1987 Pontiac Fiero User Reviews

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    1987 Pontiac Fiero SEReview
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    Was Beaten Down After 244,000kms To Much Rust On The Undercarriage — Too much rust repair required to safety it, so I parted it out for my current fiero. Great looking car, Great Power, Bad Brakes. If You can find one that hasn't been driven for 22 winters than It'll impress you. The fact that the only cars I've ever owned are fieros shows how great they are.

    Pros: Looks, Power, Sound, Handling, Cool factor, Parts Avail.

    Cons: Brakes, Rust(Hidden), Abused By previous owner.

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    Why Dont They Still Make These? — my first car (2M6) has got to be my favorite even though it is 3 years older than me. this car has and emaculant exterior for a car of twenty one years and has only one little nick on the hood interior is pretty clean. I keep it in show car conditon through the summer everything is stock except the motor i bought the car with a worn out 2.8 V6 we replaced the motor with a brand new jasper engine with 175 horses on the hood or trunk i might say. i plan to keep this car as long as i live and will probably put a chevy small block in it or possible an LS1 in it someday.

    Pros: fast, very sporty looking, good potential sleeper, has lots of power potential

    Cons: little stuff goes wrong with it but thats expected with any car.

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    1987 Pontiac Fiero BaseReview
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    It Was $400 — I drove it for a month then blew the tranny.

    Pros: It was $400

    Cons: .....it was $400

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    The Pinacle In Automotive Engineering — The car had been sitting in a lemon lot for 2 years and I needed cheap transportation to a new job so I picked it up for 600 bones. The concept of the car is pretty sweet; 5 speed trans matched up with a 4 cylinder economy motor that boasted 130 hp factory output at 25 mpg. However the car was of course a lemon and after a month of driving it, the clutch went out, putting me in a 2000 dollar prediciment. So I sold it to the first person wh would take it for 750, so I didnt make out too bad.

    Pros: Rear wheel drive, good pickup, fun to drive, great for donuts, all plastic body panels! removable sun roof, sporty.

    Cons: Junk off the assembly line, a complete writeoff by Pontiac, its only rare because a good percentage of the cars cought fire while parked after a long drive. Mechanics nightmare, the exhaust system is stacked under the rear wheel axles, and those are under the oil pan and clutch, wich makes changing the oil, clutch, or rear axles near impossible without spending over 1500.

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    1987 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
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    Best Car I've Owned — The car is not the fastest car out there. But it will win your heart! This little car is something special!

    Pros: 2 seater sports car

    Cons: engine.

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    Fun Car To Drive — Bought this car brand new, drove it from Ottawa to Vancouver in 1989 when I moved out here. First car that I let my son drive when he was 11, mind you it was in a deserted parking lot at the shopping mall.

    Pros: Very quick and agile, excellent braking.

    Cons: Got tired of climbing in and out, as with any low slung car.

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    Pontiac's Feeble Attempt At A Mid-engine Car = Fail — Lightweight, plastic body, mid-engine design. roomy interior for a 2 seater. Handled well and nimble. Typical Pontiac problems: Rebuilt Engine, Rebuilt Tranny, Engine bay too tight to allow the 2.8L V6 to breathe = overheating. Trunk space almost non-existant, no airbags, no ABS. So-so power = 135 HP from the V6, Forced to get an auto trans, since Pontiac sucks at making Manual Transmissions. Poor resale value. Unfortunately, my Fiero GT didn't have the rear spoiler, which it needed to make the car look more sporty. Not a reliable car, I should have listened to Dad and bought a Grand Am...Hell, even a Firebird would have been better!! VERYglad that Pontiac is NOW out of business! Good Riddance!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Lightweight, plastic body, mid-engine design. roomy interior for a 2 seater. Handled well and nimble.

    Cons: Typical Pontiac problems: Rebuilt Engine, Rebuilt Tranny, Engine bay too tight to allow the 2.8L V6 to breathe = overheating.  Trunk space almost non-existant, no airbags, no ABS.  So-so power = 135 HP from the V6,  Forced to get an auto trans, since Pontiac sucks at making Manual Transmissions. Poor resale value.

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    The Best Choice For A First Car Anyone Can Make. — I love my car. The performance is impressive and the styling is awesome. The body is made out of super-light fiberglass, which helps handling considerably. I love the comfortable bucket seats and the controls on the interior. The gas mileage is okay thanks to the light body. It's six cylinder engine has an automatic transmission which makes it easy to drive. Overall I love my car and will keep it for many years.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's fun, comfortable, and cheap.

    Cons: none

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    1987 Pontiac Fiero SE Review
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    vs1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD
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    Power Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "From the factory the 280ZX had more Horse Power and more Torque. The Z had better acceleration and handling as well. "
    Handling Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "The 280ZX had better weight distribution and better suspension as well as better breaks. "
    Looks/Style Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "The Z was a better built vehicle from the factory. And the price to performance blows the Fiero away. "
    Front Seats Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "The seats had more room and the cabin has far more space. The materials were also better quality. "
    Back Seats Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "My 1982 280ZX doesnt have Back Seats. "
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "The Z car had more storage space and a better layout. "
    Family Car Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "The Z actually had a production 2+2 model for families. The Pontiac Fiero only had a prototype version 2+2 that never saw full scale production. And supposedly there are only 4 2+2 Fieros with only 2 of them being road worthy. "
    Value Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "More cargo room, better handling, more power, better overall build quality, bigger aftermarket parts selection and better history. "
    Would Buy Ranked 1982 Datsun 280ZX GL RWD better.
    "I have driven both cars several times. I chose to buy the 1982 Datsun 280ZX, because I had more fun driving it. And it was more reliable than the 1987 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 my friend was letting me borrow at the time. "
    1987 Pontiac Fiero GT Review
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    This over the MR2 is really a no brainier. The Fiero has far more interior room, more storage, and is very easy to get parts for even 30 years later. But, Why in the heck does the admin ask about if this car has good rear seats? THERE ARE NO REAR SEATS. You should be able to skip some of the questions in the ranking area.
    vs1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe
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    Power Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "Well a more powerful V6 does it as opposed to a smaller 4 cylinder."
    Handling Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe better.
    "The MR2 has a more crisp response in the steering and a slightly shorter wheel base making it a little more like a go kart then the Fiero."
    Looks/Style Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "While I really like them both the Fiero just has the more sleek less angular look that appeals to me."
    Front Seats Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "You dont have to sit quite a straight up and in the MR2."
    Back Seats Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "THERE ARE NO BACK SEATS. You should really allow for the skipping of questions that are irreverent."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "There is storage in front and rear behind the engine. "
    Family Car Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "Another non-since question for a 2 seater mid engined sports car. There is nothing family oriented about it, except it got a much higher crash rating than the MR2. It was one of the best crash rated cars of its day in fact."
    Value Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "Insurance is far cheaper."
    Would Buy Ranked 1987 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe worse.
    "A better car in all conditions. Yes out of the box the MR2 handles a little better but with minor changes the Fiero will smoke the MR2. Now both can be modified to the hilt and then all bets are off. Also both these cars are over 30 years old and that makes parts finding a little challenging. But the Fiero is based with many parts that are common GM parts and are readily available. Even the harder parts are not bad to find and the pricing is very reasonable."
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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

    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

    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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