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By 86firebird305
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1990 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback


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I love my Firebird. It's awesome looking. It's fun to drive and it's a muscle car. It's got a 305 and is quick! It's awesome.


Favorite Features

The whole thing


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1990 Pontiac Firebird Formula V8 5.0
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By LD
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1990 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback


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The most reliable car I ever had! Made 4 cross-country trips, 9,000 miles each and never let me down. Looks just as good now as the 1st day I bought it! Keeps up with the new imports and leaves the Mustangs in the dust too. Starts in all weather conditions, 120 degrees and 30 below. Very aero-dynamic.


Favorite Features

Body style is sleek. Xtremely reliable!


Suggested Improvements

Install oxygen masks which would deploy upon hitting a certain speed. Your passengers will thank you.


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350 F-Body Review
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By mindy shorr
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1990 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA 2dr Hatchback


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this unit is super quick, fast and strong. remember, a poor or moderate comfort quality rating is a desirable quality in a performance car. the 1990-'92 350 f-body may be the best of all four generations. it produces 340/345 lb/ft of tourqe in standard form.


Favorite Features

factory option slp for the 1990-'92 305 and 350 engines adds 50 hp, 50 lb/ft of torque, and improves 1/4 mile time by one second! yes, the '90-'92 f-body may be the best performer and just maybe the best looking, too. :)


Suggested Improvements

since every creature comfort option adds wieght, and since this is a performance car, the driver air bag would better be left out. a larger gas tank would be better too.


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Not Bad
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By Jimmy Jim Jim
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1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

definitely the overall body shape and design


Suggested Improvements

The pop-up headlight motors have to be replaced every couple years, they should be built to last longer. Along with rear posi, a turbocharger would be nice for the V6s to provide that extra touch of power.


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Still love this car
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By bcroft
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1990 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Torque -- low end torque makes car jump from stop, and hover at 2000 RPM when going 70. Cargo space. Great price for a solid car.


Suggested Improvements

Lighter and/or higher doors.


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