1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA 5.7 Chevy TBI from North America
In fifty years of driving, nothing comes close
In all the years I've had this car, nothing ever went so bad that I couldn't drive to a parts store and fix it in the parking lot.
The worst problem I had was a blown rubber front brake line. Not only did I have to buy the line, but a bunch of tools, a one man bleeder... And I had all that stuff at home!
I went through the whole car before I started driving it. I look back now, and it was a CRAZY amount of money over the years. I usually fix things even if I think it may be going south.
I had the heads flow bench corrected, had a custom computer chip made by a guy who built Nascar engines, and fitted the highest speed tires I could find. I like replacing steel or plastic with stainless or titanium if it makes sense.
When I took it on the road finally, I was the happiest I've ever been. I think I moved some things inside my body to new locations, but it doesn't hurt.
Competition? No. Some bigger cc motorcycles, yeah. But they were all little light guys. Mustangs? Never. Several dozen of 'em bit the dust. Top speed? I don't know, but the needle was headed toward zero from the right, and it felt like a couple elephants were sitting on the roof. The spoilers made a huge difference. I was stuck to the road.
When I slowed down, and nothing had broken, I decided not to do THAT again.
But I did.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2015