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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 1999 Pontiac Firebird

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6, spectacular V8, true muscle car performance package at bargain-basement price.

  • Cons

    Boy-racer-in-gold-chains image, cheesy interior plastic, sky-high insurance rates for V8 models.

  • What's New for 1999

    Electronic traction control is now available on all models, with a bigger gas tank and an oil life monitor standard. A Torsen limited-slip rear axle comes with V8 models (and V6 cars with the performance package), while an eight-speaker Delco/Monsoon sound system goes into the convertible. A power-steering cooler is now available for V8s, and a Hurst shifter is optional on the six-speed manual transmission. The Ram Air WS6 package now sports dual outlet exhaust, and two new exterior colors debut, Pewter and Medium Blue Metallic. The 30th anniversary Trans Am sports an extroverted paint scheme that features two blue stripes running over the hood and deck lid.

Full 1999 Pontiac Firebird Review

What's New for 1999

Electronic traction control is now available on all models, with a bigger gas tank and an oil life monitor standard. A Torsen limited-slip rear axle comes with V8 models (and V6 cars with the performance package), while an eight-speaker Delco/Monsoon sound system goes into the convertible. A power-steering cooler is now available for V8s, and a Hurst shifter is optional on the six-speed manual transmission. The Ram Air WS6 package now sports dual outlet exhaust, and two new exterior colors debut, Pewter and Medium Blue Metallic. The 30th anniversary Trans Am sports an extroverted paint scheme that features two blue stripes running over the hood and deck lid.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Trans am ram air

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird

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.




Big lou's review

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird

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!




'98 review

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird

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

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

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

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.



Talk About The 1999 Firebird

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crowe338
crowe338
08-04-2008
I had a problem with my 1999 Firebird with the 3.8L V6 not starting, which I am having the same problem with my wifes 2004 Grand Prix not starting. Anyways, the problem with the Firebird was, it would...


fedlawman
fedlawman
10-16-2001
My daily driver is a 1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula with 92,000 miles. I have turned down all manner of replacements (a 2000 Taurus and a 1999 RAV4 lately) because I like driving it too much. Oh yeah, ...


fformula88
fformula88
05-18-2004
don't see Honda making its family cars look like Firebirds for a reason. Staying a little mroe conservative with clean lines will let the styling last longer, and the car will not look dated in a ye...



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  • 22
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