The 3rd Gen Firebirds (the "Night Rider" car) were okay, but too sterile for my tastes and the start of the 4th Gen wedge which is my least favorite. It's no coincidence that the market really cooled on muscle cars and GM killed off the Camaro and Firebird in 2002 due to terrible sales. So I'm not the only one who found them unappealingly dull.I really liked the 3rd generation too. I had a 91 rs miss the t-tops only a 305, but still fun modding it.
Now, GM is having the same problem coming in last place in the muscle car sales because the new Camaro is really ugly. It's a good performer, it's just ugly and without any personality or throwback to the lineage. It looks like a Civic, not a muscle car from the 1960s worthy of the Camaro badge.
Conversely, the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Camaros and TAs sold heavily, are lusted after, and I really do NOT understand why GM execs are so brainless they cannot put simple math and facts together. The public wants muscle cars that throw back to the 1960s and early 1970s. They don't want wedges with slits for lights that look like Hyundias or door stops.
No offense to the 3rd or 4th Gen Firebirds or Camaros others have, I would buy one if it was excellent and low priced, but I would not seek one out or pay a premium b/c they just got too far away from the lineage.