I just recently went on a road trip from the Hi-Desert, CA to both Phoenix and Prescott, AZ.
The care handles very nicely and is fun to drive.
The only thing is it made my back sore after driving 300 miles.
It's not really a car built for comfort, especially for a tall person like me who's pushing 6'3".
It has awesome styling and pretty good acceleration for a V6.
It gets alot of head turns, especially at night with its stylish headlights.
Without any additions it tops out at 118 to 119mph.
I'm sure with a supercharger and/or turbo it would max out around 130 to 150mph.
I'm just guessing though.
It comes standard with a crappy stereo system that has alot of issues.
I changed it out
I owned a 1997 Firebird before I bought this one and sold it with 167k and never had a single issue out of it, so naturally I bought another one. This one has been nothing but a headache. After having the vehicle for a week, my check engine light came on. Misfire due to bent valve and my automatic tensioner was bad. $1300 to fix. Three weeks later, car started running rough, then not at all. I had to replace all three coil packs and ignition module. Chrome rims had some sort of defect where they would not hold air, so I had to buy another set. Then yesterday it started the same rough running as before. Also, the electrical systems randomly quit operating and turn signals burn out in 2 days.
I love my Firebird and I would purchase a current model if available. However, my love is so vast, it does overshadow the new transmission, air compressor, alternator, and just about every belt, window motor, plug, or fluid that exists.
I can't believe the problems I've had
with this car. I've had both light
motors replaced. All lights on the car
no matter when you replaced them, have
been replaced like weekly. Bad window
and antenna motor. Now I have a HUGE
Tranny problem that no one seems to
know about unless I dish out $1000 up
front to take it apart! I would never
wish this upon my worst Enemy.....Good