1986 Pontiac Fiero User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 40 of 40 1986 Pontiac Fiero reviews.

    1986 Pontiac Fiero Sport Review
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    75

    Blah — lots of fun to drive, fairly small though, no truck space, two seater but it's not that bad, they run great and are fast, i didn't own, i only drove but i was thinking about buying one. high top speed, quick acceleration, fun in a manual, i want to drive again

    Pros: engine in back over rear wheel drive

    Cons: little things go wrong, like sensors

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    35

    I Love This Car — It runs pretty darn well even after two wrecks! Hey the gas mileage has never been better!

    Pros: Amazing.  It is a v6, automatic, with a sun roof, clean engine, just an amazing car!

    Cons: No back seat or cup holders.  At this point it needs a bit of body work...

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero Sport Review
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    45

    First Car — The original plastic car, America's attempt at a ferarri copy gone horribly wrong

    Pros: Mid engine, 2dr coupe, handled relatively well

    Cons: Completely unreliable, death trap

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero Base Review
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    55

    Great Little Mid Engine 2 Seater — I love this car for a sports car, not as a car for practicalness. Theres no room to put anything, but it has superb handling in wet and dry. And for a car in the 80's it was really ahead of its time, with an all fiberglass body. The engine.. well it sucks, but the car has potential! AWESOME base to start building a custom sports car. I can see myself owning one of these some day.

    Pros: Price, perfect platform to modify and customize.  

    Cons: Could really use the V6 MPFI

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero Base Review
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    45

    Cheap One Of A Kind Sports Car And Considered Dream Car. — Mine was white and was a rare dream car. hit high mileage and stunk. plus got rammed by a truck so.

    Pros: dream car, cool, small fun car.

    Cons: easily damaged by other vehicles and high mileage start having a lot of problems. mostly a pain at times because parts for it discontinued 23 years ago. if you get one start searching for ferios in junk yards to keep yours alive when it gets old.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero Base Review
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    305

    Awesome — Fun car to drive easy to work on. loads of aftermarket parts. only complaint is lack of power from standard motor.

    Pros: stying, driving, parts avail., cool factor, bang for buck.

    Cons: Standard Motor is disappointing. swap to v6 for a real monster of a car

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    55

    Its Fast! — great sports car, lots of power, great handleing, although the brakes a little scary, i give the car 4/5.

    Pros: Its Fast!

    Cons: Scary Brakes

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero SE Review
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    45

    Fiero Se — Owned the car for several years. Only issue that I had the the car was the radiator and the clutch. Other than that. It had nice proformance for the price.

    Owner for 4 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

    Pros: Performance, Price.

    Cons: Weak Clutch.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero SE Review
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    35

    1986 Pontiac Fiero Se — for what i got it for (1600$) it has been worth every penny. very good mileage, and fun to drive. acceleration is moderate cause its only a 4cyl, but mileage is amazing even for how old it is and the clutch and shifter (although very tall compared to other manuals) work very smoothly. braking is also good as well as it handling, maybe some proper suspension to make it better but for what is has it suffices. and you can park almost anywhere, very small and manuverable Ive only had to work slightly on the car, mainly flushing the coolant system, replacing the valve cover gasket, and starter, and changing the oil, but those have been easy fixes and i enjoyed working on those. the only frustrating problem like i said are the head lights as mentioned above. and even though the radio works...... the cassette player doesnt. i am so disappointed that i cant listen to my old van halen cassettes. In the future though, i am thinking of fitting a chevy 350 in the back with a supercharger (if not that then at least the GT model V6 with a supercharger) and replacing the suspension with that of a corvette's and replacing the interior. Im hoping to keep her running as long as i can. hopefully i can pass it down to my kids one day (after i pass of course haha)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handles well. almost like a gokart. the 4 cyl engine runs well but is showing its age. the manual shifter shifts very smoothly, and the clutch  engages very well. very fun to drive. and gas mileage even for an old car like it is amazing. i can go from Sacramento to San Francisco and back on a half a tank if i drive her smoothly and the 10 gallon tank is cheap to fill up.

    Cons: wiring is a nightmare. currently my head lights will flip up but not turn in and aside from running a new wire circuit  for the lights i dont know what else to do. that and just that the engine is showing signs of old age there isnt much more to add on the cons. maybe the lack of sun visors but as small as the car is there isnt really room for those.

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    1986 Pontiac Fiero SE Review
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    195

    I Would Not Buy This Car Agian. — This was my first car and was great for a sixteen year old because it was so underpowered making it hard to speed or even pass other cars. It look great and it would never rust because it was fiberglass. Also you could carry only one other person or your school bag.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks great.

    Cons: All show and no go.

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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

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    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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