2000 Pontiac Firebird TransAm WS6 5.7L from North America
The ONLY high performance bargain
The powered antenna had to be replaced.
Amazing vehicle!! I cant say enough about the reliability and performance. My car has the Ram Air WS6 package which provides the best bang for the buck I've ever encountered. I am much happier with this vehicle than my last car (Honda). If you like performance, handling and looks this is it!
The only real sacrifice is comfort for anyone other than the driver. The passenger compartment has a stupid bulge for the catayltic converter. The back seats are better than a pickup truck (I am 6' 2 and sit fine back there) but are a drag to get in and out of!
I'm getting 24mpg on the highway with 320HP!! Hee Hee. Buy one quick since I hear GM will quit making them next model year!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st October, 2000
I agree 99%. My power antenna is still OK. I also have a problem getting in and out of the seat. Also me biggest gripe is not being able to find a seat position in which I don't bruise my left knee and upper leg when blasting through the gears. I am only 6'1". I think an automatic version would be a more comfortable car.
Do you ever get your foot caught above the foot pedal. I occasionally do when I wear boots. Also, no one over six feet would agree with you about MY 200 ws6 back seat.
Actually your Ws6 is making around 340hp, which is evident when beating Cobras.
I love the WS6, but I seriously doubt it's putting out 340 horses. Why would GM make a car seem less powerful? To boost the sales of another car? I don't think that's true, just my opinion though firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have to agree with the 340 HP comment. I've run tests on fuel injected engines, and it's true, you can get more HP with time. The 325 HP rating is what you will see from a brand new engine. As the moving parts seat themselves, and the fuel injectors start to get a small amount of wear, you actually can get power growth. As the injectors wear, the holes in the tips get larger, which allows more fuel into the cylinders. Of course, if you've got 150,000 miles, parts will wear out and you'll see a power drop.
Plus; I read that GM really did lie about the horsepower rating to make the Corvette more appealing for it's higher price. I wouldn't doubt the higher horsepower than stated.
GM almost never says the actually HP. They rated the 69 L88 vette at 440 I believe, and it is actually pushing closer to 550.