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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 induction. A new color livens up the exterior, as if it needed it.

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Customer Reviews

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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.




Yes

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback

FUN! BUY ONE! i just got mine and i can't wait to bring it to the track! what a blast!




Another lt-1

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback

This is my 2nd LT-1 and overall it's been a great motor. I have replaced distributors in both ('92Vette) and it's $1100-1500 to fix. Coolant comes into AC and smells, gets HOT if fan is off and leaks(no one can find it) transmission fluid. Great Car, No real problems..my automatic(faster than the stick!) is one of the best trannys ever made. 17mpg avg w/about 21-23Hwy on trips. If you stand on the gas, you're gone. Chirps NEW tires going into second and still beats the NEW mustangs off the line. Low end torque is a B-E-A utiful thing! GO GM!




96 firebird

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Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback

I have never enjoyed drving a car as much as I have this Firebird. The handling and maneuveribility of this car is awesome...the pickup is unbeatable...and I even look good while driving around. The gas mileage could be better, but it's not too bad for a V8!



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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