I have owned my Firebird Trans Am GT for 13 years. Powerful, fun and more power than I should have. Doesn't fit in with transporting kids, though I used to have the childcare seat in the backseat. Few repairs (muffler, radiator) and great value. The 8 cyl 5.7L will spin out still on too strong an acceleration while on a curve or a curve with wet road while punching it. Nothing beats the sound of the engine idling. Low gas mileage, but better than my GMC Envoy. Point of nose is so far forward and out of driver's vision that it is forever getting dinged and dented. Wider than one would expect.
On a damp Rd I excelerated only a
little bit & car lost traction.I WAS
careful-still happened.Massive body
damage-very small collision. Its nearly
impossible to clean under & around
seats & any inevitable spills into gear
shifter that the design of car provokes.
It's a poor man's Corvette! The LT1
engine is marvelous, it makes a ton of
torque (325 ft/lbs) and is a joy to
drive. I don't put many miles on mine
(<4000/yr), but it seems to be holding
up fairly well. As is typical for GM
cars, body fit is terrible. The
driver's side window won't roll up all
the way with the door open. This is on
a garaged and pampered car! There's
been a loud clunk in the rear since day
one, can't find it, but it's
Ordered this car from the assembly
line, waited 5 months for it. It was
worth the wait. Fun, quick, and easy
to look at, I still get compliments.
Cheap plastic interior panels were
tastefully designed. Minor interior
improvements needed to improve overall
functionality. Some vibration noise.
Exterior is aggressive enough to
intimidate other sports cars, yet
refined enough to drive take to diner.
Water pump sprung a leak at 80K. No
other service required. I love this
car! Don't ever want to sell.