1988 Pontiac Fiero User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 26 of 26 1988 Pontiac Fiero reviews.

    1988 Pontiac Fiero GTReview
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    My Car: Phoenix — My car is original, barely anyone has heard of or seen a Fiero. Along with it's rare past, it's a beauty. She has hardly any marks on her and is kept up well. I love my car and am planning on keeping it until out of college. Out of college I'm going to put a Chevy small block v-8 engine in it with a Pontiac G6 GT 6-speed tranny in it. It's gonna be sweet.

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    My Project, My Dream Car. — This is a totally custom build for me. I've scrapped the original 5speed manual tranny, and 2.5litre 4cylinder iron-duke engine for a massive powerhouse 3800 Series II Supercharged motor. Also swapped the transmissions to the automatic heavy-duty tranny that comes with the Series II 3800SC. The car started as a coupe model, I've swapped every body part on it for GT stuff from an 86GT, and put in all the power options, power windows, mirrors, stuff like that. No AC, no power steering, no nothing that takes power away from the wheels. I love it.

    Pros: Fast as lightning, 40+mpg, handles like a porsche, turns heads all around - a fairly rare, unique car now.

    Cons: Automatic tranny; unfortunately there is no standard transverse-moutable transmission that will hold up to the power the engine creates. Thats because I put a big engine in though, it's all my fault.

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    Not Reliable, But Fun To Drive — I enjoyed driving it, but I hated how it was unreliable. Gets looks, but is too slow. Needs an L67

    Pros: Not many around, handles amazing

    Cons: Slow, breaks all the time

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    Fun Little Sports Car — Even thought they only built this car from 84-88. The 88 model was the best year. All others with problems related to gas leaks and fires in the engine compartment. I do not have a photo of the old Fiero, but all in all it was a fun car to drive. But was not fun for tall people like me to get in and out of.

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:6,000

    Pros: Good suspension and handling

    Cons: small and low to the ground, not made for the taller folks

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    My Reasonable Little Wannabe Super Car. "ambitious But Rubbish"- Top Gear — I loved how easily this car tamed the back roads of West Virginia and Ohio, it made me feel one with the car, and really let met push it with no fighting back. I could have pushed the car beyond it's limits and it would have forgiven me. The car was amazing to own. However, after a bit, the intake gasket melted and I couldn't afford to fix it. That's what I got for being a lazy High school student with no job. Oh well. This car is the epitome of a supercar, without the price of one. It breaks down all the time, nothing works on it, but when you drive it, you really drive it... For ten minutes, then it overheats.

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

    Pros: The car handles better than anything I have ever driven. It takes turns 20 miles an hour faster than any of my other cars, it daintily sipped gas, and looked great.

    Cons: It over heated all the time, like every 20 minutes, going slower than 20 means the lack of power steering had an effect so it sucked. It was ridiculous to get into since you sit 3 inches off the ground, felt cool though, and the 145HP V6 was pathetic.. It could handle well but accelerated like a bus.

    And oh yeah, basically nothing worked on it, the windows, mirrors, lights, engine occasionally, and the emergency brake wouldn't quit beeping at me.

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    Still One Of The Sexyests Cars On The Road Even After Almost 30 Years — These are fun to drive. As with any car there are issues but nothing that can't be improved or corrected. This particular cars only real flaw is the t-top roof, I am just not a big fan of the t-tops. There is no rust at 142K miles it must have spent most winters in storage. It is a 4 cyl. 5 spd. so the mileage is great. And even with only 95hp. it is still quick enough to get me all the speeding tickets I would ever want.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I just love Fiero's ... I have owned six of them so far.

    Cons: Limited rear trunk space.

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    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

    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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