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1985 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
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Poor Mans Supercar!!! — great looks for a car made in 80's. 2.8 is great for such a lite car. good gas mileage, easy to fix. seats are comfortable but very low to ground reminds me of nsx, and triumph. lots of traction, needs bigger rotors.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: good on gas, fun, fast, comfortable, mid engine, 2 seater,

Cons: notchback, auto,

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Fun Car I Wish I Had One Even Now To Pimp Out — acceleration with the stock 2.8 is hesitant brakes are crappy proportioning valves blow. not really much needed in repairs alternators are a pain in the ass as you have to go through the wheelwell to get to them. exterior panels start to shift now that they are old and wont look right. fun factor this thing is hella fun in the snow and stays warm like no other

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: rwd two seater removable sunroof

Cons: oil can drip onto exhaust manifold and cause fires there was a recall about it

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1985 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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Poor Mans Sports Car — low acceleration, awesome cornering as long as there are no bumps, has terrible bump steer, under steers, drifts like a king on snow, a bit tail heavy, great sound system awesome seating position, poor workmanship, poor gas milleage. cheep to maintain

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: quick and small

Cons: 2 seater with acceleration of a ford taurus

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1985 Pontiac Fiero SportReview
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Street Legal Go-kart... Kinda. — Picked this one up May 5th, 2008 for 800 Bucks. It's sitting at 206,000 miles and it had a dead cylinder and a shot trans after a summer of driving and drag racing it. It ran a sad 20.14 at 65 mph, but I still had a good time for my first time racing. I just put in a 76,000 mile motor and transmission out of an 86 Century in it, and am planning on doing some more minor things to it this summer. I'm either going to keep this one original and pick up another to do some performance work to, or drop a turbo/supercharged 3800 in this one after I get my degree. It's a fun little car that turns a lot of heads.

Pros: Looks sporty, handles great, good on gas.

Cons: Why the hell would you put a low revving truck motor in a "sports" car?!

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1985 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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My First Car. — My Fiero is absolutely amazing! For a 4 cylinder it gets a good 0-60 in 11.45 and 60-0 is about 4.5. The fact that it is a Mid-Engine car grants it superior handling compared to most other cars of its time. It needs some repairs, but mostly all cosmetic/restoration detailing. The interior needs a bit of help as well, but that will come as I get money to begin restoration. Having an L4 engine also gives it a pretty good advantage for fuel economy, getting about 25-30 MPG with a 10 (+/-) gallon tank it usually fills on less than 25 dollars. This car is absolutely one of the most fun things to drive, as it can take a suggested 45MPH corner at 75 and still handle like a dream, as long as you know how to drive with manual steering.

Pros: Handling, upkeep/maintenance

Cons: Manual steering

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1985 Pontiac Fiero SportReview
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1985 Pontiac Fiero 2m4 — This one was a 5 speed, drove it across canada 3 times. Racked up 1100 in speeding tickets 1 direction. Handled terrible in the winter because of the slick tires, but pulled over 1g on dry road. top speed about 130mph after some mods. got the car impounded in banff, ab

Pros: Fast, Handled awsome, 700k's to a 9.9 gallon fuel tank on the highway. quiet and surprisingly comfy on the highway

Cons: Lazy  boy reclined driving position, feels like a go cart, no trunk, no back seat, no a/c

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Great Car — I loved this car, I love the detail GM gave this car to make to fun to drive and fun looking. Once you replace the cooling lines, and a few oddities its really a great car. Is so fun to drive! Its a great little car and its fun to sequel the tires!

Pros: Its small and fun to drive.

Cons: The center of gravity is in the center of the car, so it likes to spin. Its SOOO low to the ground!

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1985 Pontiac Fiero SportReview
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Micro Machine — I have owned this car since the age of 16. Currently awaiting the appropriate funds to get her back to running/show quality.

Pros: God-like mileage (40s highway) awesome to drive, handles the curves like its on rails, highly unique.  

Cons: Old parts wearing out, no meat under the decklid, often not seen by other drivers.

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My Green Machine..... — I love it, $4500, goes like snot, gets lots of attention, won the 2007 best tuner award at the Pistons show and shine in Olds, Alberta!

Pros: Great looks, great power, lots of fun

Cons: Can't get the freakin' radio workin.....stupid wiring.....

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1985 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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Loved My 1985 Fiero 2m6 With The Original Nose — Stylish, experimental, innovative- the Pontiac Fiero started as a commuter car and evolved into a real sports car. With the same dimensions and specs as a Ferrari Dino, GM made a rare offering from 1984 to 1988- a cool, sleek, mid engine sports car for those on a budget. Purists complained it didn't perform like a Dino, but the maintenance costs and reliability made the Fiero more practical as a daily driver. The mid-engine V6 gave me many thrills going along the twisty mountain roads, but I had to be careful when it rained or snowed- the car would swap ends fast as lightning. While honing my driving skills, this car made me look good. Beautiful.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Was there ever a more beautiful cheap commuter car? Powerful with the V6- economical with the 4- reliable, quick steering, good cornering with the weight in back, fun to drive-  The plastic body eliminated door dings and rust.

Cons: No storage space, weak brakes, performance disappointing for those who expected a mid-engine Ferrari.

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Reviews From Other Years

1988 Pontiac Fiero Reviews

Small, Fast, Agile Car Built For Fun, Yet Less Expensive Than Foreign Sports Cars! By Richard

I don't think I've mentioned how safe the Fiero is, but with its wide stance and agile cornering it's not very apt to turn over due to its low center of gravity even at higher speeds. Even though the ... Read More

Not Practical Or Economical, But She Has The Look And The History For A Gearhead To Restore. By Joshua

I found this car, and picked it up for the low price of 900 bucks a year ago. It's an old car, so I shall judge it accordingly. Power-wise, it is pretty low for a vintage sportscar, but the rear... Read More

1987 Pontiac Fiero Reviews

I Enjoy It, But The Next Person May Hate It, It's All About What You Want Out Of It By fierogt27

Same as above, good for fun, not so much for a family or safety. But it's a great track and or weekend driver. Cost to maintain is low if you have any mechanic ability your self. I would recommend. Th... Read More

My 2nd Fiero...had To Have Another By Melissa

Great little car, handles great, fun to drive and super quick. I had one in the 80's and had to have another one. They are a bit pricey to fix. It is hard to find one in excellent condition that hasn'... Read More

1986 Pontiac Fiero Reviews

A Very Good Deal By tjs7antiques

like i said, not good for tall people, I'm 6 ft 1 in. and difficult with legroom, i wouldnt go fast in the rain, the engine has alot of tourque and the back wheels loose traction on the wet roads Read More

Great Looks On Gt But Sorry Performance From Gm And Poor Reliability Simply Killed It. By USA2seaters

Loved the T-Tops and lit up Pontiac rear end. Love the overall styling of the GT to this day. HATE THE tiny, weak ass motor, the giant, absurdly tall shifter, and the fact that the radiator sits so f... Read More

1984 Pontiac Fiero Reviews

Dont Buy The Base Model. The V6 Ones Are A Lot More Fun By Jeff

performance: no power at all the 2.5 inline four was pathetic. Build quality: cheap plastic interior so it cracked. Appearance: looked cool and unique Cost of ownership: Needed lots of work at only 7... Read More

Fieros Are Getting Old, And You Need To Know How To Work On Them, Because Things Constantly Wear Out By Charles

Fieros are fun to drive because of the handling. They are great on twisty roads. I get 22 mpg, which isn't great, but not bad either. Many owners swap the engine to something more powerful, but min... Read More

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