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Trans Am 2dr Hatchback (5.7L V8)

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By Zabo on


2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback


Found my 'bird neglected but with extremely low mileage at a Ford dealership for a good price. While I was more of a Camaro guy myself this car made me a convert right quick. For a 10 year old F-Body this car does show it's age in some places, but still looks, feels, and arguably quite relevant in today's day and age. Granted the mileage isn't even a shadow compared to newer cars but you have to ask "Self, why did I buy it?" However, I will say that if you want more than stock; be prepared to turn this car from stocker to rocker as in it's stock form this car is already stretching it's limits. But since when did anyone buy a muscle car and keep it stock?

Best Features

Exterior styling that is still arguably 'badass' and eye catching even with the introduction of the new Mustangs and Camaros. Cockpit feel which IMO was lost in the new Camaro. 6 speed T56 which is bulletproof. "Plantability" and solid driving feel. Traction Control for those stop light cop meets.

Worst Features

Whatever you feel necessary. Personally I'd adjust the exhaust with some long tubes for better idle tone. Beyond dropping skip shift and exhaust mods, a beefed rear is a must when adding anything to the '305-320' horses available on tap. Lastly, for GM to stop underrating their cars.
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