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Old 04-13-2005, 08:38   #1
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Specs on 85 Pontiac Firebird

Can someone point me to a sight that can provide me detailed specs on an 1985 Pontiac Firebird, with a inline 4 cylinder 2.5L engine, and 5 speed manual transmission?

I have tried to google the info, and keep gettings tons of parts and the likes.

I am looking at picking one up for $200 bucks, it runs, and has new brakes (complete to master cylinder) and a new fuel-pump. The only real issue is the paint is peeling.

I am curious about the gas milage, and weather or not the small 4cyl is enough to even get the car back and forth.

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

I have tried Edmunds, Kelly Blue, Autobytel, and many other sites, and cannot seem to find any true specification besides colors.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:43   #2
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Try
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lots of good info in that site. If you can't find what you need log-in and go to the forums section. Forget the inline 4 swap a 305 tpi into it for less than a #1k....;f
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:49   #3
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Try
http://www.thirdgen.org/
lots of good info in that site. If you can't find what you need log-in and go to the forums section. Forget the inline 4 swap a 305 tpi into it for less than a #1k....;f
Thanks for the info, I will look into it.

Have you or anyone you know driven this model with the 4 cylinder? I am just curious if it realy lags or what. I am starting a new job, and will only be driving 30 miles a day, round trip. I am currently driving a 95 Geo Metro, that is on its last legs, and used to drive 100 miles a day, round trip. I just want something cheap for point A, and back again. Not to hard on gas, and I can repair for cheap. I have a very nice Burban, that I use for "outings" and want to keep mileage low, and the gas tank full!

Thanks again.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:56   #4
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From what I remember, it was a real dog but if your coming from a Metro?? Drive it till the 4 explodes and then swap in the samll v6 if economy is all you want. The v6 was a great motor and plenty durable. IIRC my 6 cylinder got about 24mpg and my 5.0 tpi gets around 20mpg (providing I keep my foot out of it). I would expect the 4 to get somewhere around 28mpg, girlfriend had one years and years ago.
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Old 04-14-2005, 00:31   #5
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The 4 will get you back and forth to work That eng has been around since 60's Same basic eng as in orginal 4cyl Chev II I had one in a SunBird in late 70's got over 30MPH and cruised 70+ on interstate.
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Old 05-04-2005, 17:03   #6
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my 1990 Formula 305 TBI gets me 23 mpg city and 27-28 highway. The Iron Duke in the 1985 will be a dog from a stop but once you get going the mileage should be great.
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