1971 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

1971 Pontiac Firebird 400cui from Sweden

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 400cui Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance700 kilometres
Previous carYamaha R6

Summary:

A real hard-rock-car!

Faults:

I have installed a new, bigger engine.

I have installed a completely new electric system in the car. That includes EVERY cable in the car!

New front brakes, rear brakes, brake lines, brake booster, master cylinder and homemade line lock.

New air filter, dashboard, speedometers, transmission gaskets/oils.

And much, much more.

General Comments:

This is a lovely car. I can't imagine what car could fit me better?!

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Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2003

1971 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 HO from North America

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

Summary:

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

Faults:

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: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews