1986 Pontiac Fiero User Reviews

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    80

    A Very Good Deal — 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

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

    Pros: nice american sportscar and a rare model. this car can bolt in a 305 CID chevrolet V-8 engine easily, in this year it was a factory option, Handeling is fantastic and lots of power, my friend tells me it will keep up with an 84 ferrari 308 up to 3rd gear, and then the ferrari leaves it in the dust, nice dependable GM product, maintenence is low and parts are still available and cheap, receipts available for new tires, brakes, clutch disc, pressure plate and flywheel resurfacing

    Cons: not a car for tall people, not much room for cargo,

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    85

    Great Looks On Gt But Sorry Performance From Gm And Poor Reliability Simply Killed It. — 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 far from the engine causing these cars to often have cooling system issues all through their lifetimes. Cool cars to look at, but after having owned 3 of them personally, and multiple friends owning a variety of them as well it got old to see how often all these cars were not working right, or back in the shop. All in all the car was a hit in sales volume due to it's good looks and edgy new design, but it was a larger, more miserable failure in both reliability and performance. The model suffered badly with the small budgets GM alloted for it and never could get off the ground high enough to avoid the axe that arrived just 5 model years in.

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

    Pros: sporty, fun, cheap car that is cool and unique first car for the beginning auto enthusiast. The timeless look of the GT easily allows it to remains still in style today.

    Cons: Car is hard to work on,and not all that reliable due to the Frankenstein design of stealing parts from all over the existing GM fleet and trying to piece them together to make one  mid-engine vehicle.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    45

    Very Unique Car Of It's Time. — I like that you can go at least two weeks without burning too much gas. I like the size which makes it easy to clean which is not time consuming. It has a very good take off from a complete stop so if you need to make a lane change that get up and go thing is nice.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very good fuel economy and good handling. Cheap at the gas pump. Moves very quickly.

    Cons: Only fits two people - driver and passenger. Also it's very low to the ground and has little cargo room. Mid engine can be hard to work on depending on what you need to do.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    95

    America's Only Mid-engine Sports Car. — I have wanted one of these since I was in middle school. I knew what I was getting into and I absolutely LOVE this car! It's small, fast, easy to work on, easy to upgrade, and gets looks everywhere I go. It is the ultimate project car because you can literally do ANYTHING with this car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun little car. Easy to find parts. Easy to upgrade.

    Cons: People who don't know what they're talking about.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    Fun Cheap Car And Great For A First Time Driver — Very good car for the price. Drives rather well for a late 80s GM that was just thrown together to be a cheap sports car. Surprisingly good MPG for having a 4spd manual and it reving at 3-4k down the freeway at 65mph. Sadly there is a fault the reliability or it could be much better but, you cant ask for much from that GM threw together from a bin full of cars to sell as a "cheap sports car". But, it does live up to those hypes because it is a great handling and driving car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Love the appeal of it. Handels great and even has great gas mileage for the 4spd thats in it.

    Cons: Not the most reliable of cars.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero SE Review
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    45

    Sexy — Too small of a car plastic body engine compartment is too small cop magnet. Very loud. Head turner. Rear wheel drive engine is in the back front end was way to light cool looking car but only a two seater

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

    Pros: Quick looks cool poor man's ferrari

    Cons: Gas mileage

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    55

    Fiero Stuff — Not a bad ride it's kinda like a go cart with windows. I had to put an engine in it and actually wasent that big of a deal. I like the MPGs too at an average of 25 curently. Oh yeah the best of all it the tons of option for installing anything from a v8 to a turbo i4.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I like the fact it only has 2 seats.

    Cons: very limited cargo space.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero Base Review
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    55

    Sporty, Fun And Definitely Unique — Difficulty in securing parts. Trying to find a throttle cable for an '86 proved to be tough. I found a shop that custom built me one. The car has tons of style though and is unique. I enjoy cars that you don't see on the road every day.

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

    Pros: Style

    Cons: Availability of parts

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero Base Review
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    45

    Decent Car — i like it if u dont who cares its fun to drive has great suspension its a 2 seater i dont suggest it to a young person its not a safe first car due to its size and being made of plastic it looks good to me its a cool car and its a mid engine sport car

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

    Pros: appearance

    Cons: 4 cylinder

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    Great Fun Quick Car. — Great car, Gonna race it at SCCA Auto Cross Events. Paint Sucks but the cars runs great. Gonna fix it up a bit and make it look nice. Its a Fun car, Quick off the line with the 4 Speed. I love it so far.

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

    Pros: For Racing

    Cons: The paint

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    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

    1985 Pontiac Fiero Reviews

    The 80's Has Never Looked And Felt So Good By Eddie

    This is my second Fiero. The first model I owned was the SE and my second and current model is the GT. I LOVE this car. For something this sporty that was produced in the mid 80's, this car handles... Read More

    Loved My 1985 Fiero 2m6 With The Original Nose By jamnblues

    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 19... 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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