1987 Pontiac Firebird Tran Am GTA 5.7L 350 TPI from North America
Anyone can love this car, just be prepared to spend some money
Things I've had to replace so far: MAF sensor, tires, radio, I also had to replace the gaskets on the tranny pan.
As with any car of this vintage it has had its share of problems. I've owned a few F-body cars now and realize any 80's F-body will have similar problems (hint for everyone to read a bunch of reviews before buying). I love the car and will never sell this baby. I have dumped a lot of money into the car on performance upgrades and also a nice new paint job, be ready to look at some faded paint if you are checking out cars of this area. Most of them aren't in the best of shape, but don't let minor cosmetic damage scare you off just be sure you get a fair price for what your buying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th April, 2006
21st Apr 2006, 11:07
I would also add to be very careful about buying cars that have been abused, something very common in "muscle cars".
The majority of Camaros/Firebirds were sold as V6 automatics, and usually to women that didn't abuse them. But the more high performance ones were probably ridden hard and put away wet, especially if they were owned by kids in their teens or 20's. That is why the insurance is so high on them relative to other cars of the same era.