1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8 from North America
An awesome, street legal go-cart :-D
Driver side headlamp motor went at 181000.
Frame is rotted.
Overheating until installation of low temperature fan switch.
Such a beautiful car! I get a lot of looks and comments about it. Sounds great. Most people don't even know what it is LOL.
I put a short shift in it, a ram air scoop on the side intake, and a low temp fan switch. Also, scoop quarter sail windows make the car look even better.
I don't know if it's a common problem with these cars, but everything underneath is rotted! I needed a new clutch at 182000, and the mechanic had to drop the engine and trans, because all the bolts on tie rods and such are totally corroded together. So instead of taking a chance of breaking it all, the drive train was dropped.
Anyone else with this problem?
I plan on driving the car right up till it breaks in half! (hope it never does) I love it soo much!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2011
10th Aug 2014, 16:40
Used to have over heating problems in my Fiero. I replaced the radiator and put in a lower temp thermo and switch.
It turns out the real problem was some mechanic had put it on a lift wrong and crushed/pinched the coolant pipes that run along the frame/under the doors. Not enough coolant was getting through. Coolant pipes were straightened and it runs great now.