Pontiac Fiero Review from Sweden

1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8 V6

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

The poor man's Ferrari

Faults:

I have had a heater core leakage, and the steering inner tie rod on the driver's side failed, but besides that, only some minor things, like one cable was so oxidised that it broke.

I have changed the door hinge pins and bushings on the driver's door.

And I am sorry to say this, but it leaks engine oil like all American cars commonly do. It is not much, but it is no fun to have it on the garage floor (must fix that soon).

General Comments:

It should have more power. The car is really fast, although it has a relatively small engine. It's a great car to drive; It is a really reliable car; It is a cheap car to buy and own.

It turns people's heads all time - just like if a Ferrari passes by. Some people think that I have a $100000 car, and when they do I just smile. The Fiero is the only American produced car with a mid-engine, and built like a Ferrari.

If you want more info on the cars, you can search on the net. There are hundreds of pages that can tell you things about the Fiero!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2000

22nd Sep 2001, 22:41

There's plenty of power, you just have to unleash it. My 86 SE pushes out 238hp on dyno charts, top speed of around 142, but at that it gets a little shakey at those high speeds.

Brian.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review