Used 2001 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

2001 Pontiac Firebird
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2001 Pontiac Firebird


  • Powerful V6, spectacular V8, true muscle-car performance at a bargain price.


  • Boy-racer-in-gold-chains image, cheesy interior plastic, V8 nets sky-high insurance rates.

Used 2001 Pontiac Firebird Convertible for Sale

Pontiac Firebird 2001 Trans Am 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
69,091 miles
Used 2001
Pontiac Firebird
Trans Am
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Dealer Notes
Bright Red 2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am RWD 4-Speed Automatic 5.7L V8 SFI CLEAN AUTOCHECK, 5.7L V8 SFI, 17 x 9 Polished Cast Aluminum Wheels, 6-Way Power Driver Seat, ABS brakes, Equipment Group 1SA, ETR AMFM Stereo wCDEQ, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Illuminated entry, Low-Restriction Dual Exhaust System, Power Steering Cooler, Protection Group, Ram Air PerformanceHandling Package, Remote keyless entry, Removable Locking Hatch Roof, Security system.Here at Hagerstown Ford, each one of our vehicles must pass a rigorous 172 point inspection to be sold on our lot. We pride ourselves on the vehicles we have for sale and do our best to accurately describe them. All of our Used Vehicles are Maryland State Inspected, which is one of the most rigorous inspections in the nation! 2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am RWD. Recent Arrival! 1826 CityHighway MPGHagerstown Ford is located at the Crossroads of America , the intersection of I-70 and I-81 in Hagerstown , Maryland. We pride ourselves on making sure every customer has a great buying experience with us! Need financing? We do that too!!! Hagerstown Ford works with a multitude of banks to give you the best choice for your financing needs.
Pontiac Firebird 2001 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
87,147 miles
Used 2001
Pontiac Firebird
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Pontiac Firebird 2001 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
154,725 miles
Used 2001
Pontiac Firebird
Len Stoler Ford
46.1 mi away
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Although were not thrilled by the cheap plastic interior and poor visibility, the Firebird never fails to serve up plenty of cheap tire-smokin' fun.

vehicle overview

The Pontiac Firebird is a car meant to convey sex appeal. Its blend of angular greenhouse lines and softly bulging sheetmetal creates the automotive equivalent of a supermodel in a silk nightgown. Unfortunately, the bespoilered Trans Am (with its aero skirting, decklid "batwing" and louvered side scoops) ruins the effect. Not to worry; the midlevel Formula provides all of the T/A's hardware and go-fast goodies in a more restrained-looking, lighter, less costly package. The Firebird's cockpit is a futuristic blend of style and function, and is better executed than that of its corporate twin, the Chevrolet Camaro. Dual airbags and antilock brakes are standard, and the optional traction-control system can be ordered on all models. Additionally, convertible versions of Firebird and Trans Am are available (but not Formula), for a corresponding boost in price. Performance from the Corvette-derived LS1 V8 is nothing short of astounding, providing enough grunt to get the Firebird to 60 mph faster than your 10-year-old can get to 40 yards. The pushrod 5.7-liter that comes standard on Formula and Trans Am now makes 310 horsepower (up five from last year), and a more-important 340 foot-pounds (five more than last year) of tire-blistering torque. Want even more? A Ram Air WS6 performance and handling package for the T/A is available (the Formula version has been dropped for 2001), featuring twin hood scoops that force cool air into the engine, resulting in 15 extra ponies. WS6 suspension tuning and 275/40ZR-17 rubber keep the Ram Air Firebird planted to the ground, while a dual-outlet exhaust system is the last thing most poor souls trying to catch you will see. All V8 models come standard with a four-speed automatic transmission; a six-speed manual is a no-cost option. Base Firebirds are powered by a 3800 Series II V6 that makes a peppy 200 horsepower, and can be optioned with a performance package of their own. This "insurance special" includes bigger tires, a limited-slip differential, dual exhaust and uplevel steering. A slick-shifting, five-speed manual transmission is standard on the V6.

With world-class powertrains and hot-looking sheetmetal at a low base price, the Firebird fries Ford's Mustang, not only at the stoplight but also at the racetrack. Problem is, Ford's beloved pony car is pummeling Pontiac's performance flagship in dealer showrooms, outselling this GM F-body at better than a 3-to-1 clip. While Mustang's packaging and refinement may have earned it a wider audience, Firebird wears its modern-day muscle-car crown well. If this powerful pony car legend has been on your wish list for a while, the time to act is now. The current F-body's days are numbered, with 2002 as the last model year. If the Camaro/Firebird nameplates live on into the new millennium, look for them to be reborn in a vastly different form on an all-new platform.

2001 Highlights

For 2001, V8-equipped Formula and Trans Am receive five more horsepower and five more pound-feet of torque, new exterior and interior colors join the palette and the Ram Air Formula is dropped from the lineup.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Fun car not reliable daily driver
01 firebird,10/18/2010
This car is fun to drive with like a sports car but with the v6 you don't have to worry about gas. The only problem with this car that I have had so far are strange electrical issues (ex. The headlights flip up and down when using the power locks with the remote?) also has electrical problems after being stored. Still a great convertible for Florida weather
Bird Lover
Fun car to drive. Always get a lot of compliments on style and color. I have not a problem with this car and it gets great gas milage. Averages 22mpg in everyday use and 27 mpg on trips. Very little wind in the cabin with the top down and can drive in 80 degrees plus with the air on and down to 50 with heat. Best car I have ever owned
cool car
I bought my wife a 2001 firebird convertible for our 20th anniversary it had 130,000 miles. this car runs incredible and still looks like it just came out of the showroom we love this car rides great very comfortable to drive on long trips great sound system We love this car so much we are thinking about getting a ws6 now that our kids are out of the house. We recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a sports car and dosent worry about the price of gas
Cyn Duh Rella Goes Topless
Cyn Duh Rella,02/09/2005
Car is my first American Convertible (I know shame, shame on me). Other than getting used to larger gas consumption.. She purrs deeply as she approaches........Lots of Fun!
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Features & Specs

17 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
310 hp @ 5200 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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