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    Thread: Pontiac Fiero appreciation thread - America's only mid engine car to date.

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      06-26-2005 01:10 PM #76

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      06-26-2005 01:28 PM #77
      Quote, originally posted by Gateway »
      Come on now guys... did i really need to put "Excluding Super Cars" in the title.

      Its not like theres a lot of import mid-engine cars that arent super cars, hmm, MR2, ......? Its not exactly a practical platform well suited to mass production family cars. Its just common sense, dont use words like "only" if you don't do your research.

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      06-26-2005 01:59 PM #78
      Quote, originally posted by scooby »
      Its not like theres a lot of import mid-engine cars that arent super cars, hmm, MR2, ......?

      I'm pretty sure that automatically excludes them.

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      06-26-2005 04:42 PM #79
      Quote, originally posted by xdre »
      I'm pretty sure that automatically excludes them.

      I was thinking the same thing when i read that.

    6. 06-26-2005 05:53 PM #80

      The most significant new feature was that except for Corvair, it was the first American sports car featuring the mid-engine layout which had been mandatory for European sports cars since the Miura in 1963; and there was more breakaway technology, making the Fiero a near-revolutionary two-seater. Interestingly, there was to be no corporate Fiero; other GM divisions do not make their own versions of it.





      Modified by vio at 10:59 PM 6-26-2005

    7. 06-26-2005 06:21 PM #81
      Quote, originally posted by vio »
      except for Corvair, it was the first American sports car featuring the mid-engine layout

      I thought the Corvair was rear engine...

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      06-26-2005 06:24 PM #82
      Well...the GT is a supercar, and the Corvair is actually rear-engined.

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      06-26-2005 07:16 PM #83
      The Vector would be the first US MR production car, but it is a supercar/exotic as well. The Ford GT40 wasn't ever a "production" car back in the day, but it would have been a supercar as well.
      More pics!!

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      06-26-2005 08:14 PM #84

      Not a Pshop....

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      06-26-2005 08:58 PM #85
      Quote, originally posted by vwsteve »
      Not a Pshop....


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      06-26-2005 09:58 PM #86

      Gateway....surely you have seen the VW MKII Golf with the Northstar transplant right..?..

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      06-26-2005 10:26 PM #87
      Quote, originally posted by vwsteve »
      Gateway....surely you have seen the VW MKII Golf with the Northstar transplant right..?..

      Yes sir... I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.

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      06-27-2005 01:06 AM #88
      I owned a Fiero for about 2 years - bought it used (one year old, 8,000 miles) and never had any problems with it. Nice little car, but the back wall of the cabin got a bit hot in the summer.
      It was an attractive looking car, I'm sorry that GM killed it off.
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      06-27-2005 11:44 AM #89
      Quote, originally posted by PanEuropean »
      I owned a Fiero for about 2 years - bought it used (one year old, 8,000 miles) and never had any problems with it.

      It's amazing how many people on here have owned this car.

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      06-27-2005 09:38 PM #90
      Well, it was quite a unique car in its time. It was small, inexpensive, reasonably zippy, and cheap to run. It was, I think, the closest thing to a 'fun car' since the Beetle. If I recall correctly, the Fiero preceded the Mazda Miata.
      Michael

    17. 06-28-2005 01:58 AM #91
      You missed one of the best Fiero's...

      Huffaker Racing
      Driven by John Oates (Hall & Oates)

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      06-28-2005 03:01 AM #92
      deathtrap. Seen it close up. Game over
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      06-28-2005 06:44 AM #93
      yeah, ya messed up, pantera joins the mid engined crue
      who's driving the dreambus?

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      06-28-2005 11:21 AM #94
      Quote, originally posted by 16v »
      deathtrap. Seen it close up. Game over

      Nice.
      They had a 5 star frontal crash rating when new...
      http://www.crashtest.com/expla...06731
      Here's another good one for you all...The Spice GTP car.


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      06-28-2005 11:29 AM #95
      I think I was 11 or 12 when I first sat in a Fiero at the Toronto Auto Show in 1983 or 1984. I thought it was the coolest car I had ever seen and I loved everything about it. It seemed like such a futuristic car to me at the time. Because of that, I've always kind of liked the Fiero.

    22. 06-28-2005 11:58 AM #96
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      Any pics or info on the '90 prototype? I would like to see a picture of it if you could post a link.

      Google is your friend. Found this searching for "1990 fiero prototype".

      Looks to me like some of the styling on this was used (or taken from) the Buick Reatta. I always liked the looks of the Fiero, and was close to getting one once upon a time. Then came the family - oh well.

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      06-28-2005 12:12 PM #97
      I always preferred this one...






      Course, the Pace Car was always cool too...

      As were the PPG cars...




      Modified by TRiAD at 11:18 AM 6-28-2005

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      06-28-2005 03:22 PM #98
      ^^^^^ If they made it, I would be the owner of one right now.

    25. 06-28-2005 03:40 PM #99
      Best memory I have of the Fiero was from the early eighties autoshows where they would have one stripped of its shell and then rebuild it in front of an audience.
      If anyone wants some pics, I can put them up later.

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      06-28-2005 04:13 PM #100
      Since the 2.8 is the great great grandfather of the upcoming 240 hp 3.9 in the G6 GTP, wouldn't the larger 60 degree V6 be a user friendly swap?

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