1988 Pontiac Fiero Overview


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My 1988 Fiero Gt by KansasKowboy
 — I have wanted a Fiero since they first came out in 1984. Finally in the summer of 2008 I got my dream car. I always wanted a sportscar and for a man on a budget the Fiero is a good choice. The 1988... Read More
1988 Fiero Formula by William
 — I honestly love it. The body design, the sound of it, and the handling. There's really nothing else like it on the road today. The only thing it needs is more power in the engine department. The 2.8V6... Read More
My Project, My Dream Car. by Paul
 — This is a totally custom build for me. I've scrapped the original 5speed manual tranny, and 2.5litre 4cylinder iron-duke engine for a massive powerhouse 3800 Series II Supercharged motor. Also swapped... Read More

1988 Pontiac Fiero Overview

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1988 Pontiac Fiero

1988 was the only model year T-tops were an option for the Fiero through dealerships and the only year a yellow exterior color was available from the factory. The '88 Fiero featured a 2.5-liter, inline-four base engine rated at 98 hp and 135 ft-lbs of torque, or in the Formula and GT models, a 2.8-liter V6 rated at 135 hp and 160 ft-lbs of torque. Despite the body of the car being all composite, underneath the Fiero had a fairly heavy spaceframe, which meant it still weighed in at around 2,700 lbs.

The four cylinders were downright slow, while the V6 could manage 0-60 times from 7.5 to 9.0 seconds, depending on the transmission. I am not aware of a top speed ever being posted, not officially anyway. If you have never driven one of these cars, I invite you to find one and take a short drive. If you enjoy sports cars at all, it will probably end up in your driveway.

This car was always only a mid-engine experiment, and it received way more than its fair share of bad reviews. But in my opinion it turned out to be a great success. I really wish that this car could have found its way into today's market.

In 1988 only 26,402 Fieros were produced, of which 6,849 were the GT model, 13,910 were the base 2M4 model, and 5,643 were the Formula. I am really sorry to have seen this model hit the chopping block.


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Pontiac Fiero Questions


What Would Cause Misfiring To Bounce Around From One Cylinder To Another In...

yesterday mechanic said one cylinder out. today checking...not sure which cylinder it is... misfiring bouncing around from cylinder to cylinder... mechanic will continue to check. Since it's not jus...

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What Could Cause One Of The Cylinders In The Engine To Go Out In An 88 Fier...

Just took car in for smog and mechanic informed me that one cylinder was not operating

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Hard Start And A Bit Lean

Just got an 88 Fiero. Most of the time it runs great. BUT! Sometimes it will start, run for a second or 2 then quit. Does that several times running longer each time the eventually keeps running. At f...

403 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

No Power Below 2k Rpm

My 88 Fiero 4 cylinder doesn't seem to have much power till 2000 rpm +-. If you rev it a bit and let up, it drops rpms so low that it almost goes dead and sometimes does. When it doesn't go dead it re...

294 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

Headlights Open/close

Can someone tell me what the little knob/valve by each headlight is? I have discovered that when one or both won't go up/down I can turn the knob counterclockwise then they will work ok a few times. ...

506 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)