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2002 Pontiac Firebird
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,482
6 listings nationwide

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1988 Pontiac Fiero
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,319
1 vehicle

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Pontiac Firebird
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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 e...

1988 Pontiac Fiero
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1988 was the only model year T-tops were an option for the Fiero through dealerships and the only year a yellow exterior color was available from the factory. The '88 Fiero featured a ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 Pontiac Firebird
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Joseph writes:
Great car, can take a beating so I wouldnt be afraid of high mileage. Ive owned mine for many years and the se...
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Joebizzer writes:
Excellent car loved it when I owned it driving 1 was fun everyday
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C worse.
"It has a back seat while the 4c does not"
Would Buy Ranked 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C better.
"I have already owned a firebird now I want a 4c spider"
125
dled1286 2002 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview:

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. Al...

1988 Pontiac Fiero
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Mike writes:
Underpowered with the stock motor, but still really fun to drive! Hard to find one unmodified with low miles ...
Value Ranked 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT worse.
"Upgraded suspension and other features not available on the 87."
Would Buy Ranked 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT worse.
"Upgraded suspension and other features not available on the 87."
15
VampireBills writes:
Great car for the enthusiast and home mechanic, the 1988 Formula is the best year and model in my opinion, alt...
Front Seats Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"More comfortable, with more breathing room."
Back Seats Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"N/a neither car has backseats"
Family Car Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 better.
"More storage space"
Value Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"GM Parts"
Would Buy Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"Long term maintenance"
625
Richard 1988 Pontiac Fiero BaseReview:

Small, Fast, Agile Car Built For Fun, Yet Less Expensive Than Foreign Sports Cars! — I don't think I've mentioned how safe the Fiero is, but with its wide stance and agile cornering it'...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2002 Pontiac Firebird
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1988 Pontiac Fiero
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Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
17 MPG
21 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
29 MPG
32 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
200 hp @ 5,200 RPM
200 hp @ 5,200 RPM
98 hp @ 4,800 RPM
98 hp @ 4,800 RPM
Torque
225 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
225 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.4:1
9.4:1
9:1
9:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
3,800 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
3.8 in x 3.4 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 43 in
Back Legroom 28.9 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.9 cu ft --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 193.4 in 160 in
Width 74.5 in 68 in
Height 52 in 46 in
Wheelbase 101.1 in 93.4 in

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2002 Pontiac Firebird
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1988 Pontiac Fiero
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