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1996 Pontiac Firebird - Consumer Reviews

1996 Pontiac Firebird

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1996 pontiac ws6 trans am
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By mr cook
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback


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this car is not built for new drivers .I have owned a few trans am,s and camaro.s but this ws6 is by far the best car of them all very fun car to drive and has the power when need it .i dont think i would enjoy driving the car across country very stiff and seat are not very comfortable for cross country driving handling is top notch

i pick this car up after it was beat to hell and now slowly giving the car life again .I bought the car for $900.00 the body is in good shape the motor (325hp )and auto trans with( performance shift )kit have been rebuilt in 2014


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nice formula 6 speed monster
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By jim
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback


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I have a 96 formula, very fun and great to drive. Just not a very comfortable car, however having had many camaro and other basic two seaters. This car isn't built for that. I have an lt1 six speak, with cold air intake, corvette suspension and rear end. The car has has stainless 3in headers with Borla exhaust.


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love my car
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By jjolin94
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback


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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.


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my favorite feature of this beast is its performance i love the way it gets up and goes all around a force to be reckon with.


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Fun car. Not reliable at all
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By transamlady
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback


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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!


Best Features

Power, Performance, Styling, handling.


Worst Features

Stop using the 4L60E Automatic transmission, It's garbage. Go with a 6 speed if your getting one. The automatic transmission they use is no good.


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GM masterpiece
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By NUNPUNCHER
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback


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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.


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There aren't thousands of them driving around unlike honda's and mustangs. They will roast the tires off through 3rd gear of you want them too (if you have 4.10 gears) It's what every bad boy wants and what every girl gets hot and bothered over.


Worst Features

spark plugs hard to change, I wish they had dual exhaust, headers aren't fun to install, uhhh i can hardly keep my foot out of the throttle causing me to keep buying tires all the time :) ha ha i love my car.


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