by firebirdnation on Apr 12, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Convertible
i actually have the 3.8 firebird w-68 package (ground effects and same trans am wheel/ rim sizes)
but you wouldnt think it by they way it looks, handles and performs. I have beaten multiple high end cars and performance cars off the line, down the strip etc such as Corvette Z06 or Camaro z28's. This car is superb. It is my daily driver. Im now at 141xxx and still running strong. Only problem i've had is a small oil leak but thats pretty normal on all cars. Stock the 3.8 push 200hp or so and these cars have tons of potential. Iv added multiple bolt ons (cold air etc)
l and full exhaust mods and a performance chip and that alone pushes the RWHP to 380+hp. Phenominal car and handles great too
by ken32708 on Feb 20, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback
I have owned this car since it was new.
Although it has had some problems, it is after all a sportscar and you can expect them.
With just over 100,000 miles on it now, I finally had the plugs changed and the second round of new coils and wiring.
That and replacing the muffler with a Flowmaster have restored the old higher power capability again.
Also, I replaced the Monsoon stereo with a Sony that has is XM capable and added a 10" bass tube that LOOKS LIKE a NOX tank.
The kids and grandkids want to know what I want to do with the car when I die and I tell them, I'm being buried in it.
When all the Firebirds are gone, the world will be a dimmer place.
by 1776data on Nov 18, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback
When you think of american muscle cars, you always thought of pontiac. The firebird is synonomous with having fun and getting to where you gotta go a little faster. The 3800 V6 has plenty of pep, the suspension is tight, and the body style is enviable. Add the t-tops and the optional ground effects package and you will have people turning thier heads. The 97 firebird has beautiful flowing body lines and curves, it makes you feel proud every time you turn the key.
Pontiac upgrades the Firebird in several ways for 1997. Performance freaks will appreciate the addition of Ram Air induction to the options list of the Formula and Trans Am convertibles. Audiophiles will be blown away by the newly optional 500-watt Monsoon sound system. Luxury intenders can get power seats swathed in leather this year. Safety-conscious buyers will find daytime running lights. Additional cosmetic and comfort items keep the fourth-generation Firebird fresh for its fifth year.
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