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1996 Pontiac Firebird

   
 
Pontiac Firebird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    A new standard V6 makes 40 more horsepower than the old one. The LT1 V8 also makes more power, particularly when equipped with Ram Air…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (32 total reviews)


Love my car

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback

i love my 96 formula it has 3:73 gears hurst throwshifter cold air intake front line lock and all around a very sound car. i have a question tho, if any of u can help there is a squeaking noise comming from the front end that i cnt figure out i dont no if its common or not if u can help it would be great. and another thing is there any other way to increase the horse power of this fire breathing beast it already has freekesh power but i want more of it thanks for the help.




Fun car. not reliable at

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

This is a fun car to drive, Without a doubt! Love the design and overall look of the car. But the car is not very reliable. This cars makes a bad daily driver. It's not good on gas and a lot of stuff brakes on it. I had this car for almost 2 years and had problems the whole time. The transmission died on it at 125k and the motor fried up at about 135k .... The rear is still good (original rear now with 136k) I had this car towed twice... Once for the opti spark and another time for the motor (when it seized) If you decide to buy one. Spend a little more and get a nice clean one with low miles that was taken car of. this cars are very fickle. Prepare to spend lots of money on repairs!




Gm masterpiece

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

If you are going to buy one of these cars and plan on having a fast fun modded car, buy one that has a 6 spd and ws 6 package. Your life will be easier. Mine is an auto and I kicked myself after putting headers, 4.10 gears, full exhaust, 52 mm throttle body, bigger cam, basically put nuts in the motor. Now I can't drive it on the freeway due to the gears. Other than that I love it and wouldn't sell it for anything but a 6 spd ha ha. The only problem I've had was the fuel pump. I got 25 mpg around town before mods now it's more like 18, but that's the price you pay for power. Don't waste your hard earned money on a slow mustang. They are garbage and you'll be smoked by the red dragon.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
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  • 28
  • highway
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Full 1996 Pontiac Firebird Review

What's New for 1996

A new standard V6 makes 40 more horsepower than the old one. The LT1 V8 also makes more power, particularly when equipped with Ram Air induction. A new color livens up the exterior, as if it needed it.

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