Pontiac Fiero Model Overview
Pontiac Fiero Cars
Why Does My Fiero Keep Killing Batteries?
I've replaced the battery several times with new ones and the batteries keep going dead. The battery won't even hold a charge. It has to be an electrical problem, but where? The wiring?
Battery Draining When Connected To Car.
Whenever I hook my full, good battery that has no dead cells at all up to the car, it just completely drains out. No lights or anything are on in the car. Fuses are good and the relays have been rep...
Car Using Fuel Line As Ground?
I jumped my starter today to find out that the car had been using my fuel line as a ground. No fires... just a really hot line. Any tips on the issue?
Alright, So I Have Trying To Figure Out Something I Can Not Find Out, I Wan...
1986 2m4 5 speed fiero trans swap into a 1985 v6 gt fiero auto???
Did I Hook Up My Starter Correctly?
My 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT gets power, the engine just won't crank or turn over. The battery is good with brand new terminals.
About the Pontiac Fiero
The Pontiac Fiero an economy commuter car? That's how GM marketed the sporty coupe, which was Pontiac's first 2-seater since 1938. GM had originally intended the Fiero to be a sports car (hence, the Ferrari-sounding name), but budget constraints forced them to ditch the original suspension design and steal parts from other GM cars. The result was a sporty coupe that didn't actually deliver racing performance with a meager 98-hp 2.5-liter I4 engine in a heavy body.
But the Fiero stood out for being the only North American car to feature a mid-mounted engine, which enhanced balance, handling, and performance. Introduced in 1984, the notchback coupe was named one of the Ten Best by Car and Driver and was chosen over the Corvette to be the Indy pace car. A 1984 Limited Indy trim paid tribute to this designation. But 1984 also saw some problems with overheating and engine fires, that were quickly addressed by GM in recalls.
In 1985, a faster GT appeared, with a more powerful 140-hp 2.8-liter V6 engine and 4-speed Muncie transmission. The sporty Fiero now not only offered a more satisfying ride, but it was still incredibly fuel-efficient. A fastback version was introduced the following year and rebranded as the GT. Modifications in 1987 added a more aerodynamic front end. A very limited number of the custom-made Fiero Mera were offered in 1987. The Fiero Mera was a Fiero given a Ferrari 308-like body. A threatened lawsuit by the Italian automaker stopped production.
1988 was the last year of the short-lived Fiero, even though it saw a major redesign that gave it a new independent suspension more in line with its original design years earlier. The new Formula trim is felt to be one of the best Fieros ever produced. But GM claims the Fiero was never profitable and they could not afford to keep manufacturing the coupe. A 1990 prototype was displayed, but never went into production, and Pontiac would not offer another sports coupe until the 2006 Solstice. Because it shares so many parts with other GM vehicles, however, the Fiero is popular with tuners and is easily customizable.