1993 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe, part of the 1993-2000 Pontiac Firebird line
1993 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe

The 1993-2000 Pontiac Firebird was similar to the Chevrolet Camaro in mechanical specifications and driving feel, but the Firebird offered slightly different styling and trim. Firebird's (and Camaro's) base model was initially powered by a 3.4-liter V-6.

Mid-year 1995, GM's venerable, but excellent, 3.8-liter V-6 was available as an option. In 1996, the 3.8 was the base model's standard engine. Smooth running with 200-horsepower, the base V-6 was a good alternative for those not wanting the expense and high insurance premiums of the V-8 Formula and Trans Am models.

Pluses of the 1993-2000 Pontiac Firebird:

  • 0 to 60 times under 6 seconds
  • Handling
  • Low price when new

Minuses of the 1993-2000 Pontiac Firebird:

  • Fuel economy
  • Interior room
  • Rough ride for day-to-day driving

Production of the 1993* Pontiac Firebird:
26,893

Production of the 1994* Pontiac Firebird:
45,028

Production of the 1995* Pontiac Firebird:
42,302

Production of the 1996* Pontiac Firebird:
32,622

Production of the 1997* Pontiac Firebird:
32,524

Production of the 1998* Pontiac Firebird:
31,692

*U.S. calendar year sales

Specifications of the 1993-2000 Pontiac Firebird:
Wheelbase, inches: 101.1
Length, inches: 193.3-197

Weight, pounds: 3,232-3,455

Price, new
: $13,995-$30,700 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1993-2000 Pontiac Firebird:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-6
207 cid
160
1993-1995
ohv V-6
231 cid
200
1995-2000
ohv V-8
350 cid
275-305
1993-1997
ohv V-8
346 cid
305-327
1998-2000

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