Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1993[edit | edit source]

Initially, the Firebird came in only as a coupe in three trim levels: the base Firebird, upscale Formula and top-of-the-line Trans Am.

Power for the lineup of rear-drivers started off with a 3.4-liter V6 hooked to a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic for base Firebirds, and V8 power for Formula and Trans Am, with a 6-speed manual standard and the 4-speed automatic optional.

Standard equipment on all Firebirds included dual airbags, ABS and an automatic brake/transmission interlock. Cruise control and power door locks came standard in all convertibles and Trans Ams, while a/c was standard on Formula and Trans Am. For music in large chunks, a dealer- installed 12-disc CD changer was the option to go with after sorting through a variety of sound systems.

1994[edit | edit source]

Pontiac's aggressively styled performance leader was such a good seller that the model lineup was expanded to six. All three trim levels each come in a choice of coupe or convertible.

Competition for the expanded Firebird line now ranged from the Ford Mustang, Nissan 300ZX and Dodge Stealth.

1995[edit | edit source]

The Trans Am GT designation has been dropped.

The big news in hardware this year was the new traction control system that used brake intervention and engine- torque reduction. The system was an option for all V8s. Also new for these models was a 16-in. 5-spoke cast aluminum wheel that were available in chrome at midyear. A new all-weather 245/50ZR16 Eagle RSA tire was standard on Trans Am and an option on Firebird and Formula. Do-it-yourselfers had one less thing to do, as all 'Birds now came with a totally maintenance-free front end.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

As of mid-1994:

  • $14,859 (1995 Pontiac Firebird 2DR Coupe)
  • $19,099 (1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2DR Coupe)
  • $21,069 (1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2DR Coupe)
  • $21,939 (1995 Pontiac Firebird 2DR Convertible)
  • $25,129 (1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2DR Convertible)
  • $27,139 (1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2DR Convertible)

As of August 1, 1995:

  • $15,614 (1996 Pontiac Firebird 2DR Coupe)
  • $19,464 (1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2DR Coupe)
  • $21,414 (1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2DR Coupe)
  • $22,444 (1996 Pontiac Firebird 2DR Convertible)
  • $25,284 (1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 2DR Convertible)
  • $27,364 (1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2DR Convertible)

Shipping prices[edit | edit source]

  • $500 (1995 models)
  • $505 (1996 models)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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