29th Apr 2004, 23:07
I just bought an '86 2M4, all stock, in March 2004. It has about 64,000 miles on it now, and it runs great! Gotta say I love the little car - sporty, but great mileage - a very efficient little beast with some edge!
10th Feb 2006, 14:57
My brother and I each bought a 1986, 2m4 Fiero. Mine an economy model w/5spd., my brother's is a 2m4 sport model SE w/5spd.
Drove his to Vermont a year ago and got 30-35 mpg! Since we are sports car nuts, we both installed a V8 Archie's kit. I installed an LT1 (out of a 1995 corvette) with some performance mods; dual exhaust and the SE/GT front bumper.. as well as the vette radiator.
My brother installed a built 350, 4 bolt Corvette engine, and the front and rear pieces to convert his 2m4 into a GT clone.
Both cars, with V8 Archie's kits, have been completely reliable and you cannot believe how quick the Fiero is after you convert it into a 2m8!
5th gear gives excellent gas mileage, but the acceleration is where it's at. 2m4's came with Isuzu 5 speeds, and both have held up to the new power level with no breakdowns!
Also upgraded to steel brake lines, all mobil one fluids, 16" wheels and much better tyres (Yokohama's) for us though have BFG comp t/a 's kdw for this summer, and both can use upgraded brakes. That's this summer's project, lots of performance for very little cash.
A great hot rod. I can't wait till this summer when I'm at a stoplight, or on a favorite road and some guy (or girl) pulls up next to me in a Solstice! Highly recommend the V8 Archie's kit!