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1990 Pontiac Firebird

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Pontiac Firebird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    Driver airbag is added. A 3.1-liter V6 replaces the 2.8-liter V6. All models get dual body-color mirrors. Base cars get new interior trim. Some dashboard switchgear has been modified.

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A great experience

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback

I bought my 2.8 V6 brand new in 1988, it was the only manual transmission they had on the lot in Phoenix. The stick helps the acceleration dramatically. A chip didn't bring much improvment. The AC was great and needed in AZ when I moved to the NW the lack of a rear defroster was felt immediately. Car looked awesome when new, great now. 1988 cars if still on the road look outdated, not the Firebird. It was my daily driver for many years. Once I got more cars, and the Firebird was parked for extended periods, problems began, now I fixed them and try to rotate my cars so all get street time. 4 studded tires was the only way to drive in the snow. Love it today just as much as I did 24 years ago




I miss my firebird

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback

I had a 1990 Firebird with the small 3.1 v6 and preferred the styling and handling over my 1992 Camaro z28 5.7 liter. It does not have good acceleration with the v6 but has amazing sound, comfort and control. The overall interior and exterior design was the best of any car I've seen (other than early Challengers) and was fun to drive even though it couldn't go nearly as fast as the Camaro.




What a fun car?

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback

Picking up chicks, roaring on main street, gliding threw the curvy back roads like a magic carpet. only a few thing that these car do excellently. most of the v8 Firebirds and Camaros have been BEATEN!!! and are now rusted and have more parts around them on the lawn than in them. If you want a car to burn the rubber off the wheels and leave a strip on the pavement get one with a v8 in it already (specifically a 350 (5.7 L) not a 305 (5.0 L) but if you want a car that you can say "I made this car the way it is" get a v6 (which will not been beaten!!!) and take the time and money to get a great engine and drop it in. the parts that these cars came with were not specifically made for performance




Not bad

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback

Its a nice car unless you live in the north. Park it during the winter because these beasts don't move in snow. They have good power and are very fun to drive but they don't get the highway mileage as some of the smaller cars. (mine gets about 15 city and 20 highway) They're a nice toy for summer but unless you have a team of guys in the trunk with shovels and sand you aren't going anywhere in the winter.




Still love this car

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback

Even at over 150,000 miles, this car still is reliable and fun to drive. If you're looking for an incredibly good value in a used car, look no further. The only cons are the dated styling and the standard sports car problem -- small back seats. But let me say that this car can transport a LOT of stuff when you put down the rear seats -- more than probably 80% of other cars. Skis and snowboards, christmas trees, and all the groceries for a large house party were transported in this surprisingly versitile car.




Firebird has me aflame

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Vehicle: 1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback

I bought it used, with about 120000 miles on it. Have had to invest in repair, as it was sitting for a year. Now I drive it as my daily car, and I am in love with it. Responds well to mods as well. I wish I had bough a v8, but the v6 will do just fine until that time comes.



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What's New for 1990

Driver airbag is added. A 3.1-liter V6 replaces the 2.8-liter V6. All models get dual body-color mirrors. Base cars get new interior trim. Some dashboard switchgear has been modified.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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