1997 Pontiac Firebird transam 5.7 from North America


Better than sex!


I just bought my car and am loving it. It has given me the feel of the yesteryear sport car where it sits you back in your seat. So far the only problem I have had is the power windows. The switch went bad and the dealer replaced it. Not a fun thing when your window is down in winter time. I was able to pop the switch area on the door and get it to raise by jumping the wires. Otherwise I am a kid in a new toy and loving it.

General Comments:

This car will smoke the tires and let loose easily if you don't have good speed rated tires on it. But if it is a car you want to drive in wet or snow then you need to compermise and get a set of good muti tires. If you are a muscle car buff or one who wishes that they had one again... this is the car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2003

31st Mar 2003, 13:45

First off, welcome to the Firebird club my friend. I own a 95 convertable Trans Am which I've had for a couple years now, and am still loving it. I have had problems with the power window switches too, and is a common problem from what I gather. Usually the contact 'nub' wears out so when you press the button, it doesn't make contact. I replaced the plastic 'nub' with a custom piece of metal, but if the dealer fixes it, just as well. Just go easy on the switches. And as for your tires, get a good pair that's are designed for longevity, as you'll wear them down quite fast.

Besides that, enjoy your car. I had the opportunity to buy a 97 Ws6 when I was Firebird hunting, but the car was sold before I got to the dealer. But I ended up with my convertable, and with some performance mods added, everything ended up great. Got style and speed.

Ps. does your car really only have 322 miles on it???

4th Oct 2004, 12:26

I own a 97 WS6 Coupe with 20,000 miles on it. I just started having trouble with my drivers side power window. I was wondering exactly what problem you were having? Mine started out going down, but did not want to go up all of the way. It may have taken 2 or 3 button pushes to get it all of the way up. Now it doesn't want to go down properly and only goes up about 1/2" at a time. I don't know whether I should change the switch or the motor. Your help would be appreciated.

1997 Pontiac Firebird TransAm WS6 5.7 from North America


I love it


So far, the only things that I had to replace were general maintenance. I just put new brakes on in the front, it still had the factory brakes. I also just replaced the original battery and serpentine belt. I'm currently looking for a motor for the passenger side headlight, it turns, but the gears are stripped, so the light goes up and down, but sounds like a machine gun. Any bird owner knows about this problem.

General Comments:

Simply said, this car rocks. I love it. It looks awesome with the ram air hood and high polished ws6 wheels. Very comfortable and handles great. Take off the tops in the summer and just drive forever. I used to have an 87 Trans Am that was basically the same car, but this one is a little more fun... and a little quicker =)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

18th Apr 2003, 00:20

Concerning the headlamp covers, we all suffer the same fate sooner or later. Try the brass replacement gears and be done with the maintenance once and for all.

- Brian 98 WS6 Conv.

12th Jul 2004, 14:01

I also had the passenger headlight cover malfunction on my 97 bird.