2000 Pontiac Firebird Consumer Review: Fast - Not Furious

2000 Pontiac Firebird - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (3.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Reliability Value
Fast - Not Furious
By Classy Bird on


2000 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback


I've owned this car since it was new. Originally I had trouble with the power antenna and one of the headlights not popping up. Four trips to the dealer and the headlight finally was fixed - loose connection to motor. One other problem I had was the gas line regulator valve leaking gas into the engine when it was hot causing hard starting. I've not had any problems since these. I've been real happy with the gas mileage. I get 18 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the highway. That's with a heavy foot. Would have bought the TA except insurance would have been 4 times higher even though I haven't had a ticket for 15 years. Also, cost difference was $16 grand - buy another car for that.

Best Features

The Monsoon Stereo system is awsome. Can't beat the T-tops on a nice day. Love the red night-lighting on the dash at night. The body stying is great and acceleration is as good as most other sports cars in town. Faster than 40 mph just gets you a ticket anyway.

Worst Features

Bigger trunk, Stock Goodyear Eagle GAs are junk, wore out at 30,000 miles - probably why they quit making them. Rear spoiler holds water making opening the trunk during rain a chore. Need better molding of back panels next to back seat - they keep popping loose.
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