1968 Pontiac Firebird Reviews from North America

1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 350 HO 4 bbl

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 350 HO 4 bbl Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carGMC Yukon

Summary:

Fast and classy with great lines and new original shade red paint

Faults:

Replaced weak coil spring on right front suspension.

General Comments:

This car is truly a muscle car. Nothing like the feeling of the back barrels "kicking in". The 4 speed Muncie transmission and Hurst shifter are real smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2004

18th Sep 2008, 14:41

The 1968 Firebird Convertible is one of the best, nicest, and fastest muscle cars to ever roll off the assembly line. Try driving an original 1968 Pontiac Firebird RAM AIR "400" Convertible. You will never want to drive anything else ever again especially after you have gotten it on the highway with the top down and hit 100 miles per hour or so. What an expierience!!! It is definately an awesome car to drive.

5th Apr 2009, 22:31

I know what you mean. I've got a 68 Firebird 400 coupe. It's the best ever, lots of power and I love to drive it. Good to do a burn out every now and then.

1968 Pontiac Firebird 350 HO V8 350

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 350 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired87775 miles
Most recent distance88900 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Quick, Sleek and Unique

Faults:

The only problem encountered with my car was worn hoses and brakes. General maintenancekeeps it running perfectly fine.

General Comments:

The only problem with this car at all is the automatic transmission is very weak and with a newer replacement makes an amazing difference. Unlike its sister car the Camaro the Pontiac Firebirds tend to have more power at the same engine levels, and much more lower end torque. They are also less known and so more unique because of that. Fun car and a true classic.

Pretty good bargain, got mine for the appraised value of $10,000 CAN with perfect paint/chrome and a running engine. Quick replacement or hoses myself and wipers cost about $200 CAN and it runs perfect. Pretty good deal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews