1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 305 V8 from North America
Cheap, fun, nice looking sports car
Tires were a wreck when purchased, and is was a pain in the ass to find cheap tires (I had WS6 suspension on my Formula Firebird and the rim size is 16). Rare for an 89.
Brakes were a nightmare, even after I had them repaired (probably replaced with the wrong set up, because no one knew it was a WS6, despite my constant reminders).
Brake lines exploded and were replaced.
Old WS6 suspension package is more of a headache than it's worth.
T-top seals started to leak one month before I sold it.
Light motors WORKED.
Trunk motor WORKED.
I loved this car and still do; the problems for the most part are routine maintenance.
The person who owned it before me made a mess of it, and I still loved it, and was proud to drive it despite the 3 different colors it was.
It was fun to drive and a fast car.
Will have another one eventually.
Long live The Bird :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2008