1987 Pontiac Firebird Reviews - Page 3 of 7

1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 5.0L 350ci from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0L 350ci Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired132056 miles
Most recent distance167526 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Sexy, sexy, sexy, and sexy!

Faults:

I replaced the water pump the first week I had it. Timing belt was still o.k. Valve seals blew out, apparently was a common problem. Turns out Chevrolet and Pontiac had just collaborated concepts that year so it was the fist year of GM parts. They decided to make the valve seals flat instead of umbrella shaped so that the exhaust and intake valves, so they thought, would perform better...Wrong!

General Comments:

I absolutely loved that car! I have never driven a car that gave me so much pleasure! Being a girl and gear head at that... this car really gave me everything that I needed: versatility, power, performance, and style! If your looking to buy a corvette, take a look at the Trans Am WS6 edition first. They are hard to come by now, but if you find one... You'll never get rid of it! This car never left me stranded!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2004

1987 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L H.O. from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8L H.O. Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired129000 miles
Most recent distance164000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

A well worth investment

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong so far is the distributor, which I have had replaced. Other than that, there is nothing wrong.

General Comments:

This is an EXTREMELY nice car; brand new paint job, perfect red cloth interior, 4-speed auto, Performance chip, stock dual exhaust with resonated tips, handles sharp corners with ease, the tint on the windows help.

Soon to come: B&M auto shifter, K&N air intake, Ram airIII hood, another performance chip, and most of all... I'm gonna be droppin' in a 350 or a 389.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail me at:

kali_firebird@hotmail.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2004

1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7 350ci from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7 350ci Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bronco

Summary:

A sexy, fun, and stylish vehicle!

Faults:

My sway bar and drag links went after 20,000 of hard driving. Not too expensive to fix.

The valve seals were a recall part on this vehicle. Too expensive to fix.

General Comments:

The car takes off quick.

I love to drive on long curvy country roads.

Very fun and sexy, it gives me goosebumps.

The seats are comfortable, but after long hours of driving my legs hurt.

The interior of my Trans Am is very attractive and stylish. I don't think the style will ever look too nostalgic.

I cannot wait to get into my car in the morning.

I get up two hours early just to drive when there is no traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2003

1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A true woman magnet

Faults:

The alternator went out due to my stereo system. The throttle positioning sensor and idle air control sensor went out after power washing the engine. Other than that it is flawless.

General Comments:

This is a truly beautiful car that has helped me in the women category more times than I can count. It is extremely flashy and has the performance to back it all up. It is a ton of fun to take through turns and to take off the t-tops and just plain show off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2003

1987 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8L V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

Great, Fast starter car

Faults:

Sagging Headliner.

General Comments:

This car would have to be one of the best entry-level sports cars made. For someone who is just starting to drive, it's perfect!

The acceleration in this car is amazing, even for the tiny V6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2002

26th Apr 2004, 18:21

I bought a new 1987 Fire bird in April of 87, a beautiful red with grey interior. I absolutely loved driving it, the best handling car I have ever driven.

Had a lot of mechanical problems with it, the power steering unit went out once, and the belt on the motor broke many times until it was recalled and fixed. Also had to put 2 transmissions in it. I guess everyone would say it was a bad experience, yes, but I still loved the car, it was the sportiest, fastest take off, and drove like a dream, I still miss it, it was my dream car. Connie.

1987 Pontiac Firebird RS 2.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance115800 miles

Summary:

Great handling, needs more power

Faults:

Alternator Bearing went pretty early, had to replace.

Seats are wearing badly.

Paint is poor.

Overheating problems, had to replace radiator.

Gauge lights inside car burned out, had to take apart half the car to change them.

General Comments:

This car is a tremendous handling car. You will pull away from your opponents on the turns, though they will catch you on the straight.

The 2.8 liter engine is way to small for this car. Yeah, the car pulls pretty good, but most mini vans today would beat it.

Maybe the 350 V8 would be a lot more powerful, I don't know.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2002

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 27 reviews