1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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SMOKIN HOT!
By Johnnybegood on 08/30/09 01:45 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback Formula 2dr Hatchback

Review

We purchased our 1998 Firebird from a friend who kept it in a barn in the winter and barely drove it in the summer. Only paid $4,500.00 for it and it is in mint condition. Fully loaded and faster than a raped ape. With this car you get the muscle, class and speed without having to pay a ridiculous price for a name. Especially one you can "blow away" LOL.
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The hot rod has arrived!
By Mach 5 on 07/03/09 19:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

This car is awesome! It is my first car and I would not trade it. there is zero room in the back. The T-tops are awesome, but they can get cumbersome and annoying to take out and put back in. But this car is Amazing, if you can, get the Ram Air version. This is a fun and sweet ride.
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Awesome Car
By Zac Stark on 03/29/08 10:14 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

I just got my bird about 3 months ago and I've fallen in love with it. I'm only 16 and this is already my second car. I love driving to school in this baby and watching all the heads turn as I pull in the lot. Going to the mall is now more about getting there than being there. The car is so much fun to drive. Taking corners at 70 mph as if I was only going 30. The feeling of power as the body shakes when revved up. It's muscle all the way. The inside is a little cramped though and the system sucks big time. Don't recommend for a taller person. The passenger seat is REALLY cramped with a small bump in the floor. All in all though it's a blast to drive and is a head turner.
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Just amazing!
By American Muscle on 03/31/07 09:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback Formula 2dr Hatchback

Review

Words cannot describe how truly amazing this car is. Having owned many other sport cars in the past I didn't think I was going to get much better. Boy was I wrong! The Formula has an extemely powerful LS1 engine which is the same engine in the Corvette. The engine is incredibly smooth and sounds great. Also, I get 26 miles per gallon highway! I ran 13.48 at 105mph (stock) and I have the conservative 2.73 gears in the rear end. I am not one to insult the inports but those cars (300zx turbo, 3000gt vr4 and rx7 turbo) have nothing on this car when it comes to straight line acceleration plus it handles very well. The only import car I would put up against it is a Supra TT. Drivers race!
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Quite impressed
By ryanjm183 on 03/01/06 08:31 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

Even with the unfair advantage the my wife was supposed to buy a truck for me while I was in Iraq this car has impressed me. Being in siding and window sales I lacked space and often bottomed out the suspension while carrying a lot of samples. It is also difficult to get a child restraint in and out of the back seat. All in all I would have to give my Firebird an excellent rating and would recommend it to anyone without infant(s) and/or sells siding. I've only had it in the shop a couple times for minor repairs that I didn't have time to do myself.
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Great Fun
By Robert Linzer on 02/25/06 16:51 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

Driving this vehicle is really fun, definitely the funnest I've ever driven. Being able to take corners at 30 mph without feeling like your going to roll the thing is a great ride. Only things I don't like are the traction problems in wet weather and its ride height. I love the fact that its low to the ground, but its a pain to drive worrying about scraping when going through the smallest dips or transition from level surfaces to a steep slope.
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Catch It If You Can
By Fish on 11/11/05 00:01 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

Bought the Bird myself when I was sixteen and haven't regretted it one minute. Insurance isn't too bad since it's a V6, but heck, it still wastes a majority of comparable cars (let's see you try that again, Mr. Mustang 'GT'!). Averages about 23-27 MPG, and it doesn't take Premium like TA's need. This is a very solid car, mine is now seven years old and doesn't have a dent or crack or speck of rust or broken interior plastic. Absolutely GORGEOUS car. Only problems are with headlight motor gears, weak passenger power window, and corroded cooling system hoses (beware the black sludge). Rides rough but can turn on a dime at high speeds, and definitely turns heads! Very highly recommended!
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What an improvement!!!
By blackbirdw68 on 06/17/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

My previous car was a 96 camaro, and i gotta say WOW this firebird is such an improvment over my last car!! The performance package is awesome!!! Dual-exhaust - body kit - high performance shocks/springs. Everyone mistakes me for a TransAm cuz i almost sound like one (stock!) and look like one. its great except when they race me with their GT mustangs and beat me- hey dude this v6 almost had you!
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Firebird
By Jaycee84 on 02/26/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

Awesome Car For A V-6... Very Fun To Drive... Overall Reliable, Little Things Here And There... I Would Definatley Recommend This Car To Anyone...
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Fun, but beware
By Big MIke on 12/03/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Pontiac Firebird Hatchback 2dr Hatchback

Review

I love the performance and styling of this car. Beware of problems associated with GM pony cars. Educate yourself on Gm pony cars before you buy so you know what you could be getting yourself into financially when and if thigns fail on you.
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