickly spent close to what I bought the car for with engine overhauls. There are a few main known quality problems with this model that can be found easily be searching online.

Pros: It's hot, goes fast, and I drive it

Cons: Spent lots of money on repairs :-( but goes great now!

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

Review By Guru9C9Q8B

Love it! Greatest muscle car second to none! Looks and drives wonderful!! Read More

Review By Guru9C95ZT

The car is not a WS6. Not that popular especially without ram air and small wheels. Over priced. 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 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

Review By Guru99J6MJ

I love this car but I dont love the price 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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