Just got off the phone with GM...
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06-09-2010, 09:14 AM #41
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
- 00' z28-R.I.P 00' WS6 M6
Wow after reading about all those problems I sure feel lucky lol. I have had to replace the cats once but I just went with aftermarket and that solved the problem, I also had a cracked dash and door handle. But considering that my car does have a carfax from hell and it's at 100k miles I can't complain at all. Luck of the draw I guess lol
06-09-2010, 04:56 PM #42
I've owned several Trans Ams and loved them all, but quality is not the strong point of this car (or any Pontiac for that matter).
If your Bird is your daily, you need to have an emergency fund set aside, because things break on them all the time. They look great, kick the shit out of 98% of other cars on the road, but were put together worse than a thin plastic transformer knock-off toy assembled in Malaysia by 9-year-olds.
06-09-2010, 04:58 PM #43
Lmao!1992 Black/Gold Bandit Style Firebird (Retired)
1998 Blue/Green Formy A4 (Gone)
2002 Dark Blue Trans Am A4 (Daily Drive)
06-09-2010, 05:14 PM #44
We've used them as daily's since the 90's (4 of them) and haven't had near the problems with them that others have listed here.
There are things I don't like about them, but the good outweighs the bad so we continue to drive them. I don't see them as being any worse than anything else out on the road.
I'm easily pleased though, considering I drive 40 year old cars most of the time, I'm used to maintainance.
06-10-2010, 08:26 PM #45
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
- Central PA, USA
- 1995 Trans Am 6 Speed
High Performance Pontiac covered the preventative repair on the door panels. It is cased by the use of staples in the late 4th generation Firebirds. The early (LT1) cars did not have this problem. Window motors is common for all 4th gen cars. However, after replacing the driver side motor and window assembly (1995 TA), noticed how much dirt and gunk (old grease) was on the window assembly. Used carb cleaner on a rag and relub everything with good results. 5 years later no issues.
In her 15 years of service, the only lense that craked was one fog light because owner # 1 or # 2 put in the wrong size blub (one size larger) the caused a heat crack. However, I did end up buying a new set of lamps from GM for the time TA gets repainted.
Best advice is to stock up on GM parts while they are still around.
06-10-2010, 11:53 PM #46
They have FIELDS of aftermarket parts to keep up with father time's punishment on the Mustangs. You can practically make a "new" Fox Body out of aftermarket parts these days! Headlights,tails,bumpers,1/4 panels,wheels,under hood OE parts,moldings,rubber trims,wipers,interiors....on and on...
I know there are a few places to get F-Body parts but man,in comparison... it's pathetic.1999 Firehawk Trans Am #530
06-11-2010, 07:07 AM #47
4th gens not so much unfortunately.
06-11-2010, 01:11 PM #48
06-11-2010, 01:37 PM #49
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
414 RWHP 395 RWTQ
- 00 Black Ram Air Trans Am
What are cats?
06-11-2010, 02:06 PM #50
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- 2000 WS6 6spd Hooker LT
^^^4-legged creatures that meow. But they don't meow on my car anymore....
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