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1984 Pontiac Fiero

1984 Pontiac Fiero

1984 Pontiac Fiero

The Fiero’s makers couldn’t decide whether they wanted a sports car or a fuel-efficient commuter. In the end, this lack of identity and severe cost-cutting killed Fiero’s chances at success. General Motors bought the engines in bulk, which meant they were poor quality. The rest of the car was essentially built from GM’s spare parts bin. When the Fiero debuted in 1984, critics called it “overweight and underpowered.” When engine fires became a problem, potential customers found other cars to buy.

31 Comments on 1984 Pontiac Fiero

  1. By 88, the last year for the Fiero they had fixed the suspension and power, plans were to possibly offer a twin turbo charged 6 or a small block V8 ( which is being done to them now). These cars would have toasted a Corvette for 1/3 of the price. Chevy would not let that happen so they went away.

  2. It used the Chevette engine, and it’s driveterain and location lead to cooling problems. It could’ve been a good car, but GM insisted for the Fierro to use the Chevette engine. Toyota saw it… and created the MR2…

  3. weird'o 101 // August 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm //

    it would have done good if it was better quality in my opinion

  4. LOL wosrt car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. I think it’s cool

  6. Starscream // July 28, 2011 at 9:40 am //

    It is not that bad if you get the specialy disigned tires for it.

  7. Fan of Super Mario Bros. 3 // July 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm //

    Dad says it was big time junk.

  8. mario 64 // July 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm //

    they made out of spare parts? dumb

  9. leopard16 // July 22, 2011 at 10:33 am //

    hope the commercial guys car didnt blow up

  10. saweet thunda-bird! even back then car producers were recycling minded. (using the scraps)

  11. It looks cool but it’s made out of scraps

  12. trainman44 // July 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm //

    well i think its made of plastic so yup its not so cool

  13. Cool dude // July 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm //

    This car is awesome!!!!!!!!:)

  14. It was a good car except in the snow!

  15. There were so many good kit car bodies available for this platform…

  16. Higuy19 // June 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm //

    Not very cool, is it?

  17. trent991 // June 25, 2011 at 9:26 am //

    Beautiful but firey

  18. supercar // June 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm //

    this is bad?

  19. swtrekker // June 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm //

    Quite the contrary, the Pontiac Fiero is a very cool car. It’s the only mid-engined, 2-seater sports car that Detroit ever produced. The 2.8L V-6 GT solved the “underpowered” problem. (For “underpowered”, just drive a 1st generation Mustang / Camaro / Challenger.) Engine fires pale in comparison to Toyota’s “unintended acceleration” debacle. Get rid of Aztecs; bring the Fiero back :0)

  20. hotmomma // June 24, 2011 at 11:43 am //

    Loved driving this car. My dad owned one as did my first boyfriend.

  21. sweatest car ever from pontiac

  22. kyletheterrorizer // June 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm //

    Let’s play “Fool the Guesser!” Estimated weight: 1,000,000 pounds; Estimated horsepower: 0. Yay, I guessed both correctly!!!!!

  23. it you want to see something funny, watch the video for this car

  24. leopard16 // June 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm //

    Spare parts bin? Ugh!

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