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    1985 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
    Andrew writes:
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    Love It And Plan To Tackle The Scca And Autocross World — Performance: quick accel off the line with a burst to about 55 then starts to mellow out. Good for stop light runs, but the car was built for the twisties. Build Quality: ive restored this car over the last 4 years so the car is up to my OCD standards Apearance: repainted the car two summers ago Viper red and jet black trim. interior is beechwood (tan) with new dual material seats (marine treated cloth center for comfort ad leather bolsters for strength) 2, 3" speakers in each head rest. Handling: this is why i bought a Fiero to begin with, anyone can put 10k in a motor and mash the throttle in a straight line for a 1/4mi, but to really test the driver you actually have to turn the wheel. yeah, i dont have top-end power, but the torque is where you want it while your huggin the corners.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Easily customized for a real enthusiast that isnt afraid to put personal time in the garage.

    Cons: If you like cars, but don't aren't mechanically inclined or have no desire to be, then dont get a Fiero.  Fieros: Making Ordinary Men into Mechanics since 1984

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    1985 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
    Rob writes:
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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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    1985 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
    Benjamin writes:
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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
    Chaun writes:
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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
    Paul writes:
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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
    Michael writes:
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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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    1985 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
    Dave writes:
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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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    1985 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
    Devin writes:
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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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    Reviews From Other Years

    1988 Pontiac Fiero Reviews

    Review By FCAfanboi

    Typical 80s interior, not typical of GM reliability of the era (actually, and surprisingly, very reliable), it handles especially well. Like driving on rails is an apt description Read More

    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

    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 Matthew

    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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