1987 Pontiac GTA Trans Am 5.0 TPI from North America
Good power, great handling and the best looking muscle car of the 1980's
I bought my 1987 GTA Trans Am in New York when I flew back from a European tour of duty for the U.S. Government.
Like all 1980's GTA Trans Am's, they offer the rumble of a V-8 muscle car with the handling of a slot car.
The WS-6 suspension is legendary, with Road and Track giving the GTA best handling car of its era.
Like any 15 year old car, they require maintenance. I was racing a BMW 3 Series, and let off the gas at 128 MPH, and boom, the exhaust developed holes from the back pressure. I had the Pontiac dealer replace a fuel pump, and that is extent of my mechanical bills.
I don't drive the ole GTA much, but it is a joy to drive.
Clearly the GTA Trans AM is the best styled muscle car of the 1980's. Collectors have taken an interest in the GTA, but beware there are many fakes.
www.gtasourcepage.com is the best resource to learn about the Gran Turismo Americana (GTA).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th December, 2007