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1998 Pontiac Firebird

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Pontiac Firebird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 305 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Pontiac Firebird

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  • Pros

    Astounding bang for the buck factor, better styling than Camaro.

  • Cons

    Gold chains image, crappy interior plastic

  • What's New for 1998

    Firebirds get a minor restyle that is most evident from the front end. Also on tap for Formula and Trans Am models is a detuned Corvette engine making 305 horsepower without Ram Air induction. Base models can be equipped with a new Sport Appearance Package, and two new exterior colors debut. Second-generation airbags are standard.

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


Big lou's review

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Convertible

Everything about this car is awesome. My gold WS6 T/A vert gets stared down by everyone in the city. The hood scoops and front end are the baddest of any car out there. The power and sound of this beast let you know that its a real muscle car. With 300hp at the rear wheels, this thing flies. It was disgustingly underrated by GM so that it wouldn't take sales from the vette, but in reality they have the same engine. 350hp would be more realistic. The chrome 17" wheels are the best looking stock rims i've ever seen. With almost 100,000 miles on it, nothing has gone wrong. Doing routine maintenance will hopefully keep this car running strong forever! Long live the Trans Am!




Power + looks = fun

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Convertible

I am a firebird fan - always will be. My first car was a stock 1996 FIREBIRD V6, and I have loved the car ever since! The smell, the feel, the way people look at you when you cruise past. No other car replicates the feeling you get when you're in a Firebird. I bought my 1998 TRANS-AM CONVERTIBLE about 4 months ago, and absolutely love it! The first time I mashed the pedal to the floor, I couldn't help but smile! There is SOOO much power it is unreal.. even on the freeway, the car can rip up to 100 without missing a beat. It is a fantasticly redesigned exterior that absolutely SCREAMS, "Bad Ass" - this car demands respect!




Fabulous car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Convertible

LS1 engine with ws6 package outstanding ride & handling, absolutely NO problems with car. not a rattle or a noise whether your doing 30mph or 70mph down the highway. Tap the gas pedal and your passing at 90mph feeling like your winning nascar! great car.




Muscule car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Convertible

I bought this car 2 months ago and I love it! the car performance is more than I excpeted it's really fast, it handles really good in turns and what ilove the most about id is that it puts mustangs to a shame.even the top of the line mustang can not compete with this car. of cource is a GM car always puts ford in it's place.



Full 1998 Pontiac Firebird Review

What's New for 1998

Firebirds get a minor restyle that is most evident from the front end. Also on tap for Formula and Trans Am models is a detuned Corvette engine making 305 horsepower without Ram Air induction. Base models can be equipped with a new Sport Appearance Package, and two new exterior colors debut. Second-generation airbags are standard.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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