True American Muscle
To start with, the vehicle has many re-manufactured parts. However, I will list the current issues below:
Driver's door latch.
Driver's door hinge.
Transmission (has been rebuilt).
Cosmetic issues; cracked dash body damage from previous accidents.
This car is currently 19 years old. It has been smashed up a couple times. The engine has been rebuilt, bored, cammed, and a few other things. I enjoy driving the car. It has T-Tops and is fun to drive.
If you want to buy a Trans Am and you are not savvy mechanically, I would not consider it. It is a very sexy car, but it does have the LT1, which is in need of some love after 130xxx miles due to the steel block and the aluminum cylinder heads (head gaskets). The auto tranny and rear end cannot handle the power that the engine puts out. So I would suggest finding one that has had the rear end and auto tranny checked out if that's what you are looking for.
In my car's current great mechanical condition, burning the tires is something that my grandma can do in her Buick. Turning the rear end sideways on the freeway at 45mph is what this car does with a few mods, including a decent cam. Stock, it makes me wonder why I invested all that money in my Fox Body Mustang that I haven't driven since I bought this (although I due enjoy the sound out of my 302).
Overall, expect this vehicle to be your 2nd vehicle in the garage. And have a decent tool set and visit your Trans Am forums.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2014