1999 Pontiac Firebird Overview


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1999 Pontiac Firebird Overview

The Pontiac Firebird isn't really made for more than one person. With a tiny rear seat and little regard for the front passenger, it's all about the driving experience. And once you're behind its wheel, who gives a hoot about anyone else inside or outside the car? The 1999 Firebird is fresh off a redesign from the previous year, so few changes were in store. It got a bigger gas tank and a new traction control option across the line. The V8 models also got a Torsen limited slip differential. To celebrate its 30th year, a special anniversary edition white Firebird with blue stripes was issued, with an airbrushed image of Knight Rider's David Hasselhoff on the hood. OK, I'm kidding about the Hoff part. The 1999 Firebird came in both coupe and convertible forms. Base model featured a 3.8-liter, 200-hp V6, while the Formula and Trans Am carried the new LS1 V8 engine rated at 305-hp. With the WS-6 performance package, that rating went up to 320-hp and added dual exhaust tips, alloy wheels, and hood scoops. The LS1 harkened back to the muscle car days of yore, producing one of the fastest Firebirds in Pontiac history.
The LS1 V8 was fierce and fun, say owners, though V6 drivers were more than satisfied with their engine performance. Aggressive styling, tight cornering, and overall muscle car action are the Firebird's biggest selling points, along with its affordable price tag. A backseat that would make Mini-Me feel claustrophobic, poor traction in bad weather, and problems with the ABS system were common complaints.


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    Dana Smallwood

    Why Is My Headlight Doors Open With The Switch Off, Then Close With The Swi...

    After gear replacement for missing teeth the headlight door working opposite what they should. Any suggestions appreciated.

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)


    1999 Pontiac firebird I put key in switch and key turns freely and will not stary

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    Car Audio

    My problem deals with car audio I've taken out the stock head unit and replaced it with a custom deck and for a while it was working great and then all of a sudden at high valium it would cut out ...

    2 views with no answers yet

    Why Is Smoke Coming From Under My Hood.

    I drove my 1999 firebird home and noticed the oil pressure was high. I got home and parked it, then I got in it to run to the store. On my way back I noticed smoke billowing out from under the hood....

    24 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
    Victoria Pittman


    I have an alarm on my 99 firebird and a dealership was doing a tune up on it and disconnected the horn to it because it kept going off. Where is the wires to reconnect my alarm?

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)