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This is a discussion on 5 generations of the Firebird?! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So, I was looking at Pontiacs website today, and noticed a link titled Firebird history. I clicked it, and a ...

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    5 generations of the Firebird?!

    So, I was looking at Pontiacs website today, and noticed a link titled Firebird history. I clicked it, and a page showing 5 Trans Am's popped up with the heading: 5 Trans Am generations.

    Umm, aren't there only 4 generations of Firebirds? And if there is a 5th gen, where is it?!

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    Five Generations

    Trans Am has occupied a special place in the American Psyche for more than four decades. These special editions provided both fun and often a forward look at design direction. Gathered here are the inaugural '69, the 10th Anniversary '79, the special '89 Indy Pace Car Edition, the '99 Daytona Pace Car and the final 2002 Collector's Edition. The Trans Am casts a long shadow.

    Photo courtesy of Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine.

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    that is confusing... ??? what's that all about?

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    I'd love to have one of those collecter's edition. Pretty sure it has to be a typo.

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    ...of the anniversary edition.

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    That's been posted before, I'm sure it's just an error, like above said, maybe they're counting the anniversary as one.

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    i think they are
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    Didnt they consider it a different generation when they had the LT1 under the hood?

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    I emailed the guy who published the page about a year ago when I saw it,and he replied as follows:

    The 5 Generations are-

    1969 Trans Am- 1st Gen
    1979 10th Anniversary Trans Am- 2nd Gen
    1989 20th Anniversary Trans Am- 3rd Gen
    1999 30th Anniversary Trans Am- 4th Gen
    2002 35th Anniversary FIREBIRD- 5th Gen


    stupid as hell.... but whatever.

    how the hell could such a moron be in charge of such a page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getzen_Guy View Post
    I emailed the guy who published the page about a year ago when I saw it,and he replied as follows:

    The 5 Generations are-

    1969 Trans Am- 1st Gen
    1979 10th Anniversary Trans Am- 2nd Gen
    1989 20th Anniversary Trans Am- 3rd Gen
    1999 30th Anniversary Trans Am- 4th Gen
    2002 35th Anniversary FIREBIRD- 5th Gen


    stupid as hell.... but whatever.

    how the hell could such a moron be in charge of such a page?
    Like there is that big of a diffence between a 99 and 02, I would have thought that having a different power plant would be the divison between generations.

    So its that way for the Firebird does Chevy see the Camaro as the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xzaero0 View Post
    Like there is that big of a diffence between a 99 and 02, I would have thought that having a different power plant would be the divison between generations.

    So its that way for the Firebird does Chevy see the Camaro as the same?
    I thought the same thing man...
    but no, apparently the 02 is very different in their eyes....

    I never thought about the camaro though, I'll have to look arund and do some digging see if there is anything this stupid about the maros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getzen_Guy View Post
    I emailed the guy who published the page about a year ago when I saw it,and he replied as follows:

    The 5 Generations are-

    1969 Trans Am- 1st Gen
    1979 10th Anniversary Trans Am- 2nd Gen
    1989 20th Anniversary Trans Am- 3rd Gen
    1999 30th Anniversary Trans Am- 4th Gen
    2002 35th Anniversary FIREBIRD- 5th Gen


    stupid as hell.... but whatever.

    how the hell could such a moron be in charge of such a page?
    Can anyone else count but me?

    1999 30th anniversary
    2000
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    2002...... it's not the 35th anniversary, its only a collectors edition =)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojerlockless View Post
    Can anyone else count but me?

    1999 30th anniversary
    2000
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    2002...... it's not the 35th anniversary, its only a collectors edition =)



    Its the anniversary of the 'Bird.. but since it was the Camaros.. they decided to give the TA the 'Bird's anniversary edition...
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    he also could have meant it as a different generation for each decade (5 generations or 5 decades) even though the last two are both 4th gens

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    should be called 5th gen

    Maybe it should have been called a 5th gen because it had a new engine and new front end, where as when your talking about a 4th gen what are we talking about, lt1 or ls1 or93-97 or 98-02, where as if it was called a 5th gen then at least we would all know we are talking about a 98-02 ls1 and a 4th gen would be a 93-97 lt1, and lets face it, being called a 5th gen would make sense as it does have a brand new engine and front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebatbirdv8 View Post
    Maybe it should have been called a 5th gen because it had a new engine and new front end, where as when your talking about a 4th gen what are we talking about, lt1 or ls1 or93-97 or 98-02, where as if it was called a 5th gen then at least we would all know we are talking about a 98-02 ls1 and a 4th gen would be a 93-97 lt1, and lets face it, being called a 5th gen would make sense as it does have a brand new engine and front end.
    I disagree... GM changed things alsmot every year... 3rd gens started off with the 305 crosspuke, moved to the TBI, and ended up with the 350 TPI.. and the front ends look nothing alike along the way.. .a generation is a COMPLETE redesign of the car.. not just a few tweaks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    I disagree... GM changed things alsmot every year...
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    and the front ends look nothing alike along the way.. .a generation is a COMPLETE redesign of the car.. not just a few tweaks...
    same with 1st or 2nd gen!

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    5th gen

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    I disagree... GM changed things alsmot every year... 3rd gens started off with the 305 crosspuke, moved to the TBI, and ended up with the 350 TPI.. and the front ends look nothing alike along the way.. .a generation is a COMPLETE redesign of the car.. not just a few tweaks...
    So what about the corvette c6, same as c5 just tweaked, c6 has new front end back end is tweaked but still gets another gen number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getzen_Guy View Post
    I emailed the guy who published the page about a year ago when I saw it,and he replied as follows:

    The 5 Generations are-

    1969 Trans Am- 1st Gen
    1979 10th Anniversary Trans Am- 2nd Gen
    1989 20th Anniversary Trans Am- 3rd Gen
    1999 30th Anniversary Trans Am- 4th Gen
    2002 35th Anniversary FIREBIRD- 5th Gen


    stupid as hell.... but whatever.

    how the hell could such a moron be in charge of such a page?

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