1999 Pontiac Firebird Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1999 Pontiac Firebird - Firebirds were great cars

Shane
Johnson City, Tennessee
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
The firebird is no longer manufactured by Pontiac motors. In fact, Pontiac doesn't exist at all. In their day they were some of the best "pony" cars that money could buy. My version had a V6, which while it didn't have the power of a V8, could outrun most of the cars on the road. The handling was sharp and felt like it bit into the pavement. The vehicle was aerodynamic, making long highway trips easy. It just sort of coasted down the road without needing to move the wheel all that much. Unfortunately the major selling point of the base firebird and Camaro was that they were affordable muscle cars. As inflation damaged the working class in America, they slowly became more difficult for the average worker to afford, and soon the only muscle cars that were being sold were top of the line ... (more)
Story
A girl in college told me that car "looked like pure sex."

1999 Pontiac Firebird - Reliable, Cute Car

Meghan
02338, Massachusetts
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
3.0
I bought this car very used - it is a 1999 and I bought it in 2013. It has stood the test of time very well, with only expected maintenance problems. I think it's a sporty looking little car, and I like that. I like that it has 4 doors. Even though it is an older car, it has remote locks and power locks and windows. The interior styling is nice. It's comfortable to drive and has a good sized trunk. It does have a very annoying and expensive to fix coolant leak that is apparently very common to this type of car, and it also has issues with the ABS sensor -- so the brakes are fine, but the light will always be on. I find that bothersome. The car is very good on gas and I get an average of 23 MPG even driving around the little suburb I live in.
Pros
-Reliable -Good fuel economy -Sporty
Cons
-Expensive repairs -Coolant leak problem