1988 Pontiac Fiero Reviews - Page 4 of 8

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6400 miles
Most recent distance11400 miles

Summary:

Great little car!

Faults:

Clutch master and slave cylinders needed replacement due to limited use of vehicle.

General Comments:

Want a fun and unique sports car? Consider a Fiero GT. Although they are now all at least 17 years old, they still perform and look like a newer car. Lot's of fun for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2005

29th Sep 2005, 18:49

I appreciate your position, but this is not a daily driver it's something special you drive on occasion.

11th Oct 2005, 12:24

I have a fiero and its my daily driver I love the car.

7th Nov 2005, 10:59

I just got my car for my sixteenth birthday and I love it so much and I can't wait to drive it. Where everything is located is so weird yet so cool.

1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carChrysler Conquest

Summary:

A great dependable 80's 2 seater that weighs next to nothing and is fast as hell

Faults:

Needed hydraulic work on the clutch within the first month after I bought it.

Recently backed out of my garage worrying about the rear panels too much that I forgot about the mirror, so I hit the drivers side mirror and broke the bolts off (luckily no damage to the mirror)

General Comments:

I was driving around with my girlfriend in the middle of summer recently after my Conquest blew up, and I was driving out towards my grandfathers house. On the right side of the street I was on, were houses going along the side, one of them I saw a beautiful little silver car, I pulled the emergency break and pulled in. My girlfriend was screaming "Tyler what the heck are you doing!" Without responding, I got out of the car and went to look at it, before my very eyes was a Pontiac Fiero, a beautiful 80's 2-seater car that was in immaculate condition. After driving by it over 5 times, I finally went up to the door, and asked how much they were wanting for it, and after them saying only $2500.00 I could not refuse. I bought the car, still own it as of now. It has some power, and is all I need for now, especially with the nice v6 in the back of the car.

From what I've heard, its the fastest and most rarest stock Fiero found even today.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2005

7th Feb 2005, 16:08

What drama. I dare anyone to read this story and not be overcome with emotion.

28th Apr 2005, 15:55

You're lucky your girlfriend didn't accidentally bite "little Tyler" when you pulled the emergency brake...

9th May 2005, 11:16

I don't understand the previous comment?

2nd Aug 2005, 14:48

Hi I don't know much about this as I'm going to purchase my dads it has 39,000 orinal miles, but there is this problem with linkage it was put in wrong..how I don't know can any one tell me what this is all about?other than that is a trans leek might be seal... real mint condition been in garage and pampered started once in a while, but still starts right up I really like to know what to do thanks .....lorrie.

18th Jan 2006, 17:04

Hey everyone I am about to buy a 88' fiero and its for $2500 and has 98000 miles... is that a good deal?? and I also hear that they are not good cars, but I like it... i hear that the engine is hard to get to and just over all I would be wasting my money on a pieace of crap?? I need a honest opinion on the overall car!!!

18th Jan 2006, 19:43

Although I'm not a Fiero expert, I have read many times that the later models (like the one you are considering) are the best built and most reliable. It was a cliche, once GM got something right they killed the car.

26th Jan 2006, 08:49

Don't hesitate! '88 fieros are a good bargain. Even 'nowadays most cars don't have a Lotus-tuned suspension and slalom speed of 64mph. And Fiero does have all of it.

Those who take it as a piece of crud are wrong, I think. But do not expect effortless ownership. Fiero wasn't flawless when it was new. And now it's nearly 18 years old. It WILL make you do you some work. As any old-timer car does...

But... Maybe if you want a trunk space you'll need one more car. I think GMC Suburban will be the ultimate solution :-)

26th Sep 2010, 11:51

I think we can safely say that "little Tyler" is nowhere to be found... just ask his girlfriend...

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 27 reviews