What was the chassis they used to built it off of? Wasn't it the Citation? Just turned around backwards?
My friend would be in tears for all this Fiero love!
I remember dropping the engine out of one in auto.. and driving with my friend Geoff in his Fiero 3.1l V6, and hitting high rev's and waiting for a fuse to blow and end the fun..
Good times! to Fiero's and the guys who drive them in winter!
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Quote, originally posted by nub0w » What was the chassis they used to built it off of? Wasn't it the Citation? Just turned around backwards?
Sounds familar. IIRC, the rear suspension was X-car (Citation, Omega, etc.) based, and the front was from the Chevette.
Quote, originally posted by Looking4ajetta » This is one of the cars that I wish was still alive today as I feel they were just getting it right before they stopped producing them.
Classic GM, unfortunately. The car gets off to a shaky start, gains a bad rep with people not much into cars, they fix the problems (that should have NEVER existed in the first place), build a very good car that would really be a world beater if not for its reputation, then scratch their heads as to why no one would want to buy the corrected version of the thing in the first freaking model year post-bad publicity, then can the whole thing and blame it on anything but the true cause.
Not a rant. I love A LOT of GM's products, and I feel its important they recognize that pattern so cars like the Solstice last a long, long time, and cars like the Aztek and LaCrosse cease to exist.
The only good thing that comes from it is there are a few little odd gems floating around that you can pick up for so cheap it ain't even funny, all because their predecessors gave the name a bad rep.
How funny, me and some co-workers wers goofing on Fieros just this afternoon at lunch.
I was telling them about my buddies POS Fiero that had been beaten and abused severely, and how he used to talk about it like it was a Ferrari or something. I was telling them that they finally got those cars right in '88 they killed them off.
Well its good to see another forum talking about the Fiero and not running them into the ground. They are just like any other car they have had there problems and can be junk if there not taken care of. I currently own 4 88 Fieros, 2 of them GTs and the other 2 Coupes. I just finshised up an L-67 swap into one of the Coupes and will have it on the road this week. If anyone wants anymore information on them or are interested in them, go to Pennocks Fiero Forum and you can find out anything about them. The lastest swap going into a Fiero is an LS1/4T65EHD that is being installed by a guy here in the Dallas area. He also has a good site to get information off of, it is fastfieros.com. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will post some of my recent swap.
Modified by MstangsBware at 10:04 PM 3-7-2005
Modified by MstangsBware at 10:04 PM 3-7-2005
Lord I had one in high school! Just a base model with the 5 speed, 4 cylinder. Butt slow, but it handled like a formula ford and it was easy to drift in that thing. Scared my girlfriend quite a few times drifting around corners. Memories
Quote » wasn't the 88' Fiero to be ther 1st production car with electronically powered Power Steering??? No belt driven pump like all other cars, but a DC motor to spin the p/s pump???
Well, that was the plan.... GM built a number of 1988 prototypes with power steering, and the '88 owners manual even mentions it, but most if not all of them were removed and never made it for sale to the public. Parts supplier Rodney Dickman has one of the PS units he displayed at a show a couple years ago but I don't know of any complete cars with it installed.
Another Pennock's member saying hi! I've been a member here for awhile but usually just lurk. I posted a pic of my Fiero awhile back, when ya'll were talking about them before. Anyway, its an '88 GT, basically stock.
Modified by css9450 at 12:03 PM 3-8-2005
I was just on the auto trader website looking at fieros thinking about making a thread. I came back to the car lounge and someone beat me to it!
08.5 true red speed3. It's brightly colored, it torque steers, the paint sucks, the metal is thin, it's not super luxurious but it sure is a fun car! I bought it knowing this and still no regrets!
My best friend had a GT in high school and another friend's mom had the Pace Car one....
Both caught fire in the engine bay.
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Did you know?
The Fiero is currently supported by one of the most active on-line communities. It is claimed that there are more Fiero websites than all that Mustang, Corvette and GTO supporters can muster combined!
Some more love...
If i could find a 88 GT in good condition, for less than $1500, i think i would jump on it.
Imagine pulling up to a gas station and a whole bunch of them...
My friend was in a horrific accidents in one of those....he was getting onto highway when a car cut him off really bad (it was one of those on/off ramps). He swerved to the right to avoid him.....try to catch it 2 times......ended up in the middle lane pointing towards the traffic......looked up and seen an 18 wheeler coming straight on.
After they got hit they ended up in the fast lane....thats when a Toyota Landcruiser drove over them......then another car hit them.
Both of my friends survived....I dont know how but they did....if you seen the car you wouldnt believe that anyone couldve walked away.