1994 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7 Liter LT! from North America
Awesome deal compared to other sports cars!
When I first bought the car, I looked underneath it and noticed how poorly it had been undercoated.
Water pump weep hole corroded at 140,000. Had water pump replaced at 150,000.
Intake rubber elbow was cracked sometime before I bought the car which let unfiltered air enter the intake.
Coolant sensor went bad at 140,000.
Leather seat bolsters wear out at about 150,000 even with a pampered car.
Transmission shot at 150,000.
Several small oil drips under car after sitting for a week or so.
Steering wheel controls broken at 150,000 and horn worked off and on from the time I bought the car.
Typical squeaks and rattles in the interior (common on all f-bodies). A lot of the rattles came from the spare tire well.
All of the felt guides for the driver and passenger side windows broken at 150,000 causing the windows to scratch every time they go up and down. This is due to how long and heavy the doors are.
CD player would only play Cd's when it wanted to at 150,000 miles. I wasn't surprised though, it was used almost every time the car was driven.
T-tops had a leak every time it rained. Easily fixed with rubber gasket sealant.
Right rear tire goes bald very quick. You MUST rotate tires often to ensure even wear.
Visibility poor (typical when you have tinted windows, aftermarket wing, and a hood with a huge blower on it).
Starter replaced for first time at 150,000 miles.
Spark plugs should be changed only by professionals! They are a huge pain to replace.
Insurance is a NIGHTMARE until you are over 25 years old! I had a clean record with all of the discounts possible and was still paying over $2000 every 6 months!
Interior is amazingly comfortable. I could sleep in this car!
Handles like a dream.
People have had wrecks because they couldn't stop watching my car.
Exhaust sounds very impressive with any aftermarket muffler.
My car stock at 150,000 miles will whip just about any car that has tons of modifications.
This car has NEVER left me stranded.
Started up every time until I replaced the starter for the first time at 150,000 miles.
This car has been put through the worst and still ran like it was new up until 150,000 miles. Engine and trans. were still running pretty good until they were replaced with all aftermarket parts. Very expensive to modify these cars. I have over $20,000 in modifications to my car and I am nowhere near being done with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2004