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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 31 $18,345 $20,050
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 26 $23,785 $25,995
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $24,672 $26,965
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 26 $25,642 $28,025
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 26 $29,366 $32,095
3-Door Coupe RS 2.4L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS 23 30 $16,864 $18,087
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Automatic RS 20 28 $17,611 $18,887
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual GS 23 30 $17,678 $18,957
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,610 $19,957
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual w/Prem Pkg GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sport w/Prem Pkg GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Manual GS 22 29 $22,019 $23,617
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $22,948 $24,607
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Manual GT 20 27 $23,875 $25,597
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Sportronic GT 19 26 $24,803 $26,597
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,345
$16,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,050
$18,087
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$301 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 28.9 30.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 79.3
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 52.5
Second Head Room (in) 35.2 34.9
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 35.1 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 68.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 175.4
Height, Overall (in) 51.2 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.1 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - NA
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 2855
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 2.4L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 147 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000 158 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L36 4G64
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.95
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle Indep Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
 
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