1985 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L V6
A very good car for the price
Leaks oil, but hasn't been a major problem. When I put a V8 350 in I will take care of that problem.
Needed new windshield wipers.
Had to replace the fuel pump at 76,000 miles ($70).
The exhaust was hanging by the passenger side tire.
Missing the center console.
Vents on the dash do not work, only on the floor and defrost. Possibly bad heater controls.
Paint is flaking on the hood and roof.
Wires for the stereo were hooked up wrong. The + wire was hooked to the dimmer switch, causing my CD player to shut off when the lights were turned on.
Tires were bald and the rims were ugly.
The hinge for driver's side door is bent and bounces slightly when opening and closing.
This is a very comfortable car. The seats are like recliners.
There is nothing majorly wrong with this car. Mechanically it is almost perfect. I purchased it for $750 from a used car dealership.
I fixed almost everything that I listed above, except for the oil leak and dash vents.
It does seem to run a little slow, but is in major need of a tune up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2001
19th Feb 2007, 14:06
Is the above comment about having a "wreck" or reference to being "poor" some kind of joke?
Scrapping cars, whatever their worth, is not the heart of the question.
Do you have the dedication and patience to work and restore, at least in part, a project of this difficulty and time consuming? Even getting your hands greasy a little and learning about your car is noteworthy!
And think about the environment. 5 cars (solid waste) have been crushed and stacked in the lifetime of your Firebird.
Consider how many cars your car has outlived, and out-performed at relatively low cost, with some effort on your part.
The Firebird is and will be always reborn.