2002 Pontiac Firebird

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$10,788
$6,364
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53,568 Miles
16,924
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 53568
Color: RED
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: RWD
Location: Saint Charles, IL
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VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION," AND NO. 214, "SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE WELDS NEAR THE LOWER DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR HINGE THAT DO NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 99 reviews

Last of the Birds!!

5
Aj kirchhoff on 08/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Im proud to have one of the last Firebirds. With just 77k mikes, I try to keep them low... its the last hatchback with Ttops. 14 years, heads still spin. Shes in mint condition, runs great! Thinking of adding a performance chip and remote start to make it quicker, but does it??

The GM Enthusiast's Ticket to Sub-13's in 1/4 Mile

5
Ras on 04/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

First off this car in stock form is an absolute treat and if you are looking for a fun daily driver in good to mildly bad conditions this car will deliver in spades. Just don't expect to roll it out during a blizzard or something without the proper tires, it's performance in the snow is nothing to write home about. However, on a nice dry day this car will put a smile on your face without dropping a single cent on modifications. The interior is classic GM which is to say, plastic and somewhat cheap but it is very friendly to the driver and will give you a powerful feeling the moment you get behind the wheel. The aggressive styling of the exterior, particularly with the WS6 package(which included a hood and some other goodies), makes this car stand out from all others as a real eye catcher. Now if you find yourself bitten by the performance bug, the 5.7 liter LS1 V8 takes to bolt-on modifications like a fish takes to water, it is possible to modify this car without internally changing this engine to over 350 whp on a good tune(mods would include headers, underdrive pulley etc). The (1993-)2002 Trans AM WS6 is a treat to drive and great to own, a fantastic car that unfortunately was met with lukewarm reception due to the times and I would recommend it to anybody looking to not only join a community of enthusiasts but also drive what is quickly becoming the greatest performance dollar to horsepower ratio you will find on any platform from any auto-maker!

I've owned the 01, 6 cylinder convertable since 02

5
Bryan on 01/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I've had the car a long time and it's been my daily driver. I've lusted after the WS6 for a long time. About a month and a half ago I was telling my wife about a 02 WS6 Collectors Addition with 27k miles on it in Dallas. She told me to go get it. I flew in and bought it and drove it 1,200 miles home. I really like my firebird. I'm in love with the WS6!! It gets very good mileage for the size of the engine. It can get over 110 mph very very quickly. And the ride is better than I could have imagined. I thought it would be like my normal car. It isn't.. Its the same but different. I can't describe it. It had blown speakers when I bought it. I put an upgraded system in it regardless of it being a collectors add.. I doubt I'll ever sell it.. And now it has the nice mp3 connections and everything you'd expect with an upgraded system with an added base speaker. I can't say enough about this car.. I was going to use it as a daily driver but after I 1st drove it I realized I had to keep my old car as the daily driver and allow this one to be the fun car! Its beautiful!

r8 gr8 m8 8/8

5
Tyler on 01/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Im 17 years old, but this is my 3rd car, and is by far the best. It is extremely comfortable to drive, the seats are amazing. The sound system is pristine for being a 14 year old system. I love driving it. Before I got this car, I used to drive my dads car, a 2014 Cruze, every chance I got. I haven't driven his car since I got this car. We replaced the throttle body when we got the car, and haven't had any major issues since then. Its not very hard to work on if you like to work on your cars yourself. All in all, its an amazing car. The only complaint I have is the cupholder. There's only 1 up front, and its not deep enough. Other than that, 10/10. Its great.

2002 trans am guy

5
isiah on 11/30/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

great car. lots of fun. a4 never had any trouble drove for over 160,000 miles and never saw a shop besides for routine maintenance. so long as you treat these cars right they never have any problems

Last of a great car

5
john on 10/22/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Good, Cheap, Fun.

4.9
nwittig54 on 06/17/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was the second car I ever bought and have owned it for about two years now. I got it with about 73k on it and am now about 83k. It's been a reliable car but the previous owner did not take care of it at all. The build quality of the interior is a little cheap but the seats are super comfortable and the car hugs the road perfectly. The only major issue I've had, like with all GM V6's, was the intake manifold gasket. Upon replacing the car drove like it was brand new. I will never sell this car and it is about to become my weekend car. I get compliments from people all the time. Also, beat some punk in a Supra to give you some perspective... my car is bone stock.

2002 transam conv.yellow col. edt.

4.6
71737390 on 03/02/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my 2002 trans am convertible for 10 years.It is by far the best car I have ever had. Yellow collector edition,6 speed manual WS6 It runs like hell,and I have goose bumps every time I drive it. It is a fabulous muscle car that I will keep for life. I can't go anywhere without someone asking about the car."Do you want to sell it" NOOOOOOOOO!!!! I could not get more fun on the road and hope to stay out of trouble. This car is my dream car,what else can I say...

1 word "FANTASTIC"

5
natedavis on 01/30/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this '02 Base model (4spd automatic) Firebird with 87k miles on it and you would have sworn it was new. Even though it's just a V6, this thing still has a lot of power (205HP) stock and handles amazingly on the road at any speed. Hugs the road like no one's business. Sounds great. Super comfortable and very durable interior. Great looking exterior! Only thing I've had to do to it was replace the fuel pump at 92k, other than that it's been great! I paid $4,200 for this car, but after driving it, I would GLADLY pay double that for another one! All I can say is I found the car that no matter what else I own, will always be in my driveway!

Dream Car

4.9
DSworo9 on 11/20/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got this car back in March and wish I had got it sooner. I absolutely love this car! SOM, LS1 power of 300+ HP, 6speed, the works. It has just about everything you'd want for a muscle car w/ room for improvement.

These cars are fun

4.8
Barron on 03/12/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is super fast, look great, and turn heads of all ages everywhere I go. It's now 9 years old and is still one of the best looking cars on the road. I've owned mine a few years now with zero problems and I will say that the car is as much fun now as the day I bought it. Highly recommended!

FANTASTIC!!

5
BPLatta on 05/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WS-6, Trans am 2 door coupe artic white, 6 speed manual tranny. Great car, fun to drive, very powerful, lightning fast, great sound system, great gas mileage (28 MPG on a 600 mile round trip). Too bad GM stopped building these. This car will blow just about anything off the road. The car turns heads ( young and old )with it's great looks everywhere I go. It's one of the sharpest cars on the road and the SLP exhaust system sounds great. The car sounds so good that I really don't listen to the radio much. I enjoy the sound of the engine. She purrs like a kitten when idleing or driving at road speed but she roars like a lion when you wind her up. I love this car with no plans to trade or sell.

What A Disappointment

3.3
Caligirl on 03/15/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car in 2002 straight off the lot. I loved this sport, affordable car. It was fine for the first 6 year with only 60k miles on it. Then, things changed. Both window motors burned-out costing $350 a piece. Then the fuel pump, $1000. Finally, it was the use of mid-level oil filters rather than a AC Delco oil filter, that caused berrings and crank-shift damage. Never again!

My WS6 Rocks!

4.8
crzyracrgrl on 01/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my WS6, it is the best car I have ever owned. I have done some under the hood work and with not a lot of money or wrench time. It's now over 450 horsepower and kills just about everything off the line. The interior is a little cheap and needs some work but the engine totally makes up for it. I have never had a serious problem with the car, and she loves the cold weather and the heat and air work better in this then in my friends BMW. Bottom line the WS6 is an amazing machine and not to mention she looks like a beast in someone's rear view mirror!

RAM AIR

5
Drum Dawg on 07/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a car guy who has owned over 30 different cars over the last 20 years. All I can say is WOW! This WS6 TA rules the road. I can't believe Pontiac screwed up the marketing so bad. This is an awesome ride. It is blistering fast and can hold four people. It is the closest thing to flying a jet fighter and can still get 26 MPG. I can't praise its handling enough. Mine ran a 13.10 and it is totally stock and I had never raced before. Pontaic under rated the horse power for sure!

2002 WS-6 Trans AM

5
Joel on 06/10/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one of the most fun cars to drive. 345 hp at your foot's control and did I mention, 24 mpg. Drives and rides great for a high performance sports car. Makes you feel 17 again.

Best car ever

4.9
maxdeath7 on 05/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best possible car you could ever own. The leahter interior is breathtaking and the new body kit is just the most amazing thing you could ever possibly see. The reliability is just awsome and the build quality is a guaranteed perfect 10. Oh and the performance can almost beat anything out there.

Red Bird has landed!

5
MsKnightRider on 03/30/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm an avid GM/Chevy girl. I've had an '86 Firebird for 5 yrs now but when it needed too many repairs all at once, my hubby convinced me we needed a new car. I didn't want a new one, I loved the '86. I'm so glad I gave in.I bought my Fire Engine Red Firebird WS6 pkg used w/39k miles on it and in mint condition. I couldn't believe how perfect this car was. I am a true muscle car lover and this car is awesome. Sadly I was rearended and the frame was bent so the insurance co. totaled it out. It is a very safe car but body repairs are expensive. I never got to take it to the track but next time I will! My hubby promised me another one so I am on the look out for another one, red w/ blk lthr #2.

2002 Pontiac Firebird Collectors Ed.

3.8
Quentin Thomas on 06/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The drive of this vehicle was great, but the performance and reliability were not that great at all. It was a automatic and it had transmission trouble, it had brake problems numerous times. The electrical system was messed up. and the t-tops leaked. In the short time that I did own this car, it was in the shop a good fourth of that.

Really Like it so Far

4.6
DWayne on 05/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had it 3 months....it sat at the dealership for 6 months for some reason. Midlife crisis caused me to by it. It is fast as hell.

Night rider

4.4
Edawg on 04/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a GTA years ago and had to get back to a sports car. So I chose what I had before. My WS6 is by far the most powerful car I've ever owned. Just with a little modifcation and can make it as fast a vette. My kids love it and so do I.

FB2K02 apr2006

4.9
G Robinson on 04/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

enjoy ride, sporty looks, and having the T-tops for cool evening after dinner drives. The monsoon equalized hi-fi and CD system works great and I use it with XM radio.

last of the great one

4.6
Keith Feemster on 03/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car puts a smile on my face everytime i step into my garage how all the body lines go together from front to back. Performance far better then the mustang. How the car handles it self when going through corners and when you go straight and mash down on it picking up speed in no time.

Love this thing...................

4.9
Daryl on 02/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice car. I hope to drive this till it drops. I have a peppy 6cyl convertible. Very tight. speedy and responsive. It is beyond me why this car didn't sell better.

love my trans am

4.8
ramairlady on 01/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my ram air has been really good to me, runs great, looks great, a real head turner. looks better than most cars on the road today...even those pony boys check her out. reliable, dependable and fun fun fun

"LOTB" 2K2 WS.6 A4 by Larry

4.9
Larry on 12/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2002 model year is the last year for the f-bodies, therefore, I bought a 2002 Trans Am WS.6 before they become scarce. I loved the looks of Trans Ams and especially WS.6 models. This is my 4th f-body, previously owned 1988 Camaro 5SPD.[305v8], 1994 Z28-6SPD., 1995 Trans Am-6SPD., 1996 Z28-6SPD. and will say this is by far the best in looks, pure speed, handling-(275-40ZR17 wheels and tires sure help) and getting a thumbs up from other motorists. I was looking for a 6speed but got a great deal on an auto[4L60E] in arctic white that I couldn't pass up. Interior has fighter jet cockpit sensation, 500 watt monsoon audio. Got 25mpg-Greenville NC. to Erie PA. No problems as of 30k miles.

I love my WS6 vert!

4.3
WYO_VR4 on 11/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I was very happy got a great deal on my car. It's a true performance bargain and so much fun to drive. Turns heads wherever I go and gets over 30mpg in 6th gear on the highway - a nice feature these days! Cruising around with the top down this summer was awesome. It's the best car I've ever bought. I much prefer the instant torque of the LS1 to any turbocharged import. The car is easy to work on and upgrade, if desired. I'm happy with mine as it is but I did upgrade the stereo. The one in the vert is rather puny compared to the coupe's. Then again, who needs a stereo when the car sounds this good. American muscle at its finest. Highly recommended but don't forget that radar detector!

Trans Am - Best F-Body Ever Made!

4.9
zoomer2k2 on 11/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 2002 WS.6 Trans Am. I am a previous owner of a 1989 Trans Am GTA and loved that one too. The 2002 is even better though. In a world full of me-too cars like the Mustang and cars that all look like they came from the same mold, the Trans Am stood out as being different, bold, and aggressive, more than even it's own sibbling the Camaro. Every magazine always pits Mustang vs. Camaro when it talks about muscle cars but that's just PR work. It was the Trans Am that made muscle cars. think screaming chicken, smokey & the Bandit, or Knight Rider. GM did nothing to help the Fbody compete, they died not from abandonment by consumbers but by neglect from their parent, thanks GM

I got a lemon!!!

3.3
jmd on 10/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased my car new and have had problems since the third month of ownership. Battery was leaking acid after a few months of ownership. Continuous electrical issues; I had the engine compartment fuel box replaced, I'm always replacing fuses. Calalytic converter has been replaced after few months of ownership...is broken again. Was getting 19/29m/p/g now gets 8 m/p/g. Engine noises, nocking noises, fuel intake issues; the interior door panel split. Poor support from Pontiac/GM. I have a stack of services/repair invoices over an inch thick. It's sad because it was my dream car.

My awesome WS6 Trans-Am

4.5
chris lentz on 09/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a lot fun with this car, handling is great, takes hills like nothing, great on turns, good sound system, good show car, all around it was a really good car. The t-top was also a lot of fun because it kept me cool when it was really hot out. A really good pick up chick car.

The Best Car Every made by "GM"

4.8
Steve Jackson on 12/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I loved this car ever since it came out. For an 8 cylinder it gets very good gas mileage as long as you don't "floor" it. It has never broken down or left me stranded. For an American muscle car, it sounds and performs very well (0-60 in 5.2 sec). The only negative thing is that on long trips the leather seats can get hot and sweaty. Other than that, the car is the most fun i've ever had driving. Make sure when you buy this car you get a stick, that's half the fun right there....you have six gears to play with.

The best muscle out there ...

4.8
John G. on 12/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My car is actually a 2002 Trans Am Firehawk. I'm in my 20s and wanted a T/A all my life; lives up to all the years of dreaming. The car corners on a dime. Acceleration is smooth and quick. Great exhaust note. The interior doesn't live up to the exterior, however. Not horrible, but you'd expect more from a car that was top of the fleet for Pontiac when it was out. When Pontiac makes this car again (and they will, only a matter of time) they should improve this, along with reducing cabin noise. Trough wander is annoying at times, but that's inherent on most cars with wider wheels and tires, and only happens when driving on older, worn roads.

2002 Trans Am

4.6
Tony M on 11/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a blast to drive. More power than the sane mind would expect. Everyone from 5 to 85 comments on the car. This car gets 25 mpg at 80 mph in 6th gear. Last weekend I folded down the rear seat and hauled home several 4X8 sheets of plywood and 2X4s from Home Depot ... I kept it under 80 for the trip home :)

Talk about a Muscle Car

4.6
Arturo59 on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

With all the kids in college it was time to get rid of the minivan. We always wanted a vet but could never see spending all that cash. Never was a Ford man, so the Mustang wasn't an option. Then saw the Ram Air hood and that sold us. Looks were the biggest thing, the fact that it was fast, had the same engine as the vet and was about $20k less, sealed the deal. The last of a dying breed, but we love it. If we have to take somebody with us, they can squeeze in the back, too.

Last of a Breed

5
Jim43 on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered my 2002 TransAm in April, the last month orders were accepted. It replaced a 2000 TransAm. T-top, WS6 handeling and performance package ... this car can't be beat for performance vs price. I'm really sorry Pontiac discontinued the Firebird/TransAm.

Awesome

5
darklord752 on 03/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It handles great. even though it is only a v6 it has great power. I love these cars.

End of an Era

5
Jeepmanchuck on 02/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had looked into purchasing a Trans Am in the fall of 2002. However, at the inflated prices they were asking, I couldn't fit this purchase into my budget. In February 2003, a local Pontiac dealer still had a WS6 convertible 6-speed left on the lot that they were practically giving away. Needless to say, it soon found a home in my garage. No regrets whatsoever on this purchase. Incredible car in all aspects. This car brings back fond memories of the 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 383 4-speed I owned in my youth. Except it is faster, more comfortable, handles 100 times better, and gets 20-22 mpg. What more needs to be said?

ram air fun

4.6
Linda Dalton on 02/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really love this car! It is the most fun to drive automobile I have ever had the pleasure. I am the daughter of a car salesman and have had many cars but this is by far the best! Only problem I've had is the front headlight has had to be adjusted twice.

2002 TA

4.6
Pasetbo on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There is no car around that delivers anywhere near the performance per dollar as the Trans Am. Doesn't have quite the "status" symbol appeal of some other cars, but if your goal is pure performance, this car can't be beat. It's nice to pull up to a stop light next to sports cars that cost twice as much, only to see them disappearing in your rear view mirror after the light turns green.

Trans Am goes out with a blast

5
davidjanet on 12/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Trans Am. It is a blast to drive. The control and power are fabulous. It is comfortable for short or long trips with the seats giving good support. For a car with this much power the economy is very good.

The glory that was

4.6
Machevelli on 11/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had many delightfull times with my convertable,it is part of a long line of Pontiac convertables i have owned. To me its a shame they have discontinued this line of cars. This current car has performed up to all of my expectations it is truly an american sports car.

Last Bird

5
SteveK on 11/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Out of the 5 Trans Ams I've owned this one is the best. Previous years, 1984, 1990,1995,1998 all bought new. I plan to keep forever as it is a 3rd car.

2002ta

4.4
dickmone on 09/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Always wanted a T/A but never had the chance until now. The performance has to be felt to be believed. That 5.7L WS6 engine just sings when you give it the gas. People dont even bother to try and cut you off when they see it on the road

Lots of Power, Less $$$

4
TireSmoke on 08/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

There simply is no way you can touch this level of performance for this price. The F-body twins blow the Mustang out of the water when it comes to power and handling. It's a shame that GM saw fit to kill them off.

Pontiac

5
Cilla on 08/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My favorite car to drive, gets lots of attention

Firehawk Convertible

4.9
Jads on 07/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No problems...you just worry about leaving it places!

Power everywhere in my 2002 TRANS AM WS6

4.9
02silverbullet on 06/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a true high performance vehicle, you have to check out the WS6 Trans AM! My car has the 6-speed tranny and the evil 5.7L LS1 V8. GM rates the horsepower at 325 and torque at 350lbs. I have seen dynos that show 310-320+ horsepower to the rear wheels. This means the car is actually producing 360-375 HP at the flywheel. The car has very comfortable seating with lots of front leg room but not so much in the rear. My car also gets on average 20 mpg in the city. Not bad for a hot rod. One thing that I really like about my car is that it's a very rare car.

Kick Ass

5
Blue02TA on 04/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very fast car, quick to start, quick to stop

Couldn't be happier!

4.9
Shena02 on 04/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a '99 Firebird and am exremely pleased with it. I love the body style and detail of the car, also the interior design. It runs smooth and turns heads everywhere I go! After driving this car I couldn't picture myself in any other type of car. I plan on upgrading to a 2002 soon.

Firebird's Forever

4
Tyler on 03/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I own a 2002 Standard Firebird with the Sport Appearance Package, It is a GREAT car for summer cruising with the T-tops out. My car is Pewter Metallic and 4 speed automatic transmission. This car is perfect for a teenager who wants to be seen. I would recomend this car everyone and make sure to get one before there all gone!!

Trans Am

4.5
Geo1 on 01/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one of the best cars I've driven for the money. Love to drive it!

Just plain fun

4.8
All Pontiac on 01/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a Ram Air, it’s a navy blue head turner. I've had this car for 14 months and it is always a thrill to fire it up and hit the roads. Too bad they discontinued the line but it is a car I don't think most women would enjoy owning. It is just too brutal once you’ve eaten the standard BMW’s. Out the door for less than $30,000.00 so you can’t beat that.

Sweeeeeeeet

4.9
viperedge on 01/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Always wanted it, finally got it. 2002 Conv, only V6, but still love her. Cant find a better looking car under 100000 if you ask me. Fun to drive, and with spring coming, looking forward to the top down and driving for days.

Can you say "loose tolerances"

3.1
WS6er' on 01/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

Fully loaded 6spd Ram Air WS6 Dissipointed. Suspension is set up for drag racing, not road racing (salivion life). Anoying "squat" when on gas or brakes (car is LOOSE). PISTON SLAP problem at cold startup and lifter noise! At startup 5-10 (hollow scrap/knock) This is your pistons cocking sidways in the cylinder bore until the pistons expand enough to narrow the tolerance. Also, the 6spd manual is a P.O.S. It shifts harshly, binds up, and you can directly from 6th to 3rd to pass someone! It also exibits gear rattle at the bottom of 1st and 2nd

cheap muscle

4.4
George1 on 12/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Ram air last of dieing breed. Best preformance car less than 30K. Next best car starts at >$50k. Almost 1 yr old20k miles and no problems

02 NHRA Trans Am

5
Buzz on 12/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Man, I hate to see these cars go. 30mpg on the hwy and 312.5rwhp and 338rtq under your right foot. Those are bone stock rear wheel numbers. No wonder these cars propel you through the quarter in mid to low 13's with ease all the while let you park yourself in a nice power leather seat with the a/c on, cd's jammin' ttops off etc etc etc. Hell, the car is even great in the twisties. BTW, I'mn ot a small guy by any means, 6'2'', 285 and fit in her fine. People may not apreciate these cars now ,but they will in the future. I could not ask for more in an automibile. It's a 25k slap in the face to cars priced 3 times as much

GM's Huge Mistake

4.5
GoBlue18 on 12/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the performance bargain of a lifetime. A car that out performs cars costing twice as much, along with it's menacing head-turning looks, how can you go wrong? Anyone who has the means and the opportunity to own this car would be doing themselves a huge favor to check it out. Once you drive it you'll understand. Why anyone would choose the uglier, boxy, slower Mustang is beyond me. GM's decision to end the Firebird/Camaro is a true shame. Pontiac is left with nothing but boring cars with body cladding.

formula review

5
SunsetHawkSelena on 11/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

comfortable, 29mpg on the highway with a 6speed, faster than most anything on the road, a real looker

Collectors Edition TransAm

4.8
TransAm1 on 10/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Pontiac Collectors Edition TransAm in April 2002. This car is a real head-turner. The performance, and comfort is good. The aerodynamic styling, yellow exterior, and black stripes is what makes it attractive. The engine sounds clean, and the car handles very good. It is reliable and always fun to drive. I have never had a problem with it.

Wish it could stay

5
Boo on 10/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As everyone else said I love this car. I had to buy one before they were all sold out. I was fortunate enough to get my paws on one in a different state and had it shipped to the motor city. I went with black on black on black. This car is out of hand. Every where I go people tell me how much they like it. You don't see many of these babies on the road. To all you TA owners hold on to them.

Wish it could stay

5
boo on 10/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As everyone else said I love this car. I had to buy one before they were all sold out. I was fortunate enough to get my paws on one in a different state and had it shipped to the motor city. I went with black on black on black. This car is out of hand. Every where I go people tell me how much they like it. You don't see many of these babies on the road. To all you TA owners hold on to them.

2002 WS6 6M

4.9
JohnWS6 on 10/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my black 2002 ws6 with the 6 speed manual transmission and its been nothing but pure fun. The car handles very well and for the power it makes its pretty light on gas. The stereo system is very nice, not only does it have 500 watts of power, but the sound is very clear and with no static. Turn off the traction control, slam on the gas, now your havin fun!

Don't miss out

4.9
stever on 09/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As they have been discontinued and may be hard to find, don't miss out on the last of GM's pony cars. As nice as the next gen. GTO seems, it still lacks the Trans Am's styling big time.

WS6 T/A

4.9
Breetai on 09/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car.

Could be great with some improvements

4.1
ajax on 09/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The pontiac 2002 Firebird TransAM coupe has the looks that make you just want to stare at it when you see one. I suspect the Ram Air would put most sports car lovers over the top with envy. There are some negatives that come with the acolades. Three issues in particular are the way the car idles when standing still with the car in drive and foot on the break.( shaky ). The second problem is the Rotors warp frequently. Suspect bad manufactured pads cause extream heat friction that cause the warpage. The third item is the Head lights make alot of noise when closing them. ( Bang! ) Otherwise a great car looking car with excellent speed when you need it most.

T/A Muscle

4.9
Orly on 08/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is Very Exicting to Drive , torque is right there at 1,500 Rpm. Goes over very smooth over bumps and very tight in turns, what a ride. Trunk is a little tight, but with the fold down rear seat you have some space inside.

What A Car Is Meant To Be

4.9
longGone on 08/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned several sports cars and this by far is my favorite. From the quick and nimble handling to the snap your neck torque off the line, this car is a winner. The Hurst 6 speed and ram air are great additions and the sound system is incredible. Pop the T-tops and cruise.

nice car

5
cama97 on 08/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is the best car to drive. fuel economy is great when you consider the power it puts out. it is very comfortable for 2 passengers and the t- tops are great, you essentially get a convertable without convertable problems. The price was great when you think of what you can get in that size for that price. A vw bettle?

I love my WS6!

5
Jamie Miles on 08/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is what a muscle car is supposed to look and drive like.

The Muscle Car Lives! But not after 2002

4.1
Marcman on 07/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

An affordable Big Boy's Toy for those that want to be a Rebel in an era of four bangers and dull styling.

2002 Trans Am, Ram Air, Hatchback

4.8
Black_Bird on 07/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I knew I wanted a sports car for my next vechile. I drove a GT Mustang and then the Trans Am (with Ram Air). The Mustang just didn't compare to the Trans Am. The Trans Am is just a pleasure to drive. I use the car as my everyday car and I look forward to getting behind the wheel and driving to work (or sitting in Washington DC traffic more apporiately).

Why stop making these things???

5
Tommyb11 on 07/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently bought a loaded 02 base coupe, just an unbelievable car. Looks, performance, and features all well worth the price... Get compliments all the time, and it's a blast to drive also.... why are they being discontinued??? This is Knight Rider's car!!!!

Gotta Love It

4.9
Play With Fire on 07/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun vehicle to drive. 200 horses is plenty to get around town...and occasionally out run some other cars. The steering is great and makes corners a blast. T Tops are a must for this car.

happy new driver

4.9
ws6sarabird on 07/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it!!! My first v8 sports car with rear drive. Every other vehicle was 4 banger turbo of some kind.

2002 Ram Air, Hurst Manual 6

4.9
JWats on 07/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This, simply put, is the best performance car in the 30-50k range. The only thing that could possibly be better than this is a 'Vette Z06. It's completely reliable, unless you think you don't have to change the oil or air up the tires. The only problem with this car is that stupid press people (i.e. Edmunds.com, Motortrend) seem to have forgotten that a car should have the goods, and not the hype. If you're ready for the real deal, a sports car that can blow the doors of any Japanese import or Ford product, then step right up. Posers may take Mustangs and Celicas.

Hate to See it GO

5
Top Off on 07/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a CAR, None like it on the road, for feel and comfort, I drive mine hard and fast. AND IT HANDLES IT. Been a Firebird owner for years and it just KEEPS GETTING BETTER, Shame it is not coming back, WAKE UP GM!!!!!

Firebird

5
Wrath on 07/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is absolutely amazing, having test driven a comaro z28, and a mustang cobra, this car absolutely demolished the competition. This beautiful car is a must for any performance lover.

The last of the Best

4.9
MARK on 07/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ram air T/A is the best sports car I have ever owned. Power is great, but I have some goodies in the future to put with GMs best. Then you cant touch this. I just drive it on some weekends otherwise covered in garage

Awesome 2K2 WS6

5
kikit2 on 06/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this car! I have a 2002 T/A WS6, 6-speed Hurst of course! I owned a 2001 F-150 Lariat Ext. Cab Off-Road 4X4(which I dearly loved) and one night I drove by the Pontiac dealership to see the Trans Ams and fell in love. The next day I went in and drove what was soon to be my new Pewter Trans AM. Then on 7-25-01 I bought her! No regrets!!!

Beautiful performance

4.9
louisky123 on 06/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have a '99 V6-5M which has been great and just bought a '02 V6-5M to keep for eternity since GM has lost its mind and decided to stop making them. What a bargain price for this well equipped vehicle. Big, powerful V6, smooth- shifting 5 speed, 4 wheel ABS, great sound system, wide 16" wheels and tires, and same great look as the V8 (better in my opinion than the slighty gaudy Trans Am). Highly recommend the 3800 performance package to get the dual exhaust and Torsen limited slip differential (huge improvement in the traction department).

2002 Trans Am/Sunset Orange Metallic

4.6
Joes2002TA on 05/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Is Pontiac's most exciting vehicle of all time.It has so much performance that it is a big disapointment that it will be discontinued this year.The only area that this vehicle does not excell in would be the fuel economy department.I guess that if you can afford one of these dream cars, you really dony worry about how far it will travel on a tankfull of gas.

Rest in Peace?

3.3
2005/427 on 05/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Hopefully it will be brought back as a leaner more refined machine. GM needs to look at the sales success of the Mustang and give the consumer what they want. They want fun value packaged performance cars with styling elements from the original 1967, 1968 and 1969 cars. Think of it, a Mustang shaped car with a more upright seating position with a 5.7 V-8 engine. These cars should be about balanced fun and performance. This is something Ford has figured out. Rest in peace? I hope not.

I Love This Car!!

4.5
falcon2722 on 05/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Very fun car to drive. I bought a black 2002 WS6 Trans Am with the Hurst 6 spd shifter. I thoroughly enjoy driving this car.

2002 Collectors Edition Trans Am

4.9
Larry G on 05/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car.Fun to drive.Only 500 made for collectors.Great gas milage for all the power.

This car rocks...

5
Maureen Shaw on 05/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always been a huge fan of the Firebird and while I own an older 1991 it did not deter me in any way from acquiring a (sister) for her.Not only is the handling in this little beauty as good as it could be it get's better the body style, engine and comfort FAR outweigh anything I could have imagined. .I test drove a '91 when they first came out and scared the wits out of the poor dealer at the time so now naturally I own one.I get a lot of compliments on my older one and I have to admit I do prefer my older one but for sheer horse power and comfort I have to say you people at Pontiac DON'T horse around when it comes to STYLE!! Keep up the great work!!

I LOVE THIS CAR!!!!

5
Kristen on 05/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have travled many places with this vehicle and am very proud of its performance.

Perfect

4.9
Feather on 04/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Shocks perfect. No bumpy rides. Fuel engine quality exellent. Perfect V8 cylinder engine quality. Exterior design is excellent and the Reliability is unbelievable. The confort is unspeakable as well as the interior design. It is the most fun to drive vechial.

Most fun in years

4.5
BADBLKBRD on 04/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I don't know what car your editor was driving to give it a 5.5 rating, but it must not be the same car I have. I have a Firebird Trans Am with the WS6 option and it is by far the best performance car I have ever driven for this price range. I have had no problems with the car so far, and being that I'm a 60 year old performance enthusiast, it will probably be the last car I will ever buy. I say that because GM saw fit to discontinue a car, that if properly marketed could have been a big seller. I can't afford a 'Vette and I see no performance cars the calibur of the F- Bodies coming along in GM's future.

Still the best bang for the buck

4.8
X-Caliber on 04/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Amazing acceleration from the 345hp/350lb-ft LS1 engine let's the V8 equipped Firebird's (and Camaro's) solidly take top honors for factory performance for the money. 0-60 in just over 5 seconds in the slowest form for mid $20k is unbelievable. Interior and exterior design is amazing, with the only commonly voiced complaint being that the doors are to long and heavy. Build quality is typical domestic fare, with plenty of plastic bits and cheap looks - But everything fits tight and is easy to reach/operate from the driver's seat.

Fun in the Sun

4.1
Ragtopman on 04/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I got a 99 Firebird convertable for college and this car is every young guy's dream come true! This car, although not a V-8, still is a blast to drive. The top comes down fast and smoothly for cruising in the sun. Very recommended for people who want a fun car to drive.

Awesome Rod

4.9
William1 on 03/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the last year this beast will ever be made. Speed over to a dealership and get one. Don't waste your hard earned money on a Mustang. I am currently leasing a 2001 Convertible. Don't drive it anymore after purchasing the Trans. This is my second and believe me, the V8 makes all the difference.

How dumb can GM get!

4.8
Cancerman on 03/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my black 3.8l 5M Camaro some months ago and still love it. Bargain performance. Great fun to shift. 205 horsepower blows away the pitiful little more expensive imports.Love the look--sleek and sexy. Seating is adequate, although sometimes difficult to see the gauges unless the wheel is positioned correctly. It's a shame that GM can't see the value in this excellent product.

It's going to be a fun summer

4.5
gmanpopo on 03/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy driving the T/A and it is alot more fun driving it with the ram air package, that added horse power is great.The only down fall is that all of the plastic on the interior, It could have been designed with alot less. I already have scratches on the interior door panels near the feet.

Formula

3.3
firehawk on 03/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Great engine in this car and ride and handling is just right for me, but the build quality from GM continues to be poor.

Power, Performance, Fun and Romance

4.4
T/A lover since '74 on 03/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pontiac Firebird is fun to drive, with a muscular V-6, 16 inch wheels, and four disc anti-lock brakes. This car is meant for serious drivers only. The handling is superb, responsiveness is excellent, and the cornering is great. The car is sexy and I get compliments all the time. I opted for the optional six year/sixty-thousand mile warranty, I plan on keeping this car till death. If you're thinking about it, go for it. This car is well worth the money and insurance.

Sad end of an era

5
psuturt;e on 03/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my TA in 9/01. Mine has the famed WS6 package, definately worth the extra cost. Great looks, decent interior (still has GM's plastic-itis), and most importantly,unsurpassed performance. I drove several mustangs, from the V6 putt-putt-mobile to the GT's to the Bullit, all claiming 'headsnapping acceleration and power'. Although impressive, 'headsnapping' is a joke; and the TA's 0-60 time proves it. I have yet to find a high volume production mustang that can catch the TA, more or less keep up with it. It's a shame GM marketing has let this car reach this point. Truly the end of the affordable sportscar/muscle car era. Glad I got mine before they're gone.

Completely Satisfied

5
FIREems71 on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am really going to miss this car being on the market, maybe one day it will make a come back like the T-Bird

Baby Boomer Therapy

4.9
Pushing50 on 03/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great machine to slip into retirement with! I traded in my GTP which was fun, but this WS6 is beyond belief for great driving - even in city traffic. Had to have the TransAm to save as a collector's item. Sorry that this is the end of the Firebird line.

WS6 Trans Am

4.3
Vulturez on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Extremely powerful, fun to drive, last of the true muscle cars! Interior could be styled with less plastic, however has true cockpit feel. Turns heads at every stoplight due to aerodynamic exterior. Sorry to see this classic go out of production.




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