2002 Pontiac Firebird WS6 - Jay Leno's Garage

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Jay Leno's Garage

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Jay accepted this car as payment and he found that this high-performance variant was one of the best Firebirds ever made!
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2002 Pontiac Firebird WS6 - Jay Leno's Garage
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Marcus INfinity
Marcus INfinity 33 мүнөт мурун
Optima stocks are up 📈
Modern Classic Collectables
Modern Classic Collectables Саат мурун
I looks like a MK2 MR2 with a melted front on it.
MICHGO1
MICHGO1 2 саат мурун
WHO KNEW THAT UNDER ALL THOSE SILLY GRAPHICS THERE WAS A GOOD LOOKING CAR.
Dana Muise
Dana Muise 2 саат мурун
they had to pay you to drive the Indy pace car?
Tim
Tim 2 саат мурун
This used to be my dream car. Twin Turbo'ing one of these things with a 6-speed.... Sigh.... Maybe one day I'll consider one... They're just too plasticky on the interior. BTW, Jay... You buy this FOR the nose/hood. I'd still take the looks of these over a modern day Charger, Challenger, or Camaro though.
BrokeFarmerJohn
BrokeFarmerJohn 2 саат мурун
I hope to have a garage like Jay, just with tractors and steam engines instead of cars. I know jay has a huge steam collection btw which I think is great. I’m not a car guy, I’m a tractor guy. Jay should do an episode on a Samson tractor (GM) and a Fordson tractor (Ford). And have them together. Samson is a California tractor so it would be easier to find out there.
Clayton Jones
Clayton Jones 3 саат мурун
I had a few TransAms and this one by far was my favorite. Had this exact car in Red. Loved every minute of ownership.
L Cypher
L Cypher 4 саат мурун
In the old neighborgood we'd say, "Jay, that goat is cherry!". The way you maintain your cars.....that's passion and isn't that for us car geeks, one of the best parts of life. Thanks for doing these vids. I always look forward to them.
DanThaMan Rodz
DanThaMan Rodz 4 саат мурун
Jay Leno I am your son
migeul Patlan
migeul Patlan 4 саат мурун
Like ur Pontiac J u can c my Pontiac on my profile picture. Or some videos I uploaded on KGglobal.👍🏼👍🏼
Theplatinumog
Theplatinumog 4 саат мурун
Jay, you keep saying it had 4 seats. You should try sitting in the back behind your own driving position. It can only hold a backpack.
Theplatinumog
Theplatinumog 4 саат мурун
I own a hardtop ls1 ws6 =) rare because almost all are t-top or convertible. Cool to see a video of one like mine. It is a shitbox compared to my other cars, but I love it.
J Shizzle
J Shizzle 5 саат мурун
Thought the Turbo 1989 Trans Am was the fastest. I had a black 2002 WS-6. Brings back memories.
Ryan Christensen
Ryan Christensen 6 саат мурун
Imo this pontiac looked way better than the same year Camaro was out. Camaro looked to similar to the chrysler concorde in the front. I love the 25th and 30th anniversary editions!
Russian Bot #5
Russian Bot #5 7 саат мурун
Jay, you're an original and genuine. That's not something people often say about a lot of the folks in your industry these days. You've taken good care of what you have. Still miss seeing you on tv every night.
Ian Ward
Ian Ward 8 саат мурун
Thank you Jay. This was definitely one of the cars me and my brother used to fantasize about.
Ken Demers
Ken Demers 8 саат мурун
I love your WS6. I still have my 1983 Trans Am that I bought new. I have not driven it for 15 years, it had 189K on the odometer when I parked it inside the garage. This video has motivated me to get my T/A running again!
elementaltoad
elementaltoad 8 саат мурун
Thanks for doing an episode on the 4th gen! I have a 1969, 1981, 1989, and 1999. The 4th gen is by far one of my favorite generations - they are super easy to keep alive, super tolerant to continued abuse, and make gobs of power with simple parts. It wins the looks contest against the "Catfish" every day of the week too!
pontiacGXPfan
pontiacGXPfan 10 саат мурун
My childhood car......RIP Pontiac
Kilo Hotel
Kilo Hotel 10 саат мурун
I always liked the style of them, especially the Formula Firehawk. The one thing they lacked was a true dual exhaust and you could definitely tell the difference between them and a 5.0 or a 4.6 Mustang. They still sounded a million times better than these horrible 4 and 6 cylinder cars idiots put exhaust systems on now.
Lucius
Lucius 12 саат мурун
I can imagine seeing Jay Leno rolling up next to me at the light, then responding to my gawking with "It's my son's car." Sure it is! I think I like just Jay by himself; it feels more like going over to your buddy's garage, then going for a spin! Beautiful car even with its ski slope of a nose, keep 'em coming, Mr. Leno!
Z28Gaming
Z28Gaming 12 саат мурун
I kind of like him recording this himself.
Dee-Bee Kooper
Dee-Bee Kooper 13 саат мурун
Possibly the ugliest POS car ever made by GM... and thats saying a lot.
frank dracmann
frank dracmann 13 саат мурун
Jay the fastest Trans Am was the 1973 and 1974 SD 455, it was rated 360 hp but dynoed over 500. I myself have had it up to 165 mph with more to go. My son has the 2002 ram air WS6 Trans Am in red and tan leather. It's fast but no comparison to the SD.
Jay Dawg
Jay Dawg 13 саат мурун
Good to see ya Jay, great car ! .. Does it still smell like a New car (bet it does) ..the one thing that i truly love about a New car is that smell ....here in Michigan a car lasts about 1 winter with all the salt they use ...
C Smith
C Smith 13 саат мурун
I'm sorry, but the last good-looking Firebird was 1973. What would be nice, is to have a 1970-73 body, with this car's engine and suspension.
Mitchell Samuels
Mitchell Samuels 13 саат мурун
I Don't think WS6 stands for Wide 6 parts 😀.It is an option code like Z28.
An McCLO
An McCLO 13 саат мурун
ahh looks, is its, best friend the hood is so odd and open loving the front side air intake system its good looking, purple keep it black wrag, top NO!
An McCLO
An McCLO 14 саат мурун
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Modern Classic Collectables
Modern Classic Collectables Саат мурун
Are you okay?
DrtyBrd5.0
DrtyBrd5.0 14 саат мурун
Awesome Jay. Love it. Super clean car.
graphicsgod
graphicsgod 14 саат мурун
I had one just like it, even the same color! I had to sell mine when I blew my transmission and my wife wouldn't let me spend money to fix it. I loved that car..
BamaZ71
BamaZ71 14 саат мурун
Awesome video J!
Sean Phipps
Sean Phipps 15 саат мурун
Jay just seems like a regular guy!
Yinzer
Yinzer 16 саат мурун
Ws6 is a great Firebird. Love my 2002 Firehawk, which is one step above the Ws6. Any car with t-tops is fun to drive.
Juan Sequeira Baquero
Juan Sequeira Baquero 16 саат мурун
198 OTHER cars! Let that sink in............. this man is an institution!
imserious2187
imserious2187 16 саат мурун
I wonder if he’d ever sell it
vansdan
vansdan 16 саат мурун
Why does Jay stop for a moment in neutral between gears? I always granny up, unless downshifting then I double. Is it the transmission or is he double clutching on ups? Or is he just a chill old fart who's cruisin
Zureal
Zureal 16 саат мурун
Damn, that may be the cleanest stock Firebird Ws6 I have ever seen.
Wine House R.
Wine House R. 16 саат мурун
I always thought the 6 was referring to 6 speed. Wide suspension six piece or 6 speed, both sound appropriate.
J. D. Brooks
J. D. Brooks 17 саат мурун
8:38 -- Seeing the oval, flattened exhaust pipes makes you appreciate how low the car is to the ground!
109 BMD
109 BMD 17 саат мурун
Great car! Thank you for bringing it out. Stay safe everyone!
unzunzvroom
unzunzvroom 18 саат мурун
One of the coolest names for a car
Christian Beevers
Christian Beevers 19 саат мурун
One of my favorite cars of all times, I love these things love them! Great card good job Jay I would except that as payment also.
lightning9
lightning9 20 саат мурун
That is one cool fab car...what a beauty..👍👌👏..If I had one, I'd prep it up with a good supercharger, exhaust & ECU tune & turn it into a brutal fighter..subscribed..
Sam Manda
Sam Manda 21 саат мурун
4:24 As you can see I keep it pretty clean. LOL 😆🤣YEAH.. "you" do!!..
Rich Tomeyer
Rich Tomeyer 22 саат мурун
Holy sh.t please Excuse me while I go rub one out..... this was the car I worked my tail off from being 16 till about 20 until I finally owned one. Really wanted the firehawk but alittle out of reach. After having it for about 2 months and older lady that possibly shouldn’t of hand a license pulled out in front of me. Instead of hitting the car I dodged her but it a pole and that was the end of my ws6.. 🥲🥲🥲
kevin kidd
kevin kidd 22 саат мурун
I'm parked next to a car identical to that one at my work. Same model, color, wheels and all
Patches W
Patches W 22 саат мурун
The last hurrah for GM, until the new gen Camaro in 2007. Too bad they axed Pontiac, would’ve been nice to seen the new Firebird. Still it’s a nice car, but so are all of Jay’s cars.
Matt E
Matt E 23 саат мурун
i have a great memory of that car. i was working at toyota back in 2004 as a porter and the lot was getting flooded from a storm and a ws6 was sitting in the middle of it and my boss throws me the keys and says "move it and see what its got" now most would die for that chance but i was 16 with my first real job and never drove stick before but everything went smooth but that car is what started my love for power
Eric Haley
Eric Haley Күн мурун
Had GM built a better exhaust system with dual mufflers and pipes going to the headers,this car would have made 350 hp easily 😀
Pratik Vyas
Pratik Vyas Күн мурун
NeedForSpeed 4 Highstakes, a great car.
Solrac Anidem
Solrac Anidem Күн мурун
I got the 2002 Camaro SS from the dealer new. I wish I would have got the WS6
Daniel Lindy
Daniel Lindy Күн мурун
Best f body of all time
stilltlrforlife
stilltlrforlife Күн мурун
I bought a 2001 WS6 brand new...loved the car...my favorite. Wish I'd have kept it. 12.90 out the box back then with the 6 speed...that hurst shifter was sweet and the 3:08 rear end was a good match for the trans...and the trans was a beast.
Randall Ruel
Randall Ruel Күн мурун
All of the 80’s and 90’s boys show real support on these firebirds
Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia Күн мурун
Love the video leno
Greg2600
Greg2600 Күн мурун
I was a Firebird devotee. Far nicer than the Z28. Sadly when I got a job in early 2003, I could not longer lease the Trans Am since it was not a current model. Had to buy the Grand Prix instead, which was a great car, but argh!
BoHemi12
BoHemi12 Күн мурун
I always wanted to own one. But it never happened. Very disappointing. My first car was. a 78 Firebird Esprit. I really wanted to get my hands on this last model. Maybe one day.
bobbyfluffynoodle
bobbyfluffynoodle Күн мурун
Ws6 is a RPO code , performance package
Chris Huffman
Chris Huffman Күн мурун
I like Jay because he loves cars, not just the exotics. I really admire his appreciation for the American stuff. Definitely not a car snob.
YoungManDub
YoungManDub Күн мурун
He honked at that mustang
MrChad97Z
MrChad97Z Күн мурун
14:42 Ya those turn signal switches were horrible. I often complained about them. They broke too. You know who started putting in Quality Levers on the steer column? HONDA! Go back to the 89 Honda Accord. All their levers (wiper and turn) worked smoothly and easily. If you open an electronics book, they sell all sorts of buttons and switches. So, depending on what the Manufacturer specified, they could easily install nice parts or junk parts. Also, the WS6 is just an RPO code.. GM does the same random badging with the Z71 Truck.. It means nothing.. LT1 , LS1, LS7, All RPO codes. They mean nothing other than what comes on the vehicle.
Geno Pingon
Geno Pingon Күн мурун
Can I be ur son Jay?? 😁
NorthTexasFarming
NorthTexasFarming Күн мурун
Great car ! So glad he finally reviewed one.
Tango
Tango Күн мурун
Wish I could have bought one of these new but was too young. Have had mustangs and now Camaros. But I've always loved the WS6 and really miss Pontiac.
Josh Eaton
Josh Eaton Күн мурун
I love this car so much. Currently looking for one. Hard to find
Allabove
Allabove Күн мурун
Now the WS6s have gotten up in value
John Holland
John Holland Күн мурун
My favorite transam besides first year ,I’d love to own this ride
shane47 dawson47
shane47 dawson47 Күн мурун
Jay Rules! Love all his cars!
Matt D
Matt D Күн мурун
This was the best car i have ever owned
jebohim
jebohim Күн мурун
Not pandemic, PLANDEMIC !!! SAY IT REAL !!! FALSE PANDEMIC , but car great !
Soul Taker
Soul Taker Күн мурун
This guy is a real car guy I love it.
Patrick Goncalves
Patrick Goncalves Күн мурун
Why does GM stop making awesome cars. I never knew about the Chevy SS and they stopped making it. GM probably should have named the 2017 Chevy SS the Chevelle SS.
HeimlichManeuver
HeimlichManeuver Күн мурун
I enjoyed this piece, Jay. I always thought you were the biggest Southy, bonebrain, joke thief on the planet, and didn't deserve to be pretending to be witty on TV, but I like the way you relate to cars, especially these genuine American gems. Kudos. Liked the Klan breakfast joke, though. You think that one up yourself?
someguynoone
someguynoone Күн мурун
I bought a new Mustang that year. The Firebirds were selling deeply discounted. It wasn't til a year later I realized how mechanically it was a true gem. Just like the GTO with a 6.0 Corvette engine, by the time I could afford it, they stop making them. Nowadays its hard to buy a coupe in a world of SUVs and personal pickups everywhere.
Grady Garrish
Grady Garrish Күн мурун
In its day for the money....it was a beast!
OpinionsVary
OpinionsVary Күн мурун
Yes, if I had Jay Leno's money. I too would have 200+ cars.
Post-Left Luddite
Post-Left Luddite Күн мурун
I've always wanted to turbo charge one of these
Diamond Cutter
Diamond Cutter Күн мурун
WANT!
Leo Tellez
Leo Tellez Күн мурун
That "skip shift" 1st to 4th was annoying. Especially driving on the hills of SF.
Dual Birds
Dual Birds Күн мурун
I love'em
svtirefire
svtirefire Күн мурун
Being born in '85, this is right up my alley!
Hzrds 1
Hzrds 1 Күн мурун
I used to own a Firebird myself back in the early 2000s. It was so much fun. I miss it. Maybe one day I'll have another one
Thomas Cocchiola
Thomas Cocchiola Күн мурун
Great car
Katt Casel
Katt Casel Күн мурун
What a great deal GM got from Jay Leno. He drives their Pace Car for the race publicity, then 18 years later is still a great spokesman for the car. Oh, right, GM doesn't build the Pontiac anymore!!!!!
Josiah Hein
Josiah Hein Күн мурун
Jay looks baked while he's driving this Pontiac around. Lol.
Alex Fox
Alex Fox Күн мурун
Jay Leno should make www.vans.com/ with those giant shoes
Alex Fox
Alex Fox Күн мурун
They will "turn" slower
Alex Fox
Alex Fox Күн мурун
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Alex Fox
Alex Fox Күн мурун
ask a mexican for hydraulics
Alex Fox
Alex Fox Күн мурун
Inline cars?
Alfredo Montano
Alfredo Montano Күн мурун
Jay if you ever have a car that you dont want and want to ..ehmm...give it away...to me... just let me know, thanks!
XxBlksnshnxX
XxBlksnshnxX Күн мурун
I had a 98 WS6. Still miss that car.
Mike Steiner
Mike Steiner Күн мурун
Bought my bright silver metallic 02 ws6 T/A off the showroom floor in June of 02. Still have it, never plan to sell it. All original, probably never to be molested. Love that it was featured on Leno's garage. Thanks for the video Jay. Keep them coming!
Tate Antrim
Tate Antrim Күн мурун
Amazing that it doesn't have an independent rear suspension.
Ed Cain
Ed Cain Күн мурун
Nightmist Blue? Not Only a Beaut.,It's One of Rarest Colors in 2002!!!Friend of Mine Had One,Replaced Stk.Shocks W) KYB s,Would Stick like Glue on Curves,Would NOT Break Lose @ Any Spd,as Long as Tires had Good tread.Not Much Cheaper on Insurance Than Vette!!!Lol
Joey deuces
Joey deuces Күн мурун
Ws6 just meant; wheels,suspension 6 speed
shmac96
shmac96 Күн мурун
brings back days of being 17 and 18 and wanting this car...badly! Imo I loved the front end and thought it was the best looking out of the GM muscle cars of the day. Memories!
originalsoundjunky
originalsoundjunky Күн мурун
You're a luck man Jay. I am a life-long Firebird fan, and when it was announced that the Firebird (and Camaro) was being discontinued, I thought long and hard about buying one. When I looked at the numbers of income versus what one would cost me, I decided to play it smart and be content with my decade old Grand Am. Mine would have probably been a blue Formula, with cloth interior, and WS6 with the six speed... quite a bit like the one Pontiac gifted you with… you lucky bum! Thanks for this video. BTW, incase you care: WS6 was just an RPO code which originally had no real meaning; The RPO WS6 was used for many years on the Firebird and denoted an upgraded suspension, but when the RPO was brought back for the 1997 model year it was an option package which had larger sway bars, larger wheels, and the SLP ‘Ram Air’ induction hood. Mechanically they were exactly the same as non-WS6 cars, only the cold air induction was different - and that was the reason behind the nominal horsepower increase.
Eric Diekmann
Eric Diekmann Күн мурун
At the 1255 minute mark you ran a red light
Scarewolf
Scarewolf Күн мурун
Formula LT1. Pontiac, the performance backbone of GM. Some lucky enough were given a 365rwp Corvette eater. GM used to allow blueprinted motors to slip out once in a while. The dual-ram air on the WS6 was the top of the line. Only by price. Like a Trans-Am. No more secrets from GM, after these. Jay doesn’t know about them. Shame. We challenged our Formula against an upgraded OTC WS6 parts built car owned by a customer and he couldn’t compete. I wish I knew where that car was. I believe it would’ve competed with my 392 SRT8 Challenger.
Josiah Hein
Josiah Hein Күн мурун
Jay Leno- "It's not perfect underneath". Proceeds to show underneath the car and it's perfectly clean...
Flaunty le québécois
Flaunty le québécois Күн мурун
I have a firehawk 1999 v8 5.7 L
Flaunty le québécois
Flaunty le québécois Күн мурун
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