2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible 5.7 liter LS1 from North America
As compared to any other car in the world, LS1 6 speed Fbodys are easily the most bang for the buck
Drivers side turn signal shorted out.
I bought this as a "fun" car. From test drives and magazine reviews, I expected this car to have very good performance, and it does. The Trans-Am with the LS1 engine and 6 speed manual transmission is the most bang for the buck of any car in the world. W/stock LS1 engine, 0-60 in 5.1 seconds & 13.6 sec @ 108mph in 1/4 mile - at 5,200' above sea level. I have cruised it at 145mph (not its top speed) and it stuck to the highway like it was on rails.
The doors are clunky, and the leather interior is quite plain, but to get the most bang for the buck, I would rather have one of the best engines and drive trains in the world, and less expensive "luxury" items.
I put in SLP lower control arms, shock tower brace and sub frame connectors, which for around $350 and an -easy- installation, really stiffened the frame up and made it handle and cruise down the highway as good or better than a Corvette, and certainly -far- better than any other American, Japanese or European sports car in the same price range.
My Pontiac Trans-Am is a great, -totally- underrated sports car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st December, 2010