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1996 Pontiac Firebird

   
 
Pontiac Firebird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 285 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 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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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (11 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.




Nice car

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback

I traded my 1970 El Camino for this 1996 firebird with the LT1 motor in it. The guy before me put on hooker headers, Flow masters, cold air flow, lowered the rear end, put 6 way springs in the front end. This car is a rocket ship! It will blow any stock V8 away. Plus it looks nice and rides like a new car.




Not really reliable.

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback

I owned one of these for 2 years. I had to spend 6000 in maintaining the vehicle. Be careful of who you buy it from and get an ASE certified mechanic to check it out first.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 24
  • 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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