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1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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By firebirdnation
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Convertible


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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
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By TransAmChick
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback


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'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.


Favorite Features

Beautiful body, nice Monsoon stereo system, bucket seats, strong power and delicious V8 rumble.


Suggested Improvements

None really. In really cold weather, the heater has trouble keeping up with temperatures, but this isn't really a winter car anyway.


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It rocks
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Swimmerboy
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

The ability to roast the tires to nothing.


Suggested Improvements

Make the waterpump easer to get to.


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Ram Air TA convertible 97
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Raggtoppz
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Convertible


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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.


Favorite Features

the Ram Air hood. the power off the line. the bright chrome rims.


Suggested Improvements

better leather seats. better stereo system. thats it


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Most Fun I've Ever Had On Four Wheels!
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By frebo3
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 2dr Hatchback


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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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