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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible GL Manual
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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
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
Passenger Capacity 4 4
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.8
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 40.6
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 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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Cabrio Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Salisbury Axle
 
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