1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8 liter from North America
A mini-Corvette in the best sense
The cooling fan thermal switch failed.
The exhaust manifold gaskets leaked.
The headlight motor bushings needed replacement.
The ignition switch had a short and needed replacement.
Other than routine maintenance items (wear & tear), no additional major problems.
The Fiero is not a car I would consider taking on a long road trip (minimal trunk space, tight cabin, etc..). However, I absolutely love it for short blasts just for the sheer fun of driving.
I own a Cadillac Seville and a Mercedes-Benz for everything else, but drive the Fiero whenever I can justify it. I currently own 3 and would jump at the chance to purchase a new one were Pontiac to bring the car back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th May, 2001
24th Nov 2001, 12:58
It's a good thing you caught that ignition switch short. These car's were known for fires. Since you have a Cad and a Mercy, you have the money to repair the Fiero when it blows up on you. My advice, sell it while you still have hands.
26th Nov 2001, 23:32
Only the first year (1984) 4cyl were known for fires. They fixed the problem. Get your facts straight.
7th May 2019, 14:36
I was rear ended by a 97 Cavalier travelling 45mph+ in my 85 Fiero. My wife and I were OK. The Cav was totaled. I was able to drive 10 miles home in my crashed Fiero with no problems. Amazing car, it probably saved my life. I wish I never sold it!