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Cars > Challenges > “P*O*S” Vs “Redbird”


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Bovey, Minnesota
United States

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Morrilton, Arkansas
United States


1998 Ford Ranger Super-cab XLT 4x4


1979 Pontiac Firebird Redbird


Photo of: 1998 Ford Ranger Super-cab

No longer owned

Photo of: 1979 Pontiac Firebird

Head to Head


About “P*O*S”

This was a decent truck when I got it, but not nearly as good as "The Little Red Rescue Ranger" my ex took from me. It had so many things wrong with it that the "to do" list read like a grocery list. Somehow this POS kept going. When it quit, it got put up for sale and sold within hours!

About “Redbird”

1979 Firebird Esprit Redbird Edition. I purchaced this car in 1998 from a man at the Petit Jean Mountian Car Show
in Morrilton AR. It is featured in Marc Cranswick's Book Firebird the Auto-Biography (page 100). It has always been stored indoors. It gets alot of looks wherever I go in it.


Specs for “P*O*S”

1998 Ranger 4x4 XLT super-Cab
AM/FM Cassette Stereo
Power Widows
Remote Door Locks
Power Mirrors
Tinted Windows
3.0 L V-6
Automatic Transmission
Fog Lights
Bed Liner
Aluminum Wheels

Specs for “Redbird”

301 Pontiac V8 4 barrel with TH350 Automatic trans.


Factory Options for “P*O*S”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Redbird”

T-Tops, Redbird Trim Package, AC power "everything" (windows, locks, trunk latch, etc.) cruise control, deluxe cloth (hobnail) seats.


Mods for “P*O*S”

Crashed in winter of 2005 because 4x4 kicked out and rear brakes failed. Wiped out entire left side. Replace with used parts. Interior lights and power windows quit working (driver's window mechanism replaced with manual unit). Speedometer quit working. Cruise-control quit working. Windshield wipers quit working. Arm-rest/console lid broke. Passenger seat adjuster handle broke off (operated with vise-grips). Anything else goes wrong, I'm scrapping it and parting it out!

Mods for “Redbird”

I was told that the rear window louvers were added when the car was purchaced new... I like them, so they stay. I have seen a lot of the three piece rear louvers, but haven't seen any just like these.


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