by nwittig54 on Jun 16, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
This was the second car I ever bought and have owned it for about two years now. I got it with about 73k on it and am now about 83k. It's been a reliable car but the previous owner did not take care of it at all. The build quality of the interior is a little cheap but the seats are super comfortable and the car hugs the road perfectly. The only major issue I've had, like with all GM V6's, was the intake manifold gasket. Upon replacing the car drove like it was brand new. I will never sell this car and it is about to become my weekend car. I get compliments from people all the time. Also, beat some punk in a Supra to give you some perspective... my car is bone stock.
by natedavis on Jan 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this '02 Base model (4spd automatic) Firebird with 87k miles on it and you would have sworn it was new. Even though it's just a V6, this thing still has a lot of power (205HP) stock and handles amazingly on the road at any speed. Hugs the road like no one's business. Sounds great. Super comfortable and very durable interior. Great looking exterior!
Only thing I've had to do to it was replace the fuel pump at 92k, other than that it's been great!
I paid $4,200 for this car, but after driving it, I would GLADLY pay double that for another one!
All I can say is I found the car that no matter what else I own, will always be in my driveway!
by Caligirl on Mar 14, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this car in 2002 straight off the lot. I loved this sport, affordable car. It was fine for the first 6 year with only 60k miles on it. Then, things changed. Both window motors burned-out costing $350 a piece. Then the fuel pump, $1000. Finally, it was the use of mid-level oil filters rather than a AC Delco oil filter, that caused berrings and crank-shift damage. Never again!
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.