1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0l 305-H from North America
The greatest car I have ever owned!
Nothing major has ever gone wrong with this car. The only things repaired have been routine items like brakes, hoses, tune-up items and I replaced clutch at 90,000 and 170,000 miles.
I have heard horror stories of other GM F-body owners. I do have to admit to taking excellent care of this car, but its life started out a bit rough. It was originally sold at Peter Levin Pontiac/BMW in early spring 1985 after having been to Cars & Concepts Inc. in Detroit, Michigan for a custom T-Top package installation as per the request of the dealership. The man that purchased the Trans Am lived in Chicago and owned a small Dry-Cleaning business.
The fall of 1988 brought with it the cold blustery wind of thievery. The Trans Am went un-found for over a year, until it was found stripped of wheels, t-tops and interior in a field in rural Iowa. I was able to purchase the Trans Am through a theft recovery resale program in Des Moines, Iowa. I arranged to purchase a replacement at a local salvage yard, and quickly returned the Trans Am to its original splendor.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2002