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2002 Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 310 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Pontiac Firebird

  • Although were not thrilled by the cheap plastic interior and poor visibility, the Firebird never fails to serve up plenty of cheap, tire-smokin' fun. May it rest in peace.

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  • Pros

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

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 2002

    Entering its last year of production, the Firebird gets few changes for 2002. Power mirrors and a power antenna are now standard on all models, and Bright Silver Metallic replaces Blue-Green Chameleon on the color palette.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Really like it so far

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)

I've had it 3 months....it sat at the dealership for 6 months for some reason. Midlife crisis caused me to by it. It is fast as hell.




Formula review

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)

comfortable, 29mpg on the highway with a 6speed, faster than most anything on the road, a real looker




Could be great with some

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)

The pontiac 2002 Firebird TransAM coupe has the looks that make you just want to stare at it when you see one. I suspect the Ram Air would put most sports car lovers over the top with envy. There are some negatives that come with the acolades. Three issues in particular are the way the car idles when standing still with the car in drive and foot on the break.( shaky ). The second problem is the Rotors warp frequently. Suspect bad manufactured pads cause extream heat friction that cause the warpage. The third item is the Head lights make alot of noise when closing them. ( Bang! ) Otherwise a great car looking car with excellent speed when you need it most.




Nice car

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)

It is the best car to drive. fuel economy is great when you consider the power it puts out. it is very comfortable for 2 passengers and the t- tops are great, you essentially get a convertable without convertable problems. The price was great when you think of what you can get in that size for that price. A vw bettle?




This car rocks...

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)

I have always been a huge fan of the Firebird and while I own an older 1991 it did not deter me in any way from acquiring a (sister) for her.Not only is the handling in this little beauty as good as it could be it get's better the body style, engine and comfort FAR outweigh anything I could have imagined. .I test drove a '91 when they first came out and scared the wits out of the poor dealer at the time so now naturally I own one.I get a lot of compliments on my older one and I have to admit I do prefer my older one but for sheer horse power and comfort I have to say you people at Pontiac DON'T horse around when it comes to STYLE!! Keep up the great work!!




I love this car!!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)

i have travled many places with this vehicle and am very proud of its performance.



Full 2002 Pontiac Firebird Review

What's New for 2002

Entering its last year of production, the Firebird gets few changes for 2002. Power mirrors and a power antenna are now standard on all models, and Bright Silver Metallic replaces Blue-Green Chameleon on the color palette.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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