1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L TPI from North America
A fun car that performs as great as it looks!
My alternator went when I put a stereo system in. $90-
Had to replace the front calipers, pads and hoses *cheap fix though* $75 for everything.
Headliner has worn around t-tops. Didn't fix that yet.
Tires on the back needed replacing. $96 a piece. (it's hard not to have a little fun)
I have owned 2 3rd gen Camaro's (1 RS, 1 Z28) and this is my second of the Pontiac make (1st was a WS6 Formula.) This car outperforms and out-handles all of them.
The manual transmission is a must, automatic is just no fun in these cars.
With a good aftermarket exhaust (Hooker is an excellent choice) the car sounds as great as it looks.
Many people will not like how low the driver sits, personally, I like it.
All in all, I love my '88 Trans Am, wouldn't have bought anything else!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd September, 2002
4th Oct 2003, 19:43
I don't know about the trans am out performing the formula, as they are the same car, but the formula is lighter.
8th Mar 2007, 21:49
I just bought my 88 today. 70k original mileage, 5.0 liter V8, beautiful interior (6 cassette tape deck and all!!!) with brand new tires, garage kept, and I'm lovin that pur every time I turn the key!!!
5th Mar 2014, 12:29
I just got my Formula last year and I love it. She has 118k miles on her and she purrs.