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One of the best cars ever built
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By Sarah
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2002 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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This was my very first car when I turned 16. When we got the car it had a spun bearing (which is very common for the 3800 series 2 due to the low oil pressure it runs) so me and my dad rebuilt the engine. It drove amazing both before and after our modifications. We put a Comp Cams cam shaft in it, boosted the compression ratio to 10.3 to 1, shaved the heads down, and got a sweet tune from Intense Racing. From the interior of this car to the exterior, it is a very sweet ride. The curves of the car make it stand out among all these newer cars. There's nobody out there making a sports car any where near as nice as this one. I wish they would bring it back!!!


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Last of the Birds!!
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By Aj kirchhoff
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2002 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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Im proud to have one of the last Firebirds. With just 77k mikes, I try to keep them low... its the last hatchback with Ttops. 14 years, heads still spin. Shes in mint condition, runs great! Thinking of adding a performance chip and remote start to make it quicker, but does it??


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The GM Enthusiast's Ticket to Sub-13's in 1/4 Mile
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Ras
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2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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First off this car in stock form is an absolute treat and if you are looking for a fun daily driver in good to mildly bad conditions this car will deliver in spades. Just don't expect to roll it out during a blizzard or something without the proper tires, it's performance in the snow is nothing to write home about. However, on a nice dry day this car will put a smile on your face without dropping a single cent on modifications. The interior is classic GM which is to say, plastic and somewhat cheap but it is very friendly to the driver and will give you a powerful feeling the moment you get behind the wheel. The aggressive styling of the exterior, particularly with the WS6 package(which included a hood and some other goodies), makes this car stand out from all others as a real eye catcher. Now if you find yourself bitten by the performance bug, the 5.7 liter LS1 V8 takes to bolt-on modifications like a fish takes to water, it is possible to modify this car without internally changing this engine to over 350 whp on a good tune(mods would include headers, underdrive pulley etc). The (1993-)2002 Trans AM WS6 is a treat to drive and great to own, a fantastic car that unfortunately was met with lukewarm reception due to the times and I would recommend it to anybody looking to not only join a community of enthusiasts but also drive what is quickly becoming the greatest performance dollar to horsepower ratio you will find on any platform from any auto-maker!


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I've owned the 01, 6 cylinder convertable since 02
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By Bryan
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2002 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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I've had the car a long time and it's been my daily driver. I've lusted after the WS6 for a long time. About a month and a half ago I was telling my wife about a 02 WS6 Collectors Addition with 27k miles on it in Dallas. She told me to go get it. I flew in and bought it and drove it 1,200 miles home. I really like my firebird. I'm in love with the WS6!! It gets very good mileage for the size of the engine. It can get over 110 mph very very quickly. And the ride is better than I could have imagined. I thought it would be like my normal car. It isn't.. Its the same but different. I can't describe it. It had blown speakers when I bought it. I put an upgraded system in it regardless of it being a collectors add.. I doubt I'll ever sell it.. And now it has the nice mp3 connections and everything you'd expect with an upgraded system with an added base speaker. I can't say enough about this car.. I was going to use it as a daily driver but after I 1st drove it I realized I had to keep my old car as the daily driver and allow this one to be the fun car! Its beautiful!


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r8 gr8 m8 8/8
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By Tyler
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2002 Pontiac Firebird 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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Im 17 years old, but this is my 3rd car, and is by far the best. It is extremely comfortable to drive, the seats are amazing. The sound system is pristine for being a 14 year old system. I love driving it. Before I got this car, I used to drive my dads car, a 2014 Cruze, every chance I got. I haven't driven his car since I got this car. We replaced the throttle body when we got the car, and haven't had any major issues since then. Its not very hard to work on if you like to work on your cars yourself. All in all, its an amazing car. The only complaint I have is the cupholder. There's only 1 up front, and its not deep enough. Other than that, 10/10. Its great.


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