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    Displaying 21 - 25 of 1985 Pontiac Fiero 25 reviews.

    1985 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
    jamnblues writes:
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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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    1985 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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    My First And Last Pontiac —

    When I first saw the Pontiac Fiero, I loved it. It was small, it was sleek, it was nimble. It was very impractical and completely useless on ice and snow. When I got a chance to own this vehicle, I had all kinds of plans for it like getting the body kit to convert the Fiero into a fake but street legal lamborghini complete with winged doors that opened up. that was the kind of stuff Fiero enthusiasts loved about it. It was a kit car. The only thing is is it was not very practical and it was so low to the ground and is why you don't see it anymore. The amazing thing about this vehicle is that it was the last of the fiberglass cars. Yup, it was light and fast because the outer shell was not metal. The bad thing about it, if you hit something, the vehicle shattered like dried paper mache'. A major issue with this vehicle was the carburator. A cold start requirement removal of the carburator cover via the wingnut and a quick spray of something highly combustible like a carburator cleaner, or rubbing alcohol which will allow the engine to turn over and start. This was particularly annoying and thought this was typical of Pontiacs which was why I never considered buying one again. I loved my vehicle it was red but when the paint faded I got it professionally painted with metallic baby blue and fell in love with it again. Something unique about the Fiero is the engine is in the back of the car and the flip up lights added a cool factor but mighty expensive to fix or replace. I realized this vehicle quickly became impractical when I had to transport friends. How do you do it with no backseats? Well one time, I went to pick up a female acquaintance to go clubbing and when i got to her house she said she had a friend that wanted to tag along. I told her I only had a two seater. Thinking quickly, I stacked those two girls on top of each other in the passenger seat. Very awkward and exciting at the same time, mind you. When the night was over, and as we were walking back to the car. They both had a heated arguement and basically asked me to choose who to take home first. This was a terrible moment. They hated each other so much at that moment they didn't want to be in the same car much less sitting on each other! Frankly, I didn't like their attitude so I left them both on F St at around 3am. I had to apologize a week later to one of them because the other one wanted to kill me. Anyway, this is a review for the Fiero. I loved the car. To make a long story short. One summer while I was away on a one week vacation, my sister borrowed the car. But her roommate borrowed the car and totaled it. I blasted her roommate over the phone with such rage. I was very angry and didn't speak to my sister for a very long time.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: sporty
    unique
    light

    Cons: rear wheel drive
    not reliable
    carburetor
    slides
    too light

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    1985 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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    Not A Car To Own — I looked really cool to drive. I always said that it was a go-cart that was street legal. I remember about after a month of having it the trans went out and cost me like 1200 $. BUt I only paid 2500 for it so it really was not that mush over all.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cool to look at but a piece of crap.

    Cons: Two seats

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    1985 Pontiac Fiero SportReview
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    1985 Pontiac 2m4... Everybody Has A Gt But Mine Is A True Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper! — I Love everything about this car! Bought this car in August and have worked on it everyday since. I have done anything from a simple tune up to replacing the headliner myself for $23.00! I love that if and when I have problems I have a slew of help from the internet!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Rare

    Cons: Gas Milage

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    1985 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
    crossfire166 says:
    vs1985 Toyota Supra 2 dr Hatchback L-Type
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    Power Ranked 1985 Toyota Supra 2 dr Hatchback L-Type better.
    "the motor put out more horse power"
    Would Buy Ranked 1985 Toyota Supra 2 dr Hatchback L-Type worse.
    "I just like ttem better body style."

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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

    Review By Tcline57

    I thought that it was the price was a little high Read More

    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

    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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