Safe, cheap, sporty soon to be a classic car!
The Fiero's transmission died at 77,000 miles, but was replaced.
The seats have worn out, but have been replaced with gray seat covers.
The exhaust system was severely rusted and destroyed when I got the car, but was easily rebuilt.
In the winter, I crashed into a guard raid almost head on at 40 MPH, thus slightly warping the front end of the frame. And caused a intermittent problem when the headlights going up, but not turning on or doing down. Eventually the headlights stopped going up electrically and have to be cranked.
My 1986 Pontiac Fiero is a great summer car, but I wouldn't recommend driving it in New England's strong winters. I found that out and crashed at 40 MPG on the highway. The car is extremely strong and durable and bounced off the guard rail with only minor damage. Parts were replaced by using ebay and spending less than $40 dollars.
As for myself, I suffered no injuries, thanks to my seat belt. The car did not even stall when I crashed, and I was able to quickly put the car in reverse and get out of the oncomming lane and out of the way of a semi.
However, since my crash there has been minor electrical problems. Like the headlights don't raise anymore, and the radio goes nuts every now and then.
The Fiero is a great starting car, and is very safe and durable. If I was in any other car when I crashed, It would have crumpled and I could have been killed.
I get about 320 miles a tank, which is about 8 gallons, or 9 if I fill it to the very top.
It's a great sporty looking car, that's sure to be a classic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th August, 2002