HELP: TT VS. FIREBIRD

Hi,
Can anyone tell me which is better to buy - on one hand there's the 1998 firebird coupe (CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW MUCH HORSEPOWER DOES THIS BABY GOT???? AND IT'S PERFORMANCE FROM 0-60.. i was told there are three basic
types of firebird: "trans am"..."formula".....and "firebird" IS THIS TRUE?? if so than how much Horse power does the "FIREBIRD" has??
on the other hand there's the 2001 AUDI TT QUATTRO (6 gear) 225 HP coupe...
which is a better car ???
thanks you in advance :) Mickey.
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Take 3 things into account,
1. Audi is German, 2. Firebird is GM, 3. TT is nice car,
Steve.
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Depends. I guess you will get more girls at the local trailer park in a Firebird.... And, the TT has less headroom tailored for mullets....
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"Mickey" wrote

Uhh... 200hp V6 and 305hp V8. You'll find the rest of the specs at http://autos.msn.com or if you just use google.

And what does "better" mean to you? For straight on acceleration get the V8 trans am. For crisp handling in the corners get the TT. Really, these are two very different cars with very obvious differences. Drive them both and I'm sure you'll notice. Besides an '01 TTQ 225hp costs twice as much as a '98 Trans Am, so why are you even comparing these two??
Cheers,
Pete
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On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 07:47:08 +0200, Mickey wrote:

My last car was a '96 Firebird Formula, now I'm in a '02 A6. With the Formula the quality certainly was questionable: fit/finish was poor, I was constantly replacing window motors or headlight motors. On the bright side, if you're interested in performance, there's much more of an aftermarket for the Firebird. Add frame stiffeners, a roll bar and thicker anti-sway bars, along with replacement shocks, springs and wheels and brakes and you can get better handling than most imported sportscars. And with some new heads, a little engine work and a supercharger and some tuning, you can bump the horsepower up to well over 500RWHP. But when done, you would still have to replace the lower quality GM parts occasionally, along with any parts stressed by the higher horsepower (GM rear differentials are notoriously weak). And you would have spent considerably more than the price of a TT. But for pure fun factor, I'd still vote for the Formula.
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Nice troll.
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Simply ask yourself if you'd like a piece of crap that's expensive to fix, or a piece of crap that's cheap to fix?
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Couldn't have said it better myself. Chuck

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The Firbird was offered in several trim levels in 1998:
Firebird V6 Firebird Formula Firebird Trans Am Firebird Trans Am WS6
The Firebird Formula had the Trans Am's V8, but weighed less, making it slightly quicker. However it also lacked many of the T/A's upgraded interior features. The WS6 model added a Ram-Air system to the V8 engine and upped power to 330Hp. It was slightly less than that, about 305Hp, in earlier model years. WS6 models had a "double deck" ram air hood. 330 Horsepower, WS6 T/A's could run 0-60 in around 5.5 seconds with the Formula Firebird running slightly less, owing to fewer ponies. A high school friend had a WS6 T/A 6-Speed with the Hurst Shifter, it was fun in a straight line, but had a horrible interior.

Car and Driver tested out a 225 horspower TT Cabriolet with 6-speed and produced a 6.3 second 0-60 time, leading me to believe that the coupe should be competant to do it in 6.0 seconds flat. This is about a half second slower than the T/A WS6 but that gap can be nearly eliminated by simply chipping the TT. APR says their chip for the 225 TT gets horsepower up to 257 and torque up to 263 ft. lbs. The heavier B5 S4 could manage a 5.5 second 0-60 run on 250 Hp and 255 Ft. Lbs. so I imagine the TT should match or beat that time. The Audi will also have far better material quality and a much nicer interior. I'd take the Audi. Steve Grauman
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