1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 305 TBI from North America
80's classic muscle car! 5 litres of American freedom!
Minor stuff that needs replacing... bought the car for $500 and body was in fair condition with some rust spots that is to be expected from a 31 year old classic car. I sanded it and did a DIY paint job on it, and it looks much better than before... not professional level, but it looks decent now.
I also changed the spark plugs, spark plug wires, PCV valve and distributor cap and rotor, and the front brake pads and also added the Knight Rider scanner light in it.
I love driving this car, makes me feel like I'm driving KITT and it still turns heads. Also performance is still very good for a 31 year old car as the engine and transmission are both still very solid. 0 to 100 Km in 7 seconds. Not bad considering this is the base engine in the Trans Am and they are operating on 80's technology.
I also like that deep exhaust note it gives out when I start it and driving in the highway with the wide open throttle, plus the torque pushes you back in your seat. I also like the T-Tops! My kids love it when I take them for a ride with the roof off! I'm planning to keep this 80's time capsule and I will work on the body next!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th October, 2019
12th Oct 2019, 20:47
I like stories like this. Buy a reasonably priced car with decent mass appeal and some sportiness to it. You learned some skills. And a car not so overpriced to do irreparable harm to it. You can have fun with it. I did the same, eventually moving up without affecting any household responsibilities. Can always sell the car if every necessary without taking a loss. Or just hang on to it. Very smart move.
10th Feb 2020, 06:33
That is in my opinion the best way to do it! :)
11th Feb 2020, 15:31
The best bang per buck is a 5.0 Mustang Fox body or newer, if you are on a tight budget. Fun factor is very high. Try to find a convertible. Endless parts availability. Sell old parts easily and do performance upgrades. Plenty of power, fun to drive and easy to sell. Far better than boring and mundane transportation.