General Motors Pontiac Fiero
Why did I buy three of these American sports cars ? ANSWER: To give them away
Well, in 1984 I saw my first Fiero as a freshman in college, I had to have one and
purchased a model instead due to limited funds. Three years later I bought my first Fiero
off the dealer's lot with 35 miles...what a ride that was. For almost four years, the car
was trouble free and only required general maintenance.
At 101,000 miles and two recalls later, the 5 speed coupe needed a new clutch, and I
decided to replace it myself. I bought an '86 sports coupe with an automatic transmission
for $750 to drive while the car was on jack stands. The '86 is destined for an engine
conversion (Chevy V8 or Buick series II 3.8L V6) and
possible body conversion (Fieros are the number one donor now for kit-cars...used to be
the VW, I had one of those too but crashed & burned it when I fell asleep behind the
wheel and hit a semi-truck in '86). Anyway the '87 is still going strong and I rely on the
Fiero List for advice about keeping these
cars on the road.
Speaking of the V8, they also fit in motorcycles.
Note: I gave the '86 away in June '03 to help clean up the yard. The '87 is again in need
of a clutch and is waiting to be pushed into the driveway.
There were a bunch of cool people doing cool things to these cars, and links to their
sites are below (if they still work):
The Fiero Store
Fieros on the WEB
Fiero Owners Club Of America
Other related car stuff:
GM pro shop
Always a good source for parts
Edmunds automobile guide