Great car for the money! I only paid $16,500 for it. By far the best looking and most fun to drive for that kind of money. I bought this car new in 1998 and have only had it in the shop 3 times for minor work in 36,000 miles (driver's side mirror broke twice and one spark plug wire went bad). The performance of the car has been great. With intake and exhaust mods, it ran the 1/4 mile in 15.3 seconds. I get 28-30 mpg on the highway easy, 18 around town.
I have a 98 Firebird with the standard V-6 matched with the 5-speed. it never fails to amaze me the power from this engine, its always smooth leaves most in the dust an I still am not stopping at every gas station in town. Many road trips later,,, its a nice smooth road car an handles nice to at speed. Im glad I am the driver however cuz I dont want to sit in the back seat!!! an luggage space is okay but could use some help in that dept!! but over all I am very very happy with the car !!!
Fun with the sports car look and a beautiful green/blue flake paint (chameleon.)I'm kind of small in stature and it was hard to see out of as the dash is tall and the nose of the car is long. Got some front nose scrapes from trying to turn tight. As soon as i buy this it starts turding on me with expensive repairs. AC compressor $500 and fuel pump failure $700. The fuel pump replacement is a nightmare. Must remove gas tank to get at. Sold it to a Firebird/Transam enthusiast who has much experience repairing them. It's not for the older mom (me) who lives on Social Security.
Absolutely the Best most Reliable car I ever owned
written on 01-18-2016
I'm the 2nd owner and I've had it for 11 years. Other than regular oil changes, replaced serpentine belt @ 140,000, replaced a/c compressor, 2 tune ups, 2 sets of tires and brakes twice oh and a head light or marker light once in awhile is all my car has required and I've driven it to South Carolina and back twice (from Vancouver,WA) and numerous trips back & forth to Seattle through the years. My husband wrecked it a few years ago that's the only reason it is being sold.