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Great Car
By firebirdnation on 04/12/13 10:34 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Convertible

Review

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
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A great American muscle car
By TransAmChick on 02/24/09 16:00 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

'97 Pontiac Trans Am. Love my baby! I bought this car used (one owner), and it's now 11 years old, but you'd never know it. It's been very dependable and hasn't given me any major problems, except that I go through rotors fairly fast even though I'm not hard on braking. Obviously not recommended for everyone, but it's awesome to drive. It's my daily driver, and I put about 8,000 miles on it annually. Not too good in the snow, but if you've driven RWD before, you'll know what to expect - Traction control helps. If you have a "beater" and can keep a car like this in the garage in the winter, that's the best option. It's a shame GM doesn't make these anymore; they are sorely missed.
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It rocks
By Swimmerboy on 04/04/06 11:16 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

This car is more fun to drive thing my mom's 2006 mustang. I have be out standing happy with my car. and it has never left me anywere. even after the waterpump went out. i was able to limp her 2 miles home. the only bad thing is she lecks a little oil. but i dont have to add oil between oil changes.
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Ram Air TA convertible 97
By Raggtoppz on 06/12/05 19:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Convertible

Review

great looks, super power, good handling for convertible. the ram air is the only way to go. find a used one in good condition and avg miles. fun to drive, fun to clean, and worth the money (avg 12k to 14k). i'm 6'2 and 275 lbs. its pretty comfortable. it would be perfect for someone a little smaller.
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Most Fun I've Ever Had On Four Wheels!
By frebo3 on 11/28/04 06:43 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

A 60-something sport touring motorcyclist - I bought my 1997 WS6 in 2000 replacing a ten year old Mustang GT. The WS6 had run out of warranty, so I bought an extension from the GM dealer for just over $1,000. It paid off. In the next four years I had about $3K of work done for free, replacing the Monsoon audio system and rear woofers, and the power window motors.This car is a blast to drive. It corners as if it were on rails, the power lumbar support is excellent, the throttle response is incredible - the exhaust note awesome. The only thing I can liken it to is an XKE V-12 that I once owned.My wife loves the lines - says it reminds her of a Ferrari.It's been a blast!
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'97 trans am ws
By art hicks on 02/18/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

terrible in snow. computer (ses) light is very sensative to aftermarket modifications, otherwise no major problems at 37000 miles.
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Best musclecar ever
By Frost7 on 01/02/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

I've owned a black '97 Trans Am WS6 for the past year and my experience with it has been great. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a powerful and stylish sportscar that is all about having fun driving. The car is solidly built, hugs the road, handles like a dream, and can take off like a bat out of somewhere very hot. I'll NEVER sell this car, and it's the one thing that makes the trip itself half the fun of going someplace.
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WS6 Great show piece
By DaBattMan on 01/02/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

I wasn't planning to buy a car when I walked onto the lot. But his one sold me even before I saw a salesman. I Love this car. It's my baby. I havent had any problems with it that I couldnt fix with a screwdriver or for under $200.00 (regular maint). It turns heads. Every one is watching you. Perfect for the summer with the tops down. A must have. Too bad they went and canceled this model. It is a beauty.
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My birdie
By hitman on 09/22/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

All I can say is if you don't have one GET ONE!!! This is the best car I've ever owned. You will never find more bang for the buck and I think it looks way better than a camaro. Never had any problems with it, and it turns heads everywhere. It may only be worth $20 000 on the market but soeone is going to have to dish out a lot more than that to take it away. The last new ones are WAY too expensive. Won't be letting this go unless someone is willing to pay what I think its worth.
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Yikes, hang on
By Neild17 on 07/22/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Review

WS6! Fast, fast, fast! Although I wish I had gotten the 6-speed manual. Micro racers will stall their cars at the light to keep from racing. But, mechanically, this one has been a nightmare. Replaced rear axles at 60,000, headlights constantly were being worked on, most inside lighting has already burned out or has been replaced, stiff ride which if not carefully lifts the rear wheels with the slightest bump - potential severe axle and diff damage if racing on bumpy road. Love the car, but wish Pontiac had done a little more homework on practicality and repair frequency.
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