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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe GL Manual CA/NE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,691 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $18,555 $19,875
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,608 $21,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $20,472 $21,950
2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $17,101 $18,690
2-Door Coupe Formula 17 25 $21,841 $23,870
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 17 25 $24,686 $26,980
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $23,158 $25,310
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 17 25 $28,410 $31,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,151
$17,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$18,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.4 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 28.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 84.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 35.2
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.5 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 101.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.2 4.5
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 193.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.4 x 0.35 12.0 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87 11.9 x 1.27
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 40.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QEA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QEA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2769 3323
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 12.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - 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 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.75
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.19
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 3.23
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Salisbury Axle
 
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