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1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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Pontiac Firebird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front 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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  • Safety
  • 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Trans am ram air

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Love this car! Fun to drive and the 5.7 liter coupled with a six speed tranny is pure throwback American muscle. All the horsepower and torque of higher priced cars is readily available under your right foot! It's really hard to beat this car in the bang for your buck category.




'98 review

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Good horsepower, outruns most stock. Good buy vs any '93 to '02 Camaro, Firebird, and Mustang. Great style over all the others mild performance mods will crush the competition. The last Pontiac will ever make.




Cool car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

I don't know what to say, it's a youth's car. it's very impressive. I race it on a drag track some time and it's a beast




98 trans am

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

I love the car! It's almost like my Vette but with a back seat!




'98 trans am m6

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Everything you'd want out of an American muscle car. The in-your-face styling, the mean exhaust note, and enough torque to peel the pavement up. This car is so much fun to drive although I wouldn't recommend driving in the wet/snow often cause you will spin the tires constantly. This is a great car to pick up if you love American performance. Get on with the potent LS1, slap on an exhaust, intake, pulley, and cam along with a few suspension mods and you will never want to stop driving.




More than just for fun

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

The main focus of this car is styling and performance. Merging with traffic on the highway has never been more fun. Simple things like the aftermarket ASP Pulley or a whisper induction lid will give you an extra ten horses a piece for a cheap price. More expensive mods like headers and cam packages I've seen (ranging from 800 - 2,400 dollars) can add anywhere from 70 - 150 ponies to your ride. Of course, suspension upgrades are in order with this much power or you risk twisting your chassis, but even suspension parts should put you back less than 1,000.



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
/
  • 22
  • highway
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