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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible GL Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 31 $17,947 $19,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 23 29 $18,811 $20,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 31 $18,856 $20,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 23 29 $19,720 $21,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLX 24 31 $20,400 $22,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLX 23 29 $21,264 $23,175
2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Trim

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 Coupe Trans Am 18 26 $25,642 $28,025
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $24,672 $26,965
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 26 $29,366 $32,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,947
$18,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,600
$20,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$334 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 46.5 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 28.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 82 88.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 35.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 101.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 4.5
Length, Overall (in) 160.4 193.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.0 12.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.90 x 0.39 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 40.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.17 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60HR14 P235/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60HR14 P235/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2825 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 60 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L36
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 200 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.75
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 2.19
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Cabrio Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 1.10
 
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