2000 Pontiac Firebird

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2000 Pontiac Firebird

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2000 Pontiac Firebird review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Firebird is Pontiac’s version of the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car, and the future looks dim for both. Combined sales of the rear-drive Firebird and Camaro are only half those of the rival Ford Mustang, and General Motors may drop these cars by 2002.

The Firebird model lineup continues in base, Formula and Trans Am price ranges with few changes for 2000.

Like the Camaro, Firebird comes in hatchback coupe and convertible body styles, with removable T-top roof panels available on the coupe. The convertible comes with a power soft-top and a glass rear window with a defogger.

Styling on the Firebird is the same as Camaro’s except for Pontiac’s trademark twin-port grille, different taillights and exterior details.

Cramped rear quarters and low-to-the-ground front bucket seats are Firebird traditions. Cargo space of 34 cubic feet in the coupe and 13 cubic feet in the convertible is adequate, given these aren’t family cars. The dashboard is attractive and functional, and the standard center console contains cupholders and useful storage bins.

Under the Hood
Base Firebirds come with a 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine and either a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic. The performance-oriented Formula coupe and Trans Am coupe and convertible have a 5.7-liter V-8 and either a standard four-speed automatic or a no cost six-speed manual.

Standard horsepower on the V-8 is 305, but the optional WS6 Ram Air package boosts output to 320.

The stiff-riding, noisy, gas-guzzling V-8 Firebirds are dinosaurs in the 21st century. Though the V-6 models are tamer and easier to live with, they are still leftovers from a different generation.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews



I loved my 2000 Firebird! Make sure you get it with T-Tops! It was comfortable and had no major issues. Ran great and at that time I was sorry I had sold it.


So much fun

I wasn't even looking for a car when me and my friend pulled into a store which had a car dealerships on the other side and the very first car wash the 2000 black firebird my bff said lets look and 2 days later I got it,I've had so many comments and compliments every time I drive it its a fun and enjoyable car and the only drawbacks are getting in and out beings how I'm 54yrs young it gets a little tricky after 3- times getting out in a few hrs but worth it ...so glad I got it plus love the power on call if o need to jump out in traffic its got my back and quick to perform


Freakin sweet!

Love the car! A lot of power in my trans am and it's really reliable with over 165k miles. Interior is standard turn-of-the century GM cost cutting, but it works fine and the car is an absolute blast to drive.

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