1998 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    25

    Awesome! — 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 exist, this car will without a doubt be a sought after car in years to come due to the excellent Fbody platform, power, and looks. Don't hesitate if you can get your hands on a nice Trans Am. You won't regret it.

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

    Pros: Timeless style with great LSX power!

    Cons: Nothing

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    25

    Looks Good, Runs Good, Overall Great Car — 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 though yeah

    Pros: Good power for a v6 engine of is time.

    Cons: kind of a pain in the ass since it was handed down to me

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    155

    Cool Enough For Daily Drive, But Neds Care Like Others. — I am a Firebird fan, so it would not be to fair against others. Small engough for city parking, fast when needed, but sometimes a little too low torque, stick-shift what's a real-deal thingy, only for 2 people or with young family - 2 adults + 2 kids, but no more needed,

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Small engough for city parking, fast when needed, but sometimes a little too low torque, stick-shift what's a real-deal thingy, only for 2 people or with young family - 2 adults + 2 kids, but no more needed,

    Cons: Only for 2 people or with young family - 2 adults + 2 kids,but no more needed, small cargo capacity which is a bad thing for long traveling,

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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    45

    Sporty — Great power. Extremely dependable. Ordered this car back in Sept 97 and waited 3 months to have it built for me. No T-Tops. No extra frills. This car runs great and has needed very little repairs. Lots of original equipment still on it..

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

    Pros: Fast especially with the 6 speed.  

    Cons: Poor gas mileage.

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    45

    The Amazing 3.8 V6 — The 3.8 v6 has surprising power and when backed by the 5 speed manual tranny gets great gas miliage. I can drive this car pretty hard and average 26 mpg, or drive it nice and get up to 32. The handling is awsome, 98 and up v6 f-body's have the same suspension setup as the v8 models.

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

    Pros: Good power, great mpg's, FUN TO DRIVE

    Cons: Uh...

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    This Is Not A Car For The Family Man, But It's Defenatly A Weekend Driver That Is Made For Fun! — This car is fantastic, I drove this car all summer with the T-Tops out and hair blowing in the wind. It was fast, cool, turned heads, and never had a single issue. This car is an engine on wheels that was made to haul ass. The brakes are strong, shifting is smooth as glass, and corners like it's on rails. The only gripe I would ever have with this car is that it just isn't made for more than two people, and friends just hate being cramped into the backseat, but this car is made for two, so get your lover, turn the key, and prepare for a very fun ride!

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

    Pros: FAST FAST FAST! Car runs like a bat out of hell and for the price, there are very few other cars that can keep up!

    Cons: Don't buy as a family car!

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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    85

    Have Some Extra Coin? Buy One! — * Performance - doesn't turn that well with the drag suspension, however in a strait line, watch out. * Build Quality -New Motor, New Transmission, Nitrous, Stall, Exhaust, all replaced by choice. * Appearance - Whats not to like? * Cost of Ownership - this is a null and void point, this is an expensive toy. * Fun Factor -Smile to my face just starting it.

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

    Pros: LS1 V8 American Muscle good ness

    Cons: A corvette is a better handling choice

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    I Recommend This Car For Anyone Who Wants A Sporty Car That Doesnt Wanna Spend Alot Of Money On Gas — very nice car it will beat 85% of all cars under 8 CYL engines and most likely will beat all 305 8 CYL engine depending on weight ratio, its not all about performance though the looks are one of the best parts of the car overall with removable t-tops for a hot day this we definitely get the ladies in your car. with a little exhaust work no matter what it is people will be scared to race you even in a base trim.

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

    Pros: RWD, light weight fast car, fully customizable, t-tops,

    Cons: brake dust on alloy wheels =(, headlight problems, windows motor problems,

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    The Chuck Norris Of Muscle Cars! — Build quality is typical GM for the year but you can sit back and relax 'cos you know all that money went into the development of the awesome chassis and power train. Car is a blast to drive!!! And the lines don't seem to get old, unlike most other cars on the road ... people are constantly amazed that the car/design is from the late 90's 'cos it's just mean looking and sexy!

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

    Pros: RAW POWER, DROP DEAD LOOKS!

    Cons: COPS WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!

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    1998 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Great Car But Could Be Better — Performs good for a v6. I would not recommend it to anyone that wants a car that won't need much maitenance, I have already had to replace the stereo, window motor, headlight motor, and antenna motor. I get about 20 mpg.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks good and drives good

    Cons: Maintenance

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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

    1997 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

    Hot, Sporty Little Ride...if It Will Start!!! By Coastal_Gurl

    It is a hot & sporty little car that has some get up & go. interior controls are very driver friendly, however there is no cargo room and this is definitely not a family car. Low profile, so if you do... Read More

    97 Firebird Base By Brian

    Pretty fast for a 90s v6. Gets me into plenty of trouble. ;) Overall, I love just about everything about the car. Hope to step up to a ws6 someday, with a twin turbo'd ls6. Then we'll be haulin the m... Read More

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