Fantastic. Fast, reliable, and fun. Everybody should have one
Although this is a low-mileage pampered car, the drivers seat is badly worn, which is not uncommon in Third Gen Firebirds.
Heater blower motor expired at 54000 miles. Cheap and inexpensive to fix, I just haven't got around to it yet :)
Pinion bearing had collapsed just before I bought the car. It was a days work to repair, but one full set of new bearings later and its perfect. Cheap parts too... even here in the UK.
Not a common car in the UK, and it turns heads wherever it goes. I get stopped and asked questions about it all the time.
It will beat just about anything the UK 'performance' market can throw at it...period.
Handling is remarkably good, for a 20 year old car. Lethal in the wet though!
Driving position is comfortable, and all controls are in easy reach. Optional electric seat helps in this matter though. The previous 84 I had didn't have this option, and it wasn't quite so comfortable.
You can insure one of these in the UK for well under £200. Try doing that with a 'hot hatch'!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th July, 2004