2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 from North America - Comments

20th Feb 2011, 09:27

Great cars! What would a 02 Ram Air WS6 price range with 70 miles be?

27th Mar 2011, 23:00

I looked it up for you. It is about 15000. I got a steal on my car. I'm 17 and got mine for 11000 and only 57000 on it.

4th Apr 2011, 21:09

I am turning 17 and I'm thinking of getting one of these. One of my friends says "oh those things have bad transmission" but I love muscle cars with power. I'm stumped on what to do. Any help? Plus I can only find ones with around 105 kilometers on the odometer for like 16000.

11th Apr 2011, 14:19

Lady, you are not the only woman that loves her 2002 Pontiac TA Firebird WS6. Ohhhhhh the power. Yes, I have had my problems, but this car is well worth every penny I put into it.

My turn signal bulbs have gone out also and were replaced. Tried silicone on lense cracks, that worked until the top casing cracked also, so just ordered new ones from Napa for about $35 each.

Had an awesome stereo put in a year and a half ago, and they cracked my door panels and broke my cup holder. Have a h___ of a time getting them replaced, because of the problem with the plastic in our cars. They want to repair them with color glo, but was told by someone else that with that heavy of a door, they will eventually crack again. I research a lot about my car, so if you have any questions, you may email me @ sweetflexistyles@yahoo.com

14th Apr 2011, 11:45

Roughly 2,000 units total, about half convertibles, half hard tops. Of those, about half 6 speeds and half automatics.

In other words, there's probably between 500 and 600 of them set up like yours. I have same thing only auto. The "ticking" is your $4 a gallon gas being shoved into the engine through the injectors.

14th Apr 2011, 11:51

Seventy miles? If the car is as cherry as it should be with seventy miles on it, $35,000 wouldn't be outrageous. If you mean 70,000 miles and the car is still very very nice, $20,000 to $24,000 wouldn't be out of line. I've seen them cheaper, but there's usually a reason.

16th Oct 2011, 11:49

This is October 2011 with 50,000 miles on the car, and I have experienced every one of these issues. I am now in the process of repairing the rear end.

29th Nov 2011, 19:33

I have an 02 WS6 black/black with 20k miles. Second owner, got it for 18k, clean CarFax, High Flo intake, SLP Catback/Loudmouth.

I am amazed at all of the issues I've seen here; I've had mine for only 6 months, and have had none of these problems. I put 5k on it, never take it out in bad weather, and always keep it in my garage; she's super clean :)

16th Feb 2012, 22:42

I have a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6, automatic, t-tops, Sunset Orange/Black leather interior. I purchased it from the original owner at 32000 miles. I love this car, despite a few problems along the way.

I did have to replace the ignition switch due to a wire coming apart inside. I was told this was a common issue with these cars, but I haven't seen it mentioned here. This was three years ago at around 80,000 miles.

I have had the rear seal replaced under the extended warranty. I had the driver's side power window replaced, and now need the passenger window motor replaced.

I have had the turn signal problem for years now. My left one is so bad that replacing the bulb no longer works. The local dealership wants $80 for a new socket. Of course having them change the bulb was going to be a major expense too. Lucky for me, my son knew how to do it without taking it apart. He also took my turn signal holders out, and drilled holes in the bottom, so the water could drain out.

We came to the conclusion that water gets inside the lamp holder with rain puddles and car washes, but can't drain out, so sloshes onto the hot bulb, blowing it out. Drilling the holes has worked well, as my right bulb has not needed replaced for a few years now. Unfortunately I have not wanted to spend $80 on a $10 part. Thanks for the info about the part at AutoZone.

I have considered selling my baby, as I need a more practical ride. Yet I have not made the move yet. Reading these forums sure makes me want to keep it.

29th Feb 2012, 22:48

I have 1999 WS6 black. I slept in it the night I purchased it.

It's funny how kids stop what they are doing when I drive by.

OK, I have replaced the turn signals twice. Other than that, the car is flawless.

I have upgraded up to 490 rear wheel HP. I owned an '87 TA, but this is truly the fastest car I have driven, not to mention it's a chick magnet.

29th Feb 2012, 22:52

Try using Royal Purple engine oil. Your car was manufactured in Canada. I had the same problem with a 99 WS6.

6th Jul 2012, 22:57

I like a few others have had more than my share of hot autos, but my '02 WS6 takes the cake. The car is a winner! Best money investment, even with its all American ticks... replacing auto window motors and blinker bulbs.

The exterior, in my opinion, even by today's standards, is unmatched by any American muscle car. Not the Vette, not the Stang, not the Charger, and although it's a throw back... the only 1 that may come close is the Challenger as far as style goes.

I love the torsen slip diff, and far as power versus value... at the time new... under 40 thousand.

Take the t-tops off, and I love to listen to the engine and exhaust.

It's well grounded with Nitto tires, and is fun to boot.

As far as the interior... I just took a 6.5 hour road trip, and with the electric adjustable seats, I only stopped a few times, and it was one of the most comfortable rides I've taken.

Awesome ride... Awesome buy!

27th Aug 2012, 14:11

I just got a 2002 Firehawk, and very pleased with the car. Yes, it is a real Firehawk! (checked the VIN with SLP) Only problem with the car is the door panels (cracked). I've found a set of crack free door panels, and will dye them. Has anyone ever taken the door panels apart? How do you take the panels apart?

10th Oct 2012, 12:01

I have a 2002 Ram Air WS-6 and I love it. It has had about 5000 dollars spent on parts to make it faster. New heads, new cam etc. Now has about 500+ HP. And yes, the same problems such as cracks at top of door panels, turn signals getting wet and going out, and had to replace the slave cylinder inside the transmission, which is main thing I have replaced.

Now I have to have clutch work done, because the car has too much torque for the pressure plate.

Just wondering with all the work that's been done to it, and 111,000 miles, what it would be worth on the market. I would put her up against anything on the road as far as speed. I love the car so much; this is my second one. I had a 2000 model first, and it was stock. This one blows it away.

If you have any idea of value or are interested, email me at wclay2011@gmail.com if you have any idea. Thanks Wendy.

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