1971 Pontiac Firebird Review from North America

1971 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 HO

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 455 HO Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird


A total blast to drive, but definitely not an every-day driver, unless you own a gas station


I replaced the starter, and rebuilt the engine, using a new carb and air intake. The transmission has been replaced, but I know the car was driven hard.

General Comments:

Gas mileage was atrocious, but repair bills, with the engine and tranny rebuilt, were minimal. Constantly reliable, never left me stranded!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2000

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review