2002 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 5.7 from North America
It will make you smile often
Left blinker, left signal light works intermittently.
Rear end is weak. Cannot handle the power.
Interior plastics fall out.
Installed an Escort Passport Max with Laser Interceptor.
Best U.S. vehicle ever made. I believe the workers of this car took great pride in their work, and therefore assembled it to the best of their ability.
Runs silky smooth. I had to wait like crazy to buy one. Luckily I found a Trans Am enthusiast who hardly drove it. I updated the exhaust, computer chipped it, installed an Escort Passport Max and the Laser Interceptor 2013. I got tired of the mundane tickets when I travel on the freeways. I should have done it before, but 'Hey, I'm a girl so I thought I could get out of tickets. NOT!'.
I enjoy my convertible. I know I smile often, but I truly enjoy smiling for the past two years; even more when the top is down and I am flying... I live in heavy traffic, but watch out when off peak hours, because I get to drive quickly home, the beach, the nail shop, the car shop, the restaurants, the city, the country, friend's house, etc...
Now I know why the boys like this car. The rumble at the stoplight. The roar of its engine. The crazy speed. The reliability. Oh, I use Chevron Super and it's $4.25 now, but it's well worth it. Oh did I say "I just beat a guy who drove his Honda Civic..." I didn't even punch it... heheh.
I am truly very happy with my car. I named him 'Kevin'.
If anyone knows what spark plugs and wires to use, what oil to use, what filter to use, what tires to buy, what brakes you recommend... Let me know... It's about that time to give him a major tune up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd August, 2013
I've seen an MPG and power improvement using Iridium plugs. Cost a little more, but well worth it. With such low mileage I don't see why your plug wires would need replacing.
For brakes and oil filter, A.C. Delco is a good choice.
High performance Michelin tires will probably improve your MPG, as long as you don't drive in the snow. Pennzoil synthetic is the best oil I've ever used, although Mobil 1 is also very good. Just change it every 5,000 miles, and your Firebird will stay ahead of the ricer's for many years.