1986 Pontiac Fiero User Reviews

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
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    Good Looking And Unique Effort By 1980s Gm — I purchased this car in October 2005 with 74,000 on it. The Fiero was produced from 1984-1988 and was Pontiac's only two seater produced until the Solstice appeared in 2006 and the only mid engined car produced by General Motors. This particular car was powered by a 2.8L V-6 that produced a 130hp. A V-6 turbo and possible V-8 option was in the works but never made it to production unfortunately. Positives: Styling, V-6 rumble behind your head Negatives: Needed more power, build quality, handling (except for 1988)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: If you want a mid engined car and can't afford a Lotus or Ferrari...

    Cons: Build quality

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    Awesome Car For The Cost And You Can Make It Real Fast For Cheap. 3.8l Sc Here I Come. — Fun car all around. Decent gas mileage, great sound, low maintenance. Just turned 50K original miles. The interior is in great condition. The exterior could use a paint job, but from ten feet, it also looks great. I paid $1,200 for it. Could never find a deal like that again.

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

    Pros: Fun. Drives like a sports car. No power steering =p yes!

    Cons: Not much room

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    Great Fun Little Sports Car. — **Performance: V6 2.8 Liter, Stock exhaust (engine will be modified in the futrue). I put new Yokohama S-Drive tires on it when i bought it. Thing is like an overgrown go cart that turns like its on rails. **Build Quality: Great quality. Metal frame with plastic body, great light weight design. Car only weighs about 2500 lbs. **Appearance: Mint condition, exterior is in great shape needs a paint job. Interior: Has had 2 previor owners first owner smoked (alot). When i got it the smell was horrible. not i have gotten most of the smell out. I replaced the headliner, washed all the interior trim peices (front and back) and put new Alpine speakers in. I plan on putting new carpet in and re-upholstering the seats. **Cost of Ownership: Estimated 25-30 MPG freeway. I have replaced the water pump and headlight motor. Replaced speakers and headliner.\ **Fun Factor: Extremely fun car to drive.

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

    Pros: Fun Small sports car, great handling

    Cons: Not very much trunk space. Only two seats.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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    A Very Enjoyable Two Seater - Good For Summer Driving Only — This was a fun little two seater, although my girlfriend (now my wife) hated this car because it did not have power steering. There also wasn't much trunk space. The six-banger with dual exhaust had lots of power to move this little car, and with the centre of gravity almost at ground level it handled like it was on rails. I loved driving it, but unfortunately it wasn't at all practical, so it had to be traded in. The only problems I ever had with it had to do with the flip up headlights - one of them got stuck open and the actuator had to be replaced.

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

    Pros: fun, fun, fun

    Cons: Only room for two people and minimal luggage

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    Awesome — Its unique. It handles ok and the engine on it runs decent. with added turbo and a better suspension (I recommend eibach) it is a beast on the track. For anyone looking for a head-turner, get a fiero. and also the interior tends to tear up esily.

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

    Pros: Its a different feel

    Cons: shoddy suspension

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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    If It Was A 1988, I'd Still Have It, And Wouldn't Drive Anything Else! — It looked a LOT faster that it was. Unfortunately, it had a 3-speed transmission. I had a LOT of fun driving this thing. Had the factory t-tops, which of course leaked in the rain. Wasn't bad while driving, but was really bad while parked.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Has the driving characteristics of a corvette.

    Cons: It was a 1986, not a 1988.

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    86 Fiero — Detroit Muscle. Its a little rough but its a Florida car and very clean. Good mpg under 65 mph. Reasonable cost of ownership, only broken down twice. Very fun to drive, especially in the snow. I will have this car the rest of my life, and can't wait to get like $20k to put in this Fiero.

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

    Pros: It still runs.

    Cons: Needs total restoration.

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    I Personally Would Drive Nothing Else. Once You Own A Fiero, You'll Be Hooked. — I love the economical yet fun spirit of this car. Performance was good for it's day, but could use an update. Cost of ownership is great, with very minimal maintenance and low initial investment. Appearance of the Aero coupe keeps it relatively modern, yet not too annoyingly new. Fun factor is the best reason to own a Fiero. It handles like very little else on the road- nothing anywhere near this price range for sure. Even the most mundane commute or task becomes driving pleasure in a Fiero.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Easy, cheap, fun.

    Cons: Kind of anemic stock, some repairs are difficult for beginners

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    86 Fiero — Had to be towed in the engine was shot, brakes sucked, i just didnt have the money to get her running. I did get the engine out from under the car tore it down couldnt it get fixed. So i slapped it back under the car and had to towed to the junk yard.

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

    Pros: 2.5L

    Cons: automatic

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
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    . — Needs paint, and some dings filled in, along with new sail panels. Engine's currently acting funny, but that's expected from a almost twenty five year old car. Once I get the engine up to par with what it should be doing, and redo the suspension, it will be a blast. Maybe an engine swap too...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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