1988 Pontiac Fiero Coupe 2.5 4 cylinder
One great car. Pick up the Fiero if you want inexpensive fun!
Ignition module failed once.
Purchased this car sitting on the side of the road. Little did I know it was the beginning of a love affair. The car was babied by the previous owner... the paint gleamed, and it had an interior you could eat off of. He never drove it. I had to buy it, only $2800 dollars after talking him down... I felt as if I had ripped off the old man.
I drove it for 3 summers, racking up the miles, but did not drive it in winter, as salt could easily destroy this beautiful car. Now it sits up in the barn, hardly being driven, but in almost as good shape as when I bought it. I take it out to local car shows occasionally, and wrench on it a bit here and there whenever I have the time. I have talked with people about the car, on the rare occasions I take it out, and describe it to them as if one was driving a lawn chair... that is honestly how it feels. It goes around corners at any speed you want without squealing the tires or a loss of grip. The interior, while dated in appearance, feels like the cockpit of a fighter jet. Fuel consumption is 30 MPG; not bad for an automatic.
I in fact loved the car so much, I had to buy me a 2nd junker (85 4 cylinder manual) to beat around in. I had slight problems keeping her running, but it was incredibly fun to drive. I am afraid to drive my yellow 88 for fear of it breaking down or ruining it, so it sits... but when I do get it out of the garage, it feels like nothing else.
Fiero. Not the fastest car, but it makes one feel like a million bucks!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th April, 2015