1990 Pontiac Firebird GTA 5.0 from North America
It's nothing special now, but when I get some $ flowing, it will look nice and go very fast
As a well maintained 1990 Trans Am GTA, numerous things have gone wrong. A year after purchasing my GTA, my left-side injector harness shorted out (costing me ~ $1000 and several weeks).
Not long after, both my AC compressor bearing, as well as my alternator bearing seized up, and in one instance created an engine fire while on a freeway.
Other little things have broke (usually during the cold months), such as the hatch-back release motor, the driver's side mirror-motor, and the dash-vent system.
Currently, I am facing 2 issues with my GTA:
1) While starting the car, the starter seems to stick (making a loud growling noise).
2) Sometime the car won't start completely, due to a security feature gone haywire. Allowing a 5 minute period before trying to start it again tends to fix this issue (although not very cool while on a date!).
Call me crazy, but I still love my GTA despite all these problems. I haven't gotten too wild with it in terms of "maxing it out", but I have taken some pretty sharp turns (WS6 style!). One time I was frustrated with all these problems that I revved the damn thing up to 5,000 RPM right in my work-parking lot. As you might expect, I turned a lot of heads!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th July, 2002
27th Aug 2002, 08:52
You have a GTA with a 305? Every Grand Trans Am I've seen have 350's in them.
13th Sep 2004, 20:21
I have/had a 90 GTA with a 305, it was a great car... was in an accident a weeks ago and the car was written off... as the numbers of the 1990 trans am GTA's slowly decrease the prices got up. FACT: only 1183 1990 Trans Am GTA's were ever produced 884 in the United States and 299 in Canada.