2002 Pontiac Firebird Overview

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Overview

Talk about your anticlimaxes. The Pontiac Firebird unceremoniously disappeared after 2002, representing the death of one of only two continuously produced models from the muscle car era. No grand sendoff party, no last rites, no memorial parade through the streets. Just a special edition 35th anniversary Trans Am car that featured the WS6 engine, performance wheels, and a bumblebee yellow with black trim design. Oh, and power windows, locks, and mirrors were now standard on all models. It's almost the equivalent of getting an unsentimental gold watch at retirement.
Available as a coupe (base, Formula, or Trans Am) or convertible (base and Trans Am), the 2002 Firebird featured three engine choices. Base models had a 3.8-liter, 205-hp V6, plenty fast for the novice driver. The Formula and Trans Am came with a 5.7-liter, 310-hp V8, and the WS6 package on the Trans Am boosted the horsepower to 325. This was the true performance Firebird, one of the fastest on record, with dual exhaust pipes and nostril-like hood scoops for more aggressive bull-snorting action.
Yes, the car once driven by a broad array of people ranging from Jim Rockford, Rocky Balboa, Dwight from The Office, Kevin Spacey in American Beauty, the Hoff in Knight Rider, and even beloved Apu from the Simpsons, the Pontiac Firebird crossed all boundaries of age and gender. It will be missed by several generations of sports car fans who loved its engine power, highway performance, race-car handling, and the cool cockpit feel of slipping behind the wheel. Though it suffered from cheap plastic parts that caused rattles and squeaks, an inconvenient rear spoiler that let water into the trunk, and most notably the unfit-for-human-use backseat, the Firebird served its main purpose admirably -- fun and sexy roadburner for the everyman.

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    Morgan Keith Taylor
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    Car Won't Start

    From time to time car won't turn over no clicks no noise.. lights & gauges all on, might start today or next week

    7 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Mzdyanne
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    Auto Parts

    I didn't have all of the correct information when I submitted my question earlier. 2002 (not 1982 ) Pontiac Fire bird with a broken bleeder valve. Can't find parts, what can be used to replace it?

    6 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Peekatthis
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    Delay In Starting

    02 ws6. I turn the key to start it turns over but will not start on first crank. I wait cranks right up. If I turn key wait for Antena to rise it will crank first time. Am I just in hurry to go or ...

    2 views with 16 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Peekatthis
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    Alarm Problems

    When I lock the car and push remote to unlock lights pop up and down and seems like they running. First time this happened was today..help please.

    1 view with 15 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
    Cherry Anthony
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    Difference Between A Ls1 & Ls2

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)