7th Jun 2004, 11:53
If your getting 22 mpg highway you need to stay out of the gas some, I've got a 2000 Firebird Formula with the LS1 V8 and I can get 30 mpg highway easy. And other than that, Brakes and O2 sensors are the only things I've had problems with.
7th Aug 2004, 04:29
I have had many problems with my WS6 as well. I'm just too in love with the car to let it go.
18th Jul 2005, 16:44
I see you have the automatic transmission. Since it has only 4 speeds as compared to the manual's 6 the top gear is shorter. Also, since automatics use fluid they have at least some slippage built in which causes the engine to run faster. I believe 22 mpg is about where you should be, with a manual you would be getting 2-3 mpg more. You may be able to improve your gas mileage by using some fuel system cleaner or a lighter weight engine oil. I hope this will be of some help!
19th Sep 2006, 23:31
I own a 2000 Pontiac Firebird V6 3.8. I bought my car used with 70,000 miles. I have had multiple problems from replacing headlight, and window motors. I have also replaced the rear main seal, the pinion seal, and am now being told that the rear end is still making noise. The cost of fixing the rear end, between the differential sides, clutches, etc. I was told was the same price as buying a new rear end including labor.
I love my car and I do not want to sell it. I am looking for any advice from anyone who has had similar problems with their Firebird... Please let me know, maybe I just bought a lemon...
27th Jul 2009, 07:49
I have a 2000 Firebird, and when I first got it I loved it, but now I've replaced the front turning signals countless times, and the headlight motor passenger side was replaced... and now my driver's side window motor just went out on me...
I love my car, but just don't know what else to expect to go wrong... someone please help me with these problems 716-704-8424
18th May 2010, 09:26
I have a 2000 Trans Am, and love my TA, and I will never get rid of it.
I have had to replace turn signals, headlamps and fog lights many times, and at times it may seem that it is falling apart one piece at a time, but then I remind myself that this is normal for a 10 year old car. Many things will happen over the years, but I still will never get rid of it.