1997 Pontiac Firebird

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  • Styling9.1
  • Performance8.8
  • Interior8.2
  • Quality7.7
  • Recommendation8.3
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I miss my T/A. by Mac in Ky on 10/16/2009. Trim: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am convertible, Owned 9 years.
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Pros: Almost everything...
Cons: The headrests. They changed them in 98 for the better.
Overall review: Wish I never would have sold it...
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance10
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  • Quality8.0
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'97 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/12/2008. Trim: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am convertible, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Acts like a daily driver should. But can also show its true power when wanted too. Very roomy up front. seats are also very comfortable.
Cons: Back seats are crampted. Little cargo Room in trunk. Hard to do work on an engine half way in the hood. Not a good car for inexperience people to drive in wet or slick conditions.
Overall review: Overall a very good dry weather car. Does pretty well on gas for a V8 (13 city, 24 Highway (6-speed)). It willl do fine in snow and rain as long as you have all season tires on it. Unfortantly mine has Street ET's on it. These cars sound good drive great and can handle just about any kind of rough driving you want to do. 115k without a rebuild and still running strong. I would strongly recommend this car to anyone looking for a thrill on a semi-budget car.
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  • Styling9.0
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  • Interior9.0
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation9.0
The poor mans Corvette by An MSN Autos Consumer on 06/04/2004. Trim: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe, Owned 7 years.
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Pros: FAST!!
Cons: whats a Con? ;)
Overall review: nice!!!!
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance10
  • Interior5.0
  • Quality5.0
  • Recommendation7.0
more bang for the buck than a vette by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/01/2003. Trim: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: This is definitly a vehicle for the chosen few that care more for performance than comfort. If you want a fast car that can leave anything short of a viper or a vette in the dust this is the car for you.
Cons: Water pump and optispark are the weak points on this car check them closely before buying.
Overall review: awesome performance and a real head turner when its running
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  • Interior7.0
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Not your ordinary car. by TransAmRacer on 04/03/2002. Trim: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am convertible, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: I love the way this car looks, and it has a nice big engine, and tons of available bolt ons to make this car rock. Definitely a chick magnet, and outperforms many cars, even the Mustang GT. This car also handles really well and is easy to control. With a powerful 350 engine, same as the Corvette, this car has plenty of muscle.
Cons: Needs some more performance, gets beat by the Mustang Cobra, which only has a 4.6L engine, versus the 5.7 in the Trans Am. With some bolt ons, like some new headers, cams, and exhaust, you can make this car really fast though. Also, the back seats aren't all that roomy, but I haven't seen many sports cars that have roomy backseats. Insurance rates are high for this vehicle too.
Overall review: Great car, easy to get parts for, so far. I'm upset that Pontiac stopped making these cars, so I hope parts will still be available for them in the future. My dealer says I should not worry about parts, and that this won't be an issue. I would recommend this vehicle if you want to feel the awesome power of a big 5.7L V8 engine, and cruise in style.
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