1984 Pontiac Fiero Coupe 2.5 V6 overhead valve from North America
They don't call them Fieros for nothing!
Well after I bought the car, I was impressed because I thought I had bought a real sports car. Little did I know, that they were not named Fieros for nothing. After about 3 weeks of having this atrocity, the engine caught fire 3 times. The speakers in the seats shorted out and failed to operate again. The transmission was grinding from day one. I would have kept the car if it didn't turn into an inferno.
The actual car is very nice looking, good acceleration, but the rear engine design was terrible. There is no way for the car to vent heat adequately. Despite the cars many flaws, there are many after market parts, so repairs are a breeze.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st May, 2003
11th Oct 2003, 23:57
I had purchsed a 1984 Fiero, brand new with 2 miles on it.
It is a black SE model with gray interior, automatic transmission and it is loaded. Currently it has 65,000 miles on it. The engine had to be replaced after being repaired around 40,000 miles. Replacement of the engine was denied during the warranty period and therefore the replacement occurred slightly after 50,000 miles. I ended up paying half and GM the other half for the engine replacement. I still receive compliments on the appearance of the car, such as: "What a cute little car". Will I sell the car? No! It is one of my two favorites. I own six other vehicles ranging from a 1955 Thunderbird to a conversion van.
13th Apr 2010, 12:50
I bought a brand new fully loaded black Fiero in 1984. It had seats with sheep skin inserts and speakers in the headrest. Leather wrapped everything! Beautiful car.
In the year that I owned it, GM had to replace the engine 4 times (the engine kept cracking from over heating). I finally took GM to arbitration and they were forced to buy back the car. It was beautiful, but a piece of junk. It is too bad it wasn't produced today using today's technology and quality standards. It would have been a huge hit if the quality was better.
The only car that I owned which was worse was a 1980 MGB, but that is another story...