2002 Pontiac Firebird User Reviews

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible Review
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    The Power And The Look Of A Classic Sports Car. — 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 and 15-18 city. My only dislikes would be how low it rides to the ground but that is a necessary evil. Also, in precipitation it can tend to fishtail.

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

    Pros: Lots of power. Handles great! Lots of cargo through trunk when you put rear seat down. Great highway mpg.

    Cons: Rides low to the ground.  Rear wheel drive doesn't handle mud or snow well.

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    Soooo Much Fun — 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 miles would probably need the same repairs.

    Pros: Soooo much power but it is exactly the kind of blast to drive that you would expect it to be

    Cons: Its bad on gas, and the handling is not great but lets be fair, that is not what this car was designed for.

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Great To Look At And Fun To Drive — I love the look of the car. Its a very classy look and makes a really good noise even for a V6. Although its a V6 it still eats the gas but thats not a huge deal. There are some manufacturing issues that you may run into but nothing that isnt an easy fix althoug easy does not mean cheap in some cases. Easy to work on and most replacement parts are cheap since they were so common. Overall a good car that is fun and is really fun to drive in the summer with the t-tops off.

    Pros: Great looking car and a great alternative to the V8 model.  If you want some go with slightly better MPG than this is your car.  Its great fun to drive.  Its only on 220HP max but the fact that its a RWD car gives it that lil something extra that is such a rush.  For a V6 it sounds really nice too.

    Cons: As they are an older car, its has its defects.  The motor is older so it takes a lil TLC.  Some of them had some issue with the weather stripping around the back glass/t-tops which causes the paint to bubble and chip off around those areas on the roof.  Also there really isnt a back seat to speak of.  The front seat isnt great for taller peolple but thats common among alot of sports cars of that era.  The MPG isnt great but again, with sports cars of that era, thats not surprising and is to be expected.

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    Looks Great Aways Been A Very Dependable Car — Never had anything leave this car stranded. Great looks and handling. Gas mileage is great. 35 MPG from Lauderdale to Daytona.Gets great compliments at all times.reat car for someone who likes Classic and Sports Cars Last Year for the Firebirds

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Car has never had any problems in the seven years she has had it was and still is like new

    Cons: Hmm Lets see well sorry

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    45

    Sexy And Mean Looking. — The 2002 Trans Am Firebird is the last of a great American pastime, the muscle car. The 2002 models has power, luxery, looks and decent fuel mileage. I use the car for my daily commute, my weekends and driving it to the store is exciting. I could not be more pleased. I have upgraded the exhaust and the program, and although mine is an automatic, it will get after it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Wonderful car. Gotten plenty of comments and looks, the car sounds great, will burn up the road and drives strong. All American muscle car...Mine is a deep blue with stock aluminum wheels, it is a beauty...

    Cons: Driver side power window motor drags.

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Base Review
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    75

    Great Car For What I Use It For... — Nice car...Looks good but just needs some low end torque...Hoping someday I'll be able to drop an LSX in it and build it a bit...Gets lots of looks and haven't had many problems with it...First F-body I've had that stays at operating temp by itself...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks Good...Good MPG...

    Cons: V6...

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    Its Awesome! — its a very good car, it has a pretty good build quality, the performance is surprisingly very good for a 6 cylinder, and cool thing is is that its pretty cheap to own and the gas milage is nothing to complain about... 24mpg

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its a blast

    Cons: very low to the ground

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    Firebirds Are Overshadowed By Mustangs/sporty Imports, But If You Purchase One, Your In For A Treat. — Great acceleration/breaking/cornering, it never fails to turn heads, T-tops. The interior is tight-fitting and the build quality and use of materials could be better. The interior is made up of hard cheap plastic bits, typical gm vintage of the era. Car although has been very reliable, in part to a bulletproof 3800 series engine. In two years of ownership, I put in about $150 in minor repairs (oil, bulbs, battery terminal, spark plugs). I would recommend this car to anyone avidly looking for a sportier alternative (but cost effective) to a mustang, celica, rsx, tc, etc. This car could be considered a sportier and flashier alternative to its platform mate, the infamous chevrolet camaro. The only drawback is you'll be buying one used b/c gm fails to realize that there is a market for pontiacs and firebirds and having a pontiac was never a politically correct car to have.

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

    Pros: Decently fast, timeless defined lines, a head turner, reliable.

    Cons: If you want to comfortably seat more then 2 people your out of luck, interior quality.

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula Review
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    It's My Baby. — I'm in love with my car. It's not a v8, but we're madly in love nevertheless. The only thing I'm not too crazy about is replacing the headlights so constantly. Other than that the car runs great, isn't so bad on gas, and looks and drives great.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's gorgeous, quick, and fun.

    Cons: I've had to replace my headlights constantly.

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    2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Review
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    2002 Pontiac Trans Am — This car was amazing. I bought it with 29,000 miles almost 4 years ago and just recently traded it in with just over 50,000 miles. It was ashame the economy has tanked, it would have been worth a lot more. It had it's issues but over all it never let me down and when I wanted to put the pedal down it never dissapointed.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The POWER!

    Cons: Nothing other than the wheels......the chrome kept pealing off the inside of the wheel

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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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